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…

Links Round-up: Inside the hockey non-fiction publishing industry; Film about North Korean hockey; Who is overdue for Hall of Fame recognition?; 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. Hockey in Society contributor Cheryl MacDonald was featured in the Saint Mary’s University alumni magazine, for her research and postdoctoral position on LGBTQ inclusivity in hockey. [Maroon & White] An interesting…

Danis Zaripov and the Politics of Doping

At 36 years old, Danis Zaripov hopes to become the NHL’s 4th oldest “rookie” ever. This goal is new to the KHL’s 3rd all -time leading scorer who has represented Russia at seven World Championships and one Olympic Games. In July, he received a two year ban from playing in the KHL or internationally after…

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…

Weekly Links: Mike Bossy’s letter to himself; Khaira & Gill on Hockey Night Punjabi; You Can Play 5k; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Perhaps the hottest hockey piece circulating this week was Mike Bossy’s letter to his younger self for [The Player’s Tribune]. President Trump has pulled out of the Paris Accord and “Captain Serious” (aka Jonathan Toews) had something to say about…