Coyotes Tracks - March 3, 2012 - Starting A New Streak

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes in action during the NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on February 18, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Stars 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tonight the Phoenix Coyotes will be facing off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes are looking to bounce back after their loss against the Calgary Flames and hopefully start a new streak similar to the ones they had in February. The Yotes still are leading the Pacific Division but the Dallas Stars won last night, giving them the same points as the San Jose Sharks, which means there are now two teams within biting at the Desert Dogs heels looking to get the title.

Today we have some news from the hockey world, we have reports from all 3 of the Coyotes minor league affiliates who won last night, and some info about tonight's game against Columbus. Also since the game will be at home if you want to meet up before or during the game email me, I will be at Gordon Biersch around 4/4:15. Anyways on with the links.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes honor military, local heroes during Glendale games
A look at some of the work that the Phoenix Coyotes are doing to honor military members and local people making a difference in their communities.

Cisco NHL Live: Mike Smith Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The NHL Network talks to goaltender Mike Smith about his play in February, his NHL career and his tastes in music.

Shinnimin Thrilled to Sign with Coyotes - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Brendan Shinnimin, player for Tri-City in the Western Hockey League, signed a 3 year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. He is currently having a career high season with 52 goals and 65 assists in 60 games.

Coyotes Sign Shinnimin to Entry-Level Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Yotes signed the CHGL's player of the month for February. He should fit right in assuming he eventually makes his way to Phoenix.

2012 NHL: Phoenix, the Capital of First-Round Flameouts - The Daily Fix - WSJ
Not exactly breaking news to long time residents of the Valley.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight's Enemy

NHL Preview - Columbus Blue Jackets at Phoenix Coyotes - Mar 03, 2012 - CBSSports.com

03/02/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

Blue Jackets vs. Coyotes - 03/03/2012 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview

Pirates News

A Pirates win, plus reinforcements | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Things may be looking up for the Pirates, they came from behind to win a game and they did an AHL loan for a forward and a goaltender.

Gladiators News

Gladiators storm to 8-6 win over Trenton | AccessNorthGa
The Gladiators had to twice overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Trenton Titans.

Sundogs News

Official Site of the Arizona Sundogs: Sundogs News
Sundogs got a shootout victory against the Dayton Gems, final score 4-3.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dallas Stars Grind Out 3-1 Win Over Edmonton Oilers - Defending Big D
Don't look now but Dallas is now tied with San Jose and are only two points behind the Coyotes. Looks like the battle for the Division Title is going to be getting more intense.

Clearly, Oncoming Regression Seems Imminent: Red Wings 6 - Wild 0 - Winging It In Motown
On the bright side this may crush any momentum that the Wild have left for the season, which is good because the Coyotes will be playing them twice.

Saskatoon’s mayor says the group looking to land an NHL franchise is "exceedingly serious" | ProHockeyTalk
Saskatoon really wants an NHL team and everyone there seems to think its a good idea, never mind everyone outside of Saskatoon seems to have doubts.

Kings great Marcel Dionne says Anze Kopitar "needs a wake-up call" | ProHockeyTalk
The former King does not seem impressed with Anze Kopitar's performance and thinks that he could be performing better. Lets hope that he doesn't get that wake up call.

Hockey breaks ice for Arab and Jewish teens - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Hockey is bringing together Arab and Jewish teenagers in the Middle East, a truly heart warming story.

Carlyle replaces Wilson as Leafs coach - NHL.com - News
After the way that the Maple Leafs played this season you really can't be too surprised they decided to make a coaching change. Although replacing him with the Ducks old coach is a bit surprising.

How To Feel Bad For Millionaires: Why Empathizing With Athletes Is Just Fine - SBNation.com

Player Aging In The NHL: Is 32-Years-Old The New 25? - SBNation.com
Justin Bourne asked a question on Twitter then Broad Street Hockey's stats guru went to work.

The Final Howls

Jersey Fouls: Red Wings beer maiden, Winnipeg tribute and the Habs/Leafs Frankenjersey from hell | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Do not look directly at the Habs/Leafs Frankenjersey.

A look at the fail-iest shootout fails of all-time – Devin Setoguchi’s wasn’t the worst | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com

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