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Coyotes Tracks - March 1, 2011 - Deadline Day Drama

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The Phoenix Coyotes play the Dallas Stars this evening at Arena.  The newest Coyote Rostislav Klesla is expected to be in uniform for tonight's contest.  The game will be the Desert Dogs first game at home in 12 days.  The matchup starts at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on Fox Sports Arizona. For those of you outside the Phoenix and Dallas TV markets you can view the game online at Yahoo Sports. Defending Big D, our SB nation sister blog, has all the news on the Stars.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes/Blue Jackets Trade

Coyotes trade Upshall, Lepisto to Columbus for Klesla, Byers - Five For Howling
FFH post on the trade.

Phoenix Coyotes Radio Interviews 02/28/2011
GMDM talks about the deal with Columbus.

Phoenix Coyotes Radio Interviews 02/28/2011
Klesla speaks to Dave Vest about his reaction to his trade to the Coyotes.

Upshall on TSN's Tradecentre Video - NHL VideoCenter
Scottie talks about the trade.

Phoenix Coyotes acquire defenseman Rostislav Klesla
Coyotes beat writer on the acquisition with quotes from GMDM and Dave King.

2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Klesla and Byers to Phoenix for Upshall and Lepisto - The Cannon
The Columbus viewpoint on the trade courtesy of our SBNation partner blog.

Arniel On Trade (Puck-Rakers Blog)
Tom Reed with quotes from the Jackets coach.

Original Blue Jacket Klesla dealt to Phoenix for Upshall, Lepisto - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
Sean Leahy from Puck Daddy gives the trade Two Milburys.

Trade Deadline Repercussions - Luke Lapinski - XTRA Sports 910
The Coyotes radio host analyzes the trade and looks to the rest of the season.

Upshall, Lepisto headed to Columbus for Klesla, minor leaguer " Howlin' Hockey | A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Analysis of the trade from the Coyotes perspective.

Awww Maaan! Why Does It Always Hurt To Grow? | Coyotes Hip Check
Monique's take on the trade.

Coyotes Acquire Klesla, Byers from Columbus for Upshall, Lepisto - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes press release on the trade.


Coyotes News

Dave King Can't Quit Hockey
AOL article on the Coyotes veteran assistant coach.

Clock ticks again on Coyotes, Hulsizer deal as Goldwater lawsuit lingers | Phoenix Business Journal
A good review of the latest happenings on the ownership from from Mike Sunnucks.



News From Around the Hockey World

NHL Trades: Jason Arnott, Dustin Penner Deals Headline Slow Deadline Day -
The NHL trade deadline was relatively slow this year, but despite the anticlimax, 35 players still found new homes after 16 deals. We put together a quick rundown of all the day's action.

Puck Daddy's 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Report Card - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski gives out his grades.

Dean Lombardi: "Dither thither whither hither...oh, and by the way --" - Jewels From The Crown
The one deadline day deal made by another team that could impact the Coyotes right away is Dustin Penner joining the Kings.

That's a Great Deal for Justin Williams - Jewels From The Crown
Justin Williams re-ups for four more years with the Kings.

Hooray, scoring depth!--Red Wings 7 Kings 4 - Winging It In Motown
The Wings do the Pacific division a favor.

Just A Ghost Tryin' To Catch Some Ms. Pac-Man - Hawks 4, Wild 2 - Second City Hockey
The defending champs are back in playoff position. They sit in 6th place.

Stars don't deal Brad Richards; most other contenders make deals | Dallas Stars News
Richards stays in Dallas much to chagrin to the rest of the Pacific division.


The Final Howl

The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: The Conferences - Behind The Net
Comparing the talent and teams in the two conferences.


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