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NHL Morning Papers: Wednesday Edition; More Olympic Talk; Bertuzzi Signs; Acton a Winner

  • Several Team USA hopefuls will get to experience the Olympic hype from a Hockey Canada perspective.
  • Speaking of Team USA, here is some news and notes from their camp, where Brian Burke has promised a physical brand of hockey.
  • Still on the subject of the Olympics, the Team Canada choice for a sweater has drawn a little controversy.
  • Judge Baum has yet to rule on whether or not Jim Balsillie’s chief legal beagle will be allowed to question Gary Bettman.
  • Todd Bertuzzi has indeed inked a deal with the Detroit Red Wings, thought to be a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. Meanwhile, former Red Wing Chris Chelios is determined to play next season, whether it be in the NHL, the minors, or Russia.
  • Stanley Cup Champion Sidney Crosby received the Order of Nova Scotia yesterday.
  • Despite a story posted here yesterday, Mark Messier denies that he was interviewed for the Oilers coaching job ultimately awarded to Pat Quinn.
  • Leafs assistant coach Keith Action has won nearly a million dollars on the Lotto 6/49 draw.
  • A judge will make a decision on September 8th on whether or not the trial of Patrick Roy’s son Jonathan will continue.
  • Pat Quinn didn’t come to Edmonton expecting major changes to the roster, writes Dan Barnes of the Edmonton Journal.

Please enjoy this abbreviated edition of the Morning Papers. More stories will be added mid-morning.