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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 19

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Yesterday at thn.com:

In his Screen Shots column, Adam Proteau gives his predictions for this season from both a positive and negative perspective.

In his blog, Rory Boylen writes about the ‘wild and crazy’ Lightning trade talks.

Correspondants, Globe and Mail writers and THN staffers give wacky predictions for 2008-09.

News and Views…

Anaheim:
Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times writes about the questions surrounding the start of Anaheim’s season. (more...)

Boston: Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes about Dennis Wideman’s NHL pay day that was against the odds. (more...)

Buffalo:
John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes about the re-signing of Jason Pominville for five more years. (more...)

Calgary: Jean Lefebvre of the Calgary Herald reports that the team has come to an agreement to send Marcus Nilson to Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the Kontinental League. (more...)… Lefebvre also writes about Jaromir Jagr’s recruitment of coach Wayne Fleming. (more...)

Colorado: Rick Sadowski writes in the Rocky Mountain News that if the Avs are to compete, they need consistent play from Petr Bufaj and Andrew Raycroft. (more...)

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes that the team won’t worry about the injuries to Sergei Zubov – who will miss the start of the season – and Philippe Boucher, who will miss most of training camp. (more...)

Detroit:
Dave Dye of the Detroit News writes that GM Ken Holland is excited for training camp and the position battles that will ensue. (more...)

Florida: George Richards of the Miami Herald asks a few questions about the Panthers as they head towards training camp. (more...)… Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes about the more aggressive style being implemented by new head coach Peter DeBoer. (more...)

Minnesota: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes about why Jacques Lemaire decided to return to the team this season. (more...)

Montreal:
Dave Stubbs of the Gazette examines the Wingate anaerobic test, a new lung-draining sprint on a stationary bike employed by the Canadiens this year. (more...)

Nashville: An injury to Steve Sullivan and the departure of Alexander Radulov has opened up spots for new players on the Predators top forward lines, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean. (more...)

New Jersey: Tom Gulitti of the Record reports on the improving relationship between coach Brent Sutter and captain Jamie Langenbrunner. (more...)

New York Islanders: New coach Scott Gordon will get his players to employ a high pressure forecheck this season, writes Greg Logan of Newsday. (more...)

New York Rangers:
Nikolai Zherdev, acquired over the summer to replace the departed Jaromir Jagr, is off to a slow start, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post. (more...)
…Sam Weinman of the Journal News profiles Lauri Korpikoski and some of the other youngsters hoping to make the Rangers this season. (more...)

Ottawa: Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen examines defenseman Brendan Bell’s chances of making the Senators roster. (more...)
…Antoine Vermette is looking to expand his role with the Senators this season, writes Wayne Scanlan in the Ottawa Citizen.(more...)

Philadelphia: Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News would choose Kimmo Timonen as the Flyers new captain, over Mike Richards. (more...)
…Derian Hatcher will start the season on the IR, writes Wayne Fish of phillyBurbs.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Tricia Lafferty of the Tribune-Review profiles Maxime Talbot, and his “goofball” antics off the ice. (more...)
…Defenseman Mark Eaton is aiming to shed the injury bug this season, writes Shelly Anderson of the Post-Gazette. (more...)

St. Louis:
A knee injury could sideline defenseman Erik Johnson, writes Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat. (more...)

San Jose: The team’s rookies will get their first “real” test as the full Sharks roster arrives for practice today, writes David Pollak of the Mercury News. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Vincent Lecavalier was named captain of the Lightning, reports Erik Erlendsson. (more...)

Toronto: Paul Hunter of the Star writes about a dozen Leafs to watch for this upcoming season. (more...)
…Luke Schenn must prove he’s a top-4 defenseman, writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun. (more...)

Vancouver:
The full Canucks team is to report for camp today, reports Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun. (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: Sept. 19