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Weekly Links: KHLer may face criminal charges for on-ice violence; Oilers ditch cheerleaders; The Tragically Hip’s hockey connections; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Damir Ryspayev, a KHL player for Barys Astana, went on a violent spree in an exhibition game against Kunlun Red Star. Red Star is attempting to have criminal charges brought against Ryspayev for his actions. [The Hockey News] As…

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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…

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Weekly Links: Lack of respect for NCAA women’s championship; the WHA’s lingering impact on the NHL; 10 years of hockey Twitter; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! In case you missed it: check out great pieces on this blog from Alvin Ma on the Clarkson Cup championship in Ottawa and Courtney Szto on the NHL’s Green Week and environmental efforts. After capturing the NCAA championships, the…

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Weekly Links: Shannon Miller speak about her firing; Rogers rues lack of Canadian teams in NHL playoffs; Unequal ice time for girls’ teams; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Shannon Miller, who is being fired under contentious circumstances as the head coach of University of Minnesota-Duluth, speaks about her situation. [Curve] A good look at the NWHL and player salaries, and the conflicted feelings of athletes grateful for…