Coyotes Tracks - June 8, 2011 - The Other Goalie Skate Drops

Yesterday, the Phoenix Coyotes were again the talk of the NHL.  This time it actually involved the roster, not ownership.  The Desert Dogs traded Ilya Bryzgalov's negotiating right for a draft pick and future considerations.  Yes, Matt Clackson too, but that was an accounting move.   The search for Bryz's replacement likely began well before yesterday.  Hang on Yotes fans. The next month should be a bit of a roller coaster ride.

Tonight Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final will be played in Boston.  The game starts at 5 pm.m MST and can be viewed on Versus.

Coyotes News

Coyotes Trade Rights to Ilya Bryzgalov to Flyers for 3rd Round Pick - Five For Howling
Travis with the official press release and his own thoughts on the deal.

Phoenix Coyotes trade negotiating rights of Ilya Bryzgalov
Sarah McLellan with some quotes from GMDM.

Coyotes Trade Of Ilya Bryzgalov To Flyers Isn't The Worst That Could Happen - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Randy Holt suggests taking a deep breath.

Coyotes trade Flyers rights to goalie Bryzgalov
Craig Morgan says the team from the Valley had no choice. He's right.

As the Goalies Turn | June
Jenna on the last couple of days in Yotes land.

Flyers Acquire Rights to Ilya Bryzgalov - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers fan perspective.

Flyers acquire rights to Bryzgalov from Phoenix
No one is questioning why the Flyers made the move.

More links after the jump...

 

News From Around the Hockey World

Canucks At Bruins Game 4 Preview: Hit The Lights! - Nucks Misconduct
Sean Zandberg previews Game 4 with stats, videos, and the odd photo.

Stanley Cup Final preview: Vancouver at Boston in Game 4 - USATODAY.com
Kevin Allen previews tonight's contest.

2011 Stanley Cup finals: Bet on Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo to bounce back - ESPN
Luongo should have just used Thomas' quote from after Game 2.

CBCSports.ca | Elliotte Friedman | NHL takes right route in Rome suspension
Friedman's take on Rome's suspension.

Other suspensions during the Stanley Cup Final | Blog Archive | Houses of the Hockey | Blogs | TheScore.com
A look back.

NBC retains Olympic TV rights through 2020 - Olympic sports- NBC Sports
Good news for hockey fans who like seeing NHL players in the Games.

Patrick Kane: Patrick Kane eventually got a championship puck - chicagotribune.com
A nice Kane story for a change.

More on Washington and Stanley Cup Finals ratings - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
A non-traditional market watching hockey when their team isn't playing. Perish the thought.

NHL Blackberry Sponsorship Means Balsilie Still In The Game - Mike Ozanian - SportsMoney - Forbes
The guy never quite goes away.

Nashville Post sheds light on Predators' marketing efforts to Atlanta's hockey fans - On the Forecheck
The Preds are smartly going after the Atlanta market now that the Thrash are all but officially gone.

New England Hockey Journal: Report: Notre Dame looking at move to Hockey East
The CCHA is may be no more in the not too distant future.

Hockey Prospectus | Top 100 NHL Draft Prospects: 1-5
Corey Pronman reveals his top 5.

 

The Final Howl

Americans vs. Canadians in the NHL – Who Shoots and Scores? | Nielsen Wire
More specifics on the sample would be nice, but any poll where Connolly is #6 should tell the league they need to market better.

 

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