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Storm Advisory 3/10/20: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

Morgan Geekie takes center stage, and games with zero attendance could become a thing sooner rather than later.

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Yesterday’s News Today

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  • The NHL, in a coordinated release with three other leagues, announced that locker rooms will be closed to all but essential personnel until further notice. [NHL PR, and response from the APSE, representing the media]
  • That wasn’t even the biggest bomb to drop yesterday: Santa Clara County, Calif., home to the San Jose Sharks, has banned all events of more than 1,000 attendees for the next three weeks. [Mercury News]
  • What does this mean for the Sharks? The path of least resistance may be playing games behind closed doors.
  • For International Women’s Day, NBCSN broadcast two games featuring all-women air talent, crew and staff. Here’s the behind the scenes on how it came together. [The Athletic ($)]
  • 90 minutes of Tripp Tracy, Taco Bell connoisseur, on the Canes Cast? We live in the best of times. [Hurricanes]
  • Justin Williams realized he didn’t have much left in the tank, but he had enough - and between that and his kids all but pushing him back on the ice, the comeback was on. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Morgan Geekie, fresh off a debut he’ll never forget, got the star treatment on SiriusXM yesterday:
  • Geekie also found himself the subject of a feature about his memorable first game. [Hurricanes]
  • And speaking of people cashing in on their newfound fame:
  • Yeah, we’re going to drop the link in one more time, because of course we are: