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The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 8

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Anaheim:
Ducks GM Brian Burke will be one of four people honored with the 2008 Lester Patrick Award in October for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. (more...)

Buffalo: Twenty-one-year NHL veteran Phil Housley, who had his longest stretch with one team in Buffalo, will be one of four people honored with the 2008 Lester Patrick Award in October for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

Carolina: Luke Decock of the Raleigh News and Observer reports on some of the Canes’ pre-season rituals. (more...)... Former Canes forward Trevor Letowski has signed with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News blogs on what to expect from defenseman Matt Niskanen this season. (more...)

Detroit:
Red Wings’ great Ted Lindsay will be one of four people honored with the 2008 Lester Patrick Award in October for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. (more...)

Minnesota:
Wild founding owner Bob Naegele Jr. is one of three Minnesotans who will be honored with the 2008 Lester Patrick Award in October for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. (more...)... Free-agent defenseman Sean Hill, who played last season for the Wild, will suit up for EHC Biel in the Swiss League this season. (more...)

Nashville:
Martin Gelinas, who played for the Predators last season, recalls being involved in the most significant trade in NHL history. (more...)... Winger Josh Langfeld has signed with the Frankfurt Lions in the Deutsche Liga.

Ottawa: Ken Warren from the Ottawa Citizen reports on former Senators goaltender Ray Emery making efforts to change his ways in Russia. (more...)

Philadelphia:
Craig Berube has been named a Flyers’ assistant coach. (more...)

Phoenix:
Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic reports on the Coyotes looking for a fresh start with new No. 1 center Olli Jokinen. (more...)

Toronto: Doug Gilmour has signed on to be an assistant coach with the Leafs’ AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies. (more...)

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day's news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 8