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Storm Advisory 12/2/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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William Nylander signed, Erik Karlsson returned, and the Islanders came home.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments:

  • The NHL Sunday Long Read this week focuses on the Carolina Hurricanes and having fun. [NHL]
  • Sebastian Aho has been centering the top line this season, so it was surprising when he got the news he was moving back to the wing. [News & Observer]
  • In case you missed the story about the National Anthem on Friday:
  • It took the Checkers almost two months to lose consecutive games.
  • The New York Islanders played their first game in Nassau Coliseum since 2015 and opened with a win. [NY Post]
  • Erik Karlsson returns to Ottawa, but Sharks fall 6-2. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL All Star voting has opened, and four Canes are on the ballot.
  • The William Nylander saga is over. The deal was finalized at 4:55pm for four years $6.9 million annual cap hit. [ESPN]
  • Here’s the mandatory Canadian reaction piece. [Sportsnet]
  • Assessing the aftermath of the Nylander contract and whats next for the Leafs? [Athletic$]
  • This is where we were destined to get to eventually.
  • Welp: