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Storm Advisory 5/4/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The NHL mourns the loss of a legendary executive, and the Checkers return to action tonight.

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Reading Assignments

  • The NHL announced yesterday the passing of Bill Torrey, the architect of the legendary Islanders teams of the early 1980s that won four Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series. []
  • Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, published an obituary of Torrey that is incredibly well done. [Newsday]
  • Remembrances were all over social media yesterday, including this one:
  • What did the Hurricanes get by trading for Jordan Martinook? [Hurricanes]
  • And from the Arizona side:
  • TSN’s offseason game plan for the Hurricanes sounds familiar: get one more scorer and shore up goaltending, and the Canes should be a playoff team. [TSN]
  • Stormy and Jaccob Slavin went back to school:
  • The Checkers’ second-round series against Lehigh Valley gets underway tonight. Our preview will be out later today, and here is what the Checkers themselves have to say. [Checkers]
  • Lightning owner Jeff Vinik rescued a floundering organization and is now the league’s model for new ownership. Among those the league requested him share some wisdom is Tom Dundon. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Old Canadian man yells at cloud over American broadcasters not calling them sweaters. Ho hum. [Globe and Mail]
  • Speaking of American broadcasters, A.J. Mleczko has fit right into NBC’s playoff coverage as the first woman ever to provide TV commentary for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [ESPN]