Coyotes Tracks - January 28, 2012 - Working For The Weekend

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 27: Team Alfredsson defenseman Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes speaks with the press during the 2012 NHL All-Star Game Player Media Availability at the Westin Ottawa on January 27, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle's events for for the skills competition were announced yesterday. He will be participating in the Fastest Skater and in the Skills Challenge Relay in the One-timer left-handed competitions. The skills competition will be on N NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. MST.

In today's tracks we have some news from the Pirates and the Sundogs, unfortunately it isn't good news. There are some stories from around the NHL and the All-Star game, thankfully little news about Tim Thomas which means the story may be dying, and unfortunately even though everyone was talking about a possible third owner nobody was actually saying anything.

Links below

Coyotes News

Post-Draft: Keith Yandle Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Interview with Keith Yandle about being selected for Team Alfredsson.

Yandle at 2012 NHL All-Star Game - 01/27/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Photos
Photos of Yandle at the All-Star Game.

phoenixcoyotes.com Interviews 01/27/2012
Keith Yandle talking to Dave Vest about the All-Star Game.

Pirates News

Ailing Pirates beaten by lowly Springfield | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland played without three of their players including their leading scorer because of the flu.

Springfield Falcons edge Portland Pirates, 3-2 | masslive.com

Sundogs News

CHL: Sundogs fall to Komets, lose 6th straight game - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Things aren't looking good for the Sundogs who loss drops them to last place in their conference.

Komets overcome Arizona comeback for win - News-Sentinel.com
Fort Wayne's take on the Komet's win over the Sundogs.

All-Star News

Team Chara, Team Alfredsson select Skills lineups - 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game
Breakdown of who will be doing what for the All-Star Skills Competition.

Your NHL Breakaway Challenge participants: Patrick Kane, John Tavares, others | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Breakdown of who will be participating in the All-Star Breakaway Challenge.

Brian Elliott returns to Ottawa … as an All-Star | ProHockeyTalk
Always nice to return home as an All-Star, and Brian Elliott gets to do just that.

The Hockey News: Headlines: NHL all-star weekend in search of a star has several possibilities
A look at the people who may be the top "star" of the All-Star Game.

News From Around the Hockey World

Top 10 rental defensemen at the trade deadline | ProHockeyTalk
A list of soon to be free agent defensemen. Audrian Aucoin is listed as number 5.

The Hockey News: Adam Proteau's Column: Proteau: One-on-one with NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr
Wide ranging interview with the NHLPA boss.

Sexism and the All-Star Fantasy Draft - The LeafsNation
Post from Danny Gray on the lack of females involved in the NHL Fantasy Draft and the messages that were sent by who was there.

Fearing new funding demands, Ottawa threatens to pull plug on Quebec arena - The Globe and Mail
The Canadian government doesn't seem to want to fund an arena in Quebec because they are afraid it will be used for professional or AHL hockey. What does this mean for the possibility of a new Quebec NHL team?

Blackhawks get Brendan Morrison, Flames get scoring help for their AHL affiliate | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Blackhawks get a center from Calgary in exchange for defenseman Brian Connelley.

Report: Columbus primed to land 2013 NHL All-Star Game | ProHockeyTalk
The rumor is that this will be announced later this weekend.

The Hockey News: Headlines: Booming hockey numbers proof NHL's Southern expansion paying dividends
The South is showing a growth in youth hockey. Hopefully this will lead to hockey being a greater presence throughout the country in the world of professional sports.

Final Howl

Talking with Advanced Hockey Stats | Buzz | The Score
Interview with the Advanced Hockey Stat. Thankfully its not too technical.

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