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Storm Advisory 4/8/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

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It’s time for the annual rite of organizational changes for teams that missed the playoffs.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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Reading Assignments

  • Russian Machine Never Breaks provides a great view of the first round series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes from the enemy’s perspective. [RMNB]
  • SportsNet has an in-depth preview of every round-one series. The most important, obviously, is the Canes/Caps breakdown. [SportsNet]
  • Great news for all hockey fans, it appears that Connor McDavid’s injury is much less serious than originally thought. [NHL]
  • FlamesMark Giordano expressed his feelings on the hit that led to the McDavid injury. [SportsNet]
  • There are seven teams that are looking for a long-term head coach, but it appears the Florida Panthers found their coach.
  • Kings dismissed interim head coach Willie Desjardins after 27-34-8 record behind the helm. [NBC Sports]
  • The Buffalo Sabres fired head coach Phil Housley after only two seasons, marks the 4th coach fired since Lindy Ruff was let go in 2013. [NBC Sports]
  • This weekend marked the one-year anniversary since the Humboldt bus crash. ESPN had multiple pieces on the story and the NHL tributes. There was also a feature on yesterday’s E:60 that you can also find on ESPN as well. [ESPN]