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Coyotes Tracks - July 1, 2011 - Free Agent Frenzy

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Free agency officially starts at 9 a.m. MST today.  GMDM has a lot of work to do as the Coyotes still need to ink their own RFAs, sign a starting goalie, and sign and/or trade for some forwards.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes have room to operate as free agency opens
GMDM states the team is targeting a specific goalie.

What the Coyotes REALLY Need in Free Agency - Goaltending - Five For Howling
We need goalies and lots of 'em. We could use some depth guys on the farm too if anyone has any.

What the Coyotes Need in Free Agency - Wings - Five For Howling
Not the Red kind, the Left and Right kind.

What the Phoenix Coyotes Need in Free Agency - Defense - Five For Howling
The Blueline could use some buildup but might be the least of the Coyotes' needs.

What the Coyotes Phoenix Need in Free Agency - Centers - Five For Howling
With a lack of Center depth, the Coyotes go bargain shopping again on July 1st.

Coyotes must spend wisely on free agents - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan's thoughts on what the Yotes need and what they should do in free agency.

More links after the jump...


Nashville Predators prospect Taylor Beck uses Coyote as role model | The Tennessean |
Beck is using Shane Doan as his role model for NHL success. (Can we trade for him right about.... now?)

ASK! - Q&A with Connor Murphy - Phoenix Coyotes - Fan Zone
The Transcript of Murphy's Q&A from yesterday.

Coyotes Ownership Mess Takes Yet Another Step Back, Who's To Blame? - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Exploring fan reaction and blame appointment for the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation.

Coyotes to Hold Prospect Development Camp July 7-10 at Polar Ice in Peoria - Phoenix Coyotes - News
You can see the Yotes picks from last weekend on the ice next week.


News From Around the Hockey World

Ehrhoff signing sends a message - Sabres & NHL - The Buffalo News
The message? We're willing to overpay.

Blackhawks sign defenseman Steve Montador for four years, $11M | ProHockeyTalk
It's silly season for defensemen.

Report: Roloson on board for another season - Raw Charge
The old man signs on for more time in Tampa.

Heeeeey Laaaadies... TJ Oshie Re-signs With The Blues; 1 Year, $2.35 Million - St. Louis Game Time
Likely his last chance in St. Louis.

Mistakes made: Souray, Commodore, Dumont among buyouts - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Very expensive mistakes in some cases.

Hockey Hall of Fame under fire again for Pat Burns snub - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The selection process receives scrutiny yet again.


The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: A player's guide to NHL free agency


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