Coyotes Tracks - January 13, 2011 - Streaking Leafs Invade the Valley

COLUMBUS OH - JANUARY 11: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates a third period goal with Shane Doan #19 and Ray Whitney #13 while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 11 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio. Phoenix won the game 4-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs, owners of a four game winning streak, are in town tonight to face the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena.  If you aren't attending the game you can watch the game on Fox Sports Arizona Plus.  Click here to find the channel on your cable/satellite system.  Our SBN friends at Pension Plan Puppets have all your Leafs related information. 

We'll have the normal Game Day Thread here with a likely PPP invasion at some point. Yours truly has been invited back to do tonight's Fox Sports Arizona Coyotes Game Lounge chat.  Tonight's special guest is former Coyote Greg Adams.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

01/12/2011 Homestand Preview Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Dave Vest previews the four-game homestand that begins this evening.

Best Trade Ever: Lee Stempniak for... Not Much - Five For Howling
Remembering the trade that brought Lee Stempniak to the Coyotes.

Phoenix Coyotes' Eric Belanger ends scoring slump
Jim Gintonio on the The Coyotes late addition finally lighting the lamp the other night.

Updated: 1/11/2011 President / Chief Executive Officer (Sports Marketing/Sales) -
Looks like the bond sale is fast approaching.(s/t to Coyotes Hip Check)


News About Tonight's Enemy

Talking the Toronto Maple Leafs with James Mirtle - Five For Howling
The former SB Nation blogger gives the low down on the Leafs.

Looking Back: The Mikhail Grabovski Trade - Pension Plan Puppets
You'll likely hear his name a fair amount this evening.

Why James Reimer Just Might Be For Real | Blog Archive | Houses of the Hockey | Blogs |
Seriously? The guy has played all of five NHL games.  Don't build the statue quite yet.


Wranglers News

Vegas Victory in Victoria, 5-3: Headlines
The Wranglers finish their successful road trip with a win.

Bates Earns Call-up to San Antonio: Headlines
Blair Riley heads back to Vegas.


Sundogs News

Dog Caller - January 12, 2011 - Bees, Brothers, and Business moves - Five For Howling
This week's edition features a Hanson brothers photo.


News From Around the Hockey World

Video: Marc-Andre Fleury poses down after Pens beat Montreal 5-2 | ProHockeyTalk
But the problem in the league is guys doing spins in the shootout.

From My Mom's Basement: Whiny Goalies - Hockey Wilderness
Yes, this topic again.

Awards: Talent or Performance? - Behind The Net
Different ways of deciding upon the traditional NHL awards.

The NHL’s top defensive defencemen at midseason - The Globe and Mail
Jovo makes the list.

Midseason Goats: Biggest disappointments for all 30 NHL teams - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
You won't be surprised when you see who got the nod for the Desert Dogs.

Recap: Lightning 3, Caps 0 - Japers' Rink
The Caps get swept in Florida. Guy Boucher is clearing space for his Jack Adams award.

The Cap Cost of Drafting High in the NHL Draft & the New Jersey Devils - In Lou We Trust
The Devils have little cap flexibility so high first round picks may not be in the cards.


The Final Howl

Video: Best Eminem/Rihanna/Maple Leafs parody you've ever seen - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
Game prep.


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