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Weekly Links: The decline of Canadian road hockey; Mexican women’s hockey growing; New details in players’ lawsuit vs. the CHL; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Colin Horgan writes about the decline of a quintessential Canadian past-time, road hockey, due to urban regulation of public space and fear of letting children play freely. [The Guardian] Kate Cimini interviews Claudia Téllez, the star of the Mexican…

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31:  Blake Bolden #10 of Boston Pride skates during warm-up prior to the Women's Classic Hockey Game as part of the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Classic at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will take place on New Year's Day with the Montreal Canadiens playing the Boston Bruins.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Weekly Links: R.I.P. Gordie Howe; “Breaking out” for LGBT equality; diversity in the NWHL; Don Cherry signs multi-year with HNIC; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Sad news this morning, as NHL superstar Gordie Howe, A.K.A. “Mr. Hockey,” passed away. He was 88 years old. [TSN; Sportsnet] There was some controversy about players like P.K. Subban and Kris Letang being “snubbed” for Canada’s World Cup…

Why the smile?: Coach John Brophy of the Maple Leafs gave a broad smile yesterday as he left the Gardens, likely because owner Harold Ballard said he won't be fired at least for the next three weeks. Leafs have lost four games in a row but they are hindered by injuries.

Weekly Links: John Brophy passes away; Laraque plays hero; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Ryan Minkoff penned a piece for [The Player’s Tribune] about playing “Overseas and Alone” in Finland. George Laraque was an enforcer on the ice and apparently is also one off it. During a charity baseball game, Laraque participated in…