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Coyotes Tracks - December 8, 2010 - OEL Back In the Fold

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Yesterday the Phoenix Coyotes recalled Oliver-Ekman Larsson from San Antonio.  This makes it likely that Thursday night two defensemen are going to be sitting in the press box.  The competition on the blueline just ratcheted up.  Speaking of ratcheting things up, yesterday we debuted two new features here at Five For Howling.  The first is a weekly update on the Pacific Division.  The second is the Five For Howling Roundtable.  If you haven't checked them out already please click the links and let us know what you think.



Coyotes News

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Recalled by Coyotes: Likely Not Headed to WJCs - Five For Howling
With the recall, hopefully he gets back to playing real minutes and taking some of the load off of the other D.

Brown Selected to USA Hockey's National Junior Team Preliminary Roster - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Hopefully will the Wolverine will make the final roster.

The Desert Dog Blog: Bissonnette Reacts to All-Star Voting - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
Biz reacts and more on OEL and the defense.

More links after the jump...


Coyotes Ownership News

The Coyotes like every other team, are a business. - Five For Howling
Gildo paints a great picture of what is needed from a promotional standpoint.

Vote expected on Phoenix Coyotes lease deal
Rebekah Sanders with more details on the potential City of Glendale vote next week.

Ownership News Heats Up | Coyotes Hip Check
Monique's take on Monday's news.

Bettman: Potential Coyotes owner is in it for the long haul -
Kevin Allen with quotes from the Commish.

Jets' bash smashed | Paul Friesen | Winnipeg Sun
All i can say is have fun Atlanta. (s/t to Paul from Kukla's Corner)


Sundogs News

Odessa Deals Arizona First Regulation Loss in Nine Road Games, 5-3: Official Site of the Arizona Sundogs
Sundogs were on the power play 10 times and lost. That doesn't happen often.


News From Around the Hockey World

NHL Power Rankings, Week 9: Penguins Climb To The Eastern Throne -
The Desert Dogs are movin' on up.

NHL team grades: Where all 30 clubs stand after the first quarter of the 2010-11 season - ESPN
We aren't the only ones handing out grades.

Changing dynamics in the Eastern Conference (and proof that it is very different from the West) | ProHockeyTalk
Proof again that the Western Conference is the class of the NHL.

USA brings back eight players to defend world juniors gold -
In addition to Chris Brown, Ulfie's boy makes the preliminary roster.

Patrick Kane injury update: He could miss up to three weeks | ProHockeyTalk
First Hossa, now Kane. Eventually these losses are going to hurt the Hawks.

After Pens fan invasion, is Columbus right to change arena policy? - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
Two things going on here.  The Zamboni thing and should teams ever market to opposing team fans.

D.C. Sports Bog - Ovechkin will be well-groomed for Gillette
Like them or hate them, Ovi & Sid's high profile endorsements help market the league and the sport to the others.

The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Trophies - Behind The Net
Greg Ballentine nails this one.

Champions Hockey League Returns for 2011-12 - Puck Worlds
Hopefully this time it will stick.

Cisco rolls out NHL-themed Flip Video camcorders; starts at $149 | ZDNet
Our very own Jordan should have a review of this new product up sometime soon.


The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: A hockey fan's guide to modern TV technology - Toronto Maple Leafs Blog - Humor. Commentary. Despair.
DGB could talking about High-Def.


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