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Storm Advisory 6/10/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

Cam Ward and Tim Gleason chat about wine and hockey, Don Waddell talks about the decision to hold off on opening up the Hurricanes’ facilities and a fascinating story about a pro hockey team that once played in a NC Mountain town

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This Week’s News

Reading Assignments

  • We have a plethora of Hurricanes players and staff doing interviews/podcast so we’ll start off with this one featuring Erik Cole:
  • Next up is Justin Williams who joined the Bleav in West podcast to discuss the resumption of the NHL season. Scroll down to the June 1st episode to listen. [Bleav in West]
  • Batting third today is actually a duo of former Hurricanes in the form of Tim Gleason and Cam Ward. Naturally wine is one of the talking points but they also dive in to how hard it was to break in to the NHL and the ultimate prize in hockey. [Unfiltered With Matthew Barnaby]
  • The final interview goes to General Manager Don Waddell as he joined Adam Gold to talk about why the Hurricanes are not rushing in to opening their facilities. [99.9 The Fan]
  • Who do you think won and how much money do you think they won off the others?
  • Backstory on this next story, I was bored at home the other night and somehow I ended up searching for every ice hockey team in North Carolina’s history. This led me to scrolling through a Wikipedia list and clicking each link to learn more about all the teams. Then I came to the Pinebridge Bucks and I thought to myself.. The who?? So I had to Google them which lead me to this story.

Turns out there was a professional hockey team in the tiny town of Spruce Pine, NC once upon a time and they hold a very unique record. For any North Carolina history buffs this is a fascinating story. [Bus League Hockey]

  • College hockey: Former Clarkson standout Reid tells his story of addiction to help other young players. [NNY 360]
  • Predictions unplugged: Anonymous NHL coach, scout and exec pick play-in winners. [The Athletic $]
  • Intent on ending racism in hockey, current and former NHL players form alliance. [Washington Post]