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Edmonton Oilers president Kevin Lowe insists adding Everett Silvertips star Ryan Murray to Team Canada was not an audition to be the No. 1 pick: "I'm not going to tell our scouts what to do. They see a lot more games than I do." (Edmonton Journal)

Turnovers were the Edmonton Oil Kings' downfall during Portland's narrow 4-3 win in Game 3 of the final on Sunday. (Edmonton Journal, Portland Tribune)

Winterhawks star Ty Rattie felt "a little slow" after missing Game 2. He still scored his 18th goal of the playoffs. (Oregon Live)

Why didn't Edmonton find its belly-fire until the third period, especially in such a chippy game? (Edmonton Sun, Portland Tribune)

Today's feel-good story: Kootenay Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen, last spring's WHL playoff MVP, has signed a contract with the Buffalo Sabres organization. (WGRZ, Die By The Blade)

Dean Millard fires up the coaching carousel. (Coming Down The Pipe!)


The Niagara IceDogs need a win in Game 3 tonight to regain home-ice advantage in the final against London, which was the more intense team on Saturday. (London Free Press, St. Catharines Standard)

The IceDogs have shown they can take the lead. But they haven't been able to hold the lead. And that's really the most important part. (London Free Press)

The Peterborough Petes are hopeful of signing Greg Betzold, a free agent from Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school in Minnesota. (Peterborough Examiner)

Evan de Haan, younger brother of two-time world junior defenceman Calvin de Haan, expects to be a regular on the Sudbury Wolves blueline this fall. (Sudbury Star)

Has any team ever had an unpromising rookie camp? Here's a look at some of the new faces in Sudbury. (Sudbury Star)

Graduating Belleville Bulls captain Luke Judson is planning to play collegiately for the Lakehead Thunderwolves. (Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal)


Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller, a former Montreal Canadiens assistant coach, all but endorsed his old teammate Patrick Roy to be the Habs' next bench boss. (Le Journal de Montreal, TVA Sports)

Victoriaville Tigres forward Brandon Hynes says returning for an overage season would be a last resort. Hynes had 86 points this season. (The Western Star)

Montreal native Michael Matheson, who plays for the USHL's Dubuque Fighting Saints, altered his game to improve his NHL draft status. (Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, paywall)

Nineteen-year-old defenceman Andrew O'Brien was a pleasant surprise during the Chicoutimi Saguenéens' run to the final four. (Le Quotidien)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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