- 2019 Carolina draft picks Anttoni Honka and Patrik Puistola could end up being core pieces in Raleigh, but the uber-talented Finnish teenagers know that they have more to prove. (The Athletic $)
- Elsewhere in Hurricanes prospect world: second-round pick Jamieson Rees fell a bit in the draft due to an injury and a suspension, but the OHL center is looking to continue taking steps forward as he nears the NHL. (NHL)
- New Twitter handle, who dis?
- After a 21-year NHL career, Matt Cullen will stay around the game in a player development role for Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins. (NHL)
- Unlike Cullen, Hurricanes captain Justin Williams has not yet announced his decision on whether or not he will play hockey next season. Signs still appear to be pointing towards yes, but we won’t know for sure until he comes back to Raleigh and talks to Don Waddell next week. (News & Observer)
- Antonio Brown arrived to Raiders training camp in a hot air balloon. NC State QB Matt McKay opted for a more practical, hockey-centric arrival to Wolfpack camp.
- NHL dot com kicked off their annual August “31 in 31” series yesterday with the Anaheim Ducks.