Weekly Links: Off-ice incidents raising questions about NHL culture; Women’s hockey labour; Hockey in Costa Rica and India; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Patrick Kane’s sexual assault investigation is still ongoing, but the Chicago Blackhawks included him on their training camp roster. He, along with team officials, held a press conference that dodged the accusations and was widely critiqued for being “tone…

Weekly Links: Prab Rai waiting for his chance; 3 members of the Canadian Women’s National team retire; Retirement transition for NHL players; Patrick Kane updates; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Read about Prab Rai, one of the handful of South Asian prospects waiting to make their mark on the NHL.  [Vancity Buzz] The Grand Jury has postponed Patrick Kane’s case for a possible settlement [Buffalo News]; but, even if…

Weekly Links: the Patrick Kane saga continues; CWHL draft week; Mike Richards charged; Big data in hockey analysis, and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The Patrick Kane commentary continues from [Sporting News] and [Katie Speaks] In light of the Kane situation, an excellent read on how victims are portrayed – and often villified – in reportage of sexual assault cases. [Hockey Wilderness] The…

Weekly Links: Flames seeking public money for new arena; Lack of NHL support for Pride initiatives; Adidas strikes deal to make NHL jerseys; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The Calgary Flames, along with the Stampeders of the CFL, unveiled plans for an elaborate proposed stadium complex in downtown – with the city called upon to chip in $200 million. This editorial strongly condemns the plans. [Globe and…

Sports Fandom: A reflection

The following is an excerpt from C.L.R. James book, Beyond a Boundary.  It was written in 1963 about cricket in the West Indies, but while I was reading it on my commute yesterday this passage stood out as painfully relevant: But that is not why I remember Matthew. For ne’er-do-well, in fact vicious character, as…