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Storm Advisory 1/7/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

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World Juniors, IIHF rink changes, and CBA talks.

Finland v United States: Gold Medal Game - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Reading Assignments:

  • Over these four wins, the Canes have spread out their offense, and that showed again yesterday.
  • Every Winter Olympics, when team USA is put together, everyone worries about how play will translate on the larger international ice. That may no longer be needed, because the IIHF has proposed switching to the NHL sized smaller ice. (Also in this column: the Canes are active in looking for a trade to make.) [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey breaking into new markets also means that new language is created to describe the game. The newest instance of this is with Spanish broadcasters. [ESPN]
  • The World Juniors just ended with Finland taking the Gold and the USA getting silver. Here are the top five breakout players from the tournament. [NHL]
  • For all fantasy hockey players, NHL.com released their mid season award winners. [NHL]
  • Mike Peluso has filed a federal law suit against the New Jersey Devils for hiding the extent of his head injury. This will be interesting to track alongside the class action lawsuit that was settled between the players and the league. [ESPN]
  • NHL and the NHLPA are expected to meet this week to discuss the CBA that is set to expire next year. [Yahoo!]