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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.

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: