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Quick - what channel number is Versus on your cable box? If you could come up with answer in less than 5 seconds, congratulations. The rest of us will be happy to know that Versus will be renamed to the NBC Sports channel, and will hopefully be easier to find on your TV. That, plus 2011 Hockey Hall Of Fame enshrinees after the break.

10 early projections for the 2011-12 NHL season -
Kevin Allen gives us 10 predictions for next year, two involving the Sabres.

The Regehr Trade: Perspective from Calgary - BSN
It's time for some post-trade-stress-disorder analysis, courtesy of some Calgary bloggers.

Sabres fan gets Stanley Cup out of a trunk in Eggertsville - The Buffalo News
WNY native Doug Harbison had an ailing oak tree in his front yard cut down except for an 8-foot stump. Then he called a wood sculptor to create his dream object -- the Stanley Cup.

Chelios leads U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame group -
Chris Chelios, Gary Suter, Keith Tkachuk, Ed Snider and Mike Emrick will be enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year.

World Cup victory ties 2011 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class together - Puck Daddy
Chelios and Suter manned the U.S. blueline, while Tkachuk potted five goals during '96 tournament. Snider hosted the preliminary round matchup, as well as Game 1 of the championships series between the USA and Canada in 1996 at the Flyers' home at the then-CoreStates Center. Emrick was, of course, behind the mic calling the Americans road to victory.

Versus set to become the NBC Sports Network -
Comcast's NBC Sports Group is changing the name of Versus to the NBC Sports Network.

Seguin basks with Stanley Cup in Leafs’ backyard - The Globe and Mail
Fans flock to see Stanley with 19 year old who would have been in blue and white if not for Kessel trade.

Sharks Extend Burns - San Jose Sharks
Brent Burns had a year left on the current deal, but signed up for an extended stay.

Alex Frolov interview in Russia creates a stir with talk of racial slurs by Sean Avery - New York Daily News
Alex Frolov has accused Sean Avery of calling opponents "black monkeys."

TSN stepping stone to head coaching jobs - The Globe and Mail
Coaches find benefits from working in the broadcast industry.