Weekly Links: Excitement at the launch of the NWHL; King’s settlement with Mike Richards setting a dangerous precedent; TSN’s Aaron Ward arrested; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The NWHL opened its first season last weekend. Joe DeLessio, Greg Wyshynski, and Lindsay Gibbs all had good overviews of the new league. [Sports on Earth; Puck Daddy; Think Progress] Meanwhile, Brigitte Noël questions what will happen with the…

Arron Asham and the Impossible Hockey Fight

By Simon Darnell What Arron Asham did was ‘classless.’ This is according to no less an authority than Arron Asham. After knocking out Jay Beagle with a vicious (but fairly standard) haymaker in an NHL fight on Thursday, Asham issued an immediate mea culpa after the game. His apology made reference to the way that…