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

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Ron Francis has something to prove in Seattle, and daring political comments from a Russian NHL superstar.

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Reading Assignments

  • Are Ron Francis’ failures in Carolina a red flag for Seattle?
  • And Francis is excited about the opportunity to prove himself. [NHL]
  • Andrei Svechnikov was mentioned in a list of young players poised to have a breakout sophomore season.
  • This is, uh, interesting.
  • And here’s the full translation of that interview.
  • Svechnikov was spotted at the Bauer hockey combine in Noah Hanifin’s Instagram post.
  • The Hurricanes were mentioned in the offseason Super 16. (Hey, at least it’s progress.) [NHL]
  • The Charlotte Checkers beefed up their roster on Thursday, signing defenseman Derek Sheppard and forwards Hunter Shinkaruk and Colin Markison all to AHL contracts. [Checkers]
  • The NHL Network is highlighting four of the Canes’ best games in franchise history. Go vote!