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Storm Advisory for July 12: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Viktor Stalberg goes to Switzerland, Rick Tocchet goes to the desert, and Matt Duchene still hasn’t gone anywhere.

Viktor Stalberg, we hardly knew ye.
Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Viktor Stalberg is off to Switzerland, and the fact that this came so soon after the start of free agency probably speaks to his desire to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics. He probably won’t be the last to make that jump. []
  • Another piece about the most improved teams in the NHL that includes the Hurricanes. Almost #asexpected at this point, no? []
  • The long-delayed announcement of Rick Tocchet being named Arizona Coyotes head coach finally came to pass yesterday... [Coyotes]
  • ...and about ten seconds later the Penguins announced that they have filled the assistant coach role vacated by Tocchet with old friend Mark Recchi... [Penguins]
  • ...and Down Goes Brown noted that this isn’t the first time that Tocchet and Recchi have swapped positions.
  • If you’re scoring at home, the entire trade was a three-way deal that also involved the Kings: Paul Coffey to Los Angeles; Tocchet, Ken Wregget, Kjell Samuelsson, Jeff Chychrun and a third round pick to the Penguins; Recchi, Brian Benning and LA’s first-rounder to the Flyers on February 19, 1992. [NHL Trade Tracker]
  • Hey, the alarm clock went off and it’s time for another Matt Duchene story! []
  • Congratulations to Predators play-by-play man Pete Weber, named the Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year for the fifth time, and also announced as an inductee to the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame class of 2017. [Preds]