Coyotes Tracks - December 20, 2011 - Chillin' In Southbeach

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17: Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates the puck past the bench of the New York Rangers during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on December 17, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Coyotes face off tonight against the hot Florida Panthers. The Puck drops at 5:30 Phoenix time, join us back here for our game day thread.

Coyotes News

Coyotes Schedule: Busy Week Ahead For Phoenix - SB Nation Arizona
Two game on the road and then the blues arrive for Friday's festivities.

Coyotes Assign Summers & Pogge to Portland - Phoenix Coyotes - News
With Barbs back and Rundblad in the fold, the Coyotes make the obvious moves.

Turris meets the Ottawa media - ProHockeyTalk
Kyle's first game with the Sens will be tonight against the sabres.

Coyotes' COO talks ticket sales, team's future
Coyotes exec Mike Nealy sits down to talk ticket sales, the team's future, NHL involvement and more.

CISCO NHL Live - Don Maloney Video - NHL VideoCenter
GMDM was on NHL Live yesterday.

David Rundblad happy to join Phoenix Coyotes, countryman - The Arizona Republic
Looks like OEL has a new roommate.

12/19/2011 Interview with David Rundblad Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The newest Coyote talks with Matt McConnell.

COYOTES TO HOLD KIDS’ DAY ON JAN. 16 - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Ticket discounts involving kids and teachers for the game against the Avs.

From Daigle To Datsyuk: Turris Or Rundblad? - Hockey Prospectus
HP's Corey Pronman weighs the pros and cons.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight’s Enemy

Coyotes look to break Panthers' home streak
Coyotes hope to cool off hot Panthers team at home on Tuesday night.

Panthers sign Bill Thomas; will play Tuesday - Litter Box Cats
The former Coyote signs just in time to play the boys from Phoenix.

NHL Preview - Phoenix Coyotes at Florida Panthers - Dec 20, 2011 - CBSSports.com
The Florida Panthers haven't lost at home in regulation in their last eight games. That's not to say wins have been coming easily.

Ed Jovanovski Sees Similar Story in Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers ... Greg Rallo Returned, Tim Kennedy Recalled ... Desert Dogs in Town Tuesday | On Frozen Pond
"If you have structure and maintain consistency, you'll have success"

Pirates News

Pirates Notebook: Players get a gift: days off | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
It's like winter break from School.

Gladiators News

The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Gladiators surge to top of Eastern Conference
Gladiators surge to top of the Eastern Conference.

News From Around the Hockey World

Los Angeles Kings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - Recap - December 19, 2011 - ESPN
The Kings beat the Leafs in a shoot out.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars - Recap - December 19, 2011 - ESPN
The Ducks tied it up in the 2nd period, but couldn't stop the surging Stars.

Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers Game Recap - 12/19/2011
Drew Miller scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period as the Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-2 road win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks Game Recap - 12/19/2011
Henrik Sedin scored a goal and added two assists, twin brother Daniel chipped in with three assists and Roberto Luongo made 33 saves to earn his first shutout of the season.

Down Goes Brown: Let's make a deal: A look back at this season's biggest trades
The Turris trade is inspiration for the article.

Grading the NHL trades during the deep freeze | Sports | National Post
While NHL general managers step away from the negotiating table for a well-deserved break, let’s take a look back at some of the significant trades the league has seen since the end of training camp.

NHL Coach Firings: Ken Hitchcock, Blues Lead The Way In Replacement Coach Standings - SBNation.com
These standings aren't pretty, unless you are a fan of hockey from St. Louis.

Hiring Darryl Sutter to coach Los Angeles Kings looks like misguided calculation - ESPN
Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lomabardi, in going with his gut and hiring Darryl Sutter as coach, has painted himself and ownership into a corner, a kind of all-in move that leaves no margin for error.

The Final Howl

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