Links Round-up: COVID-19 March Edition

The links round-up post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The on-ice world is at a standstill, so we will be running these bi-weekly rather than weekly. COVID-19 Related Stories Russian Machine Never Breaks has done a fantastic job tracking which NHL owners are paying their employees during the league’s…

Guest Post: Apna Hockey – Growing the game

Guest post by Lali Toor My name is Lali Toor and I am the Founder/President of Apna Hockey, the very first South Asian based ice hockey network. With the help of our co-founder and former professional South Asian hockey player Dampy Brar we have focused on establishing working relationships within the South Asian hockey community…

Links Round-Up: Hayley Wickenheiser hired by Maple Leafs; Anders Nilsson tackles homophobia; Mental illness and hockey labour; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media now appears every 2-4 weeks. The Toronto Maple Leafs made a number of front office hires, which included some notable positions for women: Hayley Wickenheiser becomes Assistant Director of Player Development and Noelle Needham as an amateur…

Weekly Links: Penguins win the Stanley Cup, Rogers sees solid ratings; CWHL’s bold expansion to China; Calgary mayor fires back at Brian Burke; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. A reported 650,000 people turned up to the parade in downtown Pittsburgh. An estimated 650,000 people turned out for yesterday's Stanley Cup Parade in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/KM51TxOPIk — Breakfast Television (@BTMontreal) June…

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…