Weekly Links: Clarkson Cup reaction; NHL marketing in China; Hockey new media and misogyny; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!

  • Cogratulations to the Boston Blades, your 2015 CWHL Champions who won the Clarkson Cup in an overtime match against the Montreal Stars. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Steve Dangle interviews the Blades’ superstar Hilary Knight about the Clarkson Cup win, her work with the #LikeAGirl campaign, and the state of women’s hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Dan Ryan discusses the NHL’s disappointing lack of support for the CWHL and calls out the NHL for failing to use its vast influence to promote the women’s game. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Avry Lewis-McDougall looks at some of the lesser-known trailblazers for hockey players of colour, including Herb Carnegie, Val James, and more. [The Faceoff Circle]

  • A really upsetting story about members of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Coburg Cougars who were allegedly involved in the sexual assault of multiple women at a house party. Neate Sager writes that “The disturbing details include social media postings that used misogynistic, demeaning language and evoked rape culture, using a hashtag #consentisoverrated.” [Buzzing the Net]
  • Ex-NHLers Dustin Penner was due to appear on TSN’s trade deadline show, but after his series of Twitter jokes about rape drew widespread condemnation he stepped away from the gig. [Puck Daddy]
  • After TSN’s deadline coverage featured a viewer’s unfounded tweet about the personal lives of players on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the network apologized for allowing this message to appear on air. [TSN]
  • Ex-NHLers Dustin Penner was due to appear on TSN’s trade deadline show, but after his series of Twitter jokes about rape drew widespread condemnation he stepped away from the gig. [Puck Daddy]
  • After TSN’s deadline coverage featured a viewer’s unfounded tweet about the personal lives of players on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the network apologized for allowing this message to appear on air. [TSN]
  • Interesting piece from RIck Westhead about the possibility that, if the 2022 Winter Olympics are awarded to Beijing, the NHL would use the event to further promote itself in China. [TSN]
  • An overview by Shawn Farshchi of the Sloan Analytics Conference, at which hockey stepped into the spotlight in a major way. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • An interesting read on the changing role of sport media in North American hockey, including the massive influence of new media and citizen journalists. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Ex-NHLer Dustin Penner was due to appear on TSN’s trade deadline show, but after his series of Twitter jokes about rape drew widespread condemnation he stepped away from the gig. [Puck Daddy]
  • After TSN’s deadline coverage featured a viewer’s unfounded tweet about the personal lives of players on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the network apologized for allowing this message to appear on air. [TSN]
  • Interesting piece by the Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Kesler about being traded to a new team and the adjustments this entails. [The Player’s Tribune]

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