Weekly Links: Structural challenges to women hockey writers; Amanda Kessel retires from NCAA; Sliding Loonie impacting NHL teams; and more

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

  • If you missed it, check out Cheryl Macdonald’s review of Terry Ryan’s book Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote. [Hockey in Society]
  • A great read from Clare Austin on women hockey writers and the many barriers they face in getting their work recognized, publicized, and compensated. [Puckology]
  • Trans hockey fans face numerous challenges in attending a live game, from security to washrooms. This post brilliantly highlights these barriers and is a really important read for all fans. [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]
  • Monika Kormier, a high level women’s hockey player, reflects on whether men or women coaches are better in women’s hockey. [Women’s Hockey Life]
  • Amanda Kessel, US Women’s National Team and University of Minnesota star, has had to retire from the NCAA due to concussions. Sad news, as we all wish her a speedy and healthy recovery. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Star goalie Shannon Szabados visited the Edmonton Oilers hockey school to speak about her experiences in hockey. [Oilers.com]
  • Jack Han has a really interesting read on the personal stories behind the stats when it comes to player and coach performance. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The sliding Canadian dollar is having a big impact on NHL teams’ operation. [Spector’s Hockey]
  • With the World Cup of Hockey returning next Fall, the NHL is looking for a bid payday with jersey advertisement. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL received expansion bids from Las Vegas and Quebec City. Ken Campbell wonders, is this a good move for the league? [The Hockey News]
  • The NCAA has recently restructured its divisions and schedules. What is the impact and is this good for the college game? [Along the Boards]
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