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Yesterday at thn.com:
In Screen Shots, Adam Proteau gives his Eastern Conference predictions.
In his blog, Rory Boylen writes about a few problems with the new icing rule.
Mike MacPherson, a scout with the Phoenix Roadrunners and ISS, writes about the art of scouting a prospect.
News and Views…
Colorado: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes Claude Lemieux is attempting a comeback to the NHL. (more…)
Columbus: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes Nikita Filatov is back skating and could return Sunday. (more…)
Dallas: Tracey Myers of the Fort Worth Star Telegram writes about the chemistry between Mike Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow. (more…)
Detroit: Dave Dye of the Detroit News writes about Nicklas Lidstrom’s broken nose, though he won’t miss significant time. (more…)
Los Angeles: Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times writes about the ongoing standoff between Kings management and Patrick O’Sullivan. (more…)
Minnesota: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that Jacques Lemaire doesn’t see a need to send Colton Gillies back to junior. (more…)
Montreal: Ten Habs veterans have minor injuries and it’s only one week into the pre-season, writes Kevin Mio of the Gazette. (more…)
Nashville: The Preds first pre-season game had its fair share of ups and downs, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean. (more…)
New Jersey: David Satriano of the New York Post writes that coach Brent Sutter will have his roster finalized in the next few days.
New York Islanders: Islanders hopeful Bruno Gervais needs to pick up his offensive game in order to make the team, writes Greg Logan of Newsday. (more…)
New York Rangers: Coach Tom Renney’s line changes didn’t help the Rangers Thursday night against the Lightning, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post. (more…)
Ottawa: The Sens have a new defensive style of play, which has some of their best players backchecking instead of scoring, writes Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen. (more…)
…Jesse Winchester has hit the jackpot playing on the Sens top line, writes Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun. (more…)
Philadelphia: Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News profiles Dave Poulin, who will be honored along with 15 other Flyers captains in Philadelphia tomorrow. (more…)…Aaron Asham hopes to add some grit to the Flyers this season, should be make the team, writes Wayne Fish of the Bucks County Courier Times. (more…)
Phoenix: Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic writes in his blog that the acquisition of Olli Jokinen is already paying off. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Sergei Gonchar could be out for as long as six months, writes Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review. (more…)
St. Louis: Defenseman Roman Polak is making a positive impact with the Blues, writes Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat. (more…)
San Jose: David Pollak profiles the start of Jeff Friesen’s NHL comeback. (more…)
Tampa Bay: Captain Vincent Lecavalier knows that the only way to test his shoulder is in game action, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more…)…For some of Lightning players, the European trip is a return home, writes Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. (more…)
Toronto: Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star examines Leafs co-owner Larry Tanenbaum’s comments about winning the Stanley Cup. (more…)…According to Tanenbaum, Steve Yzerman lacks the experience to be the Leafs’ next GM, writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun. (more…)
Vancouver: The Canucks are willing to give prospect Cody Hodgson a legitimate chance, writes Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province. (more…)…Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun profiles defenseman Matthias Ohlund, who could be in his last of 11 seasons in a Canuck uniform. (more…)
Washington: Corey Masisak profiles winger Quintin Laing, who may make the Caps roster thanks to his fearless shot-blocking. (more…)
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