Weekly Links: US Women’s National Team on strike; Maple Leafs fighting toxic masculinity; NHL going to China, Sweden; and more

The labour dispute between the US Women’s National Team and USA Hockey continues, with the athletes planning to sit out the upcoming World Championships. These two pieces highlight some of the unequal treatment afforded USA Hockey’s women athletes vs. their male counterparts. [CNN; The Ice Garden] In the latest twist, USA Hockey is trying to…

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…

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: Double standards for Slava Voynov and Mike Richards; Players as numbers vs. players as people; Jamaica building its hockey program; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. After a brief hiatus, we are back to posting this feature weekly. Enjoy! “How the Kings alienated victims of abuse with a business move”. An important read from Katie Flynn on the Los Angeles Kings inconsistent handling of Slava Voynov’s…