The Hockey News Daily Dish: July 6

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THN Editor in chief Jason Kay explains in his blog why the Caps are taking a risk putting Jose Theodore between the pipes.

News and views from around the NHL:

Fifteen players elected for salary arbitration (more…)

Calgary: Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald profiles new Flames defenseman Rene Bourque (more…). Randy Sportak of the Sun talks to GM Darryl Sutter about the team’s changes (more…)

Columbus: The Dispatch‘s Aaron Portzline reports on why the Jackets are looking like a Ken Hitchcock team (more…) and the team’s development camp (more…)

Detroit: Terry Frei of the Denver Post explains why Marian Hossa is taking a risk with his contract (more…). The Free Press‘s George Sipple says Hossa is taking heat for his new deal (more…)

Rangers: Larry Brooks of the Post doesn’t know what to make of the new-look Rangers (more…)

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Ottawa: The Sun‘s Don Brennan says the Sens still have work to do this off-season (more…)

Pittsburgh: Signed UFA Matt Cooke (more…). Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks to GM Ray Shero about the deal (more…)

Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero of the Times profiles new head coach Barry Melrose (more…

Toronto: Matt Stajan is close to a deal, reports Lance Hornby of the Sun (more…)

Vancouver: Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun looks at free agency maddness (more…). Ben Kuzma of The Province writes how the Canucks are still waiting on Mats Sundin (more…)

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