Coyotes Tracks - October 7, 2011 - Marty Extended

GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 16: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes attempts to deflect a shot on goaltender Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October16 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The big news yesterday in Coyotes Country was the team signing Martin Hanzal to a 5 year contract extension.   The other big news of the day was Brett MacLean being picked up by the Winnipeg Jets.  If the Jets keep the left winger on their roster it could make for even more interesting opening night in the Glendale.

Oh yeah,  Hockey's Back!   The season kicked off with 3 tilts last night.  Today there are 6 games on the NHL slate including two games at 10am MST involving involving the Desert Dogs rivals from Southern California.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes Sign Martin Hanzal to 5 Year Contract Extension. - Five For Howling
Don Maloney works his magic again signing the power forward to a 5 year 15.5 million dollar deal.

Phoenix Coyotes sign Martin Hanzal to extension - The Arizona Republic
Includes quotes from Hanzal and Don Maloney.

Hanzal signs 5-year extension with Coyotes, so hot right now - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Wyshynski likes the deal.

Coyotes Roster Set for Opening of 2011-12 NHL Regular Season - Phoenix Coyotes - News
23 guys ready to battle on frozen water.

More links after the jump...

Phoenix Coyotes 2011 - 2012 Season Preview: The Blueline - Five For Howling
Looking at the D corps.

BizNasty Stays for 2 More Years & A Familiar Friend on Waivers - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
There is a reason Reinprecht is on waivers.

Pirates News

Pirates Preview: It's all about development - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Discussion of why the Coyotes picked Portland.

Pirates join bond supporters - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The team looks to convince voters to vote for the bond to pay for renovations to their arena.

Sundogs News

Sundogs Announce Next Player Signing in Sign Language - Official Site of the Arizona Sundogs: Sundogs News
Not your normal press release by the Sundogs.

News From Around the Hockey World

Regular Season Prediction - The Bottom Third - The Copper & Blue
Expectations for the Desert Dogs continue to be low.

BEST RECORD IN HOCKEY: Undefeated Flyers Complete Epic Comeback to Knock Off Defending Champion Bruins!!!11 - Broad Street Hockey
Bryz is 1-0 as a Flyer.

.889% - Pension Plan Puppets
Carey Price's save percentage not so good. Former Coyote Matthew Lombardi's return to hockey extremely good.

Reimer's opener just what Leafs need - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
The song must be played.

Cookie Monster and Flower Power; It's a Start. Pens 4, Canucks 3 (SO) - PensBurgh
The Canucks ruin everything.

Video: Don Cherry rips ‘turncoats’ in NHL fighting debate - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Cherry does what he does best.  Create controversy.

For Lombardi, a triumphant return - Sports | National Post
Bruce Arthur on Cherry's comments and Lombardi's return to the ice.

The Final Howl

We Get It! The Ducks Suck on Opening Day - Anaheim Calling
Good. Now they just need to work on sucking for the other 81 games.

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