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

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The Hurricanes are still on a break, but the rest of the league is moving right along.

NHL: FEB 29 Hurricanes at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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  • The travel industry is taking a hit worldwide from Covid-19 and now we are starting to see the effects in hockey. The IIHF has cancelled March Tournaments, and the World Championship could be in danger down the road too. [IIHF]
  • Notable by its omission in the collage: the Blues, who are doing a Hockey Is For Everyone night as a watch party for a road game. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • Many European leagues and competitions have decided to play games in empty stadiums. The 1919 Stanley Cup Final was cancelled due to Spanish Flu. North American leagues are keeping an eye on the virus. [AP]
  • The NHL already have some plans together if the Coronavirus spreads in the coming months. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of Nashville, they got blasted by a tornado last night. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed and everyone picking up the pieces today. [On The Forecheck]
  • According to one model the Philadelphia Flyers have the best chance to win the Stanley Cup. [NBC Sports]
  • The NHL General Managers meeting is happening now. There is proof that current rules are leading to scoring and success. [NHL]
  • “The process works”: the NHL general managers decide not to chance the emergency backup goaltender rules. [Sportsnet]
  • Seattle’s season ticket prices are likely to cause some sticker shock. [Seattle Times]