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Storm Advisory 8/19/2019: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

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The Canucks extend their GM, the Czechs visit Cech, and a floorball team makes an offer on Rantanen.

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Saturday’s News Today

The Carolina Hurricanes signed rookie free agent Chase Priskie to an entry level deal on Saturday. Priskie was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 2016 Entry Draft.

Reading Assignments

  • Despite demanding a trade last month, Rasmus Ristolainen remains a part of the Buffalo Sabres long-term plans. [NHL]
  • A taste of the NHL has lit a fire under Boston Bruins forward Zach Senyshyn. Senyshyn was picked in the 2015 NHL draft and saw action on the ice last season. [Yahoo]
  • The New Jersey Devils brought in as much talent as possible this off season, but how willing is Taylor Hall to re-sign long term? [NBC Sports]
  • Two of the Canes’ Czechs spent the weekend with Petr Cech:
  • The Vancouver Canucks extended GM Jim Benning before the start of the season. Ownership approves the long-term plan and outlook for the team. [Sportsnet]
  • A Finnish floorball team makes an offer sheet for the Avalanche’s unsigned RFA Mikko Rantanen. No news on whether or not he signed it. [RMNB]
  • And this just in... Sebastian Aho says he never even spoke to Marc Bergevin. More on why he signed the offer sheet from the Canadiens. [SportsNet]