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Storm Advisory for June 19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Discussion Thread

There were a few surprises on the protected list yesterday. And now, we wait.

Edmonton Oilers v Carolina Hurricanes: Game 7
Eleven years ago today.
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • Professional sports: win a championship Sunday, throw a parade Wednesday, get fired Thursday. Also: how did the Canes end up with a Stanley Cup-winning goaltending coach a week after he won the Cup? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
  • The 2017-18 salary cap numbers are out: $75.0 million is the cap, $55.4 million is the floor. [NHLPA]
  • So, how does this affect the Canes? Funny you should ask. This doesn’t include any of the forthcoming roster moves (expansion draft, potential buyouts, etc.):
  • There weren’t many people expecting to see Eric Staal left off the Wild’s protected list, but here we are. [StarTribune]
  • The Golden Knights could play kingmaker in the goaltender market this offseason, and not just because of who they plan to keep on their roster. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • What are the best and worst case scenarios for every team in the expansion draft? []
  • And what would a draft of any sort be without a report card immediately following? []
  • John Tortorella’s contract is up after next season, and he won’t come cheap. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • What is a sports hernia and why is it the bane of so many athletes’ existence? [AP Sports]