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The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 25

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In his blog, Ken Campbell wonders if the contract to Jeff Carter shows GMs are becoming sane.

David Littman, a former NHLer turned video game producer, explains the best way to put yourself in a position to make the NHL as a kid.

In Sam McCaig’s blog, he wonders, where does Ray Emery fit?

Ken Campbell analyzes the Barry Melrose hiring.

The Hot List looks at some interesting picks from the entry draft.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times writes about the suspension of Ducks owner Henry Samueli. (more...)

Boston: Re-signed Mark Stuart to a two-year, $2.6 million contract… acquired Johnny Boychuk from Colorado.

Carolina: Re-signed Tuomo Ruutu to a one-year, $2.25 million deal. (more...)

Signed Tim Hambly and Jordan Hendry… Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes that the rumors of Scotty Bowman coming to Chicago’s front office are unfounded. (more...)

Signed Matt Hendricks, Marty Sertich and re-signed Scott Parker to a two-way contract… Rick Sadowski of the Rocky Mountain News writes that John-Michael Liles would like to re-sign with the club, but nothing is guaranteed. (more...)

Detroit: Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press writes that Chris Chelios is close to re-signing with the team. (more...)

Edmonton: Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun writes about how Jarret Stoll is handling the trade rumors. (more...)

The Montreal Gazette is reporting the Canadiens and Andrei Kostitsyn are closing in on a new contract. (more...)

Nashville: Acquired Triston Grant from Philadelphia.

Philadelphia: Acquired Janne Niskala from Nashville.

St. Louis: Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that if Lars Eller doesn’t make the team out of camp, he will head back for another season in Sweden. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Placed Marc Denis on waivers… Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times writes about the hiring of Barry Melrose as the team’s new head coach. (more...)

Placed Andrew Raycroft and Kyle Wellwood on waivers… Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes about the buying out of Darcy Tucker’s contract. (more...)

What’s on tap…

NHL unrestricted free agency starts July 1.

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