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…