Weekly Links: Reaction to NHL skipping Pyeongchang Olympics; Impact of cutting women’s hockey at U. North Dakota; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! After allowing its players to participate in the Olympic Games since Nagano 1998, the NHL has decided it will not participate in 2018 at the Pyeongchang Games. [Puck Daddy] The NHL has released the following statement regarding the 2018…

Weekly Links: A call to ban Aboriginal nicknames and logos; Sequel to “Goon” in production; NHL changes All-Star Game format; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Justice Murray Sinclair, who oversaw Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the treatment of Aboriginals in Canada, spoke out against the use of Aboriginal and Native American nicknames and mascots in sports. [CTV News] Meanwhile, in the US, the University of North…

Weekly Links: Sochi Olympics news; NHL stars on Russia’s anti-gay laws; Leetch and Burke join NHL’s Department of Player Safety

This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! Interesting read about kids’ hockey and skill development, as the Edmonton…

Weekly Links: Shea Weber signing indicates financial disparities between NHL teams; Homophobic hockey reporter gets criticized; Updates on the Jacob Trouba saga

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Hockey Links Shea Weber signed a massive offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. Adam Proteau examines the disparity between large…

Weekly Links: KHL expansion in Europe; Vancouver Canucks urge fans not to riot; NHL supplemental discipline not a deterrent?

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Hockey Links Adam Proteau criticizes the NHL’s weak supplemental discipline for failing to create deterrents to dangerous play, and calls…

It’s Only Glorified if You Glorify It

Hockey Tall Tales, Fan Bloodlust and the Non-Inevitability of Gratuitous Hockey Violence In the Moment Last month, Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski defended the fan’s natural inclination to root for an opposing player’s injury. The occasion was an incident in Montreal, where some fans cheered when opposing super villain Zdeno Chara was hit in the face…

Understanding Goon: Nice Guys Finish First

I had the pleasure of writing this review with my friend and colleague at Queen’s University, Marty Clark. Marty is an emerging scholar in the field of Hockey Studies and a hell of a nice guy in his own right. His research focuses primarily on conceptions of whiteness within the NHL and his PhD dissertation…