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Coyotes Tracks - August 24, 2011 - Hot Hump Day

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Brandon Gormley, drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Brandon Gormley, drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Today is a perfect day to stay indoors and catch up on your hockey reading as the mercury is again supposed to be well past 110 here in the Valley. No major Phoenix Coyotes news happened yesterday, unless one counts single game tickets going on sale. We do have some minor Coyotes related happenings for you today, as well as the usual swing around the hockey world.

Coyotes News

Larsson and Henrique to attend 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase - Fire & Ice
The Coyotes Brandon Gormley is also expected to attend.

Butt – In – Seat Anxiety - Yotesgurl Presents…..
Yotesgurl is concerned about the upcoming season and how the Dogs play will affect ticket sales.

Griffins tab John Bernal to be new athletic trainer - MLive.com
Bernal was a former trainer with the Coyotes.

More links after the jump...

News From Around the Hockey World

Bob Essensa, Tim Thomas' goaltending coach in Boston, bringing Stanley Cup to Oxford Tuesday | MLive.com
The former Coyotes goalie got his day with the Cup yesterday.

30 Questions – Western Conference - The Hockey Writers
Tim Kolupanowich looks at the important questions facing the teams in the West.

Move over Gatorade, there’s a new fuel for NHL players - The Globe and Mail
Jame Mirtle reports that BioSteel is fast becoming the energy drink of choice for NHL players.

Statistical analysis: Will Nicklas Backstrom have a bounce-back season? - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
Neil Greenburg says people shouldn't expect much improvement over last season based on the numbers.

Wife’s health scare made Penguins’ Matt Cooke a changed man - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Action! Not Words is more than a Def Leppard song.

Stammergeddon? How about the coming Crosbocalypse? - Raw Charge
Cassie thinks there is a lot of blame to go around for Sid the Kid's concussion trouble.

Retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard send clear message to NHL about concussions | ProHockeyTalk
Joe Yerdon on the topic that won't go away.

Band Files Lawsuit Against New Jersey Devils Over Alleged Misuse Of Song - SBNation.com
The Devils are getting sued for allegedly not paying rights for a Black Water Rising song.

The Final Howl

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