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Storm Advisory for June 20: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Discussion Thread

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It’s Mike Modano, Part 2, this time starring Shane Doan and the Arizona Coyotes.

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Reading Assignments

  • The Arizona Coyotes have decided to not offer their captain, Shane Doan, a contract for the upcoming season, ending a 21-year tenure with the franchise that dates back to their final season in Winnipeg. [Coyotes]
  • How did it go down between Doan and Coyotes GM John Chayka? This is a must-read that will likely leave you shaking your head. [Arizona Republic]
  • It was painful, but Dan Rosen says that it was the right move for the Coyotes. [NHL.com]
  • Craig Custance, late of ESPN, has moved over to launch the new The Athletic Detroit site. His debut column (no subscription required) is a look at how Ken Holland is trying to rebuild the Red Wings on the fly. [The Athletic]
  • There’s some question about who the Islanders are going to pay a ransom to Vegas for the Golden Knights to select. A first round pick is part of the deal, and it seems like Mikhail Grabovski is going to be the one holding the golden ticket. [Newsday]
  • A Penguins fan petition is calling for the team to keep Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh if he is not selected in the expansion draft. [Change.org]
  • If the expansion draft covered every player in NHL history, Down Goes Brown has some thoughts on what each team’s all-time protection list would look like. [Sportsnet]
  • And finally, Eddie Lack wants a reunion.