The Hockey News Daily Dish: August 19

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In his blog, Adam Proteau writes about Ryan Whitney’s injury and an idea for a new video game.

Taylor Hall, Ryan Ellis and Collin Bowman file their final scouting reports from the Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

The Hot List, a rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, addresses some of the players who played in the Hlinka tournament.

Starting to unveil the Canadian League logos, we rank the Quebec League.

News and Views…

Detroit: The Red Wings announced ticket sales plans. (more...)

Minnesota: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that meetings with Marian Gaborik impressed the star winger. (more...)… However, John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that if an extension isn’t signed, Gaborik could be traded. (more...)

Nashville: John Glennon of The Tennessean writes about the NHL and KHL meetings, but says the two sides aren’t close to an agreement and further talks might be in jeopardy. (more...)

Tampa Bay: The St. Petersburg Times writes that ex-coach John Tortorella could be headed to TSN as an analyst. (more...)

Eric Duhatschek writes that Marc Crawford has thrown the blame on Todd Bertuzzi for the Steve Moore incident. (more...)

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