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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 12

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Adam Proteau analyzes the trade between Ottawa and Carolina, coming to the conclusion that it is good for both sides.

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell says if the Leafs are serious about turning their ship around, they will do everything in their power to hire Ken Holland.

The Richard Zednik injury should remind all of us that, although they are heavily compensated, NHL players put their lives at risk every time they step onto the ice, writes Adam Proteau in his blog.

In Mike Brophy’s blog, he discusses the dreadful Tampa Bay Lightning and how it’s time for GM Jay Feaster to set up for next season.

NACS chief scout Mark Seidel finishes ranking players for the 2008 draft with numbers 11-15.

In the Rumor Roundup: Forsberg delayed, Redden and his no-trade clause, Rob Blake staying out west, the Hossa situation and Jokinen for Marleau?

The Fantasy Pool Look talks about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their rise to becoming a dynasty, even without Sidney Crosby.

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Yesterday’s Action…

Phoenix 1, Dallas 2 (story/highlights)

- Marty Turco made 19 saves and Mike Modano had two points, including the game-winning goal.

News and Views…

Carolina: Luke Decock of the Raleigh News and Observer talks about the deal with the Sens and the loss of two stalwarts from the Stanley Cup season. (more...)

Chicago: Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes how the Hawks are livid with Ryan Shannon’s spin-o-rama game-winner Sunday because he bumped Nikolai Khabibulin before scoring. (more...)

Colorado: Ryan Smyth is practicing and may return the lineup Thursday, two weeks ahead of schedule, writes Adrian Dater of the Denver Post. (more...)

Dallas: Re-signed Krys Barch to a two-year deal.

Detroit: Recalled Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids… Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press writes about the Red Wings’ pre-season plans to split Pavel Dastyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, and how if they are to see them through, the team may try to acquire one of the big names on the trade market. (more...)

Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette talks about how Ryan O’Byrne’s arrest could put his career in jeopardy. (more...)

New York Rangers: The Rangers need to re-sign Sean Avery, writes Larry Brooks in the New York Post. (more...)

Ottawa: Acquired Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves. (story/analysis)

Phoenix: Assigned Peter Vandermeer to San Antonio… Recalled Bill Thomas and Dan Carcillo.

Pittsburgh: Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review discusses the rising star of Evgeni Malkin into the league’s upper echelon. (more...)

St. Louis: Recalled Yan Stastny and Chris Beckford-Tseu from Peoria while demoting Hannu Toivonen.

Vancouver: Assigned Jason Jaffray to Manitoba.

What’s on tap…

Carolina at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

Calgary at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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