Coyotes Tracks - May 27th, 2012 - Offseason Boredom

March 5, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Phoenix Coyotes left wing Paul Bissonnette (12) at the face-off circle against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

As expected the news is starting to slow down this time of year, and the news that is coming through is primarily focused on the two teams vying for the Stanley Cup. And who cares about those guys anyways? Luckily there is a silver lining in the clouds that are offseason hockey, and that is that the @Biznasty2point0 Twitter feed is back in full force. Paul Bissonnette had a picture with perhaps the name that is most associated with hockey. Thats right there is a picture with him and Paulina Gretzky, I guess her dad was someone but that is unconfirmed. Also we have good news for the Coyotes future. Two of the Coyotes prospects were in the news, Brandon Gromley is going to be playing for the Memorial Cup and Brendan Shinnimin was named the Player of the Year and the Top Scorer of the Year.

Those stories and more all below after the jump.

Coyotes News

Coyotes Prospect Brandon Gormley to Play in Memorial Cup Title Game - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Veilleux's deflection of Ellis' point shot lifted the Shawinigan Cataractes to a 7-4 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs, championship on Sunday.

COYOTES PROSPECT BRENDAN SHINNIMIN NAMED THE CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Brendan Shinnimin is also the Top Scorer of the Year, putting him in the same category as Alexander Radulov and Sidney Crosby as players who have won both awards in the same year.

Coyotes try to build off franchise's best playoff showing - Coyotes vs Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Finals
The Coyotes are hopefully going to use their success to build a stronger team for next season.

Dean Lombardi thinks Coyotes players incited trash-tossing | ProHockeyTalk
Dean Lombardi is an idiot.

Twitter / PaulinaGretzky:
Paulina and BizNasty

News From Around the Hockey World

Dominant seasons by CHL veterans poor predictor of pro success | Buzzing The Net - Yahoo! Sports Canada
Does CHL success lead to success in the pros for older players? A lot of people hope that it does including the Phoenix Coyotes and their 20-year old prospect Brendan Shinnimin.

New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings: The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Series Primer - In Lou We Trust
In Lou We Trust provides a little preview of the Stanley Cup Finals.

A statistical breakdown: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
A stats breakdown of the Kings and Devils including the fancy stats.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2011-12 New York Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Proving that New York Islanders fans can not talk about anything before they mention their Stanley Cup wins.

Alex Ovechkin is having fun in France | ProHockeyTalk
Alexander Ovechkin seems really broken up about getting eliminated from the Stanley Cup Finals.

Yakupov, Shinnimin headline the CHL Awards | ProHockeyTalk
Your CHL Awards winners.

Should the Devils surrender their 2012 first-rounder to the NHL? | ProHockeyTalk
The Devils owe the NHL a first round pick for their initial contract with Ilya Kovalchuck.

Hal Gill Played Playoff Hockey With Broken Tibia - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
If he wasn't a hockey player our jaws would be on the floor.

Schultz Watch Update: Ducks Preparing Tampering Charges? - Bucky's 5th Quarter
This story should get more interesting come July 1st.

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