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Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL August 11th, 2014

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An ex-NHLer is joining the South Korea national team as an assistant head coach.

Richard Park, the second South Korean native to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), will serve as an assistant coach during the country's upcoming national team trials, officials said Monday.

Park will work alongside Jim Paek, the first Korean-born NHL player, who was named the head coach of the national team last month, according to the Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA).

The sport's national governing body said Park will be a temporary assistant to Paek during the trials for the under-18 team from Aug. 18 to 22, and then for the training camp for the senior national team reserves from Aug. 25 to 29.

Paek said he'd asked Park to come to South Korea for the occasion and that the 38-year-old may eventually join him as the full-time assistant coach. The KIHA said Spiros Anastas, head coach of the men's hockey team at the University of Lethbridge in Canada, will also work as an assistant for Paek this month.

A seven year old finds what could be a Stanley Cup ring.

A treasure hunter in Tide Head, N.B., uncovered something unusual on the beach last week — what could be a Stanley Cup ring.

Seven-year-old Anthony Thériault said he’s collected hundreds of rocks playing on the Restigouche River near Campbellton, N.B.

Then, last week, he stumbled on a novel find.

"I saw something shiny, and that was the bottom of the ring," he said in French.

Anthony then brought it home for his dad to investigate.

"All of a sudden, he said 'Look, Dad, what I found at the river,' " Shawn Thériault said.

"I looked at it, this Stanley Cup ring that said 'Elmer Lach' on it, and then I started checking on it."

Selanne offered a "home games only deal"?

Six-time Olympian Teemu Selanne reportedly has a standing contract offer from KHL club Jokerit to play on his home club's debut season in the league.

Selanne, 44, can make $5 million to play only home games or $10 million for the season, according to Finnish news outlet USanomat.

Selanne retired from the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks last season.

Love or hate him on the ice, but he's got a pretty good sense of humor off-ice.

The trilingual Montreal-born goaltender, who answered questions asked in Italian in English during the filmed conversation, also spoke about how he took to mentoring young goaltenders, and job thieves, Lack and Schneider during his Canucks tenure. His answer was a solid example of Roberto Luongo's winning, self-deprecating sense of humor:

I was with them when they came in the league and they were rookies. I tried to act the right way, and be professional on and off the ice, and hopefully they took something away from that and brought it to the way they approach the game or the way they play it.

I think it worked pretty well 'cause both of them were able to steal my job, so I was a pretty good mentor.