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Storm Advisory for September 2: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Cam Ward’s in uncharted territory.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Cam Ward is the undisputed backup entering this season for the first time in his career, and he seems OK with that. [News and Observer]
  • The Blue Jackets wrapped up a big piece of business, signing Alexander Wennberg to a six-year extension that Aaron Portzline reports ($) is worth nearly $30 million. [Jackets]
  • Meanwhile, Thomas Vanek joins his seventh team in three years, hooking up with the Canucks on a one year, $2 milion deal. [Canucks]
  • Aaron Ekblad has a message for LGBT hockey players: acceptance within the locker room is slowly, but surely, becoming more widespread. [Boca Raton Magazine]
  • Happy trails to Canes PR maestro Kyle Hanlin, off to Wilmington with his wife and son after 17 years with the team: