Weekly Links: HIFE concludes; the Hartford Whalers are back?; Hockey parents gone wild; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! ICYMI, we had three new features this week: Brett Pardy wrote about the NHL’s Hockey Talks initiative for mental health [Talking About Hockey Talks], Matt Ventresca talks about the problem of turning away from subjective science with regard to…

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…