May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan at a press conference after game four in the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Let's start off today's tracks with some good news. Brett MacLean continues to get better and he tweeted the following message today:
"Great to see @Jsilver42 today. I owe a lot to him Jason Gallagher and Jay Forslund. They helped save my life. Thank you. Slowly starting to feel better. Thank you to all the paramedics drs and nurses who haves helped me get this far. Feeling very lucky. Also thank you to everyone for the support and well wishes. Truly means a lot to me and my family through this tough time."
Its good that he is doing well and hopefully he continues to get better.
Just as an update Glendale First is continuing to do good work to help educate people about the impacts of signing the petition attempting to invalidate the lease agreement, I helped them out yesterday, and if you have spare time you can always volunteer, tomorrow is the due date for the petitions. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to being able to be hockey fans without having to worry about local politics.
In today's tracks we have a couple of Coyotes videos and a story, some news from the hockey world, and some recommendations for how to spend your hockey-less summer.
07/07/2012 - Prospects Get Nutrition Tips Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The prospects learn about proper nutrition.
07/06/2012 - Interview with Ekman-Larsson Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Oliver Ekman-Larsson gives his final interview of the 2011-2012 season.
Shane Doan deserves better ending to free agency | AZ Central
Other teams are courting Doaner and in a perfect world he shouldn't have to deal with this.
News From Around the Hockey World
Should the New Jersey Devils Consider Going After Alexander Semin? - In Lou We Trust
New Jersey is in a similar situation as the Coyotes, they have to replace a key aspect of their offense.
NHL Free Agency 2012: Minnesota Wild Re-Sign Justin Falk - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild signed another person. I doubt this one is going to get the same coverage as the other 2.
What do you want to see changed in NHL under the next Collective Bargaining Agreement? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski talks about what he would like to come out of the new CBA.
Breaking down the Top 3 remaining UFAs | ProHockeyTalk
Most of the big fish have been scooped up, but there's still some interesting players available.
The Final Howl
Hockey books: Six of the sexiest, dysfunctional alternatives for your summer puck reading | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Get your hockey fix by reading a hockey book.
Become a fan of Five For Howling on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (Five For Howling - @Five4Howling, Travis - @NewTravisHair, Jordan - @JordanEllel, Carl - @CP2Devil, Ben - @BenShroyer, Ally - @allyblogsworld, Valerie - @SunDogGirlAZ, The Dude - @CoyotesDude), or subscribe to the RSS feed. Email us by clicking the envelope icons at the bottom of the page.