Links Round-Up: Boynton and Carcillo speak out; Black hockey fandom; UND women launch discrimination lawsuit; 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. There’s plenty of commentary floating around about the Capitals’ win and celebration but here’s one focusing on the significance of carving Devante Smith-Pelly’s name into Lord Stanley’s Cup [The Undefeated]. In…

Talking About Hockey Talks: The NHL and Mental Health

Every February since 2013, the seven Canadian NHL teams host Hockey Talks, a NHLPA led program aimed at “destigmatizing” mental illness. The effort was initiated by former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa after teammate Rick Rypien’s suicide in 2011. In addition to media spots, public service announcements, and the hashtag #hockeytalks, the team’s websites link…

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…