The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 12

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Yesterday at thn.com:

In his blog, Adam Proteau talks to Paul Kelly who says he is confident a new transfer agreement will be signed, albeit without the Russians.

The Rumor Roundup discusses Toronto’s Bryan McCabe reconsidering waiving his no-trade clause, Nikolai Khabibulin starting the season in Chicago and Nashville as a likely destination for free agent Mark Parrish.

The Logo ranking tournament continued with the unveiling of the SPHL and USHL lists.

News and Views...

Anaheim: Dan Wood of the Ocean County Register poses 10 questions surrounding the Ducks as training camp approaches. (more...)

Chicago: The Blackhawks solid more than 57,000 single-game tickets for the 2008-09 season Monday, the first day the tickets went on sale. (more...)

Colorado: Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports that Joe Sakic still isn’t sure on whether he’ll play in 2008-09, but a decision is coming soon. (more...)... Signed forward Tom Fritsche and defenseman Nigel Williams.



Columbus:
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes about what numbers the new players will be wearing for the Blue Jackets this coming season. (more...)



Detroit:
A picture of Red Wings forward Tomas Kopecky eating tripe soup from the Stanley Cup made the China Daily newspaper on Monday. (more...)



Los Angeles:
The Kings signed 2008 first-round draft pick Drew Doughty to an entry-level contract. (more...)



Minnesota:
Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune profiles Wild owner Craig Leipold. (more...)

Nashville: Predators signed 2008 first-round draft pick Chet Pickard to an entry-level deal.



New Jersey:
Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger writes that former Devils defenseman Richard Matvichuk might get another NHL shot in Columbus. (more...)



Ottawa:
The Senators signed defenseman Geoff Waugh to a one-year, two-way contract.

Vancouver: Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports that Canucks backup goaltender Curtis Sanford is leaving his mask paint job up to the fans. (more...)

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