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Coyotes Tracks - October 14, 2012 - Opening Night Losses Edition

The season should have started for the Phoenix Coyotes last night; instead, their top two affiliates dropped their opening games. We've also go more information from players checking in about the lockout, what folks around SB Nation are doing instead of watching hockey and more.

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Coyotes News

I got nothing....seriously, there wasn't a single story I read online regarding the Coyotes the past day that was even remotely interesting.

Lockout News

NHL, union might resume negotiations on Tuesday - ESPN
I'm glad they are almost thinking about trying to settle this thing.

NHL Lockout Economics - Pension Plan Puppets
Economic studies suggest that a professional sports lockout doesn't hurt your city. It just hurts the fans something doubly awful.

A 12-team NHL: How would our fake Philadelphia team look? - Broad Street Hockey
CBA negotiations have imploded the NHL. James Mirtle floated the idea of a league that rose from the ashes has 12 teams in profitable markets and no salary cap. SBN got to participate and here's what Philadelphia's team looks like? You'll also want to read how our good friend Dave Shoalts couldn't log in to the draft tech - good times.

Pirates News

Pirates open up with loss on road | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Tied 3-3 after two periods, Portland loses its discipline and then loses the game, 6-3 to Adirondack despite goals from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Andy Miele.

Pirates learning lessons the hard way | Maine Hockey Journal
Chris Roy's recap of the opening night loss.

AHL: Couturier, Schenn lead Phantoms to 6-3 win over Pirates -
Adirondack's coverage of the baby Flyers' win over the Pirates last night.

Meet the 2012 – 2013 Portland Pirates | Maine Hockey Journal
A detailed look at the entire roster.

Gladiators News

Glads Drop Opener 4-3 - Gwinnett Gladiators
The South Carolina Stingrays beat the Glads in South Carolina despite 38 shots on net for the Glads.

Sundogs News

Olympians and State Leaders Among the Crowd: Sundogs News
There will be plenty of local celebrities in the crowd on Opening Night in 12 days.

News From Around the Hockey World

ASU Hockey: Sun Devils Defeat #6 Lindenwood in Thrilling Finish - House of Sparky
The Sun Devil hockey team, ranked No. 2 in the nation, overcame several late mistakes to top #6 Lindenwood in an exciting finish on Friday night.

Gonchar: Players might stay in the KHL - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
I'll believe this when I see it happen.

Is it just a matter of time before a return of the World Cup of Hockey? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Something to look forward to from international hockey perhaps.

The Capitals Through the Decades: 1990s - Japers' Rink
A look at the best and worst the Capitals had to offer in the 1990s

A look at the Canadiens games we'll be missing - Eyes On The Prize
A quick run-down of what would have been in store for Habs fans if the cancelled games weren't... well, cancelled.

The Final Howl

How I Became a Multi-Sport Blog Cartoonist - Battle of California
The roller coaster ride in designing a cartoon for a legitimate SB Nation blog.