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Coyote Tracks - WTF Lost Finale?!?!?! Monday May 24 Edition

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Ok, it's a good thing I tivo'd the Lost finale, because I think it's going to take me three or four viewings before I really figure out what the heck is going on.  Not that it wasn't good straight up the first time, but I'm still a bit confused by what happened in the last 20 minutes or so...oh well, I'm sure I'll get it eventually.

One thing I do get is that the Sharks are seriously snake-bit in the postseason, and this team might just be getting blown up in the near future.  The Blackhawks beat down the Sharks in a 4 game sweep, winning yesterday afternoon 4-2 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals where they will meet the winner of the Flyers-Canadiens series.  The Flyers hold a 3-1 advantage there after Michael Leighton posted his third shutout of the series on Saturday afternoon.  Game 5 from Philadelphia is tonight on VS. at 4 PM local time.

Not a ton of links today, because there's not a lot of Coyotes news that makes much sense.  City of Glendale appears to have finalized its deal with the NHL to fund losses for this year, and the NHL has pushed back the deadline to December 31 for the city to find a local buyer.  Reinsdorf, IEH and mystery third party...get it done already...let's not let this go to the 25th hour, ok?

Sporting News NHL Executive of the Year: Don Maloney, Phoenix Coyotes - Craig Custance - NHL - Sporting News
In case you are new to the site, Don Maloney (aka GMDM) had a good year...a really good year.

Sporting News NHL Coach of the Year: Dave Tippett, Phoenix Coyotes - Craig Custance - NHL - Sporting News
Oh yeah, and Coach Tippett...he also had a really good year.

The struggles of immigrating the 'right way'
Tyson Nash, a former pro hockey player and current radio analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes, believes in doing things the right way. It's how he approached his application for a ''green card.'' It has lead to nearly 10 years of frustration.

NHL, KHL 'understanding' a roadmap to future agreement? - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
These foreign agreements between the leagues confuse the heck out of me.  Glad to see they are getting things moving in the right direction...

Free Tacos For All
Friends of the site have started up this Arizona sports blog that (in part) tracks when our local teams earn the citizens of our fair city free tacos...there's more to it than that, of course...go and check the site out!

Shot blocking a measure of team commitment, success - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
Justin Bourne with another fine piece that shows why he is quickly becoming my favorite hockey writer...

Jersey Fouls: Chuck Norris, drunk Sharks fans and LA Smurfs - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
First part of the whimsy comes courtesy of some truly atrocious jersey fouls, including a Coyotes one that I'm sure at least some of you have seen around Arena...

The Official Flyers Urban Dictionary - Broad Street Hockey
I know I sometimes push the Flyers on you, but this is really pretty funny...and remember, the Coyotes were benificiaries of the last time the Flyers Upshalled themselves...

Enjoy what could be the end of the Conference Finals tonight, and we'll be back with more links in the morning...