August Links: Dallas Stars oppose Texas bathroom bill; Red Wings disavow logo link to White supremacists; Critiquing the CWHL’s Chinese expansion; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. For the summer months, we will be posting monthly instead of weekly. Texas has proposed a problematic “bathroom bill” that will discriminate against transgendered people, causing some, including our own Cheryl Macdonald, to criticize the NHL for its silence and…

The KHL as Cartel Buster? Ilya Kovalchuk, the Kontinental Hockey League, and the Challenge to the NHL’s Control of Labour Conditions

The (North American) hockey world was shocked yesterday to learn that superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk was retiring from the National Hockey League and, according to subsequent reports, planning to sign with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Today, it was announced that he has signed with the KHL club for four years. Kovalchuk’s…