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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Oct. 1

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Yesterday at thn.com:

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell writes that the Leafs shouldn’t even consider keeping Luke Schenn on the big club.

In his blog, Rory Boylen writes that the Pens are poised to take a step back this season.

Ryan Kennedy compiles the Goalie Confidence Index.

The Hot List, a rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, returns for its second season by profiling Riley Boychuk.

The Fantasy Pool Look looks at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ back end and examines what Alex Goligoski can add.

News and Views…



Anaheim:
Helene Elliott writes about the Ducks trading Sean O’Donnell to the Kings for a conditional 2009 draft pick. (more...)

Buffalo: Paul Gaustad suffered a right thumb injury and will be out until late October.

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about what Scott Walker brings to the rink for the Canes. (more...)… released Jeff O’Neill from his tryout.



Chicago:
Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes about Nikolai Khabibulin clearing waivers. (more...)

Colorado: Rick Sadowski of the Rocky Mountain News writes about the extra attention being paid to special teams by coach Tony Granato in practice. (more...)

Dallas: Tracey Myers of the Fort Worth Star Telegram writes about the opportunity being given to defenseman Nicklas Grossman. (more...)

Detroit: Dave Dye writes about Jonathan Ericsson, the former last overall draft pick, being a secret no longer. (more...)

Florida: George Richards of the Miami Herald writes about the Panthers taking sole control of the Rochester Americans as their American League affiliate. (more...)

Los Angeles: Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes about prospect Wayne Simmonds being close to realizing his NHL dream. (more...)



Philadelphia:
Ed Moran of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Antero Niittymaki is back and as a result, the team has had to make some roster moves. (more...)



Toronto:
Damien Cox of the Toronto Star writes that Tomas Kaberle is this year’s Mats Sundin, in terms of trade bait. (more...)

Vancouver: The Canucks named Roberto Luongo as the team’s new captain. (more...)

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