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Coyotes Tracks - September 23, 2011 - Cockroaches & Cuts

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The Phoenix Coyotes hit the ice for a scrimmage in Glendale this morning.  The group will be significantly smaller than those involved in previous sessions due to yesterday's cuts.  There are now 35 players left in camp.  The team returns to pre-season game Saturday night action against the Sharks in San Jose. 

Today's Track's cover the past two days and start off with the latest ownership news that came out yesterday.

Ownership News

Group in talks to purchase Phoenix Coyotes
Jerry Reinsdorf & John Kaites are in talks to buy the team.  Wait, haven't we heard this all before?

Roc’s Phoenix Coyotes WatchDog Report-Jerry Reinsdorf News - AZ Sports Talk
Mike Muraco holds firm in his belief that the Jamison group will eventually own the team.

Jamison still in Phoenix Coyotes mix as Reinsdorf, Kaites make PR push - Phoenix Business Journal
Mike Sunnucks says the league still wants to get things done by December.

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster to 35 Players - Phoenix Coyotes
No big surprises in the latest round of cuts.

Puck Daddy Season Preview 2011-12: Phoenix Coyotes - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski previews the upcoming Yotes season.

Closer And Closer - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Glenn Brewer with some questions about the team heading into the regular season.

Phoenix Coyotes looking to develop chemistry early - The Arizona Republic
Sarah McClellan on the Coyotes old man (top) line.

The Desert Dog Blog: Leaner LaBarbera is Ready for More Responsibility - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
Dave Vest on the goalie's weight loss over the offseason.

Perseverance paying off for Phoenix Coyotes' David Schlemko - The Arizona Republic
The Coyotes young D-man keeps plugging along.

09/22/2011 Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The coach's presser from yesterday.

Guess Who's Back, Back Again... Hockey's Back, Tell a Friend - Hipchecks
Jenna with photos from rookie camp.

Guess Who's Back, Back Again... Hockey's Back, Tell a Friend Part II | September
Jenna with photos from this past weekend's training camp sessions.

Coyotes vs. Kings Post Game News (from Wednesday's Games)

Phoenix Coyotes Split Wins With The Los Angeles Kings - SB Nation Arizona
Greg Isaac with a brief recap of both games.

Kings vs. Coyotes - 09/21/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap
The Official Site's recap of the game in Glendale with box score, video, and audio links.

Coyotes vs. Kings - 09/21/2011 - Phoenix Coyotes - Recap
The Official Team site's recap of the game in L.A. with box score.

Intensity will increase as preseason moves along - Ice Chips - JimGintonio
Brief quotes on Wednesday's loss in Glendale.


News From Around the Hockey World

Brendan Shanahan Releases Video Explaining Suspension of Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond - Fear The Fin
There's a new sheriff in town. He makes videos and doesn't use the Wheel of Justice.

Rallying around a friend - Broad Street Hockey
The response to the moron who threw a banana peel on the ice prior to Wayne Simmonds S/O attempt.

Unresolved Goalie Situations - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Michael Benedicks isn't sold on Mike Smith or any of the Coyotes other goalie options.

Career PP Points Leaders (since 1997-98 at least) - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Coyotes Ray Whitney and Keith Yandle are among those on Gabe's lists.

Former Rangers center Pat LaFontaine: Zero tolerance of headshots in NHL would benefit all players
Given how LaFontaine's career ended his view on head shots shouldn't be surprising.

Jody Shelley suspended ten games - Broad Street Hockey
Even Flyers fans agree Shelley deserved the suspension.

A Dallas Stars Farewell: Memories Of Mike Modano - Defending Big D
Brandon Worley reflects on the retirement of possibly the greatest American born player ever.

2011 Hockey Diaries - Washington Capitals - Multimedia
Excellent behind the scenes audio documentary of the Caps 2010-11 season.

The Final Howl

Flyers resume search for franchise goaltender after Bryzgalov’s dismal debut - Intent to Blow

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