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The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 6

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Yesterday at thn.com:

In his blog, Rory Boylen mentions a few teams that will play beyond expectations this season.

The Hot List, a list of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, lists the top players who will likely be featured during this season.

In Ask Adam, the THN staffers answer questions on the salary cap, the toughest division in the NHL, when a rookie isn’t a rookie and home and away jerseys.

Chicago: Arlington Daily Herald reporter Tim Sassone reports on former Blackhawks’ assistant coach Mark Hardy’s move to an assistant’s role in L.A. (more…)

Colorado: Adrian Dater of the The Denver Post reports that Peter Forsberg performed well recently in an exhibition game, offering hope that he may recover from his foot problems and return to the NHL this season. (more…)

Columbus:
Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports on Nikita Filatov’s contract situation and Jared Boll’s broken hand. (more…)

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Florida: George Richards of the Miami Herald reports that GM Jacques Martin says Chad Kilger likely won’t play for the Panthers this season. (more…)

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Daily News’ Rich Hammond talks to new Kings’ assistant coach Mark Hardy in his blog. (more…)

New Jersey: Rich Chere of the Star Ledger reports that the Devils have signed 2003 Stanley Cup champion Pascal Rheaume to a minor-league deal. (more…)

Toronto:
Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun writes that the Leafs aren’t yet sure what they’ll do to fill Mats Sundin’s void if he decides not to return. (more…)

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.