Weekly Links: Evander Kane accused of sex crime; Young Habs fan flagged on no-fly list; the Women’s Winter Classic; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The people of Swift Current continue to deal with the effects of Graham James’ abusive coaching decades later. [Globe and Mail] Ontario has a storied history of women’s hockey. Check out this look backwards at early women’s hockey from…

Review: “Hockey: A People’s History” (2006)

In 2006, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired a 10-part series entitled Hockey: A People’s History (HAPH). Adopting the approach used in its popular 2000 miniseries Canada: A People’s History, the CBC focused in this series on the experience of Canadians with the sport of hockey for over a century. Beginning with early ball and…

Film Review: “Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire” (2011)

Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire is a 2012 documentary that paints an intimate portrait of former NHL player Theoren Fleury. The film, which shares its title with Fleury’s 2009 autobiography Playing With Fire, was screened in Toronto at the Hot Docs film festival, where I watched it on Saturday. Fleury’s story is complex, tragic and…