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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Still No CBA

Yesterday was the NHL's deadline for their latest CBA proposal and it came and went. The league withdrew its proposal and its likely that they will announce more game cancellations today. With the lack of a CBA, at this point there is little hope for a full 82 game season.

Tom Szczerbowski

Coyotes News

Conner Flashing Speed, Scoring Touch for Portland - Phoenix Coyotes
Chris Conner is turning heads in the first few weeks of the American Hockey League season with his on-ice explosiveness and scoring touch.

Lockout News

NHL to withdraw the 82-game proposal the players already rejected anyway | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
There is a chance there will be cancelled games today.

News From Around the Hockey World

Are Young Coaches Really A Problem? - Defending Big D
Bleacher Report seemed to think that Ray Whitney would have problems with Dallas' coach because he is only one year older then The Wizard.

ASU Hockey: #2 Sun Devils Takes On #23 Eastern Michigan & Also Helps Kids for the Holidays - House of Sparky
ASU took on the Eastern Michigan team and will be doing a toy drive for the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

ASU Hockey: New Episode of 'Hell Frozen Over' with Nick Marek and Trey Lanthier - House of Sparky
Covering ASU Hockey

Larry Quinn: Players the ones getting hurt - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Too bad the former minority owner of the Buffalo Sabres isn't involved in the negotiating process.

Worst NHL contracts: DiPietro saga goes on - Sports Business News, Analysis - Dollars Blog - ESPN
Surprisingly Rick DiPietro isn't #1 on the list.

Islanders hope to emulate Capitals in urban move - SB Nation DC
The Coyotes faced a similar situation when they loved in the opposite direction.

European hockey fans kick all kinds of ass - Backhand Shelf
Daniel Wagner explores the differences between European and NHL hockey fans.

The Final Howl

NHL lockout: Anonymous team executive offers insight in Reddit AMA session -
A very interesting look into the mindset of the owners during CBA negotiations, especially on contract fulfillment.