Weekly Links: Rumoured NHL expansion to Las Vegas; The impact of the NHL salary cap; New arena for Ottawa Senators?; and more

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 NHL continues its slow waltz toward expanding to Las Vegas. Nick Costonika reports the latest from the NHL Board of Governors meeting. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • A critique of the NHL’s chances to succeed in Las Vegas.  [Canucks Army]
  • The Ottawa Senators are exploring building a new downtown arena, which would see them move from the suburb of Kanata to the city centre.  [Sportsnet]
  • A long-form article on the Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, and his polarizing reputation around the NHL.   [The New Yorker]
  • Lyle Richardson gives a good myth-busting overview of some of the impacts of the NHL salary cap. [Spector’s Hockey]

  • Rick Westhead has a very interesting look at the “forgotten” 1974 series between the USSR and Canadian all-stars from the World Hockey Association. [TSN]
  • An interesting look at the technology behind increasingly elaborate pregame presentations, part of the live entertainment spectacle that now predominates at NHL games. [Wired]
  • The community-owned Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League are facing an ownership crisis, and NHLer Kris Versteeg wants to be part of a new ownership group. [The Hockey News]
  • A report has said that the 2016 Winter Classic will be hosted by the Boston Bruins. Fenway Park Redux, perhaps? [Puck Daddy]
  • Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche are rumoured hosts of 2016 NHL Stadium Series games. [ProHockeyTalk]

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