One more day until the Desert Dogs hit the ice again. From all reports it sounds like the team is in good spirits and enjoying themselves in Prague. They get back to business tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9am Arizona time against Dinamo Riga. The game will be streamed live at NHL.com and we'll have a GDT.
Speaking of back to business, the NHL officials and the league have tentatively agreed on a collective bargaining agreement. If you've ever watched minor league hockey officiating you understand what good news that is.
Phoenix Coyotes' Stempniak striving for consistency
Brief article on Stempniak. The subject of which won't surprise anyone who has followed his career.
Phoenix Coyotes have spirited practice after landing in Prague
Report from yesterday's practice.
Doan learned life lessons at a young age - Ice Chips - Jim Gintonio
Nice tidbits about Shane growing up and how he didn't have brand new hockey equipment until he went to his junior team.
Doan thankful for 'incredible' Prague opportunity
It was a long flight to Prague, but for the Coyotes contingent traveling for the 2010 Premiere Series, it's been nothing but a good time.
Czech-ing In with Roarke blog
I linked Roarke's blog yesterday and will probably do so every day during the NHL Premiere. Classy comments from him about Doaner in the post entitled "Gratitude".
Hockey's Future Top 50 prospects, Fall 2010, 1-10 - Hockey's Future
OEL comes in at number four on the list.
Phoenix Coyotes fans can "Countdown" to Opening Night - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Yotes are having an on-line photo contest. See the link for details.
More links after the jump...
Below are a series of Clips hosted by Todd Walsh from the Coyotes website. Looks like the fols at FSN AZ and the Coyotes website are using the "Czech-ing In" theme as well.
Martin Hanzal, Peter Prucha, & Radim Vrabata:
Todd's apology for yesterday's geographic faux pas:
What We Learned: 20 bold predictions for the 2010-11 NHL season - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Ryan Lambert predicts a Vezina trophy for Bryz this year. Who are we to argue?
NHL Network U.S. announces 2010-11 live game schedule - NHL Network
They are showing two Coyotes games, including Sunday's game in Prague. The major disappointment, as others have noted, is that again they won't be showing the second HNIC doubleheader games and After Hours live.
NHL Could Start Bidding War in Next Rights Deal " Puck The Media
Steve Lepore quotes an article from the Sports Business Journal about the upcoming TV rights negotiations.
Which U.S. network will broadcast the NHL in its next TV deal? - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski weighs in on The Sport's Business Journal's piece mentioned above.
The Final Howl
FOX Sports Arizona adds Dan Patrick Show
For those of you who like your sports talk radio with visuals, Fox Sports Arizona be airing Dan and the Dannettes live beginning October 25th.