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Coyotes Tracks - August 16, 2011 - Tuesday tracks

Alot going on today in the world of hockey especially for the middle of August. Shall we get started?

Coyotes News

The Desert Dog Blog: Murphy Injury Update - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
In his latest blog, Dave Vest writes about Connor Murphy's injury, new AHL assistant coach John Slaney and more.

David Shoalts Has Been Writing About the Coyotes For Too Long | The Province Blogs
Kurtenblog is a little late to the party. We thought he lost it the minute he started reporting on the Coyotes.

Phoenix Coyotes defend bypassing local firms for ad work - Phoenix Business Journal
The Phoenix Coyotes went outside their home marketplace when hiring a new public...

Four-Game 'Pick ‘em Plans' go on Sale Aug. 16 - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Another ticket option for fans of the Desert Dogs.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Ready to Star in Phoenix | The Hockey Writers
Oliver looks ready to shine in the NHL. s/o Yotesgurl

Phoenix among the most overextended sports markets - Phoenix Business Journal
Look for our take on this story in the coming days.

More links after the jump...

Pirates News

Minor league markets: Final ranking - SportsBusiness Journal
Portland, Maine lands at #5 on the list.


News From Around the Hockey World

Former Canuck Rick Rypien Found Dead - Nucks Misconduct
R.I.P Rick Rypien.

NHLN-US to broadcast 'That's Hockey' at RDO camp - 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp
Looks like this will be the only TV coverage of the camp in the States.

SB Nation - The 50 Best Websites of 2011 - TIME
The network gets some nice publicity.

Score one for the Comries: Mike Comrie and Hillary Duff expecting first child | ProHockeyTalk
It's good to see that one the NHL's celebrity couples won the race to have the first super celebrity baby.

The human toll of fighting in the NHL - Silver Seven
A look at the massive physical and mental costs associated with fighting in the NHL, and whether or not it's worthwhile.


The Final Howl

Gruber: "Convince me that a sport played with a puck instead of a ball is really a sport." - American McCarver. 

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