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Storm Advisory 3/12/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

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Hockey returns to ESPN, more Eric Staal rumors and the Blues extend their franchise goaltender

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Yesterday’s News Today

Reading Assignments

  • While the timing of this article didn’t end well considering Vincent Trocheck was held out of last night’s game, the key to his success this year has been his health. [SI]
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is evolving in to the goalie the Hurricanes has always hoped he would be. [THW]
  • The Eric Staal to Carolina reunion rumors continue to swirl throughout the league. [Yardbarker]
  • The big news in hockey this week is that the NHL is officially coming back to ESPN. [ESPN]
  • A few of the major highlights from the ESPN announcement:
  • Yes fans, the theme music is coming back as well:
  • A few ESPN personalities weighed in on the move:
  • What the $2.8 billion deal with ESPN means for the NHL, the salary cap and viewers. [The Athletic $]
  • The 2021 NHL Draft appears set to continue as normal with the 2022 Olympics still on the radar. [SI]
  • While the Draft looks like it will go on as planned, there may be some changes to the Lottery process. [NBC]
  • The St. Louis Blues have locked up goalie Jordan Binnington for the next six years. [ESPN]