February 4, 2013_San Diego _ California_USA_| Willie O'Ree was the first black man to play in the NHL in 1958, shown here at the Joan Kroc Center.   | _Mandatory Photo Credit: Photo by K.C. Alfred/UT San Diego/Copyright 2013 U-T San Diego

Weekly Links: Mike Comrie Rape Allegations; Corey Hirsh and Mental Health; Willie O’Ree’s vision loss; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Retired NHL’er Mike Comrie is currently under investigation for rape allegations. [The Score] Corey Hirsch penned a must-read piece for [The Player’s Tribune] detailing his struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. Looks like good news for the CWHL with an…

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Re-Writing Sexism: A reflection on Wickenheiser’s legacy

Vice Sports published a piece in honour of Hayley Wickenheiser’s retirement titled, “Hayley Wickenheiser Didn’t Let Sexism Impede Her GOAT Career.”  The first time I read the title, it irked me the wrong way because, while it pats Wick on the back for “having thick skin,” it backhands other women for basically not, in Sheryl…

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Weekly Links: Wick announces her retirement; Khaira’s first goal; LGBTQ inclusion in hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Arguably the best player in women’s hockey announced her retirement via Twitter this past week. Here are some great pieces looking at the significance of Wick’s legacy and career: [Victory Press] questions the role of media in creating legacy narratives…

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Weekly Links: Harnarayan Singh makes history; Koelzer and Nurse talk diversity and women’s hockey; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Leading us off, is a [New York Times] piece about Kelsey Koelzer and Sarah Nurse who are inspiring more diversity in women’s hockey. HNIC Punjabi’s Harnarayan Singh became the first Sikh to join Sportsnet’s Wednesday night hockey broadcast this…