Women’s Hockey Notebook: Meghan Duggan Q&A; USWNT news; Men’s team boycott?

Puck Daddy had the opportunity to interview US Women’s National Team (USWNT) captain Meghan Duggan on the team’s boycott of the upcoming World Championship.

The Q&A with Duggan goes through a majority of the topics to come to light in the past week and a half.

We’re going to do something a bit different.

There has been an amazing amount of reporting on the negotiations. At the end of most of Duggan’s answers, we’ve added links to further reading on the subject covered. It doesn’t encompass everything written but it hits on a lot.

PUCK DADDY: How are you? What’s the last week and a half been like for you?

MEGHAN DUGGAN: I’m good, I’m good. It’s certainly been busy as everyone has been seeing and following in the media. Definitely a lot going on on our end, but I’m confident. Proud of my team and everyone that’s been involved.

It’s been a united group and a really strong group from the start, and that’s the only reason why we’ve been able to, I think, take this stand. It’s because we’re all in this together and been leaning on each other throughout the entire thing and communicating very well and so, yeah, it’s good.

U.S. women, USA Hockey talks: Where things stand. [ESPN]
USA Hockey takes negotiations public, USWNT issues charged response. [Puck Daddy]

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Women’s Hockey Notebook: All about the money

Picking up where we started with the notebook last season, we look at the number one topic surrounding women’s professional hockey this season – money.

1. NWHL

This weekend’s games:

Saturday
Buffalo Beauts (2-4-1) at New York Riveters (2-3-1) – 4:30pm ET
Connecticut Whale (2-3-0) at Boston Pride (6-0-0) – 7:30pm ET

Sunday
Boston Pride at New York Riveters – 4:00pm ET

1A. Salary cut fallout

Needless to day, it’s been a complicated two weeks for the NWHL after announcing salary cuts for players.

Morgan Fritz-Ward became the first player to announce that she will be leaving the league following the announcement of the salary cuts. She’ll play her final two games with the New York Riveters this weekend.

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