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Storm Advisory 10/6/20: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

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2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

This Week’s News

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  • Don Waddell and company will be drafting from the locker room tonight and tomorrow as the NHL prepares to host its first ever virtual draft:
  • Same beer, slightly newer look:
  • Would you want to see Hank in a Hurricanes uniform?
  • Hurricanes prospect Steven Lorentz talks about life in the bubble as a extra player, contract negotiations, and his desire to stay with the organization. [CBTS]
  • Heading into tonight’s draft, here is Craig Button’s final TSN draft rankings. [TSN]
  • Could ESPN be preparing to make a bid to get in on the NHL’s TV rights? [FOS]
  • Robin Lehner has made it official, he’s staying in Las Vegas for the next five years. [ESPN]
  • On the topic of Lehner, he’s been on a “helluva journey” to find stability in Vegas. [The Athletic $]
  • In other contract news, the Penguins locked up goaltender Tristan Jarry for three more seasons. [NHL]
  • Also, former Hurricane Andrej Sekera inked a two-year extension with the Dallas Stars. [TDMN]
  • Speaking of Sekera, remember when nobody knew if his name was SA-KERA or SEK-A-RA? There’s a pretty common issue with pronouncing NHL players’ names. (Bonus points if you recall the Andreas Nodl vs Noodle debacle) [The Athletic $]
  • We’ve got new jerseys to show off:
  • Matt Niskanen has retired and it’s not because he doesn’t want to play hockey. It’s due to a lack of certainty regarding COVID-19. [SI]
  • The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have pulled off a pair of trades involving Ryan Donato and Devin Dubnyk. [ESPN]
  • Keeping with the trade theme, the Kings have acquired Olli Maatta from the Blackhawks. [Kings]
  • With Robin Lehner getting extended, there is quite a bit of uncertainty for Marc-Andre Fleury in Las Vegas. [LVRJ]
  • Jack Eichel to the Rangers? Don’t believe all the hype you might be seeing. [Blue Shirt Banter]