Can Technology Alone Solve the “Concussion Crisis”?

*Written by Matt Ventresca and cross-posted from Engaging Sports* The media conversation surrounding sport’s ongoing “concussion crisis” took an interesting turn in early December 2016. In spite of the wide assortment of sophisticated technologies heralded as providing the next big breakthrough in protecting athletes from the effects of brain trauma, the debates around how to…

Weekly Links: Mike Comrie Rape Allegations; Corey Hirsch 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…

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…

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…