Friday's Coyotes Tracks - tell me how you really feel

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Last night major figures in the Arizona Coyotes organization sat down for a town hall meeting with fans, and Dan Girardi is getting a little flak for his playoff performance. More on these stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Stanley Cup News

Dan Girardi is ruining the Rangers' Stanley Cup chances - SBNation.com
A disappointing playoff performance hit rock bottom for Dan Girardi in overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

2014 Stanley Cup Finals Rangers Vs. Kings: The Spirit Of The Room - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers have Dan Girardi's back. Does that even matter?

What was behind the Kings' dominant 3rd period in Game 1? - Jewels From The Crown
Sutter put the lines in a blender, preventing the Rangers from getting the matchups they wanted, and Kopitar was dominant.

Coyotes News

No outdoor or All-Star games, but state of Coyotes union looks good | FOX Sports on MSN
There are a lot of positive things going on with the Coyotes.

Coyotes brass discusses future at team's town hall meeting - azcentral.com
Also of interest to fans: a draft party at Jobing.com Arena.

Coyotes Host Town Hall Meeting for Fans - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
You can watch the full town hall meeting here.

Mike Smith of Phoenix Coyotes says his knee injury has healed - NHL.com - News
Mike Smith had started 60 games before the injury. That's insane.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dan Boyle Acquired by New York Islanders in Conditional Trade of 4th-Round Pick - Lighthouse Hockey
Garth Snow is targeting pre-free agents again: The New York Islanders have acquired the rights to unrestricted free agent defenseman Dan Boyle in exchange for a 5th-round pick, which will become a 4th if Boyle signs.

Why Plus/Minus is the Worst Statistic in Hockey - Arctic Ice Hockey
Demonstrating through use cases why plus/minus is the worst statistic in hockey, and maybe pro sports.

Report: Jim Rutherford to be named general manager of Penguins - CBSSports.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly expected to announce Jim Rutherford as their next general manager. The former Hurricanes GM has 20 years of NHL experience.

Report: Contract talks are on between Stalock, Sharks | ProHockeyTalk
Alex Stalock is largely the reason that Thomas Greiss made his way to Phoenix.

If World Cup arrives, does NHL participation in Olympics end? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If it is in Toronto like reports indicate, the World Cup would be far more attractive to the NHL and NBC than the Olympics, which will be held next in South Korea.

2013-14 Season in Review: Marc-Andre Fleury - PensBurgh
Love him or hate him, it's time to take a look back at the 2013-14 season for Penguins franchise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

UFA of the Day: Matt Niskanen | ProHockeyTalk
A breakout season combined with a lack of competition could lead to Matt Niskanen getting a huge contract on the UFA market.

Happy Seventh Stanley Cup-aversary! - Anaheim Calling
There are still no words to truly describe it, but I tried...

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 scores big ratings for NBC | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
At its peak, 5.7 million viewers were glued to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night on NBC.

The Final Howl

VIDEO: Bad British Commentary takes on 2013 Stanley Cup Final - CBSSports.com

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