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Storm Advisory for August 3: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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More Brett Pesce talk, Mike Fisher rides off into the sunset, and the Preds go on the search for a full-time anthem singer.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • More commentary on the Brett Pesce extension continues to come out. This time, the folks over at The Hockey News delve into what they deem a “masterstroke” from General Manager Ron Francis. [The Hockey News]
  • The NHL Network discussed the possible sale of the Hurricanes to Chuck Greenberg on NHL Tonight. [NHL Network]
  • The Hurricanes data czar Eric Tulsky announced the hiring of Kevin Kan (@datarink) as a data analyst:
  • Some of you may remember that in the playoffs last season, the Nashville Predators had a bit of a phenomenon on their hands with the celebrity anthem singers they were able to call upon. However, this didn’t sit well with everyone, as regular anthem singer Dennis K. Morgan was peeved at the celebrities grabbing his potential spotlight. Well, now the Preds are seeking a new “regular anthem singer” to replace Morgan. Check out the strong take from Puck Daddy, as well as the details of the Preds search from NHL.com. [Puck Daddy; NHL]
  • And speaking of the Predators, captain Mike Fisher announced his retirement this morning via a column in the Nashville newspaper. [Tennessean]
  • The crew over at Japers’ Rink discuss the recent Dmitry Orlov contract and how it stacks up against other extensions just signed, including the Jaccob Slavin deal. [Japers’ Rink]
  • The operator of the Washington Capitals and Wizards arena, Monumental Sports, are in discussion with Capital One about naming rights to the arena in D.C. [Monumental Sports]
  • The Metropolitan Division has seen lots of comings and goings this offseason. FanRag Sports breaks down the movement in the division and how they grade the changes made. [FanRag Sports]
  • The NHL.com mailbag, in which Dan Rosen projects the Hurricanes to be a playoff team in 2017-18. [NHL]
  • Matt Duchene sounds like a man ready to leave the Mile High City. [Mile High Hockey]