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Storm Advisory 2/6/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Auston Matthews mania, a new lid for Mac, award watch and spirit animals?

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  • The Canes all named their “spirit animal” and...uh, things got a little odd:
  • [wide open eyes emoji]
  • This is freaking awesome: the Canes held a skating session with blind athletes to teach them the game. [ABC11]
  • Auston Matthews re-signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs yesterday for five years at an average annual value of $11.634 million. [Toronto Star]
  • Matthews says he has one goal: to bring a cup to Toronto. [Global News]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning, however, say it’s their turn. [USA Today]
  • More bold statements from Leafs GM Kyle Dubas:
  • An early guess at how some of the awards may pan out by season’s end. [ESPN]
  • This week’s 31 Thoughts. Nothing about the Canes this week, which probably means a ten-player deal is imminent. [Sportsnet]
  • The crazy travel story from Colton Parayko’s dad. [St. Louis Blues]
  • A cactus prick likely caused an ex-NHL player’s life-threatening infection. [Yahoo Sports]