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.
This Week’s News
- Report: Hurricanes likely to move AHL affiliation
- Hurricanes-Checkers split a blow to Carolina hockey
- Systems Analyst Classics: The Long Game
- Our Top Five Games: Part Two
- 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 ACC presents an award to a Boston College male and female student-athlete, celebrating high levels of achievement in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.— BC Eagles (@BCEagles) April 30, 2020
Let’s meet this year’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award winner:#GoldenEagles2020 #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/ZiyfrnSTOQ
- 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?
must be completed.— Matthew Sekeres (@mattsekeres) May 1, 2020
Failure to do so comes with a severe penalty: the deals roll over to next season at no cost to Fox. So, those teams would face no regional TV revenue, which would in turn hurt hockey-related revenue (HRR) for the whole league.