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Storm Advisory 1/25/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

Puck tracking comes to a halt, a massive trade, and the end of NBCSN

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This Week’s News

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  • We miss the Hurricanes and we assume you do too. So here’s five minutes of Sebastian Aho doing Sebastian Aho-like things:
  • Jesper Fast has now been added to the COVID protocol list:
  • On a brighter note, this report came out on Sunday:
  • A former Hurricanes goalie is heading back to the organization he was most successful with:
  • In case you missed it, there was a massive trade this weekend involving Pierre-Luc Dubious and Patrik Laine. [ESPN]
  • While the situation in Columbus had finally reached a boiling point, Dubious says he doesn’t blame coach John Tortorella. [NHL]
  • The other major news from the weekend was the announcement that NBC is terminating NBCSN at the end of the year. In the short term NHL games (and NASCAR events) will be aired on USA Network or regular NBC but long-term this surely doesn’t bode well for the NBC’s bid to continue airing NHL games past this year. [Washington Post]
  • Many cord-cutting fans are struggling to stream hockey games right now due to contract disputes. Take a dive in to why this impacts so many people and if there are any real solutions. [The Athletic $]
  • The NHL has announced it will halt the use of pucks with tracking technology inside them. [CBS]
  • Hockey Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple Leafs legend George Armstrong has passed away at 90. [ESPN]
  • The San Jose Sharks will play their first two home games (and likely more) at Gila River Arena in Arizona due to Santa Clara County’s refusal to allow them to play in San Jose. [CBS]