The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 1

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Boston: The Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy reports on the status of center Patrice Bergeron. (more…)

Chicago: Blackhawks hired Scotty Bowman as senior advisor of hockey operations. (more…)

Dallas: Sheryl Jean of the Dallas Morning News reports on additions and renovations currently being done to the Stars’ home arena. (more…)

Detroit: Bob Wojnowski writes about Scotty Bowman’s move to Chicago from a Detroit perspective. (more…)

Oilers hire Steve Tambellini as GM while Kevin Lowe takes over as president of hockey operations. (more…)

John Glennon of The Tennessean writes about the Predator’s future without Alexander Radulov. (more…)… The Preds also signed Jerred Smithson and Ville Koistinen.

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Ottawa: The Senators avoided arbitration with Antoine Vermette as they agreed to a two-year deal on Thursday.

The Flyers announced yesterday that they will play a preseason game this year at their old home rink, the Wachovia Spectrum. (more…)… Also, former Flyers defenseman Jaroslav Modry will play in the Czech Republic next season for HC Liberec.

Phoenix: Coyotes signed RW Francis Lessard.

Toronto: Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star reports that free agent Mats Sundin maybe be leaning toward retirement. (more…)

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