The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 13

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In his blog, Sam McCaig writes about a few teams who need to have a good 2008-09.

The Ask Adam mailbag covers questions on Marian Gaborik’s future in Minnesota, the slow rebuild by the Islanders, what’s the big deal about penalty minutes and more.

The Hot List, a rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, features a few players currently involved in international tournaments.

News and Views…

Boston: Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes about Providence head coach Scott Gordon being hired as the new coach of the New York Islanders. (more…)

Dallas: Tracey Myers of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports on Stars co-GM Brett Hull being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. (more…)

The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Stanley Cup Journal tracks what Nicklas Lidstrom has done during his time with the Cup this off-season. (more…)

Edmonton: The Edmonton Journal reports that Tuesday morning the Oilers announced a new rookie tournament that will be held in Camrose, Alta. (more…)

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NY Islanders: Newsday’s Greg Logan reports on the Islanders’ hiring of Scott Gordon as head coach. (more…)

NY Rangers:
Former Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch and goaltender Mike Richter were two of four American players announced to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Phoenix: The Coyotes announced six dates for promotional giveaways next season, highlighted by an Olli Jokinen bobblehead giveaway on opening night. (more…)

San Jose: Signed right winger Ryan Vesce to a one-year contract and re-signed winger Lukas Kaspar to a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times reports that Lightning vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton is still looking to make some moves before the start of the season. (more…)

Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province reports that the Canucks will start their training camp in Whistler, B.C. (more…)

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