Weekly Links: New lawsuit filed by former players; Growth of hockey analytics; CHL/ECHL merger; and more!

Source: NHL.com

Source: NHL.com

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!

  • With the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs hiring the league’s first ever woman as a paid assistant coach, Ryan Kennedy wonders if and when we might see a female coach in the NHL. [The Hockey News]
  • A good look at sexism in hockey and fans’ increasing dissatisfaction with practices that objectify or marginalize women. [Hockey Broad]
  • A group of former NHL players are suing the league, accusing the league of marketing and profiting from extreme violence. [TSN]
  • With the recent hirings of Tyler Dellow and Eric Tulsky by NHL clubs, the online stats community is starting to get recognized for their work tracking and analyzing data. [SB Nation] [CBS Sports]
  • A look into the progress of hockey analytics, how it impacts the way we watch the game, and the future of the field. [Pension Plan Puppets]

  • Congratulations to Rob Vollman on the release of his second book, Hockey Abstract (2014). Rob provides insight into the world of hockey analytics and applies his findings to answer popular questions regarding the game. [Hockey Abstract]
  • The Jamaican national hockey team is working hard to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. [Color of Hockey]
  • The San Jose Sharks will face the LA Kings at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. [Bleacher Report]
  • The KHL is looking into hosting a game in a 2,000-year old Roman amphitheatre in Verona, Italy. [Puck Daddy]
  • A look into the movement of CHL, ECHL and AHL teams as various clubs and leagues are contracting. [Artful Puck]
  • And finally, the remarkable recovery of former Arizona Coyote Brett Maclean, who suffered a cardiac arrest two years ago playing pick-up hockey. Maclean is now studying Recreation and Sports Business at the University of Waterloo and is also a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke foundation. [Five for Howling]

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