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Coyote Tracks - TGIF!! February 12 Edition

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Hey, it's Friday - happy times.  Coyotes play tonight in Colorado, check back later for the game preview and join us for the gamethread.  We're down to the last two games before the Olympic break and the roster freeze is today or tomorrow, so we might see the Coyotes look to make a quick move.  Sources on Twitter seem to imply the Coyotes are shopping Peter Mueller...I'll reserve any and all judgment until I see what they do.

If you didn't see the end of the Oilers-Kings game last night, for shame!  Oilers survive a penalty kill in the overtime and then score 3 times when facing sudden death in the shootout and win on a goal by Lubomir Vishnovsky in the 10th Round...Kings still get a point on the late goal by Ryan Smyth, but the Coyotes maintain a little separation.

Last Night's NHL Scores:  Buf 3 - Car 4 (OT); Was 5 - Ott 6; SJ 3 - Det 2 (SO); Bos 5 - TB 4; Van 3 - Fla 0; Dal 3 - Cgy 1; Edm 3 - LAK 2 (SO)

Coyotes' Keith Yandle flourishing on both ends of ice
Jim Gintonio telling us what we already know about Keith Yandle and his development this season.

The Fourth Period :: Edmonton Oilers :: Coyotes interested in Cogliano?
I'm not interested, but GMDM might be working the phones here...

Dallas Stars Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News
Nice story here about Trevor Daley giving his stick to a kid that got hit in the head by a pane of glass at the game Wednesday night in Chicago...

5 Tips for Successful Horrible Blogging
Something that we can unfortunately relate to is following an unsuccessful franchise.  This is a pretty entertaining piece on how to make the best of the bad situation.

Real Interviews with Actual People: USA Hockey's Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej
Talking hockey with a member of Team USA's women ice hockey team.

Joel Ward Doesn't Forget His Roller Hockey Days -- NHL FanHouse
Nice story here about Joel Ward of the Nashville Predators and his time spent playing roller hockey, which I'm sure many here in the valley can relate's our version of pond hockey.  Game on!

NHL trade deadline preview: Which teams are looking for blue-line help? - ESPN
LeBrun and Burnside discuss which teams are looking for some additional depth at D.

For your Friday whimsy (or to pump you up for the last work day of the week)...check out the new Flyers intro video.  Only in Philadelphia would the video so blatantly promote fighting, but for those of us that miss our Dan Carcillo, he has a nice starring role... - Philly Sports & Minutiae: Flyers ArenaVision Game Opening Video: Three Things
I think it's perfectly clear that both the Flyers and Coyotes won in that trade last year...

Enjoy the games tonight and tomorrow...not sure exactly what we'll be doing with the Coyote Tracks columns during the Olympic break, but I'm sure we'll keep posting throughout, so make sure to check in regularly.  Enjoy the Olympics - go USA!!!  And Coyotes players on other teams (just don't go getting hurt or anything!)