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  • Bryan Trottier is making it clear that he wants back into head coaching. His first such public comment came at the Canadian Society of New York Hockey Dinner. "I'm looking at different situations," is as much as Trots would say. Likewise, Scotty Bowman insists he's not — N-O-T — interested in head coaching again. When Bowman made the declaration at CSNY, co-host Tim Ryan grabbed the microphone adding — in so many words — don't bet on it.
  • Don't bet against reviving his career on the West Coast just as Stevie Thomas did in Anaheim. Lucky has been in contact with several Western Conference teams.
  • Alberta politicians approved the ' casino license. "We have to make use of every profit opportunity at our disposal," says Ken King.
  • The average NHL salary is up to $1.79 million, slightly less than the $1.8 million that earned. His being above the average allowed Washington to keep his rights instead of losing him to free agency.
  • The bone chip pestering throughout 2002-2003 has been removed from his catching hand. Both his hand and troublesome knee should be fine for 2003-04.
  • One month after a major car wreck, Detroit's 2001 second-round pick, Igor Grigorenko, left the hospital and should return to Russia for one more year before heading to Hockeytown.
  • The signing of 20-year-old Kiel McLeod could be a direct result of having Wayne Gretzky in the high command. From here it appears that McLeod will neatly fit with Krys Kolanos and .
  • It will be interesting to see whether anyone bites for , who's threatening to test the free-agent market.
  • Ditto for Sergei Federov who claims he never turned down Detroit's $50 million deal. That should be as interesting as his divorce from Anna Kournikova.
  • This from a knowledgeable observer at the ' summer rookie camp: "Rick DiPietro is one of the best- conditioned athletes I've ever seen." During the camp, the Isles youngsters spent time in a boxing ring with ex-pro boxer Tommy Molloy. The prospects were even squaring off against each other in sparring sessions.
  • George McPhee on the art of the great trade: "I love the subtle deals nobody's thinking of."
  • Video and photos prove that was the most emotional Devil following New Jersey's Stanley Cup win. GM Lou Lamoriello adds, "Turner was so excited about the victory he stayed in uniform for two days. One night he had to sleep in the garage!"
  • Lamoriello's chats with and in the days ahead will determine the shape of Jersey's defense. Albelin tells us he's not sure he's up for the summer conditioning regimen necessary for another long NHL season. Daneyko's business interests — and not-so-subtle hints — suggest he'll pack it in. If so, he'd be an excellent defense-consultant to replace Larry Robinson should the latter take the ' head coaching job.
  • Why did succeed in Anaheim when his career appeared on an irreversible downswing? "What Rob needed with us was a role," explains Bryan Murray. "And he got it."
  • forward was forced to chase would-be car thieves down a Montreal street as they tried to take off with his Hummer, which was parked in the driveway of his home. The crooks abandoned the car a block away.
  • Marty McSorley — a veteran of over 400 NHL brawls — calls the NHL's heavyweight champ. So, what else is new?
  • Phil Esposito's new book, Thunder and , is set for release in the coming weeks. "Once it's out, I'll never have to work again." cracks Espo. Esposito on the greatest player he ever saw: "Defenseman was Bobby Orr. Forward was Gretzky. I don't agree with people who say you have to pick only one 'greatest player.' I saw Orr try to play forward, and he couldn't. I bet Gretzky couldn't play defense."
  • A cheering note for Mike Babcock from Jean Perron, the last coach to win the Stanley Cup in his first season, "When you win in your first coaching year, it's a tough act to follow."
  • After three Cups in nine years, it's hard to believe that is the only forward remaining from the ' 1995 championship squad.
  • Bob Gainey on why he took the Habs' job: "I wanted a different environment — and Montreal will provide it."
  • Former Montreal goaltending great Ken Dryden's explanation of 's success: "No other goalie seems to have as much fun as Marty." Known as "The Hockey Maven" in both local and national circles, Stan Fischler is one of the most outspoken authorities on the game of hockey. Fischler can be seen offering NHL analysis on "MSG SportsDesk" and on Fox Sports Net's "Regional Sports Report — New York Edition." Fischler also provides studio interviews and pre- and post-game features and reports for both the and on FSN. His columns appear regularly on MSGNetwork.com.
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