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NHL Morning Papers

NHL Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): A closer look at Pierre Lacroix, Doug Wilson turned down an offer for Christian Ehrhoff and should Rangers try and trade for Marc Savard?

Free Agency

Development Camps

  • Thrashers first round pick, Evander Kane, has been working on the fundamentals of the game from a very young age, explains Chris Vivlamore.
  • New York Rangers prospect Chris Krieder was almost a Canadien, writes Kevin Paul Dupont.
  • Some people compare Bruins prospect Jamie Arniel with Ottawa center Mike Fisher.
  • Detroit prospect Tomas Tatar would much prefer to play in the Ontario Hockey League next season if he can, writes George Sipple.
  • The Predators continue to quietly churn out unknown goaltenders through their minor league system, writes John Glennon.
  • The Coyotes have been very impressed with the play of new prospect Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
  • Jim Baumbach of Newsday compares John Tavares’s demeanor to that of Derek Jeter.
  • Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell is relieved to finally be back on the ice skating, writes Damian Cristodero.
  • After the closing of the Blues’ development camp, John Davidson wished everyone a good summer, as teams are beginning to take some time away from the game.
  • Canadiens prospect guru Trevor Timmins was very pleased with the team’s development camp this past week.

Other News

  • In sad news, former Sabre Reg Fleming passed away at the age of 73.
  • Woody Paige of the Denver Post has a very informative interview with Pierre Lacroix regarding a number of Avalanche related issues.
  • The story of how Don Baizley became Joe Sakic’s long-time agent is a good one.
  • Terry Frei of the Denver Post says that Avalanche fans should look at Pittsburgh as a model for rebuilding.
  • Earlier this off-season, Sharks GM Doug Wilson turned down an offer of Jason Chimera for Sharks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.
  • It has been a couple days since a Dany Heatley article was written, so here’s the latest from Dan Barnes of the Edmonton Journal.  Barnes wants people to realize that Heatley is what we think he is.
  • Marian Gaborik is one motivated player as he looks forward to his first season in New York, explains Larry Brooks.
  • In his Sunday Slap Shots column, Brooks suggests the Rangers offer Brandon Dubinsky to the Bruins straight up for Marc Savard.
  • A Canadian–not named Jim Balsillie— wants to purchase the Coyotes.
  • In nice news, Jarome Iginla and Cassie Campbell have raised money for the Ronald McDonald House.