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The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 26

Yesterday at thn.com:

In his blog, Ryan Dixon writes Mats Sundin would be a perfect fit in Montreal.

In Double OT, Mike Brophy still thinks the Lightning can be exciting on the ice, but off of it the future looks dim.

The Fantasy Mailbag answers questions on next season and prospect upsides.

The THN Top 10 counts down favorite off-season activities for players.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Re-signed Brian Sutherby.

Colorado: Rick Sadkowski of the Rocky Mountain News writes that talks are ongoing with Jose Theodore and qualifying offers were made to four players. (more...)

Detroit: Signed Sergei Kolasau to an entry-level contract.



Edmonton:
The Oilers hired Kelly Buchberger as an assistant coach. (more...)

Florida: Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes that the team put Jozef Stumpel on waivers and extended qualifying offers to seven players. (more...)

Minnesota: Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that negotiations with Brian Rolston have stalled. (more...)

New York Islanders: Wade Dubielewicz signed with Ak Bars Kazan in Russia.

Pittsburgh: Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that the Pens are in negotiations with Brooks Orpik. (more...)

Phoenix: Acquired Brian McGrattan from Ottawa.

San Jose: David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News writes about the re-signings of Jeremy Roenick, Joe Pavelski and Brian Boucher. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times writes about Vinny Lecavalier’s nine-year, $77 million deal. (more...)

Toronto: Damian Cox of the Toronto Star writes that buying out Darcy Tuckers contract shouldn’t be all the Leafs do this summer. (more...)



Vancouver:
Claimed Kyle Wellwood off waivers.

What’s on tap…

NHL unrestricted free agency starts July 1.

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