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

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The Hurricanes are closing in on a lease extension, questions arise regarding the 24-team playoff system and there appear to be two front runner markets to host a potential return

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This Week’s News


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  • Who’s up for some bingo?
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are getting close to finalizing a five-year lease extension with PNC Arena. [N&O]
  • The top 10 scorers from the past 15 NHL drafts including a lot of names you may recognize. [The Hockey News]
  • What a 24-team playoff could look like and what questions still need to be answered. [CBS Sports]
  • Akim Aliu posted an article via the Players’ Tribune stating that he feels hockey is not for everyone as it stands right now. [Players’ Tribune]
  • The NHL’s return plan could be complicated by international travel restrictions. [CBS Sports]
  • The NHL has narrowed down its list of potential host sites to under 10, all of which can accommodate up to 12 teams if needed. [ESPN]
  • To piggyback off that, it appears Vegas and possibly Columbus may be the front runners right now. [Sportsnet]
  • The one and only Bob McKenzie chimed in on the matter as well: