Weekly Links: Amanda Kessel signs with Riveters; Hockeenight shuts down; Coyotes get a new GM?; and more

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Amanda Kessel. Photo from Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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

  • Amanda Kessel signed with the New York Riveters this past week giving the team their first bona fide superstar. She will be the highest paid woman in the NWHL…making a staggering $26,000 [ESPNW] [The Hockey Writers]
  • It’s pretty much a lock that the Leafs will draft Auston Matthews first right? [Vice Sports]
  • Michelle Novak is only one to two female trainers in working in the Southern Professional Hockey League. [Central Illinois Proud]
  • Last week we shared the story of the new St. Louis Blues fan who live tweeted himself falling in love with hockey. This week he got to go to a game! [New York Daily News]
  • What were you doing at the age of 26? Probably not running an NHL franchise. But it sounds like that is exactly what John Chayka will be doing as the new GM for the Arizona Coyotes. [CBC Sports]
  • As wildfires burn uncontrollably in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Scottie Upshall is rallying his Blues for the sake of his hometown. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have had a …tumultuous season, so much so that one it’s most popular blogs, Hockeenight, has shut down because “it was no longer an organization that [it] could continue supporting. [Puck Daddy]
  • An update on the lawsuit being filed against the NWHL, which now stands at $650,000. [Victory Press]
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