Danis Zaripov and the Politics of Doping

At 36 years old, Danis Zaripov hopes to become the NHL’s 4th oldest “rookie” ever. This goal is new to the KHL’s 3rd all -time leading scorer who has represented Russia at seven World Championships and one Olympic Games. In July, he received a two year ban from playing in the KHL or internationally after…

Weekly Links: Inaugural African Ice Hockey Cup underway; Evander Kane arrested in Buffalo; Lake Erie Warriors unveil offensive logo; and more

  The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The first edition of the African Ice Hockey Cup is being played in Rabat, Morocco. The tournament features six teams representing four countries: the Rabat Capitals, Casablanca Bears and Morocco Mallers (Morocco); the Algiers Corsaires (Algeria); the Carthage…

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…