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Coyotes Tracks - December 28, 2011 - Defending Champs In Town

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The Phoenix Coyotes take on the Boston Bruins tonight at a sold out Arena. The game can be viewed on Fox Sports Arizona Plus. To check out the Bruins side of things head over to our sister site Stanley Cup of Chowder.

Team USA & Team Canada hit the ice again at the World Juniors today as well. Team USA faces Coyotes prospect Alexander Ruuttu and Finland while Canada takes on the Czechs. Both games are being carried live on the NHL Network.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes need players to up their game - The Arizona Republic
Torres, injuries, road games, and more.

Coyotes Recall Miele from AHL - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The little guy is back likely due to the injuries to Martin Hanzal & Boyd Gordon.

The Desert Dog Blog: Torres Looking to Score More Goals - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
Looks of injury updates along with Torres and OEL talk.

Bruins vs. Coyotes - 12/28/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Preview
A preview of tonight's tilt.

Glendale plans for Coyotes vote in '12 - blogs - Westside Insider
Brief update on this item from last week included. Lisa Halverstadt has quotes from Glendale spokeperson Julie Frisoni.

More links after the jump...

WJC News

2012 WJC: Why the World Junior Championship Matters - The United States of Hockey
Detailed piece by Chris Peters explaining the significance of the tourney for countries involved, the NHL, and for the players. - Czech Republic scores 7-0 victory in WJC opener - 2012 World Junior Championship
The Czechs steamrolled the Danes like the Americans did the day before. - Slovakia avoids scare from Latvia - 2012 World Junior Championship
Latvia put of a fight against the favored Slovaks, but lost in the end.

News From Around the Hockey World

ESPN forgets. We will not. - Broad Street Hockey
Great Fanpost from BSH listing all those affiliated with the sport of hockey who died in 2011.

Shea Weber Injury: Concussion announced by Nashville Predators - On the Forecheck
Another star player out with a concussion.

Panthers use huge second period to defeat Leafs 5-3 - Litter Box Cats
Former Coyote Bill Thomas scored for Florida in the win.

Habs Chase Anderson in 6-2 Win over Sens - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Cunneyworth finally gets his first win. Guess it doesn't matter since he doesn't speak French.

Dallas Stars Inform Andrew Raycroft He'll Be Placed on Waivers Wednesday - Defending Big D
The Stars appear to believe Richard Bachman is the real deal.

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