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Storm Advisory 9/17/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

National TV schedules get released, the Hurricanes make a front office hire and a non-Canadian team will be featured in this years Heritage Classic

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  • The boys got to hang with Luke Combs at his concert in Raleigh a few nights ago:
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Michael Futa as a senior consultant. Futa was interviewed for the General Manager position after Ron Francis’ departure. [Hurricanes]
  • Both ESPN and Turner media released their national TV broadcast schedules for the upcoming NHL season. All games with Turner will be broadcast on TNT while the games by ESPN will be split between ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+/Hulu. [ESPN] [Turner]
  • The Hurricanes will be featured on eight games with the ESPN platforms with one game on ABC, one on ESPN, and six on ESPN+/Hulu. Amazingly, they will not have any games on TNT this season. [Hurricanes]
  • More details on how to watch games with the ESPN platforms and what to expect from the Hulu games. [ESPN]
  • It often feels weird when a player gets traded to see them in their new uniform but this one just doesn’t feel right:
  • The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs will face off in the 2022 Heritage Classic. The Sabres will become the first non-Canadian team to play in the Heritage Classic. [NHL]
  • Sidney Crosby says he hopes Washington Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin can break Wayne Gretzky’s goal scoring record. [Yahoo]
  • Former Hurricane Andrew Ladd plans to prove people wrong with a resurgence in Arizona. [The Athletic $]
  • Ryan Kesler has accepted that he will never play professional hockey again due to injuries. [NHL]