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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 4

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Wednesday on THN.com…

In his blog, Ryan Dixon says Pat Quinn is a great choice to coach the Canadian juniors.

Mike Brophy, in his Double OT column, looks at three teams he’s looking forward to watching this season.

In his blog, Adam Proteau provides some inside details on the Andrej Meszaros trade.

Brian Costello looks a the best free agents still available in the THN.com Top 10.

News and views from the world of hockey…

Karl Greenberg looks at the NHL's new marketing campaign.

Don Brennan profiles Bryan Kilrea’s replacement with the Ottawa 67’s.

The Vancouver Province details Rod Brind'Amour's rehab; the Habs' plans for a game at Olympic Stadium; David Perron's new attitude; and Pat Jablonski's body-surfing accident.

Boston – Kevin DuPont looks at the signing of Stephane Yelle.

Buffalo - Mike Harrington reports on Larry Quinn and Dan DiPofi becoming minority owners and Jason Pominville’s contract talks.

Columbus - Craig Custance profiles Columbus goalie Pascal Leclaire.

Detroit – Reportedly came to terms on deals with Chris Chelios and Kyle Quincey. Dave Dye tells the story of coach Mike Babcock’s trip to Africa and explains why Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg won’t play on the same line this season. He also looks at the battles for the last remaining roster spots on the team.

Islanders - Katie Strang talks to goalie Rick DiPietro about the upcoming season. Craig Custance previews the season.

Philadelphia - Sam Carchidi explains why Eric Lindros won't attend Spectrum farewell.

Pittsburgh - Sidney Crosby receives the Order of Nova Scotia.

Tampa Bay - Kevin Allen talks with Vinny Lecavalier about his shoulder rehab and the Lightning buzz in Tampa.

Toronto - Sundin won't make up his mind until the season begins. Mike Zeisberger has a frank discussion with Bryan McCabe about his time as a Leaf. Kevin McGran talks to Curtis Joseph about his new role in Toronto and writes despite his stalling, Sundin jerseys still a hot seller. Michael Traikos writes that Toronto Marlies players have a good shot at making the Leafs.

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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