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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 17

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Click HERE for THN.com’s Elite 8 round of the logo tournament.

Yesterday at thn.com:

The Hockey News’ predictions for the 2008-09 season.

In Ken Campbell’s blog, two Jeffs are returning to the teams that drafted them for a chance at a comeback.

THN.com unveils the Elite 8 logos as we near crowning the ultimate champion.

In the Ask Adam mailbag: Philly’s new captain?; New Canes uniforms; and how would NHL Europe work?

The Fantasy Pool Look takes a peek at a few more player and position battles in training camp, in part two of a three-part series.

News and Views…

Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes about Gary Bettman’s frustration with the Kontinental League. (more...)

Anaheim:
Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes about the team putting Mathieu Schneider on waivers. (more...)

Boston: Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe writes that with the rookies taking to the ice, the 2008-09 season is officially underway. (more...)… Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald writes that Manny Fernandez’s goal is to complete his comeback from a left knee injury. (more...)

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about Rod Brind’Amour’s surgery Tuesday and that he won’t miss the stat of the regular season. (more...)… Alexander also writes that a small snag in Eric Staal’s contract has been fixed. (more...)

Colorado: Patrick Roy’s son, Jonathan, pleaded not guilty to charges of assult. (more...)… Terry Frei of the Denver Post writes about Chris Stewart trying to make the team. (more...)

Detroit: Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News writes that Kris Draper thinks this is the deepest Red Wings team ever. (more...)

Minnesota: John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that Tomas Mojzis funds it funny the IIHF is scrutinizing him for coming to the NHL form the Kontinental League. (more...)… Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Brent Burns isn’t cleared to come back, but will likely not miss the full four weeks he was expected to after elbow surgery Sept. 4. (more...)

Nashville: John Glennon of The Tennessean writes that Tom Callahan has been hired as the team’s primary radio broadcaster. (more...)

New York Islanders: Greg Logan of New York Newsday writes about Mike Comrie’s recovery from hip surgery. (more...)

New York Rangers: Michael Obernauer of the New York Daily News writes that the Rangers start with a clean slate and high expectations. (more...)

Ottawa:
Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail writes about the Sens’ search for a new identity. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Jordan Staal is eyeing taking over Ryan Malone’s role on the power play. (more...)… Assigned Jean-Michel Daoust to Wilkes-Barre Scranton.

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: Sept. 17