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Trade rumors swirl, the NHL Draft starts tonight, and sad news for Ryan Callahan.

Jamie Kellner

Canes to open 2019-20 season at home against Canadiens

The Hurricanes announced today that the 2019-20 season will begin at home on Thursday, October 3 against the Montreal Canadiens. They will then head out on the road to visit the Washington Capitals two nights later at Capital One Arena. The full schedule for the 2019-20 season will be released next Tuesday. The release from the team is below today’s links.

Reading Assignments

Yesterday’s News Today: About Last Season: Others Receiving Votes

Trade Rumors Abound:

  • Canes’ unexpected playoff run affects their NHL Draft strategy. [News and Observer]
  • Former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan diagnosed with degenerative back disease. [CBS Sports]
  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31. [USA Today]
  • Maple Leafs’ Matthews on cover of ‘NHL 20’. [ESPN]
  • A whole bunch of rule changes go into effect next year, with a big one: you lose a challenge, you take a penalty. No more lost timeouts. (And if you lose two in the same game, it’s a double minor.) [NHL.com]

CANES TO HOST CANADIENS IN 2019-20 HOME OPENER

Team to open season at home for third consecutive season

The Carolina Hurricanes, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced the team’s home opener for the 2019-20 season will be on Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena.

The complete 2019-20 NHL schedule will be released on Tuesday, June 25.

This marks the third consecutive season and the fifth time in the last six years the Hurricanes will open a season at home. This is also the fifth time in franchise history the Hurricanes will host the Canadiens in their home opener. Montreal last visited PNC Arena for the Hurricanes’ home opener on Oct. 3, 2007, a 3-2 overtime win for the Canadiens.

Carolina won the season series 2-1-0 against Montreal in 2018-19, and the Hurricanes own a 7-2-0 record in their last nine games against the Canadiens. Andrei Svechnikov scored three goals in three games against Montreal in 2018-19 and became the youngest player in franchise history to score an overtime goal in a 2-1 win against the Canadiens at PNC Arena on March 24.