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Storm Advisory 2/10/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

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Taking a look back at offsides-gate, Patrik Laine gets benched and the Penguins hire a new General Manager

Carolina Hurricanes v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • Take a look back at some of the highlights from Alex Nedeljkovic’s first game of the season:
  • Remember the offsides-gate from the first game against Columbus? Here’s everything you need to know about the miscommunication that led to the botched goal call. [The Athletic $]
  • In the second game against the Blue Jackets, John Tortorella benched newly acquired forward Patrik Laine due to an apparent confrontation between Laine and an assistant coach. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Speaking of punishing players, Anton Khudobin was recently held out of the lineup for the Stars after he was late to practice. [NHL]
  • Mikko Koivu unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NHL yesterday. [Blue Jackets]
  • Ron Hextall has been hired as the new GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins while Brian Burke will take over as their President of Hockey Operations. [Penguins]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are not ‘holding back’ additional info about Jonathan Toews. [Chicago Sun]
  • Projecting the projections: How the 2022 men’s Olympic hockey rosters stack up. [The Athletic $]