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Storm Advisory 2/22/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

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The mentors are Jerks too, Warren Foegele is to blame for all of this, and the logistics of getting a freshly traded player to his new team ASAP

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • In this N&O article we find out that the walk off home run Surge that sparked the Jerk outrage, was originally a Warren Foegele idea. [N&O]
  • Our very own Brian LeBlanc joined our very own Andrew Schnittker on Technician’s sports podcast this week to talk #Jerks [Technician]
  • The Charlotte Checkers are out to prove more than one hockey team in NC can have an epic throwback uniform this year. [Bardown]
  • Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts podcast talks a lot about the trade deadline with some stuff about every team in the league. [Sportsnet]
  • We have another trade, this time to a Metro division rival:
  • Ahead of the Stadium Series game this Saturday, Gritty is getting his diary entries published. [NHL]
  • The logistics behind getting a freshly traded player to his new team ASAP. [The Athletic $]
  • What it’s like to be in the NHL’s Central Registry on deadline day [TSN]
  • For Buffalo, not trading Jeff Skinner should be risk worth taking. [The Hockey News]
  • Evander Kane tried to peak at the Penguins whiteboard which led to a brawl. [NBC Sports]

Stalking the Standings

With their win over Florida last night, the Canes jumped back in to a playoff spot passing Columbus. It was a busy night around the league which was overall not favorable for the Canes with one exception.

  • The San Jose Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 to keep the Pens at 71 points.
  • Washington took down Toronto 3-2 pushing them up to 75 points.
  • Montreal throttled Philadelphia 5-1 which kept them three points head of Carolina in the first wild card spot.
  • The New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime allowing Washington to creep one point closer to the top spot in the Metro.
  • Tampa held off Buffalo 2-1 in the shootout. Buffalo did get one point for making it to overtime and they continue to barely hang around.

Updated Standings

Rooting Guide for Tonight: