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Coyotes Tracks - October 9, 2010 - Breakfast with the Bruins: Part Jeden

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"Serious stuff going on now," Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov told after Friday's practice. "The joke is over. This is what it is all about. The race has begun."

This morning the Desert Dogs embark upon their 2010-11 regular season.  This year expectations are high after last year's 50 win performance.  To get ready for this morning's game we've got you covered with game previews, Coyotes related news, plus various general hockey stuff.  For the Bruins side of things you can head over to our SB Nation sister blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

As usual, we'll have a Game Day Thread (GDT) here at Five For Howling.  Grab a little breakfast grub, turn on the game, and join the conversation.  

Coyotes Links

Phoenix Coyotes at Boston Bruins - Game 1 Preview - Five For Howling
Travis gets you ready for this morning's game.

Coyotes vs. Bruins - 10/09/2010 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview
Dave Vest previews the game for the Yotes website.

Phoenix Coyotes ready to get back to work
Good quotes from Coach Tippet in this one. I get the impression the team, like the fans, are eager to get the season underway.

Ekman-Larsson's maturity, skills impressing Coyotes - 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere
Oliver Ekman-Larsson may be 19 years old, but his poise and maturity is why he's starting the season with the Coyotes.

Phoenix Coyotes' David Schlemko earns first job in training camp
A brief history on Schlemko starts off the piece. There are also from Ray Whitney on the team, . Dave Tippett on Scottie Upshall, and Don Maloney on the Gormley signing.

Epic Prague Update & Finnish Celebrity Sighting! " The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
Yotesgurl's post features an enormous amount of pictures from Prague, plus some snippets from GM Don Maloney.

Dogs In Prague - Fox Sports Arizona
BizNasty2point0 has been silent since the team left for Europe.  Now we know why.  Check out the video at the site for the details.


More links after the jump...


Rampage Links

San Antonio Rampage 2010-11 preview - Hockey's Future
The future is bright for a change in San Antonio. That's good news for Rampage and Coyotes fans.

Former Stars spark Rampage's debut win
The Rampage started off their season with 6-3 win over the Chicago Wolves Friday night.


Hockey Links

Video: Atlanta's Ondrej Pavelec collapses, taken off on stretcher - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
The biggest story of last evening in the NHL. Thankfully it appears Pavelec is going to be alright. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore, doctors are still trying to determine what caused the goalie to collapse.

Using LTIR To Beat The Salary Cap - KuklasKorner : The Puck Stops Here :
This article does a good in depth job of explaining about how teams are using the cap rules regarding LITR to their benefit.  On the other hand, the author's complaints that this situation makes it hard for fans to understand what is going on with their team seem to underestimate hockey fan's intelligence. In addition, I don't get how LITR is different in complexity than other cap related rules,waiver rules, or pretty much anything governing player salaries. Would the author prefer the NHL have less rules governing player movement and salaries?

Inside College Hockey | TV Schedule
The Beanpot is on February 7th. Mark your calenders.


The Final Howl

NHL Finishes Freezing Water For 2011 Season | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
The Onion Sports network once again breaks another huge story. I wonder how Doaner is going to get back to Prague by game time.