Weekly Links: Ukrainian club HC Donbass’ struggles since 2014 invasion; Russian doping scandal implicates women’s national team; NHL playoffs commentary; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Rick Westhead has an excellent long form piece on hockey in Ukraine following the invasion by Russia in 2014. It focuses on HC Donbasss, a then-KHL team whose arena was torched following the invasion. The team has sat out…

Hockey Wives: Sexy, savvy…drama filled status quo

The W Network recently launched a “reality” series called, Hockey Wives. It’s like the wife version of 24/7…but not nearly as awesome.  I watched the season premiere, titled “Married to the Game,” and, well, there were tears, giggles, and diamonds. The website describes the show as such: Being married to the game comes with its…