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Storm Advisory 1/1/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

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This Week’s News

Reading Assignments

  • A final look back at 2020:
  • You may have noticed that both Clark Bishop and Roland McKeown were notably left off the training camp roster. McKeown has cleared waivers and plans to play in Europe while Bishop has been placed on waivers for a purpose yet to be announced:
  • There is a special bonus Canes Cast this week wishing 2020 so long. [Hurricanes]
  • The Washington Capitals shocked the hockey world when they signed free agent Zdeno Chara. While his first choice was to stay in Boston, Chara explains why he left for Washington. [ESPN]
  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney also provided his own context on the move leading to the long-time captain leaving New England. [Boston]
  • The Blue Jackets have signed RFA Pierre-Luc Dubois to a two-year extension after Dubois threatened to not report to training camp. [Blue Jackets]
  • Tough news for the former Hurricane who continues to face health concerns:
  • The NHL introduced a new wrinkle this season by adding taxi squads. While they make it easier to recall players in the event on an injury or sickness, they also have the potential to really help cap-strapped organizations. [The Athletic $]
  • The best NHL moments from 2020. [SI]
  • Canada’s federal government has waived its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players. [Sportnet]