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Coyotes Tracks - January 31, 2012 - ... And We're Back!

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Oh Kessel, remember last year when you were picked last, good times...
Oh Kessel, remember last year when you were picked last, good times...

Your Phoenix Coyotes take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Arena @7pm. Join us back here for tonight's game day thread.

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes Sale: Three Possible Suitors Willing To Keep Team In Glendale - SB Nation Arizona
As the Phoenix Coyotes ownership drama continues to drag on, the team reportedly has three possible suitors willing to leave the team in Glendale.

What do Coyotes need to do to make playoffs? - Fox Sports Arizona
A look at what the Coyotes need to do -- and not do -- after the break to earn a playoff berth.

Coyotes have 32 games to improve for postseason berth - The Arizona Republic
Previewing the second half: As the Coyotes get ready to return to the ice after the All-Star break to play five of their next six games at home, there are several areas that need shoring up.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight’s Enemy

01/30/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes announcers Bob Heethuis and Tyson Nash look ahead to Tuesday's home game vs. the Anaheim Ducks.

Coyotes Return From All-Star Break Tuesday Against Ducks, Summers Recalled - SB Nation Arizona
The Phoenix Coyotes (22-20-8) return to the ice Tuesday to take on the Anaheim Ducks (18-23-7) after having a week off for the NHL All-Star break.

Ducks tonight: at Phoenix -
Some info on the Ducks Call-ups.

NHL Preview - Anaheim Ducks at Phoenix Coyotes - Jan 31, 2012 -
The Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes both sit on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - January 30, 2011 - Arizona Sundogs End Long Homestand - Five For Howling
After spending most of January at home, the Sundogs will spend the majority of February on the road, beginning with two games this week against the Missouri Mavericks.

News From Around the Hockey World

Crosby's recovery plight + 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman's column this week includes the Sid stuff plus comments on Tim Gleason, Tim Thomas, Ovechkin's all-star absence, and more.

Wings, Canucks in control entering second half - - NHL Insider
The Red Wings are in the Presidents' Trophy lead and the Canucks are pulling away in the Northwest Division.

History Lessons: The Point of the All-Star Game | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Does it have to have a point?

Gary Bettman says the shootout is here to stay | ProHockeyTalk
"All the research that we do on a regular basis tells us overwhelmingly our fans like the shootout."

Eighth place in the Western Conference is up for grabs; Who takes it? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Eighth place in the Western Conference is up for grabs; Who takes it?

The Final Howl

The happy Yandle picture is today's final howl.