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The Hockey News Daily Dish: July 16

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In his blog, Ryan Kennedy writes that the NHL has to be transparent about the decisions that are made.

Ken Campbell writes that the Kings have spending to do to lift themselves up to the salary floor, in his blog.

The Hot List, a rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, profiles Sens draft pick Patrick Wiercioch.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Acquired Joakim Lindstrom from the Blue Jackets… Joe DiPenta signed with Frolunda in Sweden.

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that first round pick Zach Boychuk will miss three months after he has surgery on a broken bone in his left wrist. (more...)

Detroit: Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News writes about the retiring of Dallas Drake. (more...)

Edmonton: Derek van Diest of the Edmonton Sun writes about the re-signing of enforcer Zack Stortini. (more...)

Los Angeles: Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Times writes that according to sources, Terry Murray will be named the new head coach of the Kings. (more...)

Montreal: The NHL announced Montreal will host the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

New Jersey: Mark Everson of the New York Post writes that Sergei Brylin will likely sign in the Continental League and end his NHL career. (more...)

New York Islanders: Greg Logan of the New York Newsday writes that the Islanders will not run the team by committee anymore and GM Garth Snow will make all the decisions. (more...)

New York Rangers: Agreed to terms on a new contract with newly acquired Dan Fritsche. (more...)

Bill Lyon of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about the Spectrum, which will be torn down. (more...)

Phoenix: The East Valley Tribune reports Martin Hanzal will have back surgery. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Signed Ryan Stone, Kris Beech and Bill Thomas.

Toronto: Signed Ben Ondrus and Alex Foster.

Washington: Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post writes that a bank in Michigan is suing Sergei Fedorov for more than $2 million on a loan. (more...)

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