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Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Mike Babcock should be in coach of year conversation, Joe Nieuwendyk learning on the job and how serious is Nikolai Khabibulin’s injury?

This morning in the Western Conference, Brett Hull night recap, Pat Quinn not in good mood last night, the maturation of Mason Raymond, the latest on the Coyotes from the BOG meetings, the problem with the Sharks and much more after the jump.

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  • Joe Nieuwendyk is in his first year as GM of the Stars and the future Hall of Famer reminds his former teammate Mike Modano of Bob Gainey.
  • The Kings must be good–they are actually at the top of the Conference after last night’s win over Edmonton–because the Los Angeles Times has Helene Elliot on the road.
  • David Shoalts of the Globe & Mail reports that the NHL expects to break even on the Coyotes sale.
  • Gary Peterson of the San Jose Mercury News sees some concerning parts of the Sharks’ game coming to the forefront.

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