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Storm Debris: Carolina Hurricanes News Roundup, homecoming edition

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On Homegrown Series food, PNC Arena upgrades, and Mike Commodore the Uber Driver.

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Some news and notes around the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL as they return back to Raleigh for some home cooking tomorrow night at the home opener...

  • Speaking of home cooking, the Canes will be debuting the Homegrown Series in November. And just because the State Fair has left town doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy the finest in fried cuisine across the street from the fairgrounds. If you have high cholesterol, avert your eyes:
  • Noah Hanifin and Brett Pesce are scheduled to visit Durham Nativity School today, the most recent recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Kids ‘n Community Foundation over three years [Canes].
  • PNC Arena has received upgrades this offseason on the club level with a couple of new loge suites, and also boasts brand new 360-degree LED ribbon boards on the lower and upper arena bowl fascia. Also new: LED signage over the upper deck entryways [PNC Arena].
  • Whether you’re celebrating a Canes win or drowning your sorrows away after a loss, Uber and PNC Arena now have a partnership to get you where you need to go safely [Canes].
  • Speaking of Uber, everyone’s favorite bathrobe model, Mike Commodore, signed up to be an Uber driver in Scottsdale, Arizona. And because it’s Commodore, you know there are stories to be told [TSN].
  • The elder statesman of the Charlotte Checkers, Michael Leighton is enjoying an unfamiliar role of introducing young players to professional hockey. [Checkers].
  • Former Hurricane Zac Dalpe, now in his fourth organization, has finally found balance and stability in his career: a fourth-liner with the Wild, engaged, and now with a baby on the way [Pioneer Press].
  • After a lengthy battle with Compuware, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a $16.5-million arbitration award in favor of Hurricanes’ majority owner Peter Karmanos Jr. which followed his ouster from the company he founded in 2013 [Detroit News].
  • With Halloween quickly approaching, don’t miss out on these sexy hockey costumes [Lighthouse Hockey].
  • Sixteen years ago, Kerry Bubolz was the Canes’ head of ticket sales. After two years here, two in Dallas, and twelve at the helm of business operations for the ownership group that runs the Cleveland Cavaliers and AHL Cleveland Monsters, he faces his tallest challenge: building a business side from scratch as president of the Las Vegas hockey franchise [SI].
  • St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko gives a 9 year old a tour of the Blues’ locker room after getting hit by a puck [NHL.com].
  • Say hello to Olli Palola of the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League, who made this poor goaltender wonder what in the world he could have done to could stop this penalty shot.
  • When Adidas takes over the NHL uniform contract next season, you’ll have to pony up for authentic jerseys if you want the Adidas logo. Replica jerseys will instead display the Fanatics logo [Puck Daddy].
  • And finally, after a three assist performance against the Flames, the aforementioned Noah Hanfin earned a spot on the EA Sports Hockey Ultimate Team front page. Move over, Buster Poindexter and Appalachian State; Hanifin is hot hot hot!