Coyotes Tracks - April 12, 2011 - No Respect

Yesterday, the playoff previews and the picks flooded out from the national and local media throughout the NHL.  The Phoenix Coyotes seem to be given little chance to win their first playoff series.  Check out the links for all the details, plus other Yotes news and news from the world of hockey.

Coyotes vs. Red Wings News

Phoenix Coyotes should be motivated by doubters
Arizona Republic columnist Paola Boivin writes on today's Tracks theme.

Phoenix Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov set for Detroit Red Wings rematch
Bryz sounds ready to go.

Doan's time has come
After years of frustrations, tribulations & near-misses, Shane Doan deserves his moment of playoff glory.

Coyotes vs. Red Wings in 2011 playoffs - scouting report - Photos
Slideshow style report from Jim Gintonio.

NHL Playoffs 2011, Coyotes Vs. Red Wings: Can Phoenix Stifle The High-Flying Wings? - SBNation.com
Steve Lepore previews the series.

Completely Biased and Random Playoff Predictions - SB Nation Arizona
Our very own Jordan's playoff picks.

2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Experts' picks - ESPN
None of their "experts" pick the Yotes.

Cullen: 2011 NHL Playoff Picks
Scott Cullen's picks for TSN.

PHT Predicts: Red Wings vs. Coyotes; Who do you have? | ProHockeyTalk
Not a shock who Joe Yerdon picked as every other writer seems to have done the same.

Red Wings vs. Coyotes: Helene St. James predicts the playoff series | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Wings beat writer Helene St. James picks the Wings to win the series quickly.

Doan eager for second crack at Red Wings - Red Wings v Coyotes - 2011 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals
The most recognizable Coyote is back for unfinished business.

Red Wings' Johan Franzen needs to get back into scoring groove | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Or the Mule could just stay in his pen for the next couple of weeks.

 

Coyotes News

Interview with Former Coyotes Director of Media Relations Sergey Kocharov - Five For Howling
An interview with the former Valley resident.

Dust-up in the Phoenix desert - Sports - Macleans.ca
A well written summary by the Canadian weekly's writer Jonathon Gatehouse.

 

Rampage News

Brad Treliving Interview
The Rampage GM talks about this past season and the prospects in the Yotes system.

Ray Edwards Interview
The coach talks about the disappointing season in San Antonio.

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Hockey Bloggers For Rent | eBay
Lambert & Chemmy are for rent for the playoffs.

The 5 worthiest candidates for the 2011 NHL Masterton Trophy - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Former Coyotes Daymond Langkow might be the best of them all.

Nugent-Hopkins ascends to top of draft rankings - 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Final draft rankings from CSS are out. Oilers fans must be in a tizzy.

Premiere 2011 teams, locations revealed - NHL.com - News
Both SoCal teams will be participating this time around.

Early Thoughts on Todd Richards' Dismissal - Hockey Wilderness
Todd Richards was fired by the Wild on Monday.

NHL playoffs are the best in pro sports
Today's Roundtable special guest on why the NHL Playoffs are awesome.

 

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Previewing the round one matchups: Eastern Conference
DGB previews the playoffs in his own unique way. First up is the East.

 

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