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Storm Advisory for September 22: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Happy trails, Daniel Altshuller, the Homegrown Series returns, and start reading, Wake County kids.

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Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Kudos to the Canes and the Wake County Public School System for their "Readvolution" initiative, announced at a press conference yesterday, that will encourage elementary school students in schools across Wake County to read more than 2,000 books between October and January and offer Canes-themed prizes for those who complete the challenge. [Hurricanes]
  • The Hurricanes announced the return of their popular Homegrown Series. New this season: you can buy a ticket package that includes all seven Homegrown games, plus some other goodies. [Hurricanes]
  • More plaudits for the Canes’ long-term plan, this time from north of the border. [National Post]
  • In Pittsburgh, long-time radio broadcaster Mike Lange announced that he is cutting back on his schedule for the season by skipping some road games. Rob Rossi discusses his role, along with the contributions of Paul Steigerwald and Dave Molinari to Pittsburgh’s hockey soul. []
  • Former Hurricanes prospect Daniel Altshuller is headed to Canadian college hockey, joining the York Lions as a redshirt, eligible to play in the 18-19 season:
  • The NHL is looking into the status of the Joffrey Lopul health status in Toronto. With league concerns about the Maple Leafs potentially taking advantage of the Long-Term IR provisions of the CBA, the league is seeking greater detail into his status. [The Athletic]
  • Aaron Portzline discusses new Columbus Blue Jacket Zac Dalpe and his quest to stay around awhile in Columbus, a place the Ohio State product knows well. [$ The Athletic]
  • Simple question, complicated answer: why do NHLers hate analytics? [TSN]