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Storm Advisory 12/6/20: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Erik Cole’s life after hockey injuries, ranking starting goaltenders and examining why COVID-19 is hitting youth hockey harder than any other sport

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Montreal Canadiens v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • New threads, same Fishy:
  • A two-part series by The Athletic($) in to potential line combinations and what to expect from every skater on the Hurricanes roster this season. [Forwards] [Defensemen]
  • Erik Cole’s old injuries and new focus in life after hockey. [ESPN+ $]
  • What will Seattle’s first NHL draft look like? Likely much like many of Carolina’s drafts from Ron Francis’ tenure. [SI]
  • As it currently stands the NHL is focusing on a 52 or 56 game schedule that would start in mid-January. [ESPN]
  • The NHL’s financial squabble is rooted within the owners’ CBA botch. [NY Post]
  • Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, along with other owners, are reportedly ‘livid’ at Gary Bettman. [BHN]
  • Ranking and comparing all 31 starting goaltenders in the NHL. Sports Illustrated lists Petr Mrazek as the starter for the Hurricanes but is he ranked correctly? [SI]
  • Youth sports have been hit with few coronavirus outbreaks so far. Why is ice hockey so different? [Washington Post]
  • Jarome Iginla found himself on TV this week by complete accident: