Coyotes Tracks - April 13, 2011 - The Quest Begins

GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 21: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena on October 21 2010 in Glendale Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ilya Bryzgalov

Yes, it's finally Wednesday boys and girls.  Game one of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Detroit Red Wings starts tonight in the D.  The game can be seen on Versus at 4p.m. MST.  We've got a cornucopia of links for you.  The Coyotes starting netminder even gets his own category today.

Bryzgalov News

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov not getting the immense appreciation he deserves
Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley on the Valley's best athlete.

As Bryz goes, so go Coyotes
Same as its been since his waiver wire arrival.

Playoff Preview: Goaltending - Winging It In Motown
Bryz is better than Howard. You didn't need me or WIIM to tell you that did you?

Bryzgalov can turn series in Coyotes' favor - Red Wings v Coyotes - 2011 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals
Jerry Brown on the belief that the Yotes have one player who can make the difference..

More links after the jump...

Coyotes vs. Red Wings News

The Five for Howling Roundtable - Playoff Predictions - Five For Howling
With special guest, Fox Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan.

Will Phoenix Coyotes Fans 'Throw The Snake' Again In 2011 Playoffs? - SBNation.com
Yes.

The Hockey Gods Gave Us A Redo! Prepare for the Alternate Ending Mofos. | The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
Yotesgurl says the script is going to be different this year.

Phoenix Coyotes intensity not a problem as playoffs start
Sounds the like guys are ready.

Yandle: Coyotes hungry for more success - Ice Chips - JimGintonio
Quotes from the Yandle & Boedker.

Wings want to make home ice imposing in playoffs - Red Wings v Coyotes - 2011 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals
Seriously? Look at the records. If anything it's the Wings who should fear the Desert Dogs at the Joe.

The Desert Dog Blog: Belanger is 'X Factor' - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
Dave Vest on how the Yotes playoff success may depend on their last minute FA acquisition.

Aucoin's Blog: Playoff Hockey is Amazing - AUCOIN'S BLOG - A Blog by Adrian Aucion
The Coyotes defensemen talks about the upcoming series with the Red Wings.

04/12/2011 Stempniak Clip on Clashing Styles Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The Desert Ninja via some video camera that appears to record in VHS.

04/12/2011 Korpikoski Clip on Road Games Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Korpi on why the Yotes play well on the road.

Must they win or go homeless?
From the editorial page of today's Arizona Republic.

 

Coyotes News

Coyotes Ups and Downs: Heading to the Playoffs Edition - Five For Howling
Jordan with the weekly ratings.

Buccigross Sports Jets Tee, But Begs Bigger Question About Logos/Icons - Five For Howling

Travis on the sensitive issue of the past, present and future of the franchise.

Former Michigan star Andrew Ebbett embraces his role with the Coyotes - Wire - Lifestyle - bellinghamherald.com
Andrew Ebbett update for the folks in Michigan. (s/t to The Yotes Diva)

 

News About Tonight's Enemy

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall set to play, but coach will make the call | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Kronwall looks to be back for tonight's game.

Day before playoffs, and Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg still can't skate | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Zetterberg is out tonight.

Scouting report: Helene St. James breaks down series against Phoenix | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Beat writer Helene St. James thinks the Red Wings have all the advantages save goaltending.

The 1st Annual WIIM Playoff Bracket Challenge - Winging It In Motown
Our Red Wings friends over at WIIM are doing a playoff bracket challenge to benefit the Michigan Humane Society. Check it out.

 

Wranglers News

Idaho ousts Wranglers from playoffs - Sports - ReviewJournal.com
The season is now over for every minor league club affiliated with the Coyotes.

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Marc Crawford Firing Is Shocking, But Not Entirely Surprising - Defending Big D
Has Joe Nieuwendyk ever actually looked at his rosters? First Tippett, now Crawford.

Devils win NHL Draft lottery move up to fourth; Edmonton gets top pick in 2011 draft | ProHockeyTalk
Devils hose the Isles. I'm sure that went over well in places like Commack and Nassau.

Is Jack Capuano the right man to lead Islanders’ revival? - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The Isles announced that Capuano will be back in the Isles dressing room next season. Hopefully he'll be joined by exiled Isles blogger Chris Botta.

CBCSports.ca | Elliotte Friedman | Pacioretty talks with Chara, plus 30 thoughts
The usual tidbits from Friedman, plus his quarterfinal round picks.

 

The Final Howl

Police seek venomous snake that bit Winnipeg man - Manitoba - CBC News
The Peg feeling the wrath for all of the trolling going on.

 

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