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Trade window opens in QMJHL: Friday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

Has playing for a U.S. team meant likely NHL first-round pick Derrick Pouliot is underrated? (The Hockey News)

Calgary Flames net prospect Laurent Brossoit's quest to be one of Team Canada's 'tenders at the world junior championship began yesterday with the start of Hockey Canada's goaltending camp. (Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald)

Former Everett Silvertips bench boss Craig Hartsburg is a free man after the Calgary Flames reshuffled their coaching staff. (News 570)

Former Brandon Wheat Kings and Ottawa Senators coach Cory Clouston is still beloved in Grande Prairie, Alta. (Alberta Daily Herald-Tribune)

The extraordinary Guy Flaming reviews the year that was in all things prospect-related. (The Pipeline Show)

OHL

Saginaw Spirit president Craig Goslin is hopeful of attracting a crowd of 42,000 to the OHL outdoor doubleheader on Dec. 29. (Midland Daily News)

Perish the thought of rugged Plymouth Whalers winger Tom Wilson not being a first-round NHL pick two weeks from today. (MLive)

The Kitchener Rangers have added 26-year-old Mike McKenzie, son of TSN's Bob McKenzie, to their coaching staff. (Waterloo Record)

Victoria Royals owner Graham Lee's company is bidding to take over operation of the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, which has been a financial sinkhole since it opened four years ago. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

QMJHL

The time is now for the Halifax Mooseheads to make a run at that elusive league title. The Stefan Fournier trade is now official, by the way. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Mikhail Grigorenko wore a Canada polo shirt to meet with the Edmonton media on Thursday. He's sharp, that one. (Edmonton Sun)

Matthew Wuest previews Saturday morning's QMJHL entry draft. (Metro Halifax)

Vancouver Canucks-drafted goalie David Honzik is headed to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He's not the only player headed east. (Cape Breton Post)

Defencemen Dominic Poulin and Gabriel Bourret are expected to be traded today to Gatineau, completing the Jean-Gabriel Pageau deal from last winter with Chicoutimi. (Le Droit)

Speaking of Pageau, the 19-year-old centre has signed with the Ottawa Senators. (Ottawa Citizen)

Quebec Remparts coach-GM Patrick Roy has pared his roster down to four overage candidates, including defenceman Marc-Antoine Carrier. (Le Soleil)

Centre Brandon Shea, the first-round pick who left the Moncton Wildcats last season, will be back in the Quebec League. But it won't be with Moncton. (Station Nation)

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

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