Storm forward Tim Glasby has been released from a two-year deal with the Cowboys on compassionate grounds, and will remain with the Storm instead.
With a number of players leaving Melbourne, the Storm are looking towards a number of young players to help reinstate the club as an NRL powerhouse.
The Melbourne Storm are planning for the future with the promotion of several under-20s stars plus a new recruit from the Intrust Super Cup.
To the dismay and surprise of fans, for the second straight season the Melbourne Storm ended the year without a finals win.
The salt into the wound of Melbourne's elimination finals loss came with the realisation favourite son Ryan Hoffman has played his last game for the club.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has labeled his side's 28-4 elimination final loss to the Bulldogs an 'embarrassment'.
A four-tries to nil first half ambush from the Bulldogs has knocked the Storm out of the 2014 finals race and set up a meeting with Manly next week.
The first weekend of the finals wraps up with two teams that are precariously placed given the new finals system.
Ben Roberts discusses his finals aspirations, and provides an update on Storm skipper Cameron Smith ahead of the side's elimination final on Sunday.
A light-hearted look at the coaches guiding the eight remaining sides during the first week of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership finals.