Weekly Links: Prab Rai waiting for his chance; 3 members of the Canadian Women’s National team retire; Retirement transition for NHL players; Patrick Kane updates; and more.

Prab Rai. Photo from Hockeys Future.com

Prab Rai. Photo from Hockeys Future.com

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

  • Read about Prab Rai, one of the handful of South Asian prospects waiting to make their mark on the NHL.  [Vancity Buzz]
  • The Grand Jury has postponed Patrick Kane’s case for a possible settlement [Buffalo News]; but, even if this happens [Sports Illustrated] posits that Kane won’t be out of the woods.  Kane’s agent sat down with [Sportsnet] (and didn’t say anything).  Until this issue is “resolved” (whatever that means), Kane remains a “black cloud” over any excitement about the pending season. [Sportsnet]
  • “Exit strategy? We have no exit strategy!” Well, maybe this no longer applies to the NHL as the League and the PA will soon be starting an individual player development program to help players transition out of the game. #itsabouttime [Vice Sports].
  • The NWHL online store is up and running. Get your jerseys in support and players will receive some of the profits from the sales. [The Hockey News]
  • Do the LA Kings want Voynov back, even if he is allowed to play in the NHL? The code of the locker room stands firm, which means – Mum’s the word. [Puck Daddy]
  • Nice piece from [The Bleacher Report] about the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.
  • The hockey world convened to promote the 2016 World Cup of Hockey this past week. What do you think about the idea of a U-23 squad? [Puck Daddy]
  • Jayna Hefford announced her retirement earlier this summer, but now Gillian Apps and Catherine Ward from the Canadian National squad have also announced that they will be hanging up the skates. [Globe and Mail]
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