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Storm Advisory 6/26/19: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

The Schedule is released and Canes add a new affiliate in the Carolinas.

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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]

Reading Assignments

  • 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.
  • 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.