Weekly Links: the Patrick Kane saga continues; CWHL draft week; Mike Richards charged; Big data in hockey analysis, and more

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

  • The Patrick Kane commentary continues from [Sporting News] and [Katie Speaks]
  • In light of the Kane situation, an excellent read on how victims are portrayed – and often villified – in reportage of sexual assault cases. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Russian team has now been fined for leaving the ice during the Canadian national anthem at the IIHF championships. [Puck Daddy]
  • The CWHL held its draft this past Monday. Check out all the details at [Habs Eyes on the Prize] and learn about Sarah Edney, who was selected first overall by the Brampton Thunder [Pension Plant Puppets]
  • While many young women were excited to sign with the CWHL or NWHL, Shannon Szabados has decided to keep playing with the boys [The Hockey News]
  • Excellent post by Stefan Wolejszo on the promise and pitfalls of big data and its application to hockey analysis. [Stories N3mbers Tell]
  • Advertising on NHL jerseys is not a popular idea but here is an article arguing in defence of this move [Puck Daddy]
  • Is Slovenian star Anze Kopitar having an effect on hockey participation in his homeland? [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Steven Stamkos in the final year of his restricted free agency and Bolts fans are fearing another #Stammergeddon [Puckology]
  • If you are following the Quebec City bid for an NHL team, you might want to check out this piece from [Sportsnet]
  • With all the attention on Patrick Kane, we almost forgot about Mike Richards who was charged by the Manitoba RCMP under possession charges [Sportsnet],  [Puck Daddy], and ICYMI from [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Ryan Lambert explains why Calgary should not support the use of public funds for a new Flames arena. The take home: “Don’t give billionaires a penny of your money.” [Flames Nation]
  • Former Blackhawks, Chico Maki, passed away at the age of 76. [The Hockey News]
  • If you are interested in learning more about some of the NWHL players, check out Madison Parker’s blog post. [National Women’s Hockey League]

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