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Storm Advisory 2/3/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

Svech calls game, Jack LaFontaine gets nominated for a prestigious award and the crazy story of how Zdeno Chara’s sticks ended up at a random address in New Jersey

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This Week’s News

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  • Relive Andrei Svechnikov and James Reimer’s exciting shootout performances from last night:
  • Minnesota Gopher and Hurricanes prospect Jack LaFontaine has been nominated for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award:
  • Both New Jersey and Buffalo become the latest teams to be forced to postpone multiple games due to COVID-19 concerns. [ESPN]
  • 31 Thoughts dives in to why the Sabres’ postponements are cause for concern, a further look in to Jim Rutherford’s departure from the Penguins, and an expectation for Carolina’s goaltending options. [Sportsnet]
  • Minnesota Wild prospect Marco Rossi’s NHL career delayed by COVID-19. [ESPN+ $]
  • Seattle Kraken’s John Forslund sees ‘truly special’ play-by-play chance. [The Athletic $]
  • The NHL is celebrating Black History in hockey:
  • The AHL has postponed the start of their Canadian Division’s season. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the AHL, for some independently owned team such as the Charlotte Checkers, it made more sense to opt-out this year than to play. [The Athletic $]
  • Women’s Hockey Fans and Players Deserve Better from the NWHL. [SI]
  • Flyers, Bruins ready for ‘different vibe’ at Lake Tahoe for NHL Outdoors. [NHL]
  • What would you do is Zdeno Chara’s massive hockey sticks got delivered to your house by mistake? One New Jersey man recently experienced this exact scenario. [ESPN]