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Storm Advisory for July 20: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The Olympics are still a topic and Justin Williams has a new house, with plenty of hardware on its way to help fill it.

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Reading Assignments

  • As the feel-good articles around Justin Williams continue, here is one with in which he makes it clear, as he has in other interviews, that he has not come here to ride off into sunset, he has come to win. [NHL]
  • Williams has a new house in the Triangle, and he has some pretty impressive hardware that is in the process of being moved to his new home. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The Hurricanes have a new episode of their CanesCast available for your listening pleasure. The man of the hour in Raleigh, Justin Williams, is a guest here too. [Hurricanes]
  • Fanrag Sports is running a series of potential breakout candidates in the coming NHL season. The Canes’ Elias Lindholm made the list, with the second half of last season certainly turning some heads toward the former first round pick. [Fanrag Sports]
  • The Stars confirmed that Valeri Nichushkin will play next season in the KHL with an eye on returning to the Stars in 2018-19. [Stars]
  • Tyler Dellow of The Athletic explores whether or not the NHL actually structured their February schedule with wiggle room for The Olympics. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of a rally in Nashville to save the Predators. Boy, is that organization in a better place now! [The Tennessean]
  • The NHL has made it clear that AHL players are eligible for participation in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. [CBC]
  • Kyle Okposo is continuing his lengthy rehab to return from an undisclosed illness, and his next step will be getting back on the ice for some hockey. He will be participating in a 4-on-4 summer league in Minnesota. [AP]
  • If you are in or around the Wake Forest area this afternoon, the Canes will have their promo team at the PDQ restaurant in Wake Forest:
  • Win Derek Ryan’s dog’s hat! (Yes, really.)