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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 25

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Ryan Dixon writes about the major setback for fans in St. Louis after Erik Johnson went down.

In his blog, Edward Fraser writes about the three New York state teams and how each will fare this season.

The Top 10 counts down the top players selected in THN’s office pool.

The Fantasy Mailbag answers your questions that will aid in drafting fantasy teams this season.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the four-year extension given to Tobias Enstrom. (more...)

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that Matt Cullen feels recovered after last season’s head injury and is ready to play. (more...)

Chicago: Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes about Troy Brouwer’s training camp. (more...)

Columbus: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch writes about the goings-on at Blue Jackets training camp. (more...)

Detroit: Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press writes about Nicklas Lidstrom’s eye injury in the first pre-season game Wednesday night. (more...)

Montreal: The Associated Press updates the status of Mathieu Carle, who left Wednesday night’s game against Detroit following a frightening collision. (more...)

Nashville: Jessica Hopp of The Tennessean profiles three Preds fighting for the vacant enforcer job. (more...)

New Jersey: Zach Parise exacted some revenge against the New York Rangers in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory, writes Mark Everson of the New York Post. (more...)

New York Islanders: Greg Logan of Newsday writes that no. 9 overall pick Josh Bailey is making a good impression with the Isles. (more...)

New York Rangers: The Rangers are looking for bigger and better things from second-year pro Brandon Dubinsky, writes Michael Obernauer of the Daily News. (more...)

Ottawa: Wayne Scanlon of the Ottawa Citizen writes that the Senators defense is still a work in progress. (more...)…It has been exactly one year since Flyers winger Steve Downie’s infamous hit on Dean McAmmond, writes Ken Warren of the Citizen. (more...)

Philadelphia: Martin Biron believes his Flyers need more consistency this season, writes Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more...)…39-year-old Jim Dowd hopes to make the Flyers fourth line this season, writes Wayne Fish of Bucks County Courier Times. (more...)

Phoenix: According to their official website, the Coyotes have assigned Nick Ross and Jared Staal to their respective junior clubs. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review writes that defenseman Sergei Gonchar will be out indefinitely with a left shoulder dislocation. (more...)…The Pens are giving winger Paul Bissonnnette a legitimate chance to make their NHL roster, writes Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (more...)

St. Louis: The Blues are looking for a viable power play replacement for the injured Erik Johnson, writes Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat. (more...)

San Jose: The Sharks have signed defenseman Douglas Murray to a four-year contract extension, writes David Pollak of the Mercury News. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Erik Erlendsson examines the Lightning’s bubble players, as the team prepares to travel to Europe for its last two pre-season games. (more...)

The Leafs new top line of Nik Antropov, Alex Ponikarovsky and Mikhail Grabovski was ineffective against the Pens Wednesday night, writes Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star. (more...)…Alex Steen wasn’t happy with his team’s lack of effort against the Pens, writes Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. (more...)

Vancouver: Alain Vigneault seems to have his two top lines set for the upcoming season, writes Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun. (more...)

Washington: Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post profiles defenseman prospect Sami Lepisto, and his battle to make the Capitals final roster. (more...)

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