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Hockey Thoughts In Mid-June

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

- There is a lot of speculation that Dallas will target Jarome Iginla because of his friendship and business relationship with Stars owner Tom Gagliardi. Another popular pick is the Los Angeles Kings with the Darryl Sutter connection. Here's one more thought: Phoenix/Seattle with Shane Doan. They are close and that team, wherever it is, craves offence and its style is more conducive to Iginla's game than the Pittsburgh Penguins.

- Former Rangers head coach John Tortorella is going to Vancouver this week for a second interview. Information about his first one is not exactly flowing across the atmosphere, but it sounds like a lot of time was spent discussing media interaction. The Canucks don't want daily craziness and Tortorella apparently understands he will have to be different. Vancouver is the hardest English market in the NHL. There is no doubt the man can coach, but Gillis' toughest decision may be whether or not he truly believes Tortorella can handle it.

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Heaton's avatar

Iginla would look like a buffoon going to Phoenix/Seattle.  He leaves Calgary to win a cup, it doesn’t work with Pittsburgh, so he goes back to the 1st round exits in Phoenix?

Posted by Heaton on 06/17/13 at 11:55 AM ET

SYF's avatar

13. The Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs have contacted Panthers GM Dale Tallon about getting [Stephen] Weiss’ negotiating rights should he fail to re-sign him. After Hotstove Tonight, another source pointed to New Jersey as a possible destination since Devils head coach Peter DeBoer coached Weiss in Florida.

Don’t know Stephen Weiss.  Why would the Wings be interested, Friedman???

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 06/17/13 at 12:51 PM ET

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