Weekly Links: Growing women’s hockey; NHL celebrates its centennial; KHL financial woes; and more

  • Eric Duhatschek has a long piece on the growth of women’s hockey, and the challenges that remain. [Globe and Mail]
  • Jared Book has an in-depth interview with Shauna Davis, who helped organize the successful match by Les Canadiennes de Montreal at the Bell Centre, about this game and the relationship between the CWHL club and the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • With the NHL launching its centennial celebrations, a reflection on some of the major innovations that have occurred in the sport over the past century. [Sportsnet]
  • As James Mirtle reports, the KHL is in major financial troubles, with some clubs not paying their players at all this season. [The Athletic]
  • After a World Junior Championship that did not set the box office on fire in Toronto and Montreal, Ryan Kennedy advocates for returning to hosting the tournament in smaller cities and relying less frequently on Canada to host. [The Hockey News]
  • Not everyone is thrilled with the massive decline in fighting we are witnessing in the NHL. Count former enforcer Tie Domi among those who laments this state of affairs. [CBC Sports]
  • A profile of Seth Jones of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and his journey from son of an NBA player to NHL star. [The Undefeated]
  • An interesting read on how some hockey players developed skills in lacrosse that have translated well to hockey. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The New York Rangers’ star goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, pens the latest “Letter to My Younger Self,” about growing up playing in Sweden before moving to the USA. [Player’s Tribune]
  • Seattle continues its quest to build an NHL-ready arena, and is requesting proposals to redevelop KeyArena. [Seattle Times]
  • With the NHL announcing its All-Star Game selections, its time to argue undeserved invitations and snubs – and Michael Traikos does just that. [National Post]
  • Adidas is replacing Reebok as the NHL jersey manufacturer next season. This will mean some changes to jerseys, including abandoning teams’ third sweaters for 2017-18. [Puck Daddy]

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