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Storm Advisory for July 26: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Mika Zibanejad and Mark Streit are the latest two new signees, and Chuck Greenberg gladhands the locals.

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  • Nothing really new to report in the Canes’ ownership saga, but Jeff Gravley reported last night that Chuck Greenberg has been meeting with current minority owners and gauging their interest in potentially staying in a new ownership group. There are still no “red flags” that have popped up during the process, which is good news. [WRALSportsFan]
  • The TBJ released its list of the top corporate philanthropists for 2016 yesterday. The whole list is behind a paywall, but the Hurricanes checked in at ninth, not a bad spot on a list that includes such heavy hitters as Duke Energy, GlaxoSmithKline and Wells Fargo. [Triangle Business Journal]
  • Here’s the annual “why won’t a team use an offer sheet to sign a player?” lament, with the Hurricanes prominently featured. []
  • Mika Zibanejad settled with the Rangers yesterday during his arbitration hearing, and his new five-year contract comes with high expectations. [New York Post]
  • Meanwhile, it’s a one-year contract for Mark Streit to return to Montreal, where he began his career years ago. [Canadiens]
  • The Canadian national team named its management group yesterday for the cycle that includes the 2018 Winter Olympics, and old friend Scott Walker will be assisting Willie Desjardins behind the bench. [Hockey Canada]
  • Kyle Okposo wrote a thank-you note to Sabres fans and explains what happened late in the season when he ended up in the intensive care unit of a Buffalo hospital. [Sabres]