The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!
- Either Phil Kessel is the greatest troll ever or he is just a really decent dude. His time with the Cup was spent at Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital [CBC Sports]. And in related news, Sidney Crosby took the Cup back to his hometown of Coal Harbour, Nova Scotia. [CBC Sports]
- Young Kaitlin Byers spoke out this past week about the rape threats she would receive from opposing players while playing boys hockey. [Buzzfeed] [CBC]
- P.K. Subban is getting acquainted with his new hometown [CBC Sports]. He also talked to [Sportsnet] about the role that Andrei Markov played in his career.
- If you are in the Ottawa area and have some old or extra hockey gear lying around, please consider donating it to the CARHA equipment drive. All donated equipment will be going to support women’s hockey in Ladakh, India. [CARHA] While you’re at it, check out one of our older posts about women’s hockey in India. [Hockey in Society]
- You have probably heard about the 10,000 hour rule in order to become an “expert” at something. Well it turns out that less may be more for minor hockey players. [Yahoo Sports]
- [Vice Sports] tries to articulate why Montreal fans may be heartbroken over the Subban trade.
- From Nassau County to Brooklyn to Queens? Apparently the Islanders are in talks with the Mets to build a stadium adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, New York. [Bloomberg]
- Pop quiz: In which US market is hockey growing the fastest? If you answered Arizona you win 1 million points! [Five for Howling]
- One word that NHL fans never want to hear is lockout. Could all the summer signing bonuses be putting us on the verge of another? [TSN]
- Natalie Spooner is doing her part to financially support female athletes through the Champions Fund. [Yahoo Sports]
- The KHL knows no bounds. Last week we “reported” that the league would be adding a team in China and know their reach extends west to London, England. [Yahoo Sports]
- Brett Nicholson, son of former Washington Capital, Paul Nicholson, is trying to help other players deal with life post-hockey, after his own father committed suicide. [Hockey News]