Quick Hits: The Lots to Read Edition
In Red Wings News
IT'S BEEN A WHILE! But again I have translated an article about @DetroitRedWings 🇸🇪 draftee Elmer Söderblom for you non-🇸🇪 speakers out there. The original author is @henrikleman and I have no part in his work other than hastily translating it for #LGRW fans. pic.twitter.com/bzLh8wpx68— Lars Thorsell (@LarsThorsell) April 4, 2022
Around the League
Women’s hockey is better than how mainstream media treats it https://t.co/e90G4WXVVN— Eyes on the Prize (@HabsEOTP) April 4, 2022
“It’s a matter of putting more women’s hockey on TV,” said Bettez, who has been working with TVA Sports and was part of their coverage of the PWHPA’s Rivalry Rematch and the U Sports women’s hockey final. “It’s good to talk about them in the media, in the newspaper, on the radio, but nothing is better than TV. We have a lot of visibility on YouTube but why can’t we just not put it on TV? That is the best way because when you see it on TV, it starts to get real.”
“There was a man who came up to me and was like ‘wow women’s hockey is fast, it’s physical, it’s good and I still think to myself, like, ‘OK, we’re in 2022... Welcome,’” Bettez said.
I played 20 years in the NHL.— Chris Pronger (@chrispronger) April 4, 2022
I was one of the highest earning NHL players of all time. And friends with many other pro athletes.
My guess is more than 50% of pro athletes have financial issues in retirement.
Good explainer, this thread.