Links Round-up: R.I.P. Larry Kwong; Canucks host South Asian heritage celebration; CWHL/NWHL merger on the horizon?; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. R.I.P. Larry Kwong, the NHL player of colour. Kwong, who was Chinese-Canadian, played briefly for the New York Rangers in 1948 and enjoyed a successful career in the Quebec Senior Hockey…

Weekly Links: Oake family working to prevent drug addiction; “Smashville” in the hockey spotlight; PETA’s stand against catfish tossing; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. The family of Scott Oake (of Hockey Night in Canada) is helping to fund a drug treatment centre in Winnipeg. Scott’s son, Bruce, died at age 25 from an overdose of heroin. The family is hoping that its donations and…

Elliotte Friedman and the Dangerous Partial Truth about Concussions

I was eating dinner during Game 5 of the Capitals/Penguins series last night when I heard Elliotte Friedman referencing an academic journal about concussions during the second intermission. You don’t often hear hockey pundits talking about academic research so that got me out of my seat.  I walked into the living room and witnessed Friedman…

Weekly Links: Critiquing media coverage of Harrison Browne; Questioning violence in UK hockey; Marketing Auston Matthews; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A really insightful and thoughtful critique of masculinity in hockey and media coverage on the announcement by  Harrison Browne, of the NWHL Buffalo Beauts, that he is a transgendered man. A really important read that is definitely worth your time…