Weekly Links: Taxes paid by NHL players; Attendance issues in Florida; History of Nassau Coliseum; Growth of women’s hockey in Mexico; and more

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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!

  • A look into the different taxes NHL players pay depending on their province or state. Montreal is listed as the worst for players, while Florida and Nashville have lower tax rates. [TSN]
  • A recent NHL game in Florida was poorly attended, drawing criticism from fans who feel the market cannot sustain a professional hockey club. But other factors other than the market are impacting the poor attendance, including the team’s performance. [SB Nation]
  • An excellent profile of Nassau Coliseum, which the New York Islanders will be vacating to move to Brooklyn. [The Cauldron]

  • An interesting look into how the hockey enforcer can and cannot protect players. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • An in-depth profile of Taylor Crosby, who is making an impact as the goaltender at Northeastern University. [SB Nation]
  • Olympic gold medalist, Shannon Szabado is set to start for the Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • A look into the growth of women’s hockey in Mexico. [Vice]
  • A look into the benefits of the NHL hosting the World Cup of Hockey rather than participate in the 2018 Olympics. [SB Nation]
  • A look into some of the more controversial stories related to team captaincies in NHL history. [Grantland]
  • TSN recently launched a weekend radio show dedicated to hockey analytics and advanced stats. [TSN Radio]
  • And finally, the Adirondack Flames of the AHL have replaced their mascot after pre-season unveiling skit in which the mascot overpowered an actor portraying a Glens Falls firefighter. [Post Star]
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