Weekly Links: Insight on Swedish hockey; Amanda Kessel’s impact on women’s pro hockey; NHL’s problematic handling of concussions; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Victor Hedman, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, has an interesting piece on growing up playing hockey in Sweden and the differences between this experience and that of North American youth. [Player’s Tribune] With superstar Amanda Kessel leaving college after…

The concussion scapegoat

It comes to something when we are no longer surprised about the periodic news stories telling us that yet another current or retired hockey player has been found dead.  Since the summer of 2011 when Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak all lost their lives to the more recent losses of Steve Montador and…

Weekly Links: Todd Ewen’s passing; Enhanced security coming to NHL games; Raising the bar for sports journalists; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. (And boy was there lots going on this week!) Enjoy! The NHL has mandated that all teams enhance security at games with walk-through metal detectors.  This change is supposedly brought on by recent shootings, such as the Parliament Hill shooting…