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Storm Advisory 12/30/19: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

A 55 year old hockey owner suits up for his team, the Winter Classic will feature jugglers and a rodeo, plus John Tortorella goes off in his latest tirade.

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Social Media Roundup

  • John Tortorella had some strong words about the NHL’s officiating last night:
  • Warren Foegele is on the rise:
  • The NHL posted its goals and saves of the decade. Andrei Svechnikov, Alex Semin, Cam Ward, Justin Peters, and Scott Darling all make appearances:

Reading Assignments

  • Alex Ovechkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Joe Thornton are all climbing the history books. [NHL]
  • The St. Louis Blues continue to dominate despite being hunted. [LA Times]
  • Jacob Markstrom is due a raise, but how much will that cost the Canucks? [NBC Sports]
  • Which NHL players will define the 2020’s? [Forbes]
  • The Winter Classic is almost here. The Texas sized edition of the event will include jugglers, a sword swallower, a rodeo, and more. [Dallas Morning News]
  • A 55-year-old hockey team owner suited up as an emergency player for his team on Friday night. This fascinating story comes out of the FPHL (the league the Carolina Thunderbirds play in) and includes a coach and owner both playing in the game plus pregame Big Macs. [ESPN]