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Storm Advisory 6/23/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

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A big day in Hurricanes history, and the latest on the NHL’s Return To Play situation.

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Jamie Kellner

Happy Tuesday! In case you were wondering what 2020 has in store for us next, dust storms are on the way.

  • Five burning questions facing the Canes as they head into the qualifying round. [NHL.com]
  • Get to know Larry Perkins, PNC Arena’s vice president of guest relations. It’s written from a venue industry slant but there’s a lot of good insight about a man of many accomplishments who has been behind the success of the arena since 2000. [Venues Now]
  • Even in an uncertain draft year, Bob McKenzie will come through for you with his full ranking of the 2020 draft class. [TSN]
  • More disturbing details surface in the Dan Carcillo et al. class action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League. Another former player has come forward with his story of abuse (warning, disturbing and graphic content). [The Hockey News]
  • In Return To Play news, the end of the 2019-20 season has been tentatively pushed four months to Oct. 31, which is the new mutually agreed-upon date for the expiration of player contracts. [SportsNet]
  • More markets have reportedly been eliminated as hub cities, according to several reports. [Chicago Sun Times] [USA Today] [TSN] [The Athletic $]
  • Meanwhile, the NHL has announced a Phase 2 change that allows player groups of up to 12 to practice together effective today. [SportsNet]
  • More than a few players have indicated they’re troubled by the idea of returning to play given the positive tests in the areas where practices have started. [The Athletic $]
  • And finally, get out the checkbook. You know you want this in your living room.