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NHL Breeze: Aug.9, 2010, Morning Edition

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins speaks with Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIAugust 9, 2010

NHL Breeze: Aug.9, 2010, Morning Edition

-          Two of the best athletes in the world to meet at Rogers Cup tennis, first meeting—Crosby and Roger Federer

-          Kovalchuk expected to see his contract reinstated with the arbitrator and make tweaks to fit NHL standards

-          ESPN Scott Burnside says the number of teams interested in Kaberle is in double digits, I believe Kaberle will stay a Leaf, maybe sign a contract extension sometime soon after

-          Willie Mitchell closing in on 2-3 teams. Vancouver should always be in the back of his mind

-          If Kaberle situation decided, look for Bieksa side to speed up. Similar to Kovy/Gagne situation earlier

-          Scott Howson has said that he thinks his back-up goalie Mathieu Garon can start 20-25 games for the Blue Jackets. Steve Mason is the starter for the other 60+ games

-          The Dispatch reports Brassard, Filatov, Voracek and Moore working out with new strength and conditioning coach Kevin Collins.

-          Red Wings have a long list of forwards under contract. Many RFAs will take turns in Grand Rapids or moved

-          Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero will add his 6th defenseman sometime from now till the start of training camp. Only 5 noticeable D’s under contract so far.

-          Stanley Cup in Sweden right now, taking pictures with Nicklas Hjalmarsson and the hockey fans in Sweden.        

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