Coyotes Tracks - July 2nd, 2012 - Free Agency Frenzy Is Over . . .

CALGARY, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 29: David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames tangles with Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes in third period NHL preseason action on September 29, 2011 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

At least for now. Yesterday was the start of free agency and there were a lot of little moves, although the big moves haven't happened yet. The Phoenix Coyotes made a move early on and acquired Right Wing Dave Moss and goaltender Chad Johnson. The Yotes did lose two of their players though, Ray Whitney went to the Dallas Stars and Adrian Aucoin signed a one year agreement with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams seemed to want a veteran presence and were willing to pay for it. Moss probably isn't going to be the last signing this year as General Manager Don Maloney knows he has a big hole to fill, but keep the faith guys, if anyone can do it GMDM can.

We have some news about our newest Coyotes after the jump along with some coverage of some of the bigger moves from yesterday.

Coyotes News

Coyotes Sign Moss to Two-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Sunday signed right wing David Moss to a two-year contract.

The Desert Dog Blog: Moss Eager to Play for Coyotes - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
David Moss is the newest Coyote, he considers this to be a rebirth and that he has something to prove.

phoenixcoyotes.com Interviews 07/01/2012 | David Moss
Dave Vest talks to the newest Coyote, David Moss.

Phoenix Coyotes sign right winger David Moss | AZ Central
The Coyotes didn't wait long before signing a new player.

Coyotes Sign Johnson to One-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Sunday signed goaltender Chad Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract, he will probably spend the season in the AHL.

2012-13 Paw Patrol Auditions set for July 28 - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Do you love the Phoenix Coyotes? Your chance to be part of the 2012-13 Phoenix Coyotes Paw Patrol is right around the corner!

News From Around the Hockey World

Marc Crawford agrees to coach a team in Switzerland | ProHockeyTalk
Crawford is the new bench boss for the Zuricher Schlittschuh Club Lions in Zurich.

Jackets Signs Adrian Aucoin To One Year Deal - The Cannon
Adrian Aucoin is going to be playing next year in Columbus. I don't think many people are surprised that he won't be a Coyote.

Dallas Stars Sign Ray Whitney To Two-Year, $9 Million Deal - Defending Big D
Wishing Whitney good luck, just wish he didn't go to a Division Rival.

Top targets taking their time as frenzy begins - NHL Free Agency 2012
While players were signing new contracts in the opening hours of free agency, the two biggest names, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, have yet to decide.

Winners and Losers from Day 1 of Free Agency Video - NHL VideoCenter
NHL Network talks about the winners and losers of Free Agency Day.

Parise decision to come Monday | ProHockeyTalk
Tune in tomorrow...

Roundup: Leafs, Ducks, Sharks, Blues, and Sabres add some depth | ProHockeyTalk
A summary of some of the trades made yesterday.

Much Calmer Now: Viva la Tootoo - Winging It In Motown
Detroit acquired two players yesterday. Originally some of their fanbase wasn't too happy.

The Final Howl

David Moss Game Video Highlight Reel - NHL VideoCenter
Hopefully Moss can do a lot more of this for Phoenix.

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