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Storm Advisory 8/15/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

A new practice home, Ryan Ellis re-signs and an inside look at the Canes drafting.

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

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes showed an inside look at their draft process:
  • Well, that will make ticket servers go down. The Hurricanes have sold out the Caniac Carnival. Anyone going?
  • Sounds like the Hurricanes are moving closer to relocating their practice facility to the new Wake Competition Center now being built in Morrisvlle. [N&O]
  • WE HAVE NEWS! Ryan Ellis signed a 8 year/$50 million contract extension to stay in Nashville. [CBS Sports]
  • Poor Andrej Sekera just can’t catch a break.
  • A goalie was just seconds away from taking his own life. Here’s a look at how he’s bounced back and got the help he needs and how other leagues can look after their player’s mental health. [The Players Tribune]
  • ESPN started a “Mount Puckmore” series. Up first, the Atlantic Division. [ESPN]
  • There are clear cut winners and losers in NBC’s newest NHL schedule release. [ESPN]
  • Seattle may have a hard time choosing the name of their team. I vote Supersonics so that my Thunder can rid themselves of their former namesake. [Seattle Times]
  • There looks like there are no fun college free agent signings happening this year. [Pensburgh]
  • The Hurricanes have a player who was snubbed in the NHL’s rankings of top defensemen. Whoever could it be? (It’s revealed about halfway through this thread.)
  • Finally, thanks to all who voted in our goal song ranker. We had more than 800 people cast votes, and a total exceeding 3,800 votes. Below are the results of the ranker!