GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates on the ice in the second period of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 2-1 to win the series 4 games to 1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
You know the drill. It's August, the Olympics just ended, and their are labor negotiations going on. In other words, not exactly an avalanche of hockey news. On Sunday we had six links, today we have seven. AT least the trend is going in a positive direction. Enjoy the work week everyone. On to the links...
Countdown To Coyotes Season: 43 Days - Five For Howling
]The number 43 was special to the Coyotes last season because on 4/3 goaltender Mike Smith set an NHL regular season record for most saves in a shutout.
So, Why Blame The Coyotes and Hockey When Camelback Ranch Is The Problem? - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Briggs ask why the baseball park isn't getting more press in terms of the city's financial trouble.
Salvation in the desert: Coyotes saved? - Litter Box Cats
Fanpost by Cats fan Todd Little who has dropped by these parts on occasion. He sends a little love Coyotes fans way.
News From Around the Hockey World
Predators' travel plans up in air with Swift Air bankruptcy, lawsuit - The Tennessean
Another Moyes operation in trouble.
Andreas Lilja to miss start of season after hip surgery - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers will have some depth missing on their blueline assuming the season starts on time.
Don’t count out Nikolai Khabibulin - ProHockeyTalk
It's a contract year for the former Coyotes.
The Final Howl
Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Public Workout for Orphans, Wears Caps Hat - Russian Machine Never Breaks
The photo from this post looks like it came from a Hong Kong action movie sequence.