Coyotes Tracks - November 2, 2011 - Preparing for an Avalanche

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 01: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck past Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in an overtime shoot out. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes hit the road to take on the Colorado Avalanche tonight.  The game is not being shown on Fox Sports Arizona.  Coyotes fans can either listen to the radio broadcast on Xtra Sports 910 or watch the Colorado feed via Center Ice or Gamecenter Live.   Drop by and comment in our Game Day Thread during the contest.

Coyotes News

The Five for Howling Roundtable: Day of the Dead Edition - Five For Howling
This week's edition feature comments on the season to date, last week's trade and Andy Miele.

McConnell's Blog: What We've Learned About the Coyotes After 10 Games - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
The Coyotes TV play by play voice who and what stands out at the 10 game mark.

Goalie grind: Tending to mental aspects of game is key for Phoenix Coyotes goaltenders Mike Smith, Jason LaBarbera - The Arizona Republic
Jim Gintonio on the mental part of being goalie.

Burke discusses philosophy of goaltending - Ice Chips - JimGintonio
Gintonio speaks with former Coyote player and current goaltending coach Sean Burke.

Langkow's return from injury paying off for Coyotes - The Arizona Republic
The story of Langkow's career threatening injury and his contributions to the Coyotes cause this season.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche - NHL.com - Game Previews
A preview of tonight's matchup.

More links after the jump...

Shane Doan Flees From Mantracker Realty TV Cowboy Dude - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Seth Pollack with a preview at last night's US premiere of Doan's episode. JUst in case you didn't watch it already.

Raffi Torres as Jay-Z isn’t racist; it’s still racially insensitive - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
A more nuanced response than Bill Plaschke's column in the L.A. Times. 

Pirates News

Pirates starting fresh after break - Maine Hockey Journal
The Pirates don't play again until Sunday. A number of the team's forwards may not be around by then.

Portland Pirates’ break not a vacation - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Lots of practice over the nine day break between games.

Gladiators News

Haddad's hard-working goal wins it for Gladiators - Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett won at home on Tuesday night. They next play on Saturday in Florida.

News From Around the Hockey World

Canucks at Flames Recap ; When the Levee Breaks (5-1W) - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks offense breaks has scored 12 goals in their past 2 games.

Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
Another 3 point game in the West. Lovely.

Recap: Capitals 5, Ducks 4 (OT) - Japers' Rink
Another 3 point affair involving a Western team.

Carolina Doubles Up Tampa Bay: Hurricanes 4, Lightning 2 - Canes Country
Dwayne Roloson's troubles may not be over.

Sutton Suspended for Five Games - The Copper & Blue
The hammer finally got dropped on Andy Sutton yesterday.

Can Flyers, Penguins alliance thwart NHL’s realignment plans? - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Going to take more than two ownership groups to thwart any plan.

What do we actually know after 10 games? - Backhand Shelf
The season has just begun.

Tortorella: ‘Joe Thornton hasn’t won a (damn) thing in this league’ - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
A Torts blowup. You can set your watch by them.

Systems Analyst: the Importance of D-Zone Communication - Backhand Shelf
An example of what happens when teammates don't communicate well.

Changed man? Penguins’ Matt Cooke just had his cleanest October - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The question everyone is asking is "Can he keep this up for a whole season?"

The Final Howl

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