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Storm Advisory 5/12/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

The Hurricanes sign a new prospect, Nashville increases their capacity for the playoffs and Kirk Muller’s future plans

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Yesterday’s News

Reading Assignments

  • Diehard Batteries will be the official sponsor for the Hurricanes’ playoff run. [Hurricanes]
  • The Canes have signed defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald to a two-year entry-level contract. Fitzgerald served as an Alternate Captain this season for the Chicago Wolves. [Hurricanes]
  • Tripp Tracy sat down with Sporting News to discuss the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs and offer his pick to win it all. [Sporting News]
  • Is Rod Brind’Amour the obvious pick to win the Jack Adams Award? NHL GMs think so. [The Athletic $]
  • Speaking of awards, who are the leading candidates to win the Calder Trophy? [NHL]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning made history a few nights ago:
  • The Nashville Predators, in partnership with the NHL, have announced plans to allow over 12,000 fans for playoff games. In order to be able to do this, the Predators are installing multiple new HVAC systems to improve ventilation inside Bridgestone Arena. This sheds some light on what could be part of the reason why the Hurricanes have not been closer to the 50% capacity currently allowed by NC Executive Orders. [Predators]
  • Paul Stastny’s lifelong love for hockey still burns ahead of 1,000th NHL game. [Sportsnet]
  • Meet the rising stars that could become NHL coaches and GM’s soon including a familiar name. [ESPN]
  • The NHL’s relaxed dress code allows players a chance to be themselves. [The Athletic $]
  • Jack Eichel is uncertain about his future in Buffalo and had some strong words to say about it. [NHL]
  • 31 Thoughts dives deeper in to the Eichel situation, Kirk Muller’s future and Ilya kovalchuk’s future. [Sportsnet]