Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - 4th Liners & Filling the Stands

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

What slots on the Coyotes' roster still need upgrades? How are professional sports franchises trying to keep folks coming to games? Answers to these questions and more stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Coyotes News

Matawan’s Clifton drafted by NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes | ind.gmnews.com | Independent
The Coyotes drafted Clifton in the 5th round.

The Forgotten Need: Phoenix Coyotes and a 4th Line Center - Five For Howling
While the search for a top-six left wing has garnered nearly all the attention in mid-July, the need for a fourth line center may be just as important.

News From Around the Hockey World

Gilbert Brule, and how off-ice issues can greatly affect on-ice performance | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Sometimes the biggest challenges to a player's career occur far away from the bright lights and TV cameras.

Stars Fans Shouldn't Forget About Rich Peverley in Seguin/Eriksson Trade - Defending Big D
Often forgotten in the Seguin/Eriksson trade, Rich Peverley is a significant NHL talent that gives the Stars great versatility at center or wing.

Keeping fans in the stands is getting harder to do - CNBC
Hockey was the rare exception last season.

The Maple Leafs' And Possession Against Boston - Pension Plan Puppets
Is Greg Cronin hanging out with Rob Ford? Is it possible that the Leafs actually did control possession against the Bruins?

NHL concussion epidemic: Getting better or remaining a crisis for player safety? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Hint: it's not getting better.

The Best Heel Turns in NHL History - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Who else has gone from beloved to reviled in a few short steps?

The Final Howl

The Predators Now Have Yellow Ice - Deadspin
Augh! My eyes!

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