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The Hockey News Daily Dish: July 15

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Mike Brophy writes that the Isles look worse without Ted Nolan, in his analysis of the firing.

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell writes how the new Russian league is giving the NHL salary escalation headaches.

In his blog, Adam Proteau talks with Ron Wilson about Canada’s view of hockey and more.

In his blog, Mike Brophy writes about 10 things he’s excited about for next season.

The Rumor Roundup wonders about the future of Jay Bouwmeester in Florida.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Signed Jason Williams to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.

Colorado: Re-signed Tyler Weiman, Jason Bacashihua, Aaron MacKenzie, Darcy Campbell, Philippe Dupuis and Cody McLeod… Terry Frei of the Denver Post writes that if Joe Sakic doesn’t come back, the team will be in a good financial position, but would have a hard time winning games. (more...)

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes about the signing of coach Dave Tippett to a two-year extension. (more...)

Detroit: George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press writes about Ken Holland’s negotiating with the team’s restricted free agents – Jonathan Ericsson, Valtteri Filppula – and the search for a new assistant coach. (more...)

New York Islanders: Greg Logan of New York Newsday writes about head coach Ted Nolan’s departure and possible replacements. (more...)

New York Rangers: Larry Brooks of the New York Post briefly talks about Ryan Hollweg’s trade to Toronto. (more...)

St. Louis: Re-signed Jay McClement.

Tampa Bay: Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune writes about the two-year, $2.2 million extension given to goalie Mike Smith. (more...)

Toronto: Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star writes about the added toughness for the blue and white. (more...)

Vancouver: Signed Jason Krog.

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