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Storm Advisory 12/9/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Martin Necas made the highlight reel with the Checkers, and Calvin de Haan is eyeing some holiday fun with fans.

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Reading Assignments

  • Calvin de Haan has some holiday cheer planned next week.
  • The Ducks extended GM Bob Murray’s contract for two more seasons. [NHL]
  • Ottawa, already low on veteran players, is going to be short a couple more now that Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan are on the IR. [NHL]
  • The Maple Leafs waited it out ‘til the last minute with William Nylander. That won’t happen for Auston Matthews. [SportsNet]
  • Cody Hodgson never got to live out his NHL dream due to a rare genetic disorder. Now, he’s found another purpose in life. [The Athletic $]
  • Sixteen teams make the playoffs each season ... yet some owners want more teams in the playoffs? This madness won’t go away. [SportsNet]
  • The Flyers scored six (6) unanswered goals to beat the Sabres, and this one’s setup was gorgeous.