Roundtable: Jess Allen and the fragile nature of hockey culture

Last week was…hectic, to say the least. First, Don Cherry started a statement with “You people…” on Hockey Night in Canada, and then all hell broke loose. It was headline news in Canada for days. After Cherry was released by Sportsnet, talkshow co-host, Jessica Allen, from The Social, weighed in on the situation with the following statement:…

“How Much Time Do I Have?”: Thoughts on Don Cherry

By Alvin Ma I don’t know if there’s a better way to discuss Don Cherry than to provide a 6-minute Coach’s Corner-style stream of consciousness rambling and saying the following: “How much time do I have? Let’s roll this clip!” This Molson Bubba beer commercial featuring Cherry was launched a week after making controversial comments…

Weekly Links: HHOF 2017 class; Exciting developments for NWHL and CWHL in 2017-18; NCAA expansion?; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class this week: Danielle Goyette, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya will enter as players; Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins owner) and Clare Drake (University of Alberta coach in the CIS/U…

Weekly Links: Revelations from lawsuit against OHL and WHL; Dallas Stars troll Trump; UK hockey milestones; and more

The ongoing court case by former players against the OHL and WHL has revealed some interesting information that was previously hidden. One finding is the vast disparity between the wealthy teams, which make millions of dollars in profit, and other teams that are losing money. [Sportsnet] Meanwhile, Ken Campbell reports that the CHL’s own filings…