Coyotes Tracks - February 27, 2012 - Deadline Day Edition

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 11: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The NHL's Trade Deadline Day has arrived. Th actual deadline is at 1p.m. MST. We'll have an open thread up later this morning to discuss all the goings on around the league, as well as any moves GM Don Maloney makes.

The Phoenix Coyotes next game is tomorrow night at home against the Western Conference leading Canucks.

We've got a cornucopia of Yotes related links, recaps of the Pirates loss on Sunday, and more in today's edition of the Tracks.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Coyotes Assign Bolduc, Rundblad to AHL - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The two players are sent back down without playing a game.

Vrbata developing a knack for clutch goals - NHL - SI.com
Radim Vrbata is finally getting some love now that the team's success has caught up with his own this season.

Coyotes' team effort leading to near-perfect February - The Arizona Republic
JIm Gintonio looks at the Coyotes "hot streak".

Coyotes’ Whitney keeps on ticking - Edmonton Journal
Oilers beat writer Jim Matheson on the ageless Wizard.

Whitney Quickly Approaching 1,000 NHL Points - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
The man driving the bus this season has been around awhile. He's racking up some serious career numbers.

Chirbit - Ray Whitney - walshtodd - share audio easily
Ray Whitney talks after the 3-1 win over the Oilers.

Coyotes win to take first place in Pacific Division - Countdown to the Playoffs
A look at the playoff race including the new Pacific Division leader the Phoenix Coyotes.

Lots of movement within Phoenix Coyotes Top-20 prospects - Hockey's Future
The latest org rankings from Hockey's Future.

10 Wins In A Row Will Rocket You To Top of Pacific Division - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Brewer looks back at the roll the Coyotes' have been on this month.

Pirates News

Falcons foul up Pirates - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Coyotes original AHL affiliate continued their dominance over the team's current one on Sunday afternoon.

Pirates losing touch in playoff race - Maine Hockey Journal
Portland's inconsistent and sometimes extremely poor play has them on the outside of the playoff chase.

Gladiators News

Stingrays complete sweep of Gladiators - The Post and Courier - Charleston, South Carolina
Even with the loss on Sunday, the Glads still lead the ECHL's Southern division.

News From Around the Hockey World

San Jose Sharks finish road trip 2-6-1 with a 4-3 regulation loss to the Minnesota Wild - Fear The Fin
Sharks lost to the Wild in regulation, burning one of the games they have in hand. The Wild came back from back twice before they managed to get a lead which they kept for the rest of the third.

Coach Todd McLellan struck by a stick during Sharks’ game | ProHockeyTalk
Luckily he got back to the locker room without the need for a stretcher and he is apparently fine.

Dallas Stars Battle, Beat Vancouver Canucks In Overtime 3-2 - Defending Big D
Dallas is looking to secure their playoffs spot with an overtime win over the Northwest Division leading Canucks. The next game Vancouver plays will be against the Coyotes.

Game 62: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils - Raw Charge
The Bolts kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a win over Marty and the Devils.

Senators acquire G Ben Bishop from St. Louis for draft pick - Silver Seven
The first of many likely 'insurance policy' deals at the deadline.

The Final Howl

Tonight on NBCSN: Rangers and Devils renew rivalry on Broadway - ProHockeyTalk
With all the trade talk it is easy to forget there are actual hockey games being played today.

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