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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…

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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…

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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…

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Weekly Links: Remembering Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhanov; Prince Albert Raiders drop controversial mascot; Impact of Arizona State in men’s NCAA hockey; and more

Two legendary hockey coaches passed away this week: Viktor Tikhanov, who coached the USSR through many successful decades in international hockey; and Pat Quinn, who coached Canada’s Gold Medal winning 2002 Olympic Men’s team and (in various stings between 1979 and 2010) the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton…