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Storm Advisory Christmas Edition: NHL News And Links

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I know we used this pic earlier this week, but it’s too good not to use again.

Happy holidays from Canes Country! We’re taking Wednesday off (and not because of any imminent doom to our site, either!) so this will carry us through to Thursday morning. No matter how - or if - you celebrate the holiday season, we wish you peace and good cheer, and we offer our thanks and deep appreciation for your continued support of our site.

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Reading Assignments

  • Jake Gardiner was oft-maligned during his eight years in Toronto, but all was forgiven Monday as he received a lengthy standing ovation from the Scotiabank Arena crowd.
  • Patrick Dwyer is starting over in a new career: after 14 years as a player, he’s now behind the Checkers’ bench and has proven to be a quick learner. [AHL]
  • Jeremy Roenick is no stranger to saying dumb stuff, but this time it might cost him his job. [Associated Press]
  • It seems every team has a locker room fixture that is universally beloved, but the Predators’ room attendant might take the cake. [Tennessean]
  • The Rangers only have themselves to blame for botching the Lias Andersson situation from day one. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Jaccob Slavin and former Hurricanes center Derek Ryan are featured in a deep dive into the faith commitments of members of the hockey community. [The Score]
  • This is a few days old but slipped through the cracks: as we enter the final week of the 2010s (holy crap), what questions face the NHL in the next decade? [ESPN]