Here are the morning papers for Friday the 8th of August:
- Brian Burke is truly honored that he is going to receive the Lester Patrick Award for service to USA Hockey.
- Rod Brind’Amour has been working all summer to make it back from the knee injury he suffered in the latter part of the 2007/08 season.
- Martin Gelinas gives his inside perspective on being a part of the Wayne Gretzky trade to Los Angeles twenty years ago.
- The Flyers have added Craig Berube to the team as an assistant coach and John Paddock as coach of the AHL Phantoms, writes Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Olli Jokinen does not have anything bad to say about his time in Florida, but he is excited to get started with the Coyotes, writes JIm Gintonio of the Arizona Republic.
- Doug Gilmour has a passion to coach, that is why he has taken a job with the Toronto Marlies as an assistant coach, writes Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star.
- As Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen explains, Ray Emery understands he has some issues to overcome, and he seems to be attempting to change his image.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Richard Pollock.