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Storm Advisory 5/2/20: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

A member of the North Carolina hockey community needs our help, Sebastian Aho gets a new sponsor, and NHL facilities could re-open on May 24th

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Before we begin today’s Storm Advisory, a member of the North Carolina hockey family needs our help. On Monday April 20, Carolina Thunderbirds player Michael Bunn was admitted to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro after suffering a hypoxic injury to the brain.

The team has put out t-shirts for sale to help with his recovery. More information about Bunn’s condition can be found here, and you can follow this link to purchase a t-shirt.

This Week’s News

Reading Assignments

  • Brock McGinn’s original Thor Surge brought home the title as best Surge to date:
  • A further look into why the Hurricanes are seeking to switch their AHL affiliation. [Inside AHL]
  • Vincent Trochek took some time to answer questions on reddit. [Hurricanes]
  • Color your own Stormy! Show us your creativity on Twitter @ CanesCountry
  • Sebastian Aho is teaming up with Warrior:
  • Hurricanes prospect David Cotton has won the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award:
  • The NHL is pleased with talks about season restart scenarios. [NHL]
  • 31 Thoughts: Best-case scenario for resumption of NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • How a playoff hockey game feels in an empty arena from first-hand experience. [The Athletic $]
  • The 2020-2021 NHL season could start as late as December. [ESPN]
  • The Islanders and Seattle’s new arenas both are still on track for the 2021-2022 season. [ESPN]
  • Speaking Seattle, they are getting close to announcing a team name. [KIRO 7]
  • NHL facilities could reopen on May 24th as the league eyes a 24-team playoff system. [CBS Sports]
  • Could TV deals be impacting the rest of the regular season for the NHL?