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The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 18

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Yesterday at

Ken Campbell analyzes this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame inductees.

THN releases its 2008 NHL Mock Draft.

In his blog, Ken Campbell writes that a lack of a transfer agreement won’t stop a flow of European players to the NHL.

Sam McCaig names other players who should be in the Hall of Fame, in his blog.

The Hot List ranks its Top 15 players for the draft.

News and Views…

Boston: Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe writes what GM Peter Chiarelli told his scout to look for in a player. (more...)

Carolina: Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that, after a year away, assistant GM Jason Karmonos is back in the front office. (more...)

Columbus: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes that Ryan Malone will test free agency and a trade before then won’t happen. (more...)

Detroit: Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News writes about Igor Larionov’s induction into the Hall of Fame. (more...)

St. Louis: Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat writes that the Blues may look for a defenseman in the draft and runs down who their targets will be. (more...)

Toronto: Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star writes about the souring relationship between the NHL and the NHLPA. (more...)

What’s on tap…

NHL Draft scheduled for June 20-21 in Ottawa.

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