Coyotes Tracks - October 5, 2012 - The Hammer Falls

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Yesterday the NHL finally cancelled the first two week's of the 2012-2013 schedule. Given the lack of progress on the negotiation front it appears we'll be reporting more cancellations soon. We have more than a half dozen links on the lockout (good times!). We also have links about training camp in Portland.

Lockout News

NHL lockout 2012: Games through Oct. 24 canceled -
The NHL officially cancelled the first two weeks of regular season games due to the labor unrest with the NHL Players Association.

NHL hits players' wallets, cancels regular-season games to Oct. 24 -
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

One-on-one with Donald Fehr - The Hockey News
Adam Proteau speaks with the NHLPA executive director.

NHL Cancels First Two Weeks Of The Season - Howlin' Hockey
Jack Briggs on the collateral damage.

Bobby Ryan refuses to sign in Europe - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
I think we are seeing with the winger has been on the trading block.

NHL lockout: Canceling games is annoying, alienating and unnecessary - NHL - Sporting News
NHL owners have made it clear they could care less about fan's anger.

NHL - Players need to protect the game from lockout - ESPN
Scott Burnside doesn't think the players' strategy is worth it.

Turris getting serious about Europe - Senators Extra
If only he could have been serious about playing this time last season...

Coyotes News

Throwback Thursday: Finnishing The Year On Top - Five For Howling
Ed looks back at the Teemu Selanne's rookie season.

Pirates News

Pirates earn passing grade in first preseason test - Maine Hockey Journal
Portland beat the University of New Brunswick 2-1.

Pirates Notebook: Goalie prepared to lend a hand - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Paul Betit on another former Ranger in the Yotes organization, as well as yesterday's game.

AHL road trip: Oliver Ekman-Larsson the Maine attraction - Toronto Sun
A good choice, but we would prefer he be the Gravitation to Glendale.

Ryan Hollweg banned 6 games for sucker punch in Czech League, but sings heck out of Pearl Jam - Puck Daddy
The former Portland Pirate finds out European leagues don't take kindly to sucker punching.

The Final Howl

Choose your own adventure: what league would you choose during an NHL lockout? - Backhand Shelf
Justin Bourne ranks the 5 other leagues players are going to during the lockout.

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