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Storm Advisory 5/14/21: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

The Canes like to Puck, multiple team awards are announced, and the first round schedule has finally arrived

NHL: MAY 10 Hurricanes at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Yesterday’s News

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes will continue the trend of wearing black in the playoffs at home:
  • Canes Ramp Up in Preparation for First Round. [Hurricanes]
  • Why Rod Brind’Amour Deserves the Jack Adams Award. [Hurricanes]
  • Why Four Canes Deserve NHL Award Consideration. [Hurricanes]
  • Jordan Staal has been selected as the 2021 winner of the Chaisson Award. [Hurricanes]
  • Per the media, Sebastian Aho has been named the Hurricanes’ team MVP while Alex Nedeljkovic has earned the Josef Vasicek Award. [NSJ]
  • There has been quite a bit of confusion as to why the Nashville Predators will be allowed to host over 12k fans for their playoff home games while the Hurricanes remain at around 5-6k.

We finally have some answers as to why this is. Despite Governor Cooper’s executive order’s allowing up to 50% capacity in the arena, there is a clause in there that stipulates this can only be done if certain social distancing protocols are met. PNC Arena can only get to around 6k fans while meeting this restriction. Despite asking for an exemption, the team was denied any extra capacity by the Governor’s office this week. (This is a reminder to please keep comments on this post to hockey related items only, nothing political is allowed). [Herald]

  • We’ve heard them all, now you can own a physical version of all the great Caniacs:
  • If you want to be just as disturbed as we are please learn about how the Canes like to Puck:
  • The New York Rangers have parted ways with head coach David Quinn. [ESPN]
  • A disturbing report out of Chicago where a Blackhawks player from the 2010 team has accused one of their former assistant coaches of sexual assault. [WBEZ]
  • The Seattle Kraken have signed their first ever player, and he’s a former Hurricanes draft pick. [ESPN]
  • Ranking all 31 NHL uniforms. The Canes are pretty low down on the list, do you agree? [Inside Hook]
  • Lastly, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are almost here. Get all the details on schedules and TV coverage here. [CBS]