Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Hanzal on the bench?

Gregory Shamus

Pavel should be okay but Hanzal might be riding the bench, this and more Olympic coverage in today's tracks!

Coyotes News

Monday Morning Musings: Olympic hockey time - Five For Howling
A look back at an interesting week in Coyotes hockey with thoughts and observations from Managing Editor Jaime Eisner.

Olympics News

2014 Winter Olympics: Monday's Olympic ice hockey report - Five For Howling
A look at all of yesterday's hockey action at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Emotionally preparing for this being the last NHL Olympics (What We Learned) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Both the NHL and the NHLPA are less than thrilled about the prospect of shutting down the NHL for three weeks in 2018.

Canadian roster comes with heavy price tag | Post-to-Post
The first puck has yet to be dropped, but Canada has already won the gold medal for having the highest salary cap hit in the Games. The Canadians check in at $149.1 million, which is almost $85 million over the NHL’s salary cap of $64.3 million.

Team USA GM David Poile can't go to Sochi after injury - NHL - SI.com
Poile is recovering from surgery and stitches he needed on his face after a deflected puck hit him while he was standing in a tunnel behind the Predators' bench in Minnesota.

Sochi 2014 - CBC Sports - Pavel Datsyuk doesn't skate as Russia holds 1st hockey practice
The Russians are resting Pavel Datsyuk, hoping he'll be healthy enough to play in their Sochi Games opener.

USA shows off initial lines, Joe Pavelski centers Phil Kessel, JVR - CBSSports.com
Team USA's initial lines are in and the scoring punch seems to be on the line of James van Riemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Phil Kessel.

Czechs open with Jagr, Plekanec on top line | ProHockeyTalk
Hanzal might just be riding the games as a scratch.

Hossa-Handzus-Tatar line highlights Slovakia’s first Olympic practice | ProHockeyTalk
Zdeno Chara looks like he'll be paired with Andrej Sekera on defense.

Jeff Carter joins Crosby, Kunitz in first look at Canada's line combos - CBSSports.com
Canada practiced for the first time in Sochi on Monday, giving us a look at their lines. On the top Jeff Carter landed the spot on the wing with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

Backes on Miracle on Ice: ‘We’re still living on something that happened 34 years ago’ | ProHockeyTalk
"I think the guys here would like to write our own chapter."

Pirates News

2014 All-Star TV Network | The American Hockey League
Fox Sports Arizona Plus will be carrying the 2014 AHL All-Star Game.

News From Around the Hockey World

Janne Niinimaa retires from hockey | ProHockeyTalk
He was last in the NHL in 2007.

Kris Letang Stroke Could Be Season Ending -- thehockeywriters.com
He has a very serious heart condition and more procedures may still need to be done.

The Final Howl

Zdeno Chara already a big hit at Olympics - bruins blog - Boston Globe hockey news
He's barely touched the ice and already he's famous!

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