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First up Hockey's Future interviews Joey Hishon.

HF: How does it feel to be property of the Colorado Avalanche?

JH: Yeah, that's a huge honor. Just for any NHL team to have drafted me - I would have been very excited to start my career and get my foot in the door with any organization. But Colorado is definitely very special and I'm very thankful they drafted me.

HF: Who was your favorite team growing up?

JH: Believe it or not, the Toronto Maple Leafs were my favorite team growing up, but it's defnitely Colorado now.

 

The Edmonton Journal tackles bits and pieces from around the league. Should the Avs give Moreau a chance?

Moreau needs a job

Former Oilers captain Ethan Moreau, who spent last year with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be looking for work when the free-agent marketplace opens for business on July 1.

But the 35-year-old forward might have trouble finding work because he's been hurt an awful lot during his long NHL career. That's the price you pay for playing the rugged style Moreau plays.

 

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

Dominique Ducharme made his first move as head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads, hiring Steve Hartley to be his assistant.

Hartley, 25, is the son of former Colorado Avalanche and Atlanta Thrashers head coach Bob Hartley. He was Ducharme’s goalie with the 2005-06 Joliette Action Quebec Junior AAA team that won the Fred Page Cup. He also played two seasons at the Miami University (Ohio).

 

Kerry Fraser tells TSN a story about Crawford and one of his tirades.

The coach that unloaded on me with the most foul, vile, offensive language ever was Marc Crawford. It happened when he was a rookie coach with the Quebec Nordiques late in the 1994-95 season in a game in Florida. 'Crow' won the Jack Adams Award as Coach of the Year but that night, he really ruffled my feathers and caused me to issue him a "career warning."

 

The Globe and Mail looks at Gary Bettman

The Phoenix Coyotes and the Atlanta Thrashers caused Gary Bettman much embarrassment over the years but the NHL commissioner is once again poised to emerge unscathed.

Bettman would use the gains from the impending sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to recover losses incurred by NHL owners from buying the Coyotes out of bankruptcy and operating the team in the red for the past two seasons.