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Morning Flurries: the Canes Compliment Spree

Kindness never killed anyone

Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

Carolina is Kind

Yesterday was World Kindness Day, and of course it dominated social media feeds. The Carolina Hurricanes twitter account @Canes devoted an entire thread to saying something nice to every other NHL team. The Colorado Avalanche got “Thank you for being our best friend” with a heart.

Some other hilights included “@NHLFlyers No mascot is as terrifying and fun as @GrittyNHL” and “@FlaPanthers We think you are PURRFECT” followed of course, by the cat emoji.

MHH Features

Last week, the NHL reveled the jerseys the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators will wear in the Winter Classic. The Avs vs LA Kings Stadium Series sweaters haven’t officially been announced, but the design appears to have been leaked online. The Winter Classic tops were generally well-liked, but these are drawing mixed reactions. Tom has more here.

ICYMI: this week’s prospect report went out yesterday. All but four prospects recorded at least one point over the last week or so of play. Catch up on all 15 prospects in Lauren’s report here.

NHL/ Honda Partnership

Yesterday, the NHL and Honda announced they had extended their partnership until at least the 2021-22 season. The relationship began in the 2007-2008 season, and has grown to include Canada since then. As a part of the deal, Honda will continue to sponsor the Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend where a Honda vehicle will be given to the All-Star game MVP. Honda will also be featured on dasherboards at NHL playoff games and other NHL promotional materials.

Frank Brown to win Elmer Ferguson Award

Frank Brown has covered the NHL since the 1970s. He was a newspaper reporter covering several different teams until 1998 when we went to work for NHL communications. For his work, Brown has won the Elmer Ferguson Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ferguson was a Canadian hockey journalist in the early 20th century. The award is given “for excellence in hockey journalism.” He is the 61st person to receive the award, and will be honored with a 12x12 plaque in Toronto.

“To imagine that my plaque is the same size as Red Fisher’s and Frank Orr’s and Elmer Ferguson’s, I get goose bumps,” Brown told Dan Rosen at “This is your number going in the rafters. This is your eternal byline.”