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Storm Advisory 8/30/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

The Hurricanes sign a new ECHL affiliate, their social media team has a little fun, plus all the Jesperi Kotkaniemi news you need to read

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  • In the wake of the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet news the Carolina Hurricanes social media team had a little fun as usual:
  • Elliotte Friedman speculates on a special edition of the 31 Thoughts podcast that the Hurricanes had been trying to trade for Kotkaniemi and that they have already discussed a long term deal at a lower price point with him. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin must explore all options before matching the Kotkaniemi offer. [Sportsnet]
  • Karma’s a rodeo: Why the Hurricanes tendered an offer sheet to the Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [The Athletic $]
  • Canadiens in no-win situation with Jesperi Kotkaniemi, but they should be asking themselves how they got to this point. [The Athletic $]
  • The Hurricanes have entered in to an agreement with the Norfolk Admirals to become their ECHL affiliate:
  • Henrik Lundqvist ‘was very close’ to return with Capitals last season. [NHL]
  • The NHL is nearing an agreement to secure participation in the 2022 Olympics according to a report. [RMNB]
  • The Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel met with NHL, NHLPA to discuss injury dispute but it does not appear to have gotten either side anywhere. [Sportsnet]