Coyotes Tracks - June 2, 2012 - We're Still Going

May 7, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Greg Jamison speaks at a press conference regarding the potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to the Jamison Group prior to game five of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday Lisa Halverstadt reported on Twitter, @LisaHalverstadt, that the City of Glendale will be discussing the Jamison deal during a closed door workshop next Tuesday. Since this is a closed door session fans and residents will not be allowed to speak and give their opinions during the session. While they will not be actually voting during that session this is a big step forward in the deal which hopefully can be done very soon to get an actual vote and have papers signed.

In other hockey news Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is tonight and the Kings lead the series 1-0. Hopefully the New Jersey Devils have some tricks up their sleeve, tricks that don't involve using your hand to put the puck in the net Zach Parise, because I for one would really like to see the Devils take this one. For that and more check out the links after the jump.

Coyotes News

Coyotes notebook: Consistency the next step | Fox Sports Arizona
The Coyotes did great this past season but in order to be a success they are going to have to continue to play great in the future.

Size matters in fate of Glendale arena deal with Coyotes buyers - Phoenix Business Journal
Warning - Paywall article.

NHL.com - Coyotes could be looking for trade partner - NHL Scouting Combine
GMDM loves to wheel and deal. He's pretty good at it.

News From Around the Hockey World

Parise on disallowed goal: "You hope the cameras are off for a second and the video review didn’t catch it" | ProHockeyTalk
Can't blame the guy for trying.

EA Sports NHL 13 cover campaigns: Claude Giroux intensity vs. most interesting Pekka Rinne | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I'm tempted to vote for Pekka Rinne because the Predators decided to include the Coyotes in their video.

Darryl Sutter channels his inner Richard Nixon | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Its interesting to note that to many people in Europe this is the most offensive hand gesture you can do.

"I haven’t contacted anyone" about trading Luongo, says Canucks GM | ProHockeyTalk
Nothing is set in stone yet with a Roberto Luongo trade although there are reports that he will be going to Toronto.

Bruins confirm Thomas may take year off | ProHockeyTalk
Tim Thomas is considering taking next season off, according to the Boston GM he may be "a little worn down."

At this point, anything could happen at the draft | ProHockeyTalk
Who knows whats going to happen in the 2012 NHL draft? Well the Edmonton Oilers probably have a good idea since they have the number 1 pick.

One year in, Brendan Shanahan reflects on challenges of doling out NHL punishment - Yahoo! Sports
Talking with the guy who has the worst job in the sport.

Player Usage Charts Are Here - Arctic Ice Hockey
The data for the Coyotes likely won't surprise people.

Lidstrom does it his way, Feaster on the spot: 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
After a couple weeks off, Elliotte Friedman is back with Lidstrom, Cup Final news, and more.

Rangers News: Marian Gaborik Has a Torn Rotator Cuff - Blueshirt Banter
Suspicions were true. Gaborik was hurt. Then again isn't he always?

Raw Numbers: Hockey Participation Up in 2011-12 - The United States of Hockey
The state of Arizona saw the 5th highest percentage rise.

Red Wing Nation Weeps: Nicklas Lidstrom Retires - Winging It In Motown
Lidstrom finally calls it a career. Next stop - the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Final Howl

Drunk Zamboni driver pleads guilty to DWI, gets 2 years probation in Minnesota | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Do you think they are going to fit the Zamboni with an ignition interlock device?

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