Coyotes Tracks - July 4th, 2012 - Happy Fourth Of July

LOS ANGELES CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Brett MacLean #39 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates past Oscar Moller #9 of the Los Angeles Kings in the first period at Staples Center on September 23 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Today's tracks is going to be started off on some good news. It is being reported that Brett MacLean's condition has stabilized, he is undergoing some tests to determine exactly why he collapsed. Hopefully he is able to get well soon.

While the Phoenix Coyotes have let to make any big moves though there is some positive news about them. The Yotes acquired Rob Kinkhammer and the efforts to stop the petition by the Coyotes PAC seems to be going well (although looks like things have been heating up stay tuned for more stories about that). We also have some interesting hockey news, Dallas seems to employing an interesting strategy by going after older players, Taylor Pyatt signed a deal with New York, and the roster for the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament is out. All those stories are below after the jump.

Coyotes News

NHL Reduces Torres' Suspension - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Torres suspension was reduced to 21 games down from 25. He will sit out the entire preseason and the first 8 games of the regular season.

Phoenix Coyotes prospect Mark Visentin makes most of chances | AZ Central
Mark Visentin was the youngest of the goalies at the Coyotes Prospect Development Camp.

Brett MacLean Suffered A Cardiac Emergency - Five For Howling
Brett MacLean is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in Knight University Hospital in London Ontario.

Statement Regarding Forward Brett MacLean - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency and he is currently in the ICU.

Petition drive for Coyotes heats up in Glendale - CBS 5 - KPHO
The Coyotes PAC is working hard to inform people of the benefits of the Coyotes.

Coyotes Sign Klinkhammer to One-Year, Two-Way Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Tuesday signed left wing Rob Klinkhammer to a one-year, two-way contract.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ott excited about playing in Buffalo, "a real hockey city" | ProHockeyTalk
You may not know this but Steve Ott is kind of a jerk.

Veteran free agents getting long term two-year deals | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Older players are getting long term contracts.

Team USA announces U-18 Ivan Hlinka roster - NHL.com - News
Team USA announces the roster for the 2012 ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament next month in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

On Jacob Trouba, the NCAA, CHL, and paying players | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
The most young talented players often don't stay in college because they can get paid more in other leagues. Should the NCAA consider paying players?

Habs GM says they’re not buying out Scott Gomez | ProHockeyTalk
You may remember Scott Gomez from the website keeping track at how often he didn't score goals.

Dallas Stars Continue Adding Skill To Forward Group With Jaromir Jagr Signing - Defending Big D
Dallas is looking to add some experience to their offense.

Dallas Stars' Ray Whitney considered returning to Phoenix Coyotes | AZ Central
Ray Whitney talks about his decision to sign with the Dallas Stars.

2012 NHL Free Agency: New York Rangers Come To Terms With Taylor Pyatt - Blueshirt Banter
Blue Shirt Banter seems to be happy with signing Taylor Pyatt.

How Ottawa Senators will entice Daniel Alfredsson to return for a $1 million salary | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Daniel Alfredsson will be circumventing the cap this next season and will be officially playing for $1 million.

The Final Howl

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