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Storm Advisory 4/28/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

It’s time for the annual disappointment of the draft lottery, the Thrashers band is getting back together, and everyone’s favorite segment: BizNasty’s Fashion Tips.

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2009 NHL Entry Draft, Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Reading Assignments

  • Tonight is the draft lottery, where the Hurricanes will invariably fall a couple of spots because God forbid they ever get some good luck. They’ll announce picks 15-4 in the Sharks/Golden Knights pregame show tonight, and the top three picks during the second intermission. [NHL]
  • If you’re into numerology, here are the combinations that would result in the Canes getting one of the top three picks:
  • Don Waddell gives an update on where the searches for the new GM and coach stand, including why some of the big names might take a pass. [News and Observer]
  • Rick Dudley, who Waddell worked with in Atlanta, is apparently in the Canes’ plans, but how?
  • Some hack writer weighs in on Bill Peters’ new gig. [CBC]
  • A couple of additional Hurricanes will be headed to Denmark in a couple of weeks:
  • Kingston was eliminated from the OHL playoffs, bringing an end to Jeremy Helvig’s junior career, and his team and his dad had some parting thoughts:
  • This story is mostly about Red Wings prospect Michael Rasmussen, but there are a few notes about how Canes draftee Morgan Geekie has contributed to Rasmussen’s season. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Brian Burke is leaving the Flames effective Monday... [Flames]
  • ...and is headed to Sportsnet for the rest of the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • And finally: