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Tom Dundon Digs In With Tripp, the NHL postpones the Winter Classic and Micheal Ferland’s hockey future is in question

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This Week’s News


Reading Assignments

  • Pierre LeBrun takes a look at NHL coaches entering the last year of their contracts, including Rod Brind’Amour [The Athletic $]
  • The big news... well really the only news from the NHL this week is that they have officially postponed the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Game. [NBC Sports]
  • Naturally for any Hurricanes fan the follow up question to that announcement is “What about the outdoor Stadium Series game at Carter-Finley in February???” While it’s hard to imagine that game actually occurring as of now there is no news to report:
  • The Hurricanes and Fox Sports Carolinas will be airing a special offseason report Saturday night:
  • Everybody loves a good gif and the Canes have created quite the thread of them here:
  • Majority owner Tom Dundon joined Tripp Tracy to discuss everything from his youth to Andrei Svechnikov, Rod Brind’ Amour, and much more:
  • Hurricanes free agency: What’s been done, what’s left to do, what it all means. [The Athletic $]
  • The Washington Capitals have named Kevin McCarthy an assistant coach under Peter Laviolette. [Capitals]
  • Former Hurricane Gary Roberts is going to work for his old teammate with the Seattle Kraken as a sports science specialist. [NHL]
  • Micheal Ferland’s future with the Canucks and in the NHL is in question as the forward continues to battle health issues. [The Province]
  • It’s almost pay day!
  • Ever wondered what rules or other NHL things may have been inspired by your favorite team? For the Hurricanes it’s hybrid icing. Others have helped the league gain things such as the draft lottery and goalie interference reviews. Find out what each Eastern Conference team inspired here. [The Athletic $] Western Conference teams can be found here. [The Athletic $]
  • Doc Emrick’s influence on the NHL’s next generation of voices. [ESPN]
  • Pepsi Center in Denver is no more! Introducing Ball Arena where there surely is a poor usher named Dick who’s job just got a lot more difficult to explain. [NHL]
  • The AHL is planning alternate start dates as it appears more and more likely a December 4th start will not happen. [ESPN]
  • Lastly, on a personal note and since I know she will read this, I want to wish my mother a very Happy Birthday today! I love you mom and hope your day is amazing!