Coyotes Tracks - October 8, 2012 - Columbus Day Edition

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Unfortunately for fans no middle ground was discovered between the NHL and NHLPA after the two kept in touch throughout the weekend. Of course, no progress was made but reports through the weekend suggest team owners are now getting nervous that the first two weeks of the season have been cancelled. On the Coyotes front, check out the link to The Hockey Writer's Coyotes writer Jim Neveau's podcast appearance.

Coyotes News

PUCKCAST: Hockeenight and Jim Neveau Talk, Uh, Something - HOCKEENIGHT
Coyotes writer Jim Neveau talks Coyotes fans, Don Fehr, the ownership saga, and more.

Lockout News

Cracks showing in NHL's armour? | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun
Originally thought of as an united front, the idea of the NHL and the owners behind coming out and speaking against the lockout may become a reality in the upcoming weeks.

N.H.L. Replacement Players Would Be Illegal in Two Provinces - NYTimes.com
A 'no-go' that had no chance of happening turns out to be illegal in Canada.

Pirates News

Pirates prep for season, fall to Manchester in OT | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larrson sat out in the Pirates' seconding outing in preseason against the Monarchs.

Gladiators News

The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Gladiators receive pair from Phoenix
The Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, continue the cutting process.

News From Around the Hockey World

Five groups deserving of sympathy during NHL lockout - USA Today
We, as fans are included, but even we aren't (and shouldn't be) at the top of Kevin Allen's list.

Five Questions: Steve Yzerman on life as Tampa Bay Lightning GM - NHL.com - NHL Insider
Tampa Bay Lighning's GM, Steve Yzerman stops and answers a few questions for NHL.com

Graphic details emerge from BU hockey panel reports - News - Boston.com
Details regarding the BU hockey come to the surface.

The 2012-13 NHL season that could have been | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman takes a peek at what could've been this season.

Do I miss the NHL? Not any more! | Preds On The Glass
Have fans already grown tired of the NHL and began looking elsewhere? Preds On the Glass has.

The Final Howl

Getting to Know: Lee Stempniak | The Hockey News
"Funniest Players Encountered: "Adrian Aucoin""

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