Yesterday’s News Today
- The NHL released the regular season schedule for the 2019-2020 season, and we have a look at the Canes slate. [Canes Country]
- The Canes are reportedly adding the Greenville (SC) Swamp Rabbits as an ECHL affiliate to the organization. [WSPA TV]
- Don Waddell held a conference call with the media yesterday. Among the topics: contract negotiations with Sebastian Aho and Justin Faulk, where things stand with goaltending, and the future plans of Justin Williams. [News & Observer]
- As we creep ever closer to decisions on buyouts and Restricted Free Agents, The Athletic takes a look at the pending Unrestricted Free Agency class for July 1. [The Athletic, $]
- The Canes have extended Qualifying Offers to all but one of their RFAs. (The one, if you’re scoring at home, was Josh Wesley.) [Hurricanes]
- Meanwhile, in the Metro Division, the New Jersey Devils announced their non-tenders which include former Cane Ryan Murphy, and the Washington Capitals announced the retirement of Brooks Orpik.
#NJDevils news:— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 25, 2019
The club has tendered qualifying offers to Brandon Baddock, Pavel Zacha, Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Josh Jacobs and Mirco Mueller.
The club has not tendered Cam Johnson, Ryan Murphy and Stefan Noesen.
Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement today from the @NHL after 15 seasons. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion skated in 1,035 regular-season games.— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 25, 2019
Congratulations on a terrific career, Brooksie. And thank you for everything! #ALLCAPS
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- The St. Louis Blues announced that they have agreed to terms with Head Coach Craig Berube following his first Stanley Cup title as coach.
- The Athletic also takes a look at some interesting bookkeeping regarding escrow that is helping NHL teams manipulate their spending. [The Athletic, $]
- Calvin de Haan reached out to Canes fans following his trade to Chicago.
While it was short lived, thank you @NHLCanes fans for an amazing year and making me feel welcome. It was a great experience helping the canes back into playoffs...in saying that, I am so excited to be apart of the @NHLBlackhawks world class organization!!— Calvin de Haan (@cal_dehaan) June 25, 2019