Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Cone of Silence

Christian Petersen

NHL and NHLPA negotiators met for a second straight day on Wednesday. Both sides appear to be serious about the latest talks. How can we tell? They aren't talking to the media. In actual hockey news, the Coyotes' ECHL and CHL affiliates both won on Wednesday night. Details on the wins and more in today's gaggle of links.

Coyotes News

Losing Sucks, But… - Nebulous Verbosity
George Fallar on the results that matter to Coyotes' fans from Tuesday's election.

Lockout News

NHL Lockout 2012: Sides agree to meet for third straight day on Thursday - Blueshirt Banter
"Lets just hope we're nearing the end." Amen.

Make Whole chatter will determine future - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
The two sides are finally talking about the biggest issue.

What would an NHL season beginning on Dec. 1 look like? - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The consensus seems to be anywhere from 65-70 games would be played.

Pirates News

AHL suspends Pirates rookie - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Phil Lane will miss tomorrow night's game against the Worcester.

Gladiators News

Gladiators win fifth straight on Jones' OT goal - Gwinnett Daily Post
The Glads are on a roll. Two Coyotes prospects were deeply involved in last night's win.

Sundogs News

Sundogs open home stand with physical win over expansion Denver - The Prescott Daily Courier
Kyle Chipchura had 3 assists in the win.

News From Around the Hockey World

SB Nation Updates Mobile Site Look - Die By The Blade
The look is somewhere between the old and new versions.

ASU Hockey: Get to Know Forward Faiz Khan - House of Sparky
Checking in with the player who scored the game winning goal against U of A.

Tuesdays With Hildy: Has Gary Bettman Ever Done Anything Right? - St. Louis Game Time
Has the most hated man in hockey done some good?

On Nate Silver and the future of hockey analysis - Fear The Fin
What the NY Times political stats blogger's success might mean for the future of hockey statistics.

AHL suspends Blackhawks’ Shaw six games for leaving bench to fight - ProHockeyTalk
The man who ran down Mike Smith in Game 2 of the Quarterfinals last season is getting suspended again.

How NY Rangers used a gun to negotiate a contract - NHL History Girl
I'm guessing the new CBA won't allow for this type of transaction.

It's homecoming weekend for Arizona hockey head coach Hogan - Arizona Daily Wildcat
A preview of this weekend's games.

The Final Howl

Post-Election Day Coverage: Who would you vote to replace Gary Bettman as NHL commissioner? - Backhand Shelf
I would choose James Gordon.

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