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Storm Advisory for September 8: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Jim Connors Media Cup Recap

In which the NHL media tour becomes an impromptu art class, and local media gets their shot on the PNC Arena, floor.

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September 5, 2017. Carolina Hurricanes Jim Connors Media Cup, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC.
Jamie Kellner

The Media Gets The Camera Turned Its Way

By Jamie Kellner

After Tuesday’s luncheon and media availability members of the local media, invited guests, and Canes PR and web teams gathered at center ‘ice’ of PNC Arena for the fourth annual Jim Connors Media Cup ball hockey tournament. Team Maniscalco made a valiant third-period effort but fell just short in their comeback attempt as Team DeCock posted a 10-7 win.

Lineups for each team:

Enjoy a few photos from the event here, and also [12:30 pm update] you can find a humongous big gallery with blackmail-able downloadable formats on my Smugmug site.

Reading Assignments

By Brian LeBlanc

  • First up: there’s actual competitive hockey today! The annual Traverse City prospect tournament kicks off later today in Michigan. Justin will have a tournament preview later this morning.
  • Also, today is the final day for the Canes’ Hurricane Harvey relief drive, so head on over to PNC before 5:00 today.
  • Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice, the Teflon Coach, gets a contract extension as he enters his fourth season behind the Jets’ bench. [Jets]
  • The NHL announced yesterday that retired tough guy George Parros is the new head of the Department of Player Safety. [Sportsnet]
  • Greg Wyshynski says that Parros is the right sheriff at the right time for the DoPS. [Puck Daddy]
  • Pierre LeBrun spent a day with NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the hardest working man in the league. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Remember the other day when James Wisniewski resorted to social media to find a job for next season? The Internet, as per usual, didn’t hesitate with job offers. [Bardown]
  • This needs no introduction: