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Storm Advisory 3/17/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

Big Mike joins Canes Cast, another Slavin signs an NHL deal, and how would the long rumored Eric Staal reunion actually work?

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Yesterday’s News

Reading Assignments

  • Before yesterday’s game, the Hurricanes recalled Joey Keane and newly signed Beck Warm to the taxi squad. Considering how the Canes have been doing things this year, there is a good chance this changes again before tomorrow night’s game. [Hurricanes]
  • You’ve seen him at Hurricanes games sounding his horn, now hear Canes Ambassador “Big Mike” Whiting discuss his introduction to hockey, how he fell in love with the game and a story of how he was once pulled over for laughing while driving. [Hurricanes]
  • Chip Alexander caught up with Alex Nedeljkovic’s younger brother [News & Observer]
  • Are the Carolina Hurricanes the Lightning’s biggest threat to going back-to-back? [Yahoo]
  • We’ve all heard the rumors, but how exactly would an Eric Staal reunion work? [The Athletic $]
  • Josiah Slavin, younger brother of Jaccob, has signed an ELC with the Chicago Blackhawks and will start playing in the AHL. [Blackhawks]
  • Jack LaFontaine, who was quickly soared up the prospect list for the Canes, has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award:
  • Sad news out of Russia as 19-year-old junior hockey player Timur Faizutdinov passed away after he was struck in the head by a puck during a game. [Yahoo]
  • Jim Rutherford opens up about his ‘disappointing’ departure in Pittsburgh, the Marc-Andre Fleury situation and Phil Kessel’s casino nights. [The Athletic $]
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th career goal passing Phil Esposito for sixth all-time. [ESPN]
  • The NHL season is at the halfway point(!), so what have been the top moments of the first half? [NHL]
  • With its new TV deal, the NHL stands to net $600 million a year once their second rights package is sold. [CNBC]