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Storm Advisory 3/22/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

A rough night for the Canes in the playoff race, but it wasn’t as bad as it couldn’t have been.

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Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments:

  • If you missed last night’s game, it went as expected. [Canes Country]
  • The Hurricanes signed their 2017 third-round draft pick, Stelio Mattheos, to an entry-level contract. Mattheos has had back to back 90 point seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL [Canes Country]
  • Tom Dundon joined The Athletic’s Two-Man-Advantage podcast to discuss the Hurricanes’ changes under his ownership. (This should be available for free in iTunes and other podcast stores.) [The Athletic]
  • The Hurricanes seem to earn a ton of embellishment penalties, but no one has been fined. Timo Meier of the San Jose Sharks, though, was fined $2k for his latest dive. [Sportsnet]
  • No Canes in Europe next season:
  • Undrated free agent Grant Hutton signed a one-year entry-level contract with the New York Islanders [Miami Student]
  • Everyone thinks Elias Pettersson has the Calder locked up (mainly because he plays in Canada) but Rasumus Dahlin is having a historic season. [NHL]

Stalking the Standings

While the Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t get the job done, other playoff contenders did. The Penguins picked up an overtime win, and the Montreal Canadiens won. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets fell out of a playoff position with another loss.

  • Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 74 GP, 94 points, 39 ROW, 104 point pace
  • Metro 2: New York Islanders: 74 GP, 91 points, 38 ROW, 101 point pace
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 75 GP, 91 points, 38 ROW, 99 point pace
  • WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 73 GP, 87 points, 38 ROW, 98 point pace
  • WC 2: Montreal Canadiens: 74 GP, 85 points, 37 ROW, 94 point pace
  • 9th: Columbus Blue Jackets: 74 GP, 84 points, 39 ROW, 93 point pace

Tonight’s Rooting Guide: