Weekly Links: Reaction to NHL skipping Pyeongchang Olympics; Impact of cutting women’s hockey at U. North Dakota; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! After allowing its players to participate in the Olympic Games since Nagano 1998, the NHL has decided it will not participate in 2018 at the Pyeongchang Games. [Puck Daddy] The NHL has released the following statement regarding the 2018…

Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…

Can Technology Alone Solve the “Concussion Crisis”?

*Written by Matt Ventresca and cross-posted from Engaging Sports* The media conversation surrounding sport’s ongoing “concussion crisis” took an interesting turn in early December 2016. In spite of the wide assortment of sophisticated technologies heralded as providing the next big breakthrough in protecting athletes from the effects of brain trauma, the debates around how to…