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Coyotes Tracks - October 7, 2012 - Weekend Keeps On Rolling

Continued slow news days on this long (for some of us) Columbus Day weekend as little progress appears to be made, another Coyotes player heads to Europe, and PPP starts a book club. No, seriously...

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Coyotes/Lockout News

Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan playing as family’s captain 1st - AZCentral
Shane Doan's free agency wasn't the most eventful part of his summer.

azcentral.com staff blogs - Sarah McLellan - Coyotes find work overseas
Sarah gives an update on where some of the Coyotes are playing overseas (most of which we've previously reported)

Klesla Playing in Europe As Well - Five For Howling
Coyotes defensenam Rostislav Klesla has joined the growing number of NHLers playing in Europe, signing on to play with HC Ocelari of the Czech Extraliga. [info for this story from Sarah's, obviously]

Bringing Hockey To The Nontraditional Markets - Five For Howling
A proposal that would keep hockey alive in the nontraditional markets.

No right-minded pro hockey player would play the role of "replacement player" | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Justin Bourne's take on whether scabs would ever come forth to play in the NHL.

Gary Bettman: The lightning rod - The Globe and Mail
The NHL commissioner is a lightning rod. He is prepared to take the abuse, because he believes he is doing what is best for the long-term survival of the game. Roy MacGregor, in a question-and-answer session in New York, discovers the Bogeyman of hockey is also a fan

Donald Fehr: The players' defender - The Globe and Mail
The NHL had just announced that it was cancelling 82 regular-season games due to the owners’ lockout of players when NHLPA chief Donald Fehr sat down for a Q and A with Globe and Mail columnist Jeff Blair.

Hard work, trail blazers paved my way - AZCentral
The biggest plus of the lockout is we get article like this one from Coyotes beat writer Sarah McLellan that might not ordinarily get written.

Pirates News

10/05/2012 - Pirates Profile: Visentin Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes goalteding prospect Mark Visentin talks about adjusting to life in the AHL.

Gladiators News

Official Website - Gwinnett Gladiators - Glads Add Three
Goalie Louis Domingue and defenseman Justin Weller have been assigned from Portland to Gwinnett. Additionally, the Glads signed forward Tony Lucia.

Sundogs News

ASU Hockey News

ASU Hockey: #2 Sun Devils Beat Iowa State in Overtime Thriller to Stay Undefeated - House of Sparky
The second-ranked Sun Devil hockey team fell behind early but rallied to beat Iowa State in an overtime thriller.

News From Around the Hockey World

The Un-Untouchables - Winging It In Motown
The idea of trading Pavel Datsyuk is insane, right? Maybe not.

Nashville Predators & Their Business Partners Keeping Fans Engaged - On the Forecheck
The NHL may have cancelled the entire preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, but the Nashville Predators are working hard hard to maintain their relationship with both fans and sponsors.

2013 NHL Draft: Huw's Thoughts On Who To Watch And The Dallas Stars Chances Of A Top Pick - Defending Big D
A look at some of the prospects to watch for the 2013 draft, who might the Dallas Stars be interested in and what are the odds the Stars get a high pick if there is no season

Yakupov Scores His First Professional Goal - The Copper & Blue
Yesterday Nail Yakupov scored his first goal as a professional hockey player. But, thanks to the lockout, the goal wasn't scored wearing the orange and blue of the Edmonton Oilers, instead Yakupov was dressed Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk’s blue and white.

The Final Howls

Introducing the Pension Plan Puppets Pulp Perusal Posse - Pension Plan Puppets
PPP is starting a book club. Who likes books?

Ice, Ice Babies: Oilers baby will sock you; sock baby is unhappy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Oh my some of these are adorable and funny.