Weekly Links: Trailblazer Willie O’Ree on his life in hockey; CWHL vs. NWHL at the Winter Classic; World Juniors news; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to play in the NHL, wrote a piece on his experiences in hockey. [Player’s Tribune] While the inclusion of a women’s game as part of the 2016 Winter Classic festivities at Foxboro Stadium was a…

Weekly Links: No criminal charges for Kane; State and provincial tax rates affect on NHLers’ salaries; Is the NHL ready for an openly gay player? and more

The Erie County DA will not be bringing charges against Patrick Kane, bringing an end to the criminal investigation of him. [TSN] Meanwhile, this excellent collective post reflects on the accuser’s decision to withdraw from cooperating with the investigation, and the broad problem of sexual assault against women and the legal process around it. [SB…

Weekly Links: Sochi Olympics news; NHL stars on Russia’s anti-gay laws; Leetch and Burke join NHL’s Department of Player Safety

This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! Interesting read about kids’ hockey and skill development, as the Edmonton…

Weekly Links: NHL Expansion and Realignment, NHL Player’s Responses to Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws, Glendale’s Service Cuts, Hockey Night in Canada Negotiations and More

This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! Todd Little explores the potential of expanding the NHL teams to…