The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 15

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In his Screen Shots column, Adam Proteau ranks the NHL by division.

In his blog, Ryan Kennedy begs for coverage of the Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Rory Boylen writes about three teams that will underachieve this season, in his blog.

Taylor Hall updates us with a scouting report from players he’s faced at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

The Fantasy Pool Look examines the off-seasons of Philadelphia and Ottawa from a fantasy perspective.

In Backchecking, Justin Dickie writes about the NHL’s first ever draft pick Gerry Monahan.

News and views…

Anaheim: Dan Wood of the Orange County Register reports that the Ducks will play just one nationally-televised game this coming season.

Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Thrashers will get two games nationally televised in the U.S. this coming season. (more…)

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports that the Sabres’ first day of training camp will be a day full of festivities, including the unveiling of their new third jerseys. (more…)

Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer reports that the Hurricanes will be featured in just one nationally-televised game in the U.S. this coming season. (more…)

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News profiles forward Toby Petersen. (more…)

George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports that free-agent tough guy Aaron Downey is close to signing a two-way contract with the Red Wings. (more…)

Los Angeles:
Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Kings will have four games nationally televised this coming season, all on Canadian TV. (more…)

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Nashville: John Glennon of The Tennessean reports that the Predators will have to wait longer than expected for the IIHF’s ruling on the Alexander Radulov situation. (more…)… Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star reports that Radulov has no regrets about leaving the Preds and has already played three exhibition games with his new club. (more…)

New Jersey: Rich Chere of the Star Ledger reports that the Devils will be televised on Versus six times this coming season. (more…)

The Senators signed center Zack Smith to an entry-level contract.

Philadelphia: Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Flyers have signed head coach John Stevens to a two-year contract extension. (more…)

Phoenix: The Coyotes signed center Joel Perrault to a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh: Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Mario Lemieux laid to rest any rumors of him possibly getting out of the Penguins organization. (more…)

St. Louis:
Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Blues are interested in signing free-agent winger Brendan Shanahan. (more…)

Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star updates the McCabe-to-Florida situation. (more…)… Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports that former Leaf Wade Belak, now with the Panthers, hopes a trade with Toronto brings in more of his Leaf buddies than just Bryan McCabe. (more…)

Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province reports that the Canucks have hired former minor-league tough guy Darryl Williams as an assistant coach. (more…)

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