Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Schedule Certainty On the Way

Bruce Bennett

With the players expected to approve the latest CBA, be on the lookout for the official release of the 2013 schedule by the NHL. We'll have a full breakdown of the season when it happens, but for now enjoy Dave Shoalts being wrong (again), discussion about Phil Kessel's trade value (again), and our attempt to figure out what's wrong with Phoenix's power play (again).

Coyotes News

Dave Shoalts: Shane Doan Saved Hockey! Shane Doan: No I didn't - Pension Plan Puppets
Dave Shoalts has bad sources about a Coyotes related story? Perish the thought!

Murphy to Miss Rest of Season Because of Injury - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Murphy got hurt helping the US win gold at the World Juniors.

2013 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview: Special Teams - Five For Howling
In the final edition of our position by position look at the 2013 Phoenix Coyotes, we examine what has to happen on special teams for the Coyotes to make a strong push in the regular season and beyond.

10 questions for the Coyotes - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan hits on all the pertinent points for the Yotes this upcoming season.

Pirates News

Coyotes add to Pirates' roster | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Portland Pirates have some new arrivals. Who are they?

Manchester Phoenix News

Manchester Phoenix Q & A: Catching Up With Our Adopted European Hockey Team - Five For Howling
Two Phoenix staff members answer questions about the team and the sport of hockey in Great Britain.

Manchester Phoenix out to extinguish red-hot Flames | Cheshire Today
The EPL leaders will be in Manchester's barn today.

News From Around the Hockey World

Should the Leafs trade Phil Kessel? - Pension Plan Puppets
After trading the pick used to draft Tyler Seguin to the Bruins for Kessel, Birky over at PPP wonders if its time to start the trade machine again.

NHL schedule 2013: Penguins vs. Flyers, Blackhawks vs. Kings likely to open season - SBNation.com
Still no word as to when and where the Coyotes will play their first game.

Habs' Erik Cole: Unhappy with new CBA, considering retirement - Eyes On The Prize
So sorry for your suffering, Erik.

New Money Vs. Old Money - Second City Hockey
I'm sure a lot of new hockey fans can relate.

2013 NHL Season: Another Obstruction Crackdown On The Way? - Defending Big D
With rumors of another emphasis on obstruction penalties on the horizon, how might the current standards of penalties change when the NHL finally returns?

NHL free agency: RFA's won't have signing deadline, could lead to holdouts - SBNation.com
Thankfully, GMDM doesn't have any RFAs to sign this season.

Under pressure: 10 people in the NHL that simply can’t afford to fail in 2013 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Surprisingly, no Coyotes make the list.

Rangers give Redden’s agent permission to talk to other teams | ProHockeyTalk
It's not like he will be doing anything productive for the Blueshirts anytime soon.

Backstrom: 'It's no concussion' | CSN Washington
Fear not Alpha Carl, Nick Backstrom will be ready to play once the season begins.

The Final Howl

Five Lingering Questions About the NHL's New CBA - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

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