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Storm Advisory for September 26: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The Canes are in Canada and it’s 90 degrees here. Preseason in the NHL, everyone!

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • Micah Blake McCurdy’s model doesn’t like the Canes’ chances of making the playoffs. (Also of note: he has the third-place Atlantic team finishing with the same number of points as the Canes, who he projects to be the sixth-place team in the Metro.) [HockeyViz]
  • ESPN’s Hurricanes preview is a little more forgiving. [ESPN]
  • Bill Peters shared his opinion on player protests and how he would handle a hypothetical Canes protest. [News and Observer]
  • Relevant to the Hurricanes’ interests: is the Metro still the top division in the NHL? [TSN (video)]
  • Ken Hitchcock has challenged Tyler Seguin to be the key component of the Stars’ expected resurgence. How will he respond? [Stars]
  • This is a wild story: an ECHL assistant equipment manager was charged with stealing and selling the team’s equipment, including one transaction that occurred during a game. [Reading Eagle]
  • If the area just inside the blue line at the Vegas Golden Knights’ T-Mobile Arena looks a bit odd when the Canes visit in December, here’s why. [Golden Knights]