Coyote Tracks - October 13, 2010 - Hump Day Edition

84 hours until the puck drops for the home opener.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes face questions after two games
An update on the team from yesterday's practice from Sarah McClellan of the Arizona Republic.

Coyotes Shift Focus from Jet Lag to Red Wings - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
The Coyotes discuss their return after their practice today.

The Silent Defenseman
Excellent piece on OEL.

Prague ~ Bye Lombo, There Is A New Bromance Up In This Hizzle « The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
More on her trip to see the Yotes in Europe.

Coyotes negotiations a hot potato - Winnipeg Free Press
No new information in this article.  However, it not only quotes this weekend's Arizona Republic article.  The lack of information right now seems to be starting another round

More links after the jump...

Video Clips

Interviews from after Tuesday's practice with Coach Tippet, Shane Doan, and Jovo.

 

 

Slash performs the National Anthem at last night's L.A. Kings game.

 

 

Weekend Enemies News

Red Wings' Brian Rafalski (knee) out 3-4 weeks | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski underwent a scope on his knee this afternoon and will be out at least through the end of the month.

Grind Line's Kirk Maltby announcing his retirement - USATODAY.com
One of the last links to the Bowman days in the D is retiring.

Calmer Red Wings coach Mike Babcock gets four-year extension | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Babcock gets extend with a deal that matches Ken Holland's deal. Looks like four more years of the management team in Hockeytown.

Gloom and doom for the Anaheim Ducks - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek writes on the status of the Coyotes opponent this coming Sunday.

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Isles' Wisniewski suspended two games for obscene gesture
James Wisniewski has been suspended for his antics towards Sean Avery.

Blackhawks' Hjalmarsson suspended 2 games for hit from behind
Niklas Hjalmarsson has been suspended two games for his hit on f Jason Pominville.

The Hockey News: Justin Bourne's Blog: Justin Bourne's Blog: How personal issues can affect on-ice play
Justin Bourne looks at how off-ice issues can spill over to the ice.

Pass or Fail: Letting NHL fans select the Three Stars of the Game - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
This can only end poorly in Montreal.

VERSUS Debuts Sweet New Ads in Multiple NHL Cities " Puck The Media
I'm with Steve Lepore on this issue.  These Versus ads are extremely well done.

Dreger: NHL, NHLPA agree on lower escrow rate
The NHL and the NHLPA have agreed on a 17 percent first quarter escrow rate. This is slight lower than last year's 18 percent.

NHL, Rock and Wrap It Up! annnounce partnership to distribute unused concession food to those in need - NHL Green
NHL partners with Rock and Wrap It Up! to combat hunger. The founder of Rock and Wrap It Up!, Syd Mandelbaum, was on NHL Live on Tuesday morning to discuss the partnership.

 

The Final Howl

Hockey humor to get you through the day.

Down Goes Brown: Revealed: The secrets behind the Maple Leafs turnaround - Toronto Maple Leafs Blog - Humor. Commentary. Despair.
And to think I thought it was because Vesa wasn't in North America.

Bloge Salming: The Season's Ticket Drive A Toronto Maple Leafs Blog - A funny hockey video blog for the hardcore hockey fan.
A funny hockey video blog for the hardcore hockey fan. Animation videos of the Toronto Maple Leafs and all 30 NHL teams are the focus here.

Devils use little known CBA clause, call up beat writers to fill out team | Intent to Blow
Nothing thrills me like the thought of the Maven trying to play an NHL game.

 

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