Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers.
[Note]: It is a very short Weekly Links post this week, as I am out of town for a conference. Please enjoy regardless!
- Very interesting post about the relationship between blogs and the mainstream media, and whether and how bloggers should police themselves. [Winging it in Motown]
- With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics less than 7 years away, some of the South Korean men’s hockey team is going overseas to play in Europe and North America. This could be a fascinating story, particularly with regard to the impact of globalization and the Olympics on athlete migration. [Puck Worlds]
- Greg Wyshynski ask the question “who owns history?”, as a battle is being waged between the Hockey Hall of Fame and a member of the 1980 US “Miracle on Ice” over the fate of the player’s jersey. It is interesting to consider what role the Hall of Fame has in maintaining/creating/owning hockey history. Should the Hall be the curator of the game? [Puck Daddy]
- This is a few weeks old, but former semi-pro player Justin Bourne on why Jay Beagle “absolutely had” to fight Arron Asham. Read this if you want insight into “the Code”, and its links with violent masculinity, or how engaging in fights can be a career investment for some players. [Backhand Shelf]
- Finally, for some levity: “Popular New DirecTV Package Offers Zero NHL Games”. [The Onion Sports Network]