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NHL Breeze: Aug.15, Evening Edition

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 11:  Goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks scrambles to stop Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks during the second period in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIAugust 16, 2010

NHL Breeze: Aug.15, Evening Edition

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Happy birthday to:


  • Jackub Voracek, 21, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Brendan Morrison, 35, former Vancouver Canuck
  • Martin Biron, 33, New York Rangers
  • Victor Oreskovich, 24, Vancouver Canucks
News and Notes:
- Tomas Kaberle not expected to be moved, because teams are bailing out of the high asking price of Brian Burke. San Jose, Dallas, Columbus all self-proclaimed as being "out of the race."
- Carolina, Boston, Buffalo could have minor interests, but not expected to give Burke a deal he wants by midnight tonight.
- Kevin Bieksa front, it is rumoured that Sharks offered Derek Joslin and a 1st for Kevin Bieksa. No deal in place yet.
- Willie Mitchell has a 2-year deal offered to him by the Kings, but the BC native is waiting for Canucks to free up space and sign for a discount.
- Peter Forsberg said in an interview he can't skate with balance, and it looks like he will hang it up and stop playing hockey all together. He will take a one week break to see if things improve.
- Look for teams to pursue Kevin Bieksa more after Kaberle deadline.
- Leafs looking to add, so if Kaberle stays, they could trade another D. They have an excess of them
- Bruins would like to trade Savard, but NHL reviewing the contract, so expect nothing for the near future.
- Chris Pronger to miss training camp and perhaps start of season to recover from off-season right knee operation
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