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Weekly Links: The decline of Canadian road hockey; Mexican women’s hockey growing; New details in players’ lawsuit vs. the CHL; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Colin Horgan writes about the decline of a quintessential Canadian past-time, road hockey, due to urban regulation of public space and fear of letting children play freely. [The Guardian] Kate Cimini interviews Claudia Téllez, the star of the Mexican…

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31:  Blake Bolden #10 of Boston Pride skates during warm-up prior to the Women's Classic Hockey Game as part of the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Classic at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will take place on New Year's Day with the Montreal Canadiens playing the Boston Bruins.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Weekly Links: R.I.P. Gordie Howe; “Breaking out” for LGBT equality; diversity in the NWHL; Don Cherry signs multi-year with HNIC; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Sad news this morning, as NHL superstar Gordie Howe, A.K.A. “Mr. Hockey,” passed away. He was 88 years old. [TSN; Sportsnet] There was some controversy about players like P.K. Subban and Kris Letang being “snubbed” for Canada’s World Cup…

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Weekly Links: Ukrainian club HC Donbass’ struggles since 2014 invasion; Russian doping scandal implicates women’s national team; NHL playoffs commentary; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Rick Westhead has an excellent long form piece on hockey in Ukraine following the invasion by Russia in 2014. It focuses on HC Donbasss, a then-KHL team whose arena was torched following the invasion. The team has sat out…

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Weekly Links: 2016 Blind Hockey Tournament; Kane & Kane updates; the Isobel Cup; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The 2016 Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament took place in Toronto this past weekend.  Read the tournament recaps here [Blind Ice Hockey][Toronto Sun] The Calgary Hitmen of the WHL recently held their first ever multicultural night. [Global News Calgary] Scott Wheeler,…

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Weekly Links: Insight on Swedish hockey; Amanda Kessel’s impact on women’s pro hockey; NHL’s problematic handling of concussions; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Victor Hedman, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, has an interesting piece on growing up playing hockey in Sweden and the differences between this experience and that of North American youth. [Player’s Tribune] With superstar Amanda Kessel leaving college after…