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Storm Advisory 4/9/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

The trades have begun, an update on Henrik Lundqvist and a timeline for a return to play for the Canucks

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Yesterday’s News

Reading Assignments

  • This checks out:
  • We’re still a few days before the NHL Trade Deadline but a couple teams have gotten started on the deal-making:
  • Sebastian Aho joined the Men in Blazers On Ice gang to talk about his rise to fame in the NHL. [NHL]
  • Three Hurricanes prospects that have had disappointing seasons. [THW]
  • NHL power rankings: Buyers or Sellers edition. [Sportsnet]
  • Washington Capitals goalie Henrik Lundqvist (That’s still weird to say!) is still hoping to return to the NHL after having open-heart surgery back in January. [NBC]
  • The COVID-19 outbreak within the Vancouver Canucks’ organization can be traced back to a variant. [NYT]
  • The NHL hopes that the Canucks can return to play by the end of next week. [ESPN]
  • Many things have been different between the U.S. and Canada in regards to COVID-19 putting the NHL in a tough spot. The league now finds themselves grappling with vaccine inequity between the two countries. [FOX]
  • Inside how the NHL trade deadline is shaping up as deals begin to go down. [The Athletic $]