Coyotes Tracks - November 11, 2011 - Veterans Day Edition

On this Veterans Day we would like to send a message of thanks out to all though who have served in the Armed Forces.  For those who don't know the history of this day we, as one would expect in a Tracks post, have a link for you.  Also, please check out the link in The Final Howl section on hockey legend and veteran Hobey Baker.

The Phoenix Coyotes gained a point in the standings on Military Heroes Appreciation Night, but lost a very winnable game against hockey's most storied franchise on Thursday.  The Coyotes face a tougher test than the Habs as they travel to the Shark Tank on Saturday to face division foe San Jose.  Their last trip to NoCal, on the opening day of their season, was less than pleasant.

Habs vs. Coyotes  Post Game News

Le Sigh: Coyotes Battle Back in Third, Lose 3-2 in OT to Montreal - Five For Howling

Phoenix Coyotes' struggles vs. Montreal Canadiens continue - The Arizona Republic

Canadiens vs. Coyotes - 11/10/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap

Montréal Canadiens at Phoenix Coyotes Game Recap - 11/10/2011

Montreal Canadiens: Josh Gorges scores overtime winner against Coyotes - Montreal Gazette

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Sen. John McCain has 'sense of urgency' about keeping Phoenix Coyotes staying in Valley - The Arizona Republic
The Senator takes a swipe at GWI.

Phoenix Coyotes an endangered species in NHL - Montreal Gazette
Pat Hickey conveniently forgets to mention that uncertainty, constant bad press, and lack of ownership with a coherent plan are what has created the biggest problem.

Coyotes Attempting to Send 17,125 Heroes to Games This Season - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The team announced a new program called "Hard Way Heroes" on Thursday.

Time Running Out For Kyle Turris - Howlin' Hockey
Looking at the choices as the clock winds down towards 12/1.

KuklasKorner : The Puck Stops Here : Selke Trophy Leader
The author suggests Boyd Gordon deserves a look.

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Canucks at Kings Recap ; Just A Little Bit Harder (3-2W) - Nucks Misconduct
The Kings continue to struggle. No sympathy here.

Marleau and Niemi spoil former Sharks' return, win 3-1 - Fear The Fin
San Jose pulled even with the Coyotes points wise last evening.

Good Things Come in Threes: Bruins Score Twice in Each Period, Grease Oilers 6-3 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The bruins appear to be arousing from their Cup hangover.

NHL Power Rankings: Stars Illuminate Western Conference - SBNation.com
This week's SBN rankings.

NHL announces NHL Original Productions - NHL.com - News
The league looks to up the ante on the video side of things.

NHL announces 2012 All-Star Fan Balloting - 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game
The league's annual junior high school popularity context/Chicago election extravaganza has begun.

The 1-3-1 Debate (Courtesy of Wednesday's Nationally Televised Flyers vs. Lightning Game)

After Flyers delay breaks Tampa trap, does NHL need shot clock? - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Apparently people just figured out Guy Boucher employs a 1-3-1. Not exactly news.

Jacques Lemaire zings Versus commentators who criticized the Lightning, and Guy Boucher - Lightning Strikes
Lemaire's retort to all the whining about the 1-3-1.

Why Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 isn’t good for the NHL -  Backhand Shelf
Neil's concerns deal with the major concern most have. The 1-3-1 can lead to boring games that will drive away fans.

Why Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 is not destroying hockey -  Backhand Shelf
Daniel Wagner blames the Flyers, not Boucher's 1-3-1, for making the Flyers vs. Lightning game a bore.

Flyers vs. Lightning: Why the 1-3-1 trap sucks, and why it doesn't - Broad Street Hockey
SBN's hockey editor looks at both sides of the issue.

The Final Howl

More than a trophy: Hobey Baker, gentleman athlete and war veteran - Pucks, Guts & Glory

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