Weekly Links: “Red Army” criticism; Native American mascots in hockey; Problems and possibilities with Twitter; 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!

  • If you missed it, please check out Courtney Szto’s insightful take on the Evander Kane “tracksuit-gate” situation (published before Kane was traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Buffalo Sabres this week). [Hockey in Society]
  • Really thoughtful piece from Clare Austen about Aboriginal/Native American mascots in hockey, specifically in response to comments posted on a Chicago Blackhawks blog. [Puckology]
  • Ari Goldberg with a great long-form post on hockey Twitter and the various problems associated with it, such as misogyny and hostility, as well as some of its promise for connecting people and generating dialogue. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • While the documentary film Red Army is receiving praise from hockey fans and pundits, Bruce Berglund takes a contrary position, critiquing the film’s depth of analysis and accuracy. [The All Rounder]

  • With jersey tossing becoming a growing – and controversial – form of fan protest in the NHL, Joe Pack looks at how the ECHL’s Brampton Beast co-opted the practice to make a charity event for a Toronto youth hockey program. [Upper Body Inquiry]
  • Good stuff from Jeff Veillette on the hockey media, the growing trend of “clickbait” journalism, and the reportage of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. [The Faceoff Circle]
  • After the Dallas Stars’ Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin offered some offensive comments on a radio show about the Vancouver Canucks’ Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Thomas Drance explains why the Sedin Twins should be celebrated in NHL culture. [Canucks Army]
  • And Adam Proteau also offers a defense of the twins and a condemnation of Benn and Seguin’s actions [the Stars have since apologized and Benn has reportedly contact the Sedins to apologize]. [The Hockey News]
  • A look inside the controversial and competitive youth league, the Greater Toronto Hockey League. [Toronto Life]
  • Don Cherry landed himself in hot water again, calling Ron Maclean “savage” for consuming seal meat.  [Sportsnet]
  • In the first year of its massive TV deal with the NHL, Rogers is disappointed with the ratings – though there are some mitigating circumstances. [Globe and Mail]
  • Kevin Iole with a good take on what appears to be the NHL’s inevitable expansion to Las Vegas. [Yahoo! Sports]

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