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Storm Advisory 6/26/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Tom Dundon makes the rounds, Dougie Hamilton looks forward to the Triangle’s museum scene, and an update on Ryan Murphy.

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2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Traffic Jam

So, did you visit Canes Country over the weekend? You weren’t alone. In fact, we registered nearly 50,000 pageviews split nearly equally between Friday and Saturday. We broke our daily traffic record on Friday, then broke it again on Saturday - and even on Sunday, when we didn’t post a single article, we registered 12,000 views from people visiting to catch up on the weekend’s events. It was incredible - every time we turned around, we were reaching a new high-water mark.

In the four-day stretch beginning Friday, we’ve registered upwards of 80,000 page views. To put that in perspective, there have been entire months that haven’t seen those kind of numbers. From all of us here, our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support. We love what we do, and it’s so gratifying to know you do as well. Now, onto the links! - Brian

Reading Assignments

  • 31 Thoughts says that Jeff Skinner has given the Canes a list of five teams to whom he would accept a trade. Luke DeCock says that Skinner hasn’t been approached to waive his no-move clause. It’s splitting hairs, but both are probably true. [Sportsnet]
  • Tom Dundon had a long interview with Adam Gold touching on - among other things - his expectations for Scott Darling, plans for a throwback night, and more about Chuck Kaiton’s future. [WRALSportsFan]
  • Dundon is front and center but the Hurricanes’ play could push him to the foreground. [Sportsnet]
  • David Glenn chats with the newest Canes defenseman, Dougie Hamilton, about why he’s excited to be with the Canes and why John Shannon’s museum comment is, politely, a steaming pile. [David Glenn Show (first segment)]
  • Dmitri Filipovic has no time for the media backing the truck over Hamilton on his way out the door. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the media and backing the truck over Dougie Hamilton, Calgary Sun reporter Eric Francis chimed in with his opinion of the trade with Scott Laughlin and Patrick O’Sullivan. Be sure to listen to Patrick’s comments after the interview was over. [SoundCloud - note, this is a homegrown recording, apologies for lesser quality audio]
  • Your annual Ryan Murphy update: still making NHL minimum wage in 2018. [Minnesota Wild]
  • The full list of players who received qualifying offers yesterday. [NHL]
  • Bill Foley is all in for a Cup in Vegas. [ESPN]
  • The NHL has been presented with another concussion lawsuit. [WLS]
  • Will the new CBA make draft changes to European players? [Forbes]
  • Today is Hockey Hall of Fame announcement day. Martin Brodeur is a lock. Who else might make it? [NHL]
  • It was an all out pitch yesterday for John Tavares, who invited presentations from two teams with two more to come today. [Newsday]
  • Paul Stastny’s fate is largely in the hands of Tavares: