The Coyotes and their competition (see picture) have arrived in Prague. Since the season hasn't started yet, most of the links early this week will likely be related to the Coyotes European trip.
Phoenix Coyotes' tough guy Paul Bissonnette wants to improve, expand role
Arizona Republic article on BizNasty.
3 late roster cuts were 'very close' to staying in NHL
AZCentral's Ice Chips blog with quotes from Dave Tippett on how tough the final cuts were.
Wellwood takes hefty talents to KHL; Morrison released - Puck Daddy
Kyle Wellwood goes from the Coyotes to the Atlant in the KHL. Not many bigger climate changes than going from Phoenix to Moscow.
Housekeeping " The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
Yotesgurl prepares to leave for Prague. Before doing so she vents on some of the recent roster changes in the organization.
More links after the jump...
Trip to Europe
The Coyotes left Phoenix yesterday for a weeklong trip to Europe that will end with two regular-season games against Boston to start the 2010-11 season.
Below is the accompanying video to the story.
Peter Prucha, Radim Vrbata enjoying return trip to Czech Republic
Czech-born forwards Petr Prucha and Radim Vrbata discuss playing NHL games once again in their home country.
Czech-ing In with Roarke blog - 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere
Shawn P. Roarke from NHL.com has a blog up for the Prague, Czech Republic portion of NHL Premiere series. I assume it will be updated frequently over the next week.
Postcards from Prague : Eastern Europe - Postcards from Prague
Todd Walsh writes about his family connection to Eastern Europe. No hockey talk in this one.
An Aggregate Analysis of 1st-line players in the NHL - Behind The Net
This post by Tom Awad links to his three part series at Puck Prospectus on how to use statistical data to determine what makes good players good. I highly recommend reading this series. (s/t to Knee High To A Duck from Japers' Rink)
The Final Howl
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