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The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 27

Yesterday at thn.com:

In Screen Shots, Adam Proteau writes about the defense free agent help available on the market this summer.

In his blog, Edward Fraser writes that GM David Poile deserves early consideration for executive of the year.

Rory Boylen writes that the Olli Jokinen trade makes a bad situation in Florida even worse, in his blog.

News and Views…

The NHL salary cap for next season will be $56.7 million. (more...)

Anaheim: Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times writes that Scott Niedermayer will return to the Ducks next season. (more...)



Calgary:
Placed Rhett Warrener, Marcus Nilson and Anders Eriksson on waivers.

Columbus: The Blue Jackets’ first pick in the draft, Nikita Filatov, was picked first overall by the Sudbury Wolves in the Canadian League import draft. (more...)

Colorado: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes that Jose Theodore will test the unrestricted free agent waters. (more...)



Florida:
Re-signed Gregory Campbell for two years.



New York:
Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes that Jaromir Jagr has reportedly received a $35 million, three-year offer to play next season with Omsk in Russia. (more...)



Pittsburgh:
Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Brooks Orpik turned down a contract offer from the club. (more...)

Toronto: Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star writes that the Maple leafs are looking to cut ties with Bryan McCabe. (more...)

What’s on tap…

NHL unrestricted free agency starts July 1.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day's news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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