Links Round Up: Ovechkin backs “Team Putin”; Kerry Fraser’s rare disease; Habs named in Paradise Papers; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. A Stanley Cup monument has been erected in Ottawa, Canada to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the coveted Cup. [CBC] Alex Ovechkin posted on his Instagram account that he would be…

August Links: Dallas Stars oppose Texas bathroom bill; Red Wings disavow logo link to White supremacists; Critiquing the CWHL’s Chinese expansion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. For the summer months, we will be posting monthly instead of weekly. Texas has proposed a problematic “bathroom bill” that will discriminate against transgendered people, causing some, including our own Cheryl Macdonald, to criticize the NHL for its silence and…

Weekly Links: Penguins win the Stanley Cup, Rogers sees solid ratings; CWHL’s bold expansion to China; Calgary mayor fires back at Brian Burke; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. A reported 650,000 people turned up to the parade in downtown Pittsburgh. An estimated 650,000 people turned out for yesterday's Stanley Cup Parade in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/KM51TxOPIk — Breakfast Television (@BTMontreal) June…

Weekly Links: Reaction to NHL skipping Pyeongchang Olympics; Impact of cutting women’s hockey at U. North Dakota; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! After allowing its players to participate in the Olympic Games since Nagano 1998, the NHL has decided it will not participate in 2018 at the Pyeongchang Games. [Puck Daddy] The NHL has released the following statement regarding the 2018…

Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…