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Storm Advisory 5/24/20: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

The NHLPA approves a playoff format, ranking all 31 goal songs, and the AHL announced its end of the year awards

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This Week’s News

Our underdog series wrapped up with a look back at each of the following players:

Reading Assignments

  • The big news in the NHL world this week was the NHLPA agreeing to move forward with the 24 team playoff format:
  • The official vote was 29-2 in favor of the format with the two votes against coming from Tampa and Carolina:
  • The AHL released its First and Second Teams for the 2019-20 season which included one of the Hurricanes’ top prospects. [AHL]
  • In other AHL news, Joey Keane was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team. [Checkers]
  • The web’s Michael Smith sat down with The Athletic to answer a few questions about his time in quarantine. [The Athletic $]
  • Don Waddell joined the Ovies and Giglio show to discuss the NHL’s potential return to play plan. [99.9 The Fan]
  • Well hello Mr. Svechnikov:
  • Former Hurricane Eric Staal says “It’s hard to envision” playing away from his family should the league return. [The Athletic $]
  • Several details remain unresolved in the NHL’s return-to-play plan. [Las Vegas Journal]
  • How NHL 20 has become a hockey lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ESPN]
  • Ranking all 31 NHL goal songs. [Sporting News]
  • Why NHL teams should gamble on defensemen in later rounds rather than forwards. [The Athletic $]
  • Lastly, be on the lookout for a giant orange and NUDE mascot coming to a beach near you (oh, the nightmares):