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Storm Advisory 7/15/19: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

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In which we reach the “mascots making news” portion of the NHL offseason.

Chicago Blackhawks v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • Gustav Forsling is still a restricted free agent, but if he decides to head overseas, his KHL rights will be in a new place:
  • Don Waddell was the subject of a two-part feature in the Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal, home of his alma mater, Northern Michigan University. Come for the story, stay for the lead photo of him with Stormy. [Part 1, Part 2]
  • Speaking of Stormy, here he is as Basic Ice Hog:
  • Not to be outdone, please admire N.J. Devil in his native habitat:
  • Jordan Bennington somehow avoided arbitration by signing a two-year deal, after a negotiation that had no precedent:
  • This year’s lengthy interview period, a quirk of the calendar more than anything, changed the face of free agency and totally rewrote the July 1 script. [Associated Press]