Weekly Links: Playing the “American Way”; Cyber-bullying; Gretzky history book; and more

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Ryan Kesler. Photo from The Hockey News.

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

  • Ryan Kesler penned an interesting piece for [The Player’s Tribune] about “American hockey”. As a Canadian, what Kesler describes as “American” seems to read as quintessentially “Canadian” as well. Let the debate begin!
  • Last week had a lot of media focused on the issue of bullying. April Reimer, wife of James Reimer, opened up about cyber-bullying that she experienced as a result of the Leafs Game 7 loss in 2013. I’m going to flag this as a MUST READ. [National Post]
  • More good stuff from [The Player’s Tribune], this time from Adam Estoclet about the “darkness” that came with his concussion.
  • Natalie Spooner was just nominated for CWHL MVP and [Pension Plan Puppets] got to have a chat with her.
  • Hilary Knight stars in a new Red Bull ad called “The Life of a Women’s Professional Hockey Player.” [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • No Canadian teams in the post-season means an expensive investment for Rogers without much return. [National Post]
  • Is Canada losing its grip on hockey supremacy? Mark Scheig explores the issue for [The Hockey Writers]
  • P.K. Subban was not named to Canada’s World Cup of Hockey team, which has fans questioning how much of this decision has to do with race? [The Hockey Writers] [Color of Hockey]
  • If you are looking to add to your hockey book collection then you will want to save room for the Wayne Gretzky hockey history coming this fall. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL has committed to the World Cup of Hockey for 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • Ever wonder how the Zamboni was created? Learn all about it in [Popular Mechanics]
  • We have written about the early Coloured Hockey Leagues in Canada. Here is a piece detailing the story of the St. Catharine’s Orioles. [Sportsnet]
  • The tradition of morning skates may soon be a part of hockey history as better overall training means that morning skates have become more a formality than a necessity. [The New York Times]
  • The World Pond Hockey Championships recently wrapped up.  Read all about it at [Vice Sports].
  • From our very own archives, given the snooze that Trade Deadline Day turned out to be, Matt Ventresca discusses the trade deadline as a “pseudo-event.” [Hockey in Society]
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