Coyotes Tracks - August 18th, 2012 - Late Morning Edition

January 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek (4) lines up for a face-off against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Greetings reader. Sorry for the lateness of this post, I decided that today was a good day to sleep in. Hopefully many of you made that decision too, although hopefully you did it intentionally instead of sleeping through your alarm like I did. Well on to the news, we have some great links today, a lot of Coyotes news, some news from around the hockey world, and an article about making yourself look bigger in the minor leagues which is pretty interesting. All after the jump.

Coyotes News

Doan, Coyotes playing the waiting game | Fox Sports Arizona
Reunion still possible, but Doan, Coyotes are in limbo awaiting finalizing of team's sale.

Top Shelf Prospects: Phoenix Coyotes | Last Word On Sports
The Phoenix Coyotes prospect pool is led by Brandon Gormley, one of the best defencemen outside the NHL.

Countdown to Coyotes Preseason: 38 Days - Five For Howling
With just 38 days remaning before the preseason opens for the Coyotes, the preseason countdown has reached the number 38. This article is a look at the new 38 year old Coyotes forward, Steve Sullivan.

Web Chat Live! - Phoenix Coyotes - Fan Zone
Zbynek Michalek is back. He talked with fans yesterday.

08/17/2012 - Prospects Update Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving discusses how prospects fared at recent national camps.

News From Around the Hockey World

A new (and valuable) metric for figuring out which NHLers face the highest quality of competition | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Still a little too fancy for me, but definitely worth checking out next season.

Notes from Donald Fehr’s conference call with reporters | ProHockeyTalk
PHT provides some notes from the NHLPA's press conference.

Cheating your height and weight in the program: a hockey player’s how-to | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Justin Bourne writes about making yourself look bigger on the record of lower leagues.

The Final Howl

24/7-style footage makes "The Melbourne Ice: Road to 3Peat" worth watching | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Nothing else to do during the off season so why not watch stuff about Australian Hockey.

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