Coyotes Tracks - June 29th, 2012 - Good News Everyone

May 15, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) carries the puck during game two of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday the Coyotes prospects had the day off, and they decided to spend it hiking Camelback Mountain and going food shopping. Additionally the Judge rejected the Goldwater Institute's most recent case against the City of Glendale, clearing the path for the lease to go into effect as long as there aren't any further delays. There does appear to be a discrepancy between the City and the GWI over the due date for the petitions that are currently being circulated, the City and Joyce Clark are saying July 8th, Goldwater and their clients are saying they have until the 16th. We will be keeping you updated on this story and more.

In addition to the good news for Coyotes fans, there was a fair amount of hockey news yesterday. There were a few resignings and an important announcement regarding next year's salary cap floor and more after the jump.

Coyotes News

The Trials Of Covering A Trial Part 3: The Verdict - Five For Howling
Judge Fink ruled against the Goldwater Institute so and the agreement to keep the Coyotes in Glendale still stands.

Judge upholds vote on Phoenix Coyotes' lease agreement –
One step closer to actually getting this thing done.

The Desert Dog Blog: Prospects Go Hiking, Food Shopping on Day Away from Ice - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
On their day off the prospects hiked a mountain in 100 degree heat.

Goldwater Institute responds to ruling on Glendale's Phoenix Coyotes deal | AZ Central
The GWI is upset that they lost, and they are raising an issue about when the signatures are due.

Cisco NHL Live - Tyson Nash Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Tyson Nash talks about Shane Doan testing the free agency market.

06/27/2012 - Maloney Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Don Maloney talks about how the prospects are doing.

Coyotes, Glendale defeat Goldwater Institute in court; what does this mean for Phoenix’s future? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It means good news.

News From Around the Hockey World

Free Agency preview: Pacific Division - NHL Free Agency 2012
The NHL takes a look at the free agency situations for the Pacific Division teams.

NHLPA, NHL announce team payroll range for 2012-13 - - News
New payroll range for the new season.

Blues Extend Coach Ken Hitchcock's Contract For Two Seasons - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues coach is going to be sticking around for another 2 season.

Tampa Bay Lightning ink RFA defenseman Brian Lee - Raw Charge
Lee is 25 and was acquired from Ottawa at the 2012 trade deadline.

Hal Gill signs with Nashville for 2 years, $4 million - On the Forecheck
The Predators resigned defenseman Hal Gil.

Crosby contract extension announced before free agency...for a reason - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh resigned Crosby for a lot of money for 12 years.

Report: Canucks Sign Schneider To A 3-Year Deal, Plus: Dreger Talks Luongo - Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver secured Cory Schneider for another 3 years.

Currently below cap floor, a handful of teams will be forced to open their wallets | ProHockeyTalk
Good news is we are going to be getting some new blood.

Report: CBA discussions will kick off on Friday | ProHockeyTalk
Hopefully discussions end quickly.

The Fourth Period :: NHL Free Agents 2012 :: Top 30 Unrestricted Free Agents
A look at some of the current Unrestricted Free Agents and the teams showing interest in them.

The Final Howl

06/26/2012 - Prospect Camp Begins Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes

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