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Storm Advisory 7/14/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

Phase 3 of the RTP plan has officially begun, how the league and players reached labor peace, and the Hurricanes agree to terms with a broadcast... company (sorry John Forslund fans, nothing on that front yet)

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This Week’s News

Players Opting Out

When the Return To Play plan was agreed upon, every player was given the option to opt-out of the 2020 playoffs with no repercussion. Those players had to let their team know by yesterday at 5 p.m. of their decision. Here is who we know of at this time:

Reading Assignments

  • Never stop smiling Andrei:
  • The Hurricanes and Capitol Broadcasting have agreed to a two-year deal to keep the radio simulcasts on 99.9 The Fan. [Hurricanes]
  • Dougie Hamilton says he feels good, but not perfect in first day of Canes camp. [The Athletic $]
  • How the NHL and NHLPA found labour peace in a pandemic. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL return-to-play update: Game schedule, testing plans, players opting out and more. [ESPN]
  • 11 years later: Justin Pogge reflects on his rise and fall with the Maple Leafs. [The Athletic $]
  • The New Jersey Devils have a new head coach:
  • 2020 NHL playoffs guide: Stanley Cup chances, biggest roster questions, bold predictions for all 24 teams. [ESPN]
  • What day one of the NHL’s Phase 3 looks like around the league. [Sportsnet]
  • Kirill Kaprizov signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday, but he is ineligible to play this season. [Wild]
  • For those wondering, we should see the finalists for the NHL Awards starting later this week: