Coyotes Tracks - January 30, 2012 - Circus Leaves Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Team Alfredsson poses prior to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

In today's rather small version of the Tracks we've got NHL All-Star game news as well as news from around the hockey world. The NHL regular season thankfully starts back up tomorrow.

As for tonight. The AHL All-Star game is being played at 5 p.m. in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Coyotes prospect Andy Miele is on the Eastern Conference team representing Portland. The Western Conference team includes former Coyote Krys Kolanos. Fox Sports Arizona is showing the game tape delayed at 10:30p.m. MST, but a number of other regional networks are showing the game live.

Be sure to check out today's Final Howl link. You'll get a nice look at the February 18th giveaway.

Coyotes News

Keith Yandle - phoenixcoyotes.com Interviews 01/29/2012
The Coyotes d-man spoke with Dave Vest immediately after Sunday's game.

Yandle Says All-Star Game Was 'A Great Experience' - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Some quotes from the above audio piece plus links to other audio/video from Yandle's All-Star weekend.

More links after the jump...

Gladiators News

Gladiators jump into first in East with 4-1 win - Gwinnett Daily Post
The Coyotes ECHL affiliate is now atop the Eastern Conference.

News From Around the Hockey World

Team Chara at Team Alfredsson Game Recap - 01/29/2012
Team Chara won the exhibition game 12-9.

Marian Gaborik terrorizes teammates en route to All-Star Game MVP - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Gaborik had fun. Torts not so much given his comments on NBCSC.

Driving Play: Why the NHL Should Change Its Points System - The Copper & Blue
Using stats to prove why the league should change the system.

Former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith Wants The World To Know He Doesn't Suck "Nearly As Good As You" - Deadspin
Still living off of 1994 just like the Rangers franchise.

The Final Howl

FEB 18TH - PHOENIX COYOTES "COOPS TROOPS' - ALICE COOPER BOBBLE HEAD NIGHT! - Alice Cooper Official Website

The Valley's own Vincent Furnier, a fan since the team's arrival in town,will be available to sit atop your desk!

Video of Alice with the Stanley Cup back in the summer of 2010.

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