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Storm Advisory 7/28/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

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This Week’s News

Breaking Down The New York Rangers

As we prepare for the NHL to finally return, take a look back at our coverage previewing the Hurricanes Qualifying Round opponent the New York Rangers. This is just the beginning as we will be returning to our normal game coverage and then some once everything kicks off this weekend.

Team Sendoff & Bubble Life Update

Before the Hurricanes flew off to Toronto on Sunday evening, they invited fans to come out and give the team a warm sendoff. Naturally the Caniacs didn’t disappoint and we’re pretty sure that PNC Arena is now not only the Loudest House in the NHL, but also the Loudest Parking Lot in the NHL.

We’ve also started to get some inside views of what life is like inside the bubble.

Reading Assignments

  • We have some Hurricanes awards to share:
  • Prospect Jack Drury apears to be heading oversees this year:
  • The Canes have arrived in Toronto where they hope to remain for a long time. [Hurricanes]
  • Previewing the Hurricanes vs Rangers qualifying series. [The Hockey News]
  • Staying busy after hockey has not been a problem for Matt Cullen. [Inforum]
  • There will be changes to the NCAA hockey overtime rules to better align with the NHL. [NCAA]
  • Great news from the NHL regarding its COVID-19 testing:
  • Unleash the Kraken:
  • How did NHL Seattle decide on Kraken? [ESPN]
  • Ilya Samsonov will not be participating in the playoffs after sustaining an injury. [NHL]
  • The Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka has ‘quit’ ahead of the restart. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Zdeno Chara is not considering retirement at this point. [NHL]
  • Sharks’ Evander Kane Discusses NHL’s Hockey Is for Everyone Movement. [NBC Bay Area]
  • P.K. Subban is a ripped, muscular, professional athlete who looks like a high school student compared to The Rock:

The Athletic Articles

The Athletic has been providing lots of content as we gear up for the return of the NHL. Normally we try to limit the amount of pay-walled links in Storm Advisories but there are so many stories worth reading if you do subscribe we are going to make an exception this time and just group them all right here.

  • An incredible story about how a local Raleigh business ended up with Ron Francis’ new Kraken shirt that he needed for the unveiling announcement and the craziness that went in to finally getting it in to Francis’ hands. [The Athletic $]
  • Rick Dudley, the former Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Carolina Hurricanes joins the Full 60 with Craig Custance to discuss his time in Raleigh. [The Athletic $]
  • What will the Hurricanes’ defense pairings look like at puck drop? [The Athletic $]
  • ‘There is no playbook for this’: Inside broadcast plans for the NHL’s return. [The Athletic $]
  • We’ll end with this one. By far the most detailed look at what teams had to go through to prepare to enter the bubble life. This is Minnesota Wild centered but it gives an idea of what every team went through. [The Athletic $]