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Coyotes Tracks - October 8, 2010 - Previewing This Weekend's Matinees

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The season got under way yesterday with five games that offered some surprises.  For instance, who had the Leafs and Oilers both winning on opening night?  Another slate of games is on tap today.  All of these games are, of course, an appetizer for the Coyotes weekend extravaganza in Prague.


Coyotes Game Times/TV

Saturday's game is at 9 a.m. MST on Versus.

Sunday's game is at 7 a.m. MST on the NHL Network.


Coyotes News

Blogger's Breakouts - Phoenix Coyotes - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
FFH's Travis Hair weighs in on a number of fantasy hockey questions mainly related to the Yotes.

Phoenix Coyotes' Jason LaBarbera eyes another productive year
Brief snippets from beat writer Jim Gintonio on the Coyotes unsung backup goalie, the Ninja-Fids-Pyatt line, and on preparations for the first regular season game.

Breakfast with the Coyotes - Coyotes to host viewing party for 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere™ - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Reminder about the viewing party the Coyotes are hosting on Saturday morning.

Let’s Talk Chemistry for a Moment " The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
Jrsyboy on the issue of team chemistry in general and Coyotes team chemistry specifically.

Dogs In Prague - Fox Sports Arizona
Post game video clips from the Dinamo Riga game are up.

Breakfast with the Coyotes - Coyotes to host viewing party for 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere™ - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Information on the viewing party the Coyotes are hosting for the game on Saturday morning at the Ice Den.

Capgeek reporting that Brandon Gormley signs ELC - Five For Howling
FanShot on Gormley signing.

Previewing the Bruins

Bruins and Coyotes ready to get things started in Prague - Stanley Cup of Chowder
This one features some actual information between the usual digs at the Coyotes supposed lack of fan support and one pedantic complaint about our editor's pronoun choices in yesterday's rant.

2010-'11 Boston Bruins Season Preview - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A look at the upcoming Boston Bruins season from SB Nation's Bruin blog.

Rapid response by Bruins - The Boston Globe
A review of the Bruins off season moves and plans for the season.

Report: Bruins sign Bergeron to 3-year, 15M extension
Given Marc Savard's injury Bergeron's importance to the B's shouldn't be underestimated.

Chara is back where it all began for him - The Boston Globe
Chara has come a long way from the goofy, lumbering kid he was when he broke into the NHL with the Islanders. This article is about his days playing for Sparta Praha before his time with the Isles.


San Antonio Rampage News

Rampage Announce Opening Night Roster
Phoenix's AHL affiliate begins their season tonight at home against the Chicago Wolves.  The Rampage begin the season with nine out of their first eleven games at home.

Despite past failures, Rampage have high hopes
A look at both the present and recent past as the Rampage prepare for their season opener.

Rampage Season Kick-Off Chat
Click on the link above to replay the live chat that was held yesterday with Dan Weiss, radio voice of the Rampage.


Hockey Links

NHL 2010-11 Opening Weekend Viewing Guide: Hockey From Helsinki To Edmonton -
This one is a day late, but there are three days left of viewing.  Two more early games from Europe start things off today.

Top 10 NHL storylines to watch for 2010-11 season - Michael Farber -
Skip numbers six and seven. You'll thank me later.

John Buccigross: Let's take a look at all 30 teams for this season, shall we? - ESPN
Buccigross previews the upcoming season in his usual 'lyrics' style.

McKenzie: Lower-profile rookies could make some noise
Everyone by now has heard the names Seguin, Hall, Carlson, Subban, etc. Bob McKenzie gives us the names of other rookies who could make an impact this season.

Olie Kolzig is a Fan-favorite for a Reason
If anyone ever asks you again why you like hockey, send the person this link.

NHL, Spider-Man creator Stan Lee join on new superheroes project - - News
What will the Coyotes Guardian look like?

The Hockey News: Around The AHL: Around the AHL: Pre-season rankings
THN ranks all the teams in the AHL. Biggest surprise? Last year's Calder Cup finalist Texas Stars at #24.


Blog News

The 10 Most Valuable Blogs in America - Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, and Ashley C. Allen - Business - The Atlantic
Take a wild guess which sports blog network made the list.


The Final Howl

Hanging with Mr. Prime Minister