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

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Pro Hockey Talk presented “Hurricanes Day” on Saturday, and Don Cherry shares his vocal chops in Chicago.

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Reading Assignments:

  • The folks at Pro Hockey Talk had their “Hurricanes Day” yesterday. Adam Gretz delved into the pressure facing Canes Head Coach Bill Peters as he enters his 4th season behind the bench in Raleigh. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Continuing the theme, Gretz also determined that newly acquired netminder Scott Darling will be the biggest key for success or failure in the upcoming season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Another intriguing story from Gretz centers around the young Hurricanes prospect most likely to make an impact who has not spent time on the regular season roster before. Haydn Fleury seeks to secure a spot in the bottom pairing on the Canes blueline. Can he make the leap? [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • James O’Brien of PHT makes the case for the Canes to sign the only real free agent remaining on the market in Jaromir Jagr. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • In what amounts to basically a public service announcement for fans from across the rest of the league, O’Brien provides a “getting to know the Canes young defensemen” piece which highlights what many Canes fans likely already know, the future of the Canes is on the blueline. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Lastly, Gretz posted a poll asking whether the Canes will make the postseason for the first time this decade this season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Not everyone is a huge Don Cherry fan (I must confess, I find him thoroughly entertaining, usually for strange reasons), but check out his rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while visiting Wrigley Field during the current Blue Jays trip to the Windy City. [The Score]
  • The Buffalo News recounts the long and winding path of E.J. McGuire to the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Buffalo News]