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Storm Advisory for July 30: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

Gauthier sets his sights, the 2018 Draft has its location, and Australian ice hockey may find its way to an NHL roster near you.

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Reading Assignments

  • Here’s your daily reminder that Julien Gauthier is big, fast, and good at hockey. The NHL’s Kurt Dusterberg has some words on Gauthier’s past and what it means going forward. [NHL]
  • Speaking of prospects, the next crop of future NHLers will meet their new teams in Dallas next June. [Defending Big D]
  • Keep an eye on Nathan Walker: the young forward looks to crack the Capitals lineup and become the first Australian to play in an NHL regular season come October. [NBC Sports]
  • Alexander Ovechkin’s hockey bag is pretty #nice, and that puts him in some rare company. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Elsewhere in “Peak Offseason Content,” a photo of a terrifyingly realistic tattoo of Connor McDavid’s face has surfaced on the internet. [Sportsnet]