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Storm Advisory for July 25: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Pre-arbitration settlements prove, yet again, that billable hours will always remain undefeated.

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Reading Assignments

  • Chuck Greenberg was in town yesterday touring Raleigh Center Ice as part of a “fact-finding trip” but wouldn’t offer any new information on the sale process. [News & Observer]
  • What could the Hurricanes’ roster look like three years down the road? [The Hockey News]
  • Defenseman Josiah Didier, formerly a part of the Canadiens organization, signed a two-way AHL deal with the Checkers yesterday. [Checkers]
  • Lots of signings yesterday, starting with old friend Brian Dumoulin, who signed a six-year deal with the Penguins to avoid arbitration. [Penguins]
  • The PredatorsAustin Watson signed for three years, also averting an arbitration hearing. [Predators]
  • The Jets, meanwhile, beat the arbitration clock by a week in signing Connor Hellebuyck to a one-year contract. [Jets]
  • Johnny Oduya found a new home, putting pen to paper on a one-year deal with Ottawa. [Senators]
  • Bloomberg took a look at the business model of The Athletic. Is it a long-term solution for the network to offer a respite from the onslaught of online ads and “pivots to video” becoming commonplace elsewhere? [Bloomberg]
  • Add some new threads to your closet with these beauties just arriving at The Eye yesterday: