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The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 22

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Ryan Kennedy wraps up the late rounds from the draft.

Rory Boylen writes that the USHL is gaining momentum as an important development league.

Much like Vinny Lecavalier 10 years ago, the selection of Steven Stamkos has the Lightning on the road back to being a Cup contender.

Which first round picks will wear visors when they reach the NHL?

News and Views…

Anaheim: Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times writes about the draft selections by the Ducks and Kings. (more...)

Atlanta: Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution writes about John Anderson finally getting a shot as an NHL bench boss. (more...)

Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes about Patrice Bergeron’s recovery. (more...)

Buffalo: John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes about how the Sabres got Tyler Myers and why they are so happy it worked out. (more...)

Carolina: Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about how lucky the Canes felt that Zac Dalpe was still available in the draft’s second round. (more...)

Chicago: Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes about the Hawks’ picks on the second day of the draft. (more...)

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post writes that David Carle, anticipated to be a high draft pick, will end his career due to a heart condition. (more...)

Los Angeles: Acquired Brad Richardson from Colorado for a second round pick.

Minnesota: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that the negotiating problems with pending unrestricted free agent Brian Rolston are only the beginning of the Wild’s problems this off-season. (more...)

Montreal: Pat Hockey of the Montreal Gazette writes about the Canadiens’ selections on Day 2 of the draft. (more...)

Nashville: Brad Schrade of the Tennessean writes about the ongoing ownership problems with the Predators. (more...)

New Jersey: Mark Everson of the New York Post writes about the Devils’ picks on the second day of the draft. (more...)

New York: Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes that it’s not about money to bring Jaromir Jagr back next season, but his role with the team is what matters. (more...)

Ottawa: Signed Chris Kelly to a four-year contract extension.

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the theme for the Flyers throughout the draft was to improve the defense for both now and down the road. (more...)

Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Marian Hossa turned down the team’s final offer and will test the free agent market. (more...)

St. Louis: Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat writes that the Blues filled many needs during the draft. (more...)

Toronto: Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes about first round selection Luke Schenn and his brother Brayden. (more...)

Washington: Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post writes the GM George McPhee is pleased with how the draft worked out for his team. (more...)

What’s on tap…

NHL unrestricted free agency starts July 1.

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