Coyotes Tracks - October 18, 2012 - You Spin Me Round Round

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The NHL and NHLPA spin war has heated up again this week. The sides are set to meet again today at 10AM MST in Toronto. We'll see if the real negotiations will begin now. We've got a plenty of links for you today including full text of the NHL's proposal and Don Fehr's letter in response to the players. Finally, don't forget to vote before Noon MST today for who you think should be the site's European team this season.

Lockout News

NHL lockout 2012: League offer could jump start negotiations - SBNation.com
SB Nation's Lockout story stream is full of the latest labor tidbits.

NHL proposal to save 82-game season - NHL.com - News
The full text of the proposal the NHL gave the NHLPA on Tuesday.

Full text of letter from Don Fehr to players - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Late yesterday this was released. The PR battle wages on.

Why the players won’t go for NHL’s latest proposal - The Globe and Mail
Mirtle ran the numbers on the "make whole" salary contract issue.

NHL season hangs on union's response - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Let's hope they decide to play ball.

Pirates News

The FFH Roundtable: Previewing The Portland Pirates - Five For Howling
Chris Roy from the Maine Hockey Journal joins Jordan Ellel and Carl Pavlock in this week's edition of the Roundtable.

Pirates renew acquaintances with old foe - Maine Hockey Journal
Portland faces their rival from Worcester. It's a little more heated than the rivalry between their parent clubs.

10/17/2012 - Pirates Profile: Martinook Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
A look at another young pup. This time it's AHL rookie Jordan Martinook.

News From Around the Hockey World

Edmonton Oilers arena: City ceases negotiations with team owner Katz - SBNation.com
The Edmonton City Council has unanimously voted to cease negotiations with Oilers owner Daryl Katz regarding a new downtown arena. Guess they didn't take too kindly to his trip to Seattle.

Why the KHL’s website can provide you untold daily joy - Backhand Shelf
Note to self, add more cats to the FFH site. We need to keep up with the KHL.

Chicago’s Cup-winning squad reunites for charity game - ProHockeyTalk
Adam Burish was the driving force behind getting the band back together.

Breaking: Sidney Crosby doesn't like Claude Giroux or the Philadelphia Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
Pot meeting the kettle.

The Final Howl

LA Kings Beat Writer Questionnaire - The Royal Half

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