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Storm Advisory 5/17/20: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

Catching up with Abby Labar, the one thing every NHL fan base refuses to give up, and an update for Hurricanes STM’s

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This Week’s News

STM Update

This week the Hurricanes sent out an update on their plans for Season Ticket Members regarding all missed games from the 2019-20 season. Here is what that email said:

Dear STM,

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your continued support of the Carolina Hurricanes – we are anxious to get back on the ice and can’t wait to see you at PNC Arena whenever that is deemed possible.

While the remaining eight home games of the 2019-20 regular season have not been officially cancelled, the Hurricanes want to continue to provide flexibility to our Season Ticket Members as we all plan ahead for the 2020-21 season. Because we are approaching your next scheduled payment on 6/1/20, we will be applying all credit* from un-played games to decrease this payment, and all future payments for the 2020-21 season. Credit amounts include all un-played 2019-20 regular season games and parking, as well as any funds paid toward the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Your credit* will be applied automatically to the 2020-21 season so no further action is needed at this time. However, if you wish to opt out of this rollover program and receive a refund instead, submit your request here prior to May 21st.

Your specific credit amount can be viewed by logging into your Account Manager (Log In, Click “Invoices” at the top left, and your credit can be found under “Paid” invoices).

*If you resold tickets through TM Exchange and received payment for “paused” 2019-20 games, you are required to pay back those proceeds in the event the original game is cancelled. Therefore, your resale proceeds have been deducted from your available credit.

Reading Assignments

  • We have mentioned this story here before, but Carolina Thunderbirds player Michael Bunn is fighting for his life. His story was picked up by The Athletic which you can read here. [The Athletic $]
  • If you want more information on Bunn or to donate to his cause you can click here. [Caring Bridge]
  • Sebastian Aho is hoping that play can continue. [IIHF]
  • 10 Questions with Hurricanes in-game host Abby Labar. [The Athletic $]
  • More work is being completed at the new Hurricanes practice facility:
  • Speaking of the new practice facility, the timeline for its completion seems to possibly be the deciding factor on if the Canes could host any potential NHL return:
  • The one thing that every NHL fan base won’t give up. [ESPN]
  • NHL executives are dreaming up some interesting CBA changes. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Byfuglien and other veteran NHL free agent defensemen have unclear futures. [NBC Sports]
  • It’s not easy drafting goalies in the NHL, and history backs that up. [The Hockey News]
  • The first installment from NHL dot com where they are breaking down the best player to wear every jersey number. [NHL]