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Storm Advisory for August 19: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

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Another former Cane has a shot at fulfilling Olympic dreams, the Will Butcher saga continues, and Victor Rask recommends your next favorite song.

Carolina Hurricanes v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Reading Assignments:

  • Another week, another former Hurricane with a shot at the Olympics. This time it’s Bobby Sanguinetti in the spotlight. [NJ Courier-Post]
  • Joe Sakic is apparently continuing to listen to offers for Matt Duchene, despite a still-ludicrous asking price. []
  • Rather than predict Stanley Cup favorites, sometimes it’s easier to guess who will fall short. You might notice a certain team who didn’t make the list of non-playoff teams for the coming year... [The Hockey News]
  • Will Butcher, a college graduate and former University of Denver standout following in the footsteps of Jimmy Vesey and Kevin Hayes, has piqued several teams’ interest after entering free agency, but insists his decision won’t be about ice time. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Speaking of Butcher, perhaps this annual trend of college players avoiding playing for the probably low-ranking team that drafted them is a loophole the NHL should consider closing. [Defending Big D]
  • The latest edition of the “Cheaters Never Win” podcast is available, give it a listen. [Section 328]
  • In need of some new, off-the-beaten-path tunes for your daily routine? Victor “DJ Swag” Rask has you covered, with help from Justin Faulk: