Weekly Links: Mike Milbury in hot water; Scottie Upshall on Fort McMurray wildfires; South Korean women’s team focusing on 2018 Olympics; and more

  • NBC’s Mike Milbury landed in hot water when he suggested that Tampa Bay Lightning players should attempt to injure opponents when they make physical contact. Victoria Silverwood discussed the incident right here on this blog. [Hockey in Society]
  • With raging wildfires decimating the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Scottie Upshall of the St. Louis Blues wrote a heartfelt piece about his blue collar hometown. [The Player’s Tribune]
  • As the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang approach, Liz Montroy reports that the South Korean women’s team is showing improvement in international competition. [Women’s Hockey Life]
  • Meanwhile, NHL participation in the 2018 Olympics is looking less and less likely. [Puck Daddy]
  • Hockey Night in Canada’s Punjabi broadcasts continue to win over fans this NHL postseason. This time, Harnaryan Singh’s call of a Pittsburgh Penguins overtime goal by Sidney Crosby made waves on social media. [NHL.com]
  • Although hockey is still thought of as largely a white sport, William Douglas explains that the 2016 NHL Draft will feature prospects with a great deal of racial and ethnic diversity. [Color of Hockey]
  • Cyd Ziegler writes that former NHLer, and social media star, Paul Bissonnette has dropped his sponsorship with Sauce Hockey after it made an offensive joke on Twitter at the expense of transgender people. [Out Sports]
  • Kate Cimini recaps the NWHL’s difficult off-season, as the league gears up for its second season. [VICE Sports]
  • Dave Christian, a former NHLer and member of the 1980 US “Miracle on Ice” team, is asking the US Congress to intervene into concussions in sports, specifically the NHL. [Huffington Post]
  • Dan Kelly of the AHL’s Albany Devils was suspended 10 games after a brutal headshot on the Toronto Marlies’ Andreas Johnson during their second round playoff series. [VICE Sports]
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