Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Conference Finals Begin Tonight

Jeff Gross

Tonight marks the beginning of the Western and Eastern Conference Finals. We've got a ton of storylines from around the league to follow in today's edition of the Tracks.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith wants to return if team is a stable contender - azcentral.com
But can Smith and GMDM find a number that makes everyone happy?

News From Around the Hockey World

Eastern Conference final preview | Hockey | CBC Sports
These two teams do not like each other.

Blackhawks vs Kings: Series Preview - Jewels From The Crown
This should be a fun series.

Capitals’ Schultz publicly confirms his trade request | ProHockeyTalk
Jeff Schultz wants out.

Pavel Datsyuk wants to sign contract extension with Red Wings - SBNation.com
Defensemen league wide express their disappointment.

On the burden a player like Clint Malarchuk carries after his ordinary actions cause an unforgettable injury - Grantland
It isn't always an illegal play that causes a serious injury.

Roberto Luongo trade rumors: Islanders interested in acquiring Canucks goaltender - SBNation.com
Wouldn't necessarily be a bad place to play.

Report: Gretzky, Messier both interested in Rangers’ job | ProHockeyTalk
As I recall, having Wayne Gretzky as a head coach isn't exactly a recipe for success.

Why Can't Canada Win the Stanley Cup? - NYTimes.com
Nate Silver tries to figure out why the Stanley Cup doesn't venture to the Great White North.

The Final Howl

Eulogy: Remembering the 2012-13 Detroit Red Wings | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Enjoy, Red Wings haters.

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