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Storm Advisory 6/13/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The Summer of Ovi begins with a massive turnout for the Caps’ parade, and a bizarre and disturbing story throws the Senators into turmoil.

Washington Capitals Victory Parade And Rally Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • The three-ring circus that is the Ottawa Senators took a bizarre and disturbing turn yesterday when it became public that Erik Karlsson’s wife has filed for a restraining order against Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend, alleging an extended campaign of harrassment and stalking over the past year including online trolling after the Karlssons lost their son in March. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • The news prompted reactions from the wives of several former Senators, including Kyle Turris, Andrew Hammond, Jason LaBarbera and Daniel Winnik:
  • Meanwhile, the Hurricanes announced their preseason schedule, including a free game on September 19 as part of the Caniac Carnival. [Hurricanes]
  • Darren Dreger reports that Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Arizona Coyotes have agreed to an 8-year deal. [NHL]
  • Let’s all get ready for The Summer of Alex Ovechkin. He’s earned it. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The summer kicked off for Ovechkin with an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night and the Capitals parade on Tuesday:
  • Ottawa’s assistant general manager will be in court, instead of at the NHL Draft. [ESPN]
  • Our friends at Pensburgh took a look at why NHL GMs do not really use offer sheets. [Pensburgh]
  • The Rangers announced they have signed goaltender Marek Mazanec:
  • Some believe the Oilers shouldn’t just give up on Milan Lucic. [Oilers Nation]
  • Martin Kaut is an interesting prospect outside of the top-5. [NBC Sports]