Weekly Links: Moore-Bertuzzi case yet to be settled; New York Islanders sold; Canucks holding hockey camps in China; Ideas for an international champions league, and more

Source: New York Islanders

Source: New York Islanders

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!

  • The lawsuit filed by former NHL player Steve Moore against Todd Bertuzzi stemming from an on-ice incident has yet to be settled. The case was reported to be closed this week, but there are conflicting messages from both parties. [TSN]
  • It’s hard to believe that the Moore-Bertuzzi incident happened ten years ago. One fan re-lives the game and reflects on the build-up leading up to the attack, the “code” and the ensuing fallout. [Canucks Army]
  • As more and more concussion-related lawsuits are filed against the NHL, a federal panel in the US has ruled that they be consolidated into one lawsuit. [New York Times]
  • Charles Wang has sold the New York Islanders to a group led by Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin. [Islanders Insight]
  • A look into some of the barriers to hockey analytics, including the general attitude of those knowledgeable and experienced with advanced stats towards newcomers. [Upper Body Inquiry]

  • A look into  Corey Sznajder’s All Three Zone’s Tracking Project, which collects information on zone entries and zone exits. To donate to the project and have access to the unique data, see Corey’s Go Fund Me page. [TSN]
  • The Vancouver Canucks are holding hockey camps in China this summer in an effort grow the game and expand their popularity. [The Canuck Way]
  • A great article exploring the idea of an international champions league for hockey. It would include the NHL, the KHL and the current European Champions league that’s set to launch this fall. [Too Many Men on the Site]
  • Adding to that, a proposal to create a North American Champions League featuring teams from the NHL, AHL, and ECHL. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Kevin Hayes recently signed with the New York Rangers, much to the chagrin of Blackhawks fans. Ryan Lambert defends Hayes’ actions citing the fact that players have a right to take advantage of their situation, given the length of most careers. [Puck Daddy]
  • A interesting look into how junior hockey players spend their summers. [Buzzing the Net]
  • An insightful piece into the tension between the NCAA and junior hockey leagues who have yet to find a partnership that could benefit young hockey players. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano is the latest player to leave the college ranks to join the OHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • And finally, an excellent take by Steve Dangle on the bloggers vs mainstream media battle that has dragged on for far too long. [NHL Numbers]

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