Coyotes Tracks - December 26, 2011 - Boxing Day With The Royals

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Head coach Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes talks to his team during a time out from the NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Jobing.com Arena on December 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes face the Los Angeles Kings tonight in the City of Angels. The Kings have gone 1-1 under their new coach Darryl Sutter. For Kings coverage check in with our friends at Jewels From the Crown & Battle of California.

If you don't have plans this afternoon I suggest you turn on the NHL Network at 1:30 p.m. MST. Coyotes prospects Brandon Gormley, Mark Visentin, and Alexander Ruuttu, are expected to take the ice when host Canada battles Finland in the World Junior U-20 Championships. The USA vs. Denmark game can be seen at 6 p.m. on the NHL Network as well.

Coyotes News

Coyotes' Ray Whitney brings touch of 'The Wizard' to ice - The Arizona Republic
JIm Gintonio on the man who has lead the Coyotes offense this season.

Coyotes Schedule 2011: Tough Week Ahead For The Coyotes - SB Nation Arizona
No gimmees.

More links after the jump...

WJC News

Canadian coach Hay secretive about his starting goaltender for tournament opener - NHL.com - News
Don Hay won't say if Coyotes prospect Mark Visentin is starting today or not.

World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada, USA Begin Tournament Monday - SBNation.com
WJC broadcast info.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team America - Puck Worlds
Bruce Peter previews the Red, White, and Blue.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Switzerland - Puck Worlds
Bruce Peter previews the plucky Neutrals.

Russia: Can Kuznetsov help the Russians repeat? - Junior Hockey - Yahoo! Canada Sports
Nate Seager previews the Russians (s/t to Emily at Japers' Rink)

Team Latvia 2012 WJC Preview - Hockey's Future
Alessandro Seren Rosso previews the kids from the Baltic Sea.

News From Around the Hockey World

2011 Holiday Season Has Los Angeles Kings Looking To Darryl Sutter As Their Savior - Frozen Royalty
A look at the Kings new bench boss as well as the team's problems.

Video: Oscar Moller and the incredible flying stick pass - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Words can't describe this. You must watch.

The Final Howl

The World Junior Championship Is Here - The Sleeping Giant
USA vs Canada for charity. Chemmy & Lambert vs. Bourne.

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