Coyotes Tracks - April 25, 2012 - Welcome Home Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 12: Phoenix Coyotes mascot, "Howler" poses outside of Jobing.com Arena before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 12, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yesterday about 400+ Coyotes fans took an extended lunch break to greet the team at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Shane Doan and Mike Smith greeted fans at the fence and many others waved and gave hi fives as they drove out of the parking lot.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes resilience key to series, season -AZCentral.com
At the beginning of Game 6, when the Chicago Blackhawks had a stranglehold on the momentum and tempo, a Game 7 back in the Valley Wednesday night seemed likely.

Smith, Renne share second-round spotlight - FSAZ
Coyotes' Smith, Predators' Renne at top of their games for second-round matchup.

Cisco NHL Live: Mike Smith Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Smith talks to NHL Live about the series win.

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Series Preview: The Defensemen - Five For Howling
In Round 2 the Phoenix Coyotes will be facing off against the Nashville Predators. Both teams are very defensive, here is an examination of the Predators defensive pairs.

More links after the jump...

Welcome Home Coyotes News

Welcome Home Coyotes - Five For Howling
Apologies for the shaky quality and the weird cut-off that was created while trying to film this... - Five For Howling

Hot off the Presses -Twitter
The paper that was given to me by Matt McConnell.

Coyotes get warm welcome home after beating Hawks - Coyotes vs Predators - NHL.com
About 400 Coyotes fans were waiting at Sky Harbor Airport on Tuesday when the team returned to the Valley after beating the Blackhawks in Game 6.

Fans Greet Coyotes at Sky Harbor Airport on April 24, 2012 - Phoenixcoyotes.com - Photos
Pictures of the team's triumphant return to the Valley after vanquishing the Hawks.

Doan savors long-awaited moment - Fox Sports Arizona
After 15 years of futility, Doan has special appreciation for significance of playoff series victory.

Phoenix Coyotes' relationships vital to success - AZCentral.com
Several hundred Coyotes fans gathered near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday to welcome back a franchise that went 23 seasons without winning a playoff series.

Phoenix Coyotes get warm welcome home - ABC15.com
With round one of the NHL Playoffs behind them, the Phoenix Coyotes are home in the Valley again.

Phoenix Coyotes fans - azcentral.com photos
Photo Gallery of the fans greeting the team as they return from Chicago

Coyotes Get Warm Welcome Home After Beating Blackhawks - PhoenixCoyotes.com
About 400 Coyotes fans were waiting at Sky Harbor Airport on Tuesday when the team returned to the Valley after beating the Blackhawks in Game 6. (And if you look closely at the two pictures featured here, you can see Jordan's bearded mug standing next to Ben in the sweltering heat).

Coyotes return from Chicago - ArizonaSports.com
Coyotes return from Chicago to a good turnout of fans.

News From Around the Hockey World

2012 NHL Playoffs: Devils 3, Panthers 2 - Game Six Recap - Litter Box Cats
The Panthers can't get it done in OT and face a game 7.

Please fix the NHL General Manager of the Year Award | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues, David Poile of the Nashville Predators and Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers are the three finalists for the 2011-12 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. They're all very worthy candidates.

Nothing Makes Sense in the NHL Playoffs - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
The NHL Salary Cap works.

What playing during overtime of a playoff game is like | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
We all know what its like to watch an overtime playoff game, Justin Bourne talks about what its like to play in one.

Nikolai Khabibulin's True Cost To The Oilers - The Copper & Blue
Oil fans are still ranting about Nik's deal 3 years later.

Slowing Down Krys Kolanos - Admirals Roundtable
Just ask Patrick Roy. Oh wait a sec...

The Final Howl

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