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Updated: October 23, 2003, 1:52 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Toronto Maple Leafs: Apparently some members of the Toronto media have some notable like-minded individuals wanting to get head coach Pat Quinn fired. Maple Leafs players, who thought they might get Quinn out from behind the bench after last season, believe a way to correct the dysfunction on the team is to hire a new coach.

Ottawa Senators: Figuring out who to scratch out of Ottawa's lineup because of Martin Havlat's return became easier for Senators head coach Jacques Martin when Todd White's shoulder strain acted up. Havlat will make his season debut Thursday night against Washington.

Washington Capitals: Washington gave up its gritty captain in a trade with Colorado, but the Capitals are hoping Bates Battaglia can provide the same element as Steve Konowalchuk. It also helps that Battaglia is younger and a little cheaper and the Caps got a 19-year-old prospect in the deal that included a draft pick going to the Avalanche.