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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Not A Good Day

Last night it was reported that the NHL requested a 2 week break from negotiations. The saber rattling goes on. Probably not great news for getting a deal done. In real hockey news though, both Arizona D1 college teams beat teams in Oklahoma.

Jonathan Daniel

Lockout News

Gary Bettman suggests 2-week moratorium for NHL labor talks, sources say - ESPN
As first reported on Twitter by former NHL defensemen, now commentator Aaron Ward, the Commish suggested a 2 week break.

An established mediator says he’d work with NHL/NHLPA for free | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
He'll do it for free?!?! Why don't they bring him in already?

NHL Lockout: Why are players optimistic and owners pessimistic about saving season? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Greg looks at why the players seem more optimistic then the owners about the idea of playing.

Michael Arace commentary: NHL fans care less as lockout progresses | BlueJackets Xtra
Apparently people don't care about the NHL anymore, and they feel the need to go onto hockey blogs and post comments about how much they don't care.

NHL asks for 2-week break in lockout talks; Daly: ‘Union leadership has no genuine interest in agreement’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It may be time to bring in a mediator.

Bill Daly 'more discouraged' than before as NHL labor talks drag on - ESPN
Read into this as much or as little as you'd like.

Pirates News

Flight to Phoenix? | Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies |
Conner is bidding his time playing in the AHL with the Pirates.

Pirates set to go Whaling in Connecticut - Official Website of the Portland Pirates
The Pirates will take on the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate tonight.

Sundogs News

From Rapid City to Denver to Wichita, Sundogs get road-tested this week - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
The Sundogs have a pretty tough road trip ahead of them.

News From Around the Hockey World

Jonathan Toews: Lockout helps Jonathan Toews' mending process - Chicago Tribune
Toews apparently still had some symptoms when he played in the playoffs against the Yotes.

ASU Hockey: D'Elia Shutout Leads #1 Sun Devils to 4-0 Win Over #16 Central Oklahoma - House of Sparky
ASU remains undefeated getting win number 16 against the 16th ranked team.

ASU Hockey: Keys to Sweeping the Oklahoma Schools - House of Sparky
House of Sparky analyst Nick Marek breaks down his focal points of the games against No.15 Central Oklahoma and No.6 Oklahoma.

Arizona hockey upsets third top ten team in a row - Arizona Daily Wildcat
The boys from Tucson are on a roll.

Former NHLer sued for $1.6 million after delivering career-ending hit | ProHockeyTalk
Kevin Miller is in the midst of a messy legal situation.

The Final Howl

The First Draft of Gary Bettman's Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Speech - Grantland