Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Mike Commodore and Erik Johnson both healthy scratches, the Coyotes aren’t fading and the Pat Quinn may be a tad emotional tonight

This morning in the Western Conference, Cristobal Huet is pulled, Danny Cleary hopes to return soon, Martin Erat is injured, Adam Foote continues to produce, Kevin Bieksa is injured, Teemu Selanne could return next week and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 30, 2009

Tuesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Oilers need to clean house, Don Maloney deserves credit for Coyotes’ success and Brian Campbell is turning it around

This morning in the Western Conference, Ville Leino scratched again, Predators need to improve on special teams, Flames’ line changes work, Chuck Kobasew out for a while, Kings could be fading, Joe Thornton’s success and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 29, 2009

Sunday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Great feature on Barry Trotz, breaking down the Flames’ big three and Blue Jackets lose ninth game in a row

This morning in the Western Conference, Ryan Potulny’s journey to Vancouver, Red Wings get two key players back, Flames playing too robotic, Wild all-decade team, injury in Los Angeles, Coyotes not surprising Aucoin and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 27, 2009

Thursday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Marian Hossa booed heavily in return to Detroit, Blues do something they have never done and the Oilers need Shawn Horcoff to return to old form

This morning in the Western Conference, Blue Jackets continue to slide, Red Wings get good news on injury front, the Flames need goals, Ryan Kesler receives praise from his head coach, a bunch of Kings are slated to return from injury, Martin Hanzal is an all-around player and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 24, 2009

Tuesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Interesting comments from Blue Jackets prospect John Moore, Miikka Kiprusoff is done talking about the Olympics and Anze Kopitar excited to see Ryan Smyth back on the ice

This morning in the Western Conference, underrated line doing the job in Nashville, Andy Murray comments on David Backes and his slow starts, the Oilers are really that bad, Matt Niskanen is healthy scratch and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 22, 2009