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Coyotes Tracks - November 9, 2011 - Hump Day Happenings

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The Coyotes are off again tonight, however all three of their minor league affiliates have games this evening.  In today's Tracks we've got injury updates, Mike Smith love, and the Pacific Division leaders winning again last night (Boo!).

Also, be on the lookout for Ally's first post on the Gladiators later today.

Coyotes News

Rozsival skates; injury termed "concussion syndrome" - Ice Chips - JimGintonio
The team finally uses the word concussion when speaking about Rozsival's injury.

Tippett's preparedness keeps Coyotes in hunt - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan on the Dog's bench general.

Phoenix Coyotes' centers banding together - The Arizona Republic
All for one, one for all.

Phoenix Coyotes Practice at the Ice Den, Open and Available - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Good reminder from bigjackdaddy about how easy it is to go see the team practice.

The Five for Howling Roundtable: Shanahan, Realignment, & Ownership - Five For Howling
This week's version of the weekly chat fest.

Off The Post: Ranking Memorable Goals from the First Month of the Season - OFF THE POST - A Blog by Luke Lapinski
Luke Lapinski ranks the top 5 Coyotes goals so far this season.

More links after the jump...

8 Goalies a Weekes - November 8th Video - NHL VideoCenter
Mike Smith gets more recognition.

Can St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock turn around Jaroslav Halak?  - Fantasy Hockey - ESPN
Smith's gets qualified praise from Tim Kavanaugh.

Still A Need For Bissonnette? - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Glenn Brewer argues BizNasty's usefulness for the Yotes may be coming to an end.

100 Twitter Accounts Every Sports Fan Should Follow (20-1) |
Biz clocks in at #13.

Hockey 101 with Professor Paul Episode 2 - Hair & Body - YouTube
More BizNasty on the town.

Ellman out as Westgate manager - The Arizona Republic
The lender who now owns Westgate brings in Vestar to run things.

Pirates News

Pirates keen to repeat road success at home - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The team is hoping to get some home wins after their road trip ends on Friday.

Election: Voters back civic center renovation - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Looks like the Pirates home will be getting a makeover.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dallas Stars Make Resounding Statement With 5-2 Win Over Washington Capitals - Defending Big D
A huge win for the Stars on the road. The Caps hadn't lost a home game all year.

Old Guys Lead The Way As Oilers Top Habs 3-1 - The Copper & Blue
Like the Stars, the Oil show no signs of cooling off from their fast start out of the gate.

Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames: Game Re-Cap - Hockey Wilderness
Iggy claims he was headbutted. Wild fans think differently. Oh yeah, there was a game. The Wild won.

Feed the Mule? He Likes Curly Fries: Red Wings 5 - Avalanche 2 - Winging It In Motown
Stories of the Wings demise were greatly exaggerated.

Jets vs. Sabres Recap: Offense Steals The Show On Home Ice - Die By The Blade
Sabres beat the Zombie Thrashers, but Ryan Miller still isn't playing like Ryan Miller.

Terry Murray's 2011-12 Kings: just how bad are they? [sortable chart fun] - Jewels From The Crown
Let the panic begin.

Dean Lombardi’s damning praise of Dustin Penner - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
See above.

Roster Moves: Jackets Trade For Mark Letestu - The Cannon
The Jackets trade for the former Pen. Will it make a difference?

Pronger appears likely to play vs. Lightning - CSNPhilly
Elbows are sharpened.

Systems Analyst: Sneaky Tyler Seguin | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Justin Bourne breaks down Seguin's goal against the Isles on Monday night.

A Simple Solution To The NHL's Shootout Problem -
Travis Hughes suggests adding to overtime and bringing back ties.

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