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Storm Advisory 2/20/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

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Artemi Panarin had a worse night than you.

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NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments:

This weekend was a lot of fun with the continuing “Bunch of Jerks” story. It would have been so great to see how the crowd reacted after a win last night, but we weren’t fortunate enough to experience it.

  • The person that is the most happy with the most recent outrage is Tom Dundon, who has turned this into a profit. [ESPN]
  • Don Cherry still hates celebrations, but he is enjoying the shirts and reactions from the Hurricanes. [Times Colonist]
  • That hasn’t been the only outrage that he Carolina Hurricanes have received this season. Here is the full history of old men yelling at clouds. [North State Journal]
  • Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour recently defended the team’s celebrations [NHL]
  • You know when you walk past a good end-cap at the grocery store and you impulse buy an extra pack of cookies or an extra thing of new coffee. This is how Tom Dundon impulse buys, he spends $250 million on a new football league that couldn’t make payroll after week one. [$ The Athletic] [NFL] [ESPN]
  • Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts is a must read every week. This week he mentions the Carolina Hurricanes willingness to trade Micheal Ferland and possible interest in re-acquiring Eric Staal. [Sportsnet]
  • And finally, Cranky Torts is the best Torts:
  • Which led directly to the greatest roster update in the history of sports.

Stalking the Standings

The Hurricanes were hurt by their loss to the New York Rangers, but the situation could be much worse:

Updated Standings

  • Metro 2: Washington Capitals: 60 GP, 73 Points, 100 pt pace
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 60 GP, 71 Points, 97 pt pace
  • WC 1: Montreal Canadiens: 60 GP, 71 Points, 97 pt pace
  • WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 59 GP, 69 Points, 96 pt pace
  • 9th: Carolina Hurricanes: 60 GP, 68 Points, 93 pt pace
  • 10th: Buffalo Sabres: 59 GP, 63 Points, 88 pt pace
  • 11th Philadelphia Flyers: 60 GP, 63 Points, 86 pt pace

Rooting Guide for Tonight: