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Storm Advisory for October 5: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Rejoice: we’re four hours from finding out who will be the new captain.

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These two gentlemen will likely be on stage at noon. Will one of them be named the Canes’ sixth captain?
Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Almost a third of the Hurricanes roster has played for the Blackhawks, and Cory Lavalette thinks that could be a good thing. [North State Journal]
  • Elliotte Friedman has some good stuff from Bill Peters in his 31 Thoughts. Also, the Penguins have apparently been sniffing around Jordan Staal, to no real effect. [Sportsnet]
  • Ray Whitney, who had been serving as a professional scout with the Canes, has taken a new position in the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. [NHL]
  • Video! What has Scott Darling’s first training camp with the Canes been like?
  • Audio! First, Ron Francis with Adam and Joe talking about, among other things, why Charlotte isn’t a realistic option for Martin Necas. [WRALSportsFan (audio)]
  • And then later, Brett Pesce joined the dynamic duo, talking about why he’s optimistic: both for the Canes and for his New York Yankees, who start the American League divisional series against the Cleveland Indians tonight. (Ed. note: let’s go Tribe) [WRALSportsFan (audio)]
  • Dan Rosen’s mailbag includes a good one about the Canes, who are somehow still being underrated despite seemingly being everyone’s sleeper team. [NHL.com]
  • This NHL preview looks completely normal in every way and I see nothing unusGOOD GOD TYLER DELLOW WHAT ARE YOU THINKING [The Athletic ($)]
  • Your #Redvolution Twitter hashtags are going to look all spiffy this season. [NHL]
  • Connor McDavid’s new deal is a harbinger of things to come. [Sports Illustrated]
  • And finally, say hello to Cam Ward’s new headgear: