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Storm Advisory for August 2: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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By the typical standards of early August, it’s kind of busy around these parts today.

“So, you think we can afford to buy the team now?”
Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • No shortage of things to post today. First, we may have more on this later this morning, but if you missed it Peter Karmanos talked to Chip Alexander yesterday with some...interesting comments on the potential sale of the Hurricanes. [News and Observer]
  • The newly re-signed Brett Pesce joined Adam Gold on 99.9 The Fan yesterday afternoon. [WRALSportsFan (audio)]
  • Pesce’s new deal has been met with near universal praise, including from Puck Daddy, from Mark Armstrong at ABC11, and from Pro Hockey Talk.
  • And, notably, from one Jaccob Slavin, who used a photo on his Instagram that may look familiar:

Congrats Pesce! Can't wait for 7 more seasons together! @brettpesce22

A post shared by Jaccob Slavin (@jslavin74) on

  • The newest episode of the CanesCast with the Michaels features a conversation with Trevor van Riemsdyk. [Hurricanes]
  • Hey, it’s almost time for the Caniac Carnival! This year’s festivities take place on September 17. [Hurricanes]
  • In the Former Hurricanes News department, Andrej Nestrasil has a new home in the KHL:
  • Former Canes defenseman Mike Komisarek has joined the Buffalo Sabres as a player development coach. [WGR 550]
  • And one-time Hurricane Joey Mormina (literally: he played one NHL game, the night that Georges Laraque went knee-on-knee with Rod Brind’Amour in 2008, tearing Brind’Amour’s ACL) has been named an assistant coach for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. [AHL]
  • Do the Hurricanes make the cut as one of the top five blue lines entering the 2017-18 season? [FanRag Sports]
  • Another day, another arbitration hearing cancelled: Mikael Granlund and the Wild came to terms on a three-year deal. [Wild]