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Storm Advisory for December 19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The Holiday Roster Freeze and the NHL Centennial await today.

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Reading Assignments

  • Insight on a little NHL roster quirk you may not know about - the NHL Holiday Roster Freeze. [SB Nation]
  • Once a part of a big Edmonton Oilers deadline deal, later a Hurricanes player you’ve probably forgotten about, the interesting life of Dwight Helminen is discussed on The Athletic. [The Athletic, $]
  • As the true Centennial for the NHL is upon us, Greg Wyshynski at ESPN discusses what the 10 best years in the 100 year history of the NHL are. [ESPN]
  • Why was the NHL so quick to react to Seattle approving their arena renovation? [Seattle Times]
  • The first game in NHL history, 100 years ago today, was a 10-9 win for the Montreal Wanderers, in case you’re wondering how goaltending looked in 1917. [Toronto Star]