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Storm Advisory 8/31/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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As August comes to an end, we can finally see the finish line to the dog days of hockey-less summer.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • No matter what letter he is wearing this season, Jordan Staal, who is now the second longest tenured Hurricane on the roster, will be counted on for his leadership. [N&O]
  • The NHL is grooming the next generation of officials at the Exposure Combine. [NHL]
  • Rethinking playoff philosophies and how that helped the Washington Capitals finally win the Stanley Cup. [Statsbylopez]
  • Sportsnet released its annual Top 100 players list. Unrelated, but can someone please make sure Sebastian Aho gets a copy of this? [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of Aho, he made a sizable donation:

Oulun Kärpät 46 ry ja Nuorten Ystävät ry saivat tänään arvokkaan lahjoituksen. Sebastian Aho lahjoitti yhteensä n.10...

Posted by Oulun Kärpät 46 ry on Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Lars Eller weighed in on the contract standoff between the Canadiens and their captain, Max Pacioretty:
  • Haydn Fleury has a message for Canes fans:
  • Lastly, Petr Mrazek has himself a fancy new mask:

My new goalie mask,thank you @daveart #nhlcanes #daveart

A post shared by Petr Mrazek (@pmraza34) on