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Storm Advisory 1/30/2020: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

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Just one more day until we get Hurricanes hockey back, thank goodness.

New York Islanders v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

Yesterday’s News Today

Reading Assignments

  • The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus caught up with former Hurricane Bryan Bickell to discuss his health, his career and more. [The Athletic $]
  • The ECU club hockey team needs some help with funding for the postseason, and they’ve set up a GoFundMe to aid the effort. It’s always the right time to support local hockey. [GoFundMe]
  • Calling all fans of The Simpsons. The Springfield Thunderbirds will become the Springfield Ice-O-Topes on Feb. 1, and the jerseys are phenomenal.
  • Here’s a great read on Canes’ 2019 draft pick Massimo Rizzo. [BCHL]
  • The Edmonton Oilers and forward Zack Kassian will be together for the foreseeable future, as the two sides agreed to a four-year extension. [CBC]
  • Speaking of the Oilers, they clearly don’t get along with the Calgary Flames.
  • Like, they really, really don’t get along.
  • There was a report early Wednesday that the NHL’s expansion Seattle team had settled on a name: the Seattle Kraken. [RMNB]
  • However, it seems those reports were a bit premature. No team name has been decided on, but Kraken is still in the running for what it’s worth. [The Seattle Times]
  • With his 693rd career goal, Alex Ovechkin passed Steve Yzerman for ninth all time Wednesday night.
  • It feels like the Hurricanes may never return to the ice, but don’t worry, we’re only a day away. For now, enjoy Jordan Staal and Joel Edmundson battle in the ultimate competition.
  • And of course, we have #BellLetsTalk back. Bell will donate five cents towards mental health initiatives with every tweet including the hashtag, so join these Hurricanes players in helping the cause.