The Hockey News Daily Dish: Oct. 2

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Atlanta: Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that GM Don Waddell didn’t have such a bad off-season. (more…)

Boston: Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald writes about Andrew Alberts’ desire to become a mainstay on the Bruins. (more…)

Buffalo: Claimed Matt Ellis off waivers.

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that Rod Brind’Amour returned to practice with the team after surgery on his left knee. (more…)

Dallas: Terry Frei of the Dallas Morning News writes that goalie Matt Climie is making a case for himself in pre-season. (more…)

Detroit: Dave Dye of the Detroit News writes that Chris Chelios is day-to-day after taking a slapshot in the leg. (more…)

Florida: George Richards of the Miami Herald writes that Tomas Vokoun, though delighted Roberto Luongo was named captain, has no interest in being named one. (more…)

Montreal: Saku Koivu thinks the Canadiens are ready for prime time, writes Stephanie Myles of The Gazette.  (more…)

Nashville: The IIHF’s new pro-Predators ruling still can’t force Alexander Radulov to return to the team, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean.  (more…)

New Jersey:
The Devils have cut Fedor Fedorov, writes Mark Everson of the New York Post.  (more…)

New York Islanders: Coach Scott Gordon knows his young team will need lots of time to gel this season, writes Greg Logan of Newsday.  (more…)

New York Rangers:
The Rangers won the inaugural Victoria Cup, defeating Magnitogorsk Metallurg 4-3, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post.  (more…)

The Frolunda Indians are desperately gunning for a victory against the Senators Thursday, writes Chris Stevenson of Sun Media.  (more…)

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Philadelphia: Steve Downie has successfully transitioned from the wing to center, writes Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  (more…)…First round draft pick Luca Sbisa impresses the Flyers with his all-around ability, writes Wayne Fish of the Bucks County Courier Times.  (more…)

Evgeni Malkin will start the season as one of the Pens’ alternate captains, writes Rob Rossi of the Tribune Review.  (more…)

Phoenix: Assigned Alex Bourret to San Antonio.

St. Louis: The Blues continue to pile up the goals in the pre-season, writes Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat.  (more…)…Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch profiles the Blues three impact rookies: David Perron, Patrik Berglund and T.J. Oshie.  (more…)

Tampa Bay: The Lightning have acquired the rights to HC Slovan’s 22-year-old defenseman Michal Sersen, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tribune. (more…)…6-foot-8 defenseman Vladimir Mihalik has earned a spot on the roster, writes Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. (more…)

The entire Leaf defense corps looked terrible in a 7-3 loss to the Blues last night, writes Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star.  (more…)…Injuries to several key players have opened the door for promising defenseman Luke Schenn, writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun.  (more…)

Vancouver: Jannik Hansen, a 22-year-old Danish rookie, is the leading candidate for the right wing position on the Canucks’ checking line, writes Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun. (more…)…Randy Sportak of Sun Media writes that goaltender Roberto Luongo may have set a modern-day precedent by being named captain.  (more…)

Washington: A pair of former Capitals helped their old team to its first pre-season defeat, writes Corey Masisak of the Washington Times.  (more…)

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