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Storm Advisory 6/29/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Cam Ward’s future, the Tavares sweepstakes, and a Maple Leafs potential new hire.

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  • There’s a lot to unpack here, but the most important aspect of the report is the details of Cam Ward’s expected deal with Chicago. He is expected to sign a one-year, $2.5 million dollar contract with the Hawks in a backup role.
  • And Carter Hutton appears to be headed to Buffalo while Jonathan Bernier will be signing in Detroit for an extended period of time.
  • If he were to leave Brooklyn, the biggest free agent in hockey is most interested in San Jose and Toronto, in that order, per Arthur Staple. [The Athletic]
  • And straight from the horse’s mouth, the Hurricanes have had no contact with Tavares.
  • Wadell also assured us that Scott Darling would be part of the Hurricanes next season, while also confirming that they’re surfing the market for a Ward replacement.
  • Dan Buffa of St. Louis reports that O’Reilly is “done” in Buffalo. A deal may be in play to send him to the Blues or the Canadiens on July 1st:
  • While the rumors fly, Milan Lucic’s agent wants to reassure everyone that his client isn’t going anywhere this offseason. [Edmonton Sun]
  • Canadian women’s hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser may be working in the Maple Leafs’ front office very soon: