The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 18

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Sep 18, 2008
The Hockey News

The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 18

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Sep 18, 2008

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Yesterday at

Ken Campbell writes that the KHL and NHL have agreed to an arbitration case, but problems surrounding it still linger.

In his blog, Adam Proteau writes about Eric Lindros’ off-ice work.

In his From the Point column, Sam McCaig names one far-fetched MVP from each NHL team.

Ryan Dixon writes about the sights and sounds at the Board of Governors meeting, in his blog.

The Fantasy Mailbag answers your questions pertaining to upcoming fantasy league drafts.

The Top 10 runs down expansion nicknames, should the time come.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Ducks still have Mathieu Schneider, much to GM Brian Burke’s surprise, but want to re-sign Teemu Selanne. (more...)

Atlanta: Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the Thrashers’ prospects loss in the Traverse City prospect tournament final. (more...)

Boston: Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald writes that Blake Wheeler has a legitimate shot of making the Bruins roster out of camp. (more...)

Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about the latest Canes injury woe with Justin Williams going down with a torn Achilles tendon. (more...)

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes about The Hockey News’ prediction that the Avs will finish 14th in the West. (more...)

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes that the bosses are impressed with the team’s victory at the Traverse City prospects tournament. (more...)

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press writes about the position battles on defense that will take place at the Red Wings’ training camp. (more...)

Los Angeles: Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes that head coach Terry Murray wants his team to get tougher. (more...)

Dave Stubbs of Canwest News Services writes that Carey Price has increased his fitness level in preparation for the upcoming season. (more...)… Coveted Russian blue-line prospect Alex Yemelin may join the Canadiens minor league affiliate this season.  (more...)

Nashville: John Glennon writes in the Nashville Tennessean that Alexander Radulov’s arbitration case has hit “a wall” despite the Kontinental League agreeing to discuss the issue with the NHL. (more...)… Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes that Luc Robitaille is suing William Del Biaggio. (more...)

New Jersey:
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello deserves credit for sticking by defenseman Colin White, writes Mark Everson of the New York Post. (more...)

New York Islanders:
Rookie defenseman Jack Hillen has a great chance of making the Islanders team this season, writes Greg Logan of Newsday. (more...)

New York Rangers: The Rangers are expecting more production from their fourth unit and in particular centre Blair Betts, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post. (more...)

Ken Warren of The Ottawa Citizen writes about Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza’s newest linemate hopeful Jesse Winchester.  (more...)… Matt Carkner, a natural defenseman, may switch over to right wing to add some toughness to the Senators Warren writes in the Citizen. (more...)

Philadelphia: Ed Moran of the Philadelphia Daily News profiles the Flyers newest captain, Mike Richards. (more...)

Finish forward Janne Pesonen may be GM Ray Shero’s shrewdest acquisition of the off-season, writes Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review. (more...)

St. Louis: Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat writes that the Blues face plenty of questions, and are keen to add more young players. (more...)

Tampa Bay:
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune profiles 2004 first-round pick Andy Rogers, and his aspirations to make the team as a top-six defenseman. (more...)

Toronto: Ron Wilson promises the Leafs will make their defensive game their number one priority this season, writes Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star. (more...)… Ron Wilson appears to have tentatively settled on one of his forward lines writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun.  Alex Steen will centre a line with Niklas Hagman on the left and Nikolai Kulemin on the right. (more...)

Vancouver: Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun interviews Roberto Luongo and asks him about his expectations for the upcoming season. (more...)

Washington: Nicklas Backstrom’s ankle is improving, writes the Washington Post’s Tarik El-Bashir. (more...)

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 18