Weekly Links: Bobby Orr’s New Book; Panthers Host LGBT Night; Research on Concussions in Hockey; Hockey Analytics; and more

Source: Sportsnet

Source: Sportsnet

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. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!

  • Hockey legend Bobby Orr recently spoke with Peters Mansbridge on The National  to discuss his thoughts on minor hockey and the methods of developing players. Orr also released a book entitled “Orr – My Story” this past week. A link to the full interview can be found here. [CBC News]
  • The Florida Panthers are partnering with the You Can Play Project to host LGBT hockey night this weekend. [Miami Herald]
  • Jeff Klein provides an excellent summary of the research discussed at a recent health conference regarding concussions in hockey. [New York Times]
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post wrote a pretty detailed description of life on the beat with the Avalanche. Well worth the read. [All Things Avs]
  • Sean McIndoe explores how the 2013-2014 Toronto Maple Leafs will serve as a test case for the hockey analytics community. If the Leafs crash and burn like the advanced stats folks are predicting, it would be another major boost for the field of hockey analytics. [Grantland]
  • After yet another significant head injury caused by a fight, Skip Price, commissioner of the USHL, is exploring the junior league’s tolerance on fighting. [Globe and Mail]
  • Chris Peters provides some excellent insight into why fighting needs to be eliminated from hockey. [CBS Sports]
  • Colby Cosh provides some thoughts on the rhetoric that surrounds fighting in hockey. [Maclean’s]
  • Nicholas Mercer sheds some light on the abuse officials receive in minor hockey and how it has impacted the hiring and retention of referees. [CBN Compass]
  • Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) celebrated the World Girls Hockey Weekend by playing a continuous, coast-to-coast game. [Hockey Canada]
  • Two new hockey rinks are set to be built in Malaysia. [IIHF]
  • A nice interactive guide to see NHL ticket prices across the league. Spoiler: it’s expensive in Canada. [Toronto Sun]
  • The play “Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad”, a romantic comedy about two single parents meeting through their kids’ minor hockey team, is set to open in Halifax. [Cape Breton Post]

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