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Storm Advisory 1/28/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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A new home for Jussi Jokinen, the Canes family gets larger, Artemi Panarin contract talks and another Brind’Amour claims the C.

Carolina Hurricanes Sebastian Aho at the NHL All Star Game
Carolina Hurricanes Sebastian Aho at the NHL All Star Game
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Reading Assignments

  • Heading into the All Star Break NHL attendance was slightly down. The Hurricanes, however, saw a seven percent increase. [SportsBusinessDaily]
  • Cory Lavalette’s Category 5 notes column explores, among other things, the perfect fit that Nino Niederreiter has been so far. [NSJ]
  • Brianna Decker had the fastest time at the precision passing competition, but was not paid the $25,000 for winning. Her sponsor, CCM, has stepped up.
  • Former Hurricane Jussi Jokinen has signed with Karpat in Finland (incidentally, the club whose GM is Sebastian Aho’s father).
  • Speaking of Aho, he and Mikko Rantanen both attended their first All-Star weekend, and it’s unlikely to be their last. [NHL.com]
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  • Why was Johnny Gaudreau’s dad was behind the bench during All-Star weekend? [NHL]
  • The Chilliwack Chiefs named Skyler Brind’Amour their captain, coincidentally while Rod was in town to visit following the Canes’ game in Vancouver. [Chiefs]
  • ESPN breaks down the best and worst of the weekend for you, so you don’t have to. [ESPN]