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Coyotes Tracks - February 28, 2012 - Leap Year Eve

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A quicker than usual intro today, because the long drawn out write up I had written in my head about all the moves Don Maloney made at the deadline evaporated yesterday at 1pm (and that's a good thing). Tonight the Coyotes take on the Canucks. The Canucks are the only team so far to defeat the Coyotes, albeit in a shootout, In February. Join us back here today for our game day thread and see if the Desert Dogs can close out the month in style.

Coyotes News

Coyotes stay quiet at Monday's NHL trade deadline - The Arizona Republic
Sarah McClellan with quotes from GMDM's press conference and Coach Tippett.

Red-hot Coyotes resist trade-deadline tinkering - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan on GMDM standing pat.

02/27/2012 Don Maloney Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
GMDM talks about the quiet trade deadline.

Coyotes Not Active on NHL Trade Deadline Day - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
"If it ain’t broke don’t fix it."

Inexplicably, The Phoenix Coyotes Are 10-0-1 In February - Deadspin
But then there are things that absolutely confound us, like the fact that the Phoenix Coyotes have gone 10-0-1 in February.

Coyotes hockey deserves a fair chance to flourish in the Phoenix area - The Arizona Republic
Paola Bovin argues that stability might brings fans in.

More links after the jump...

News About Tonight’s Enemy

02/27/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Matt McConnell and Tyson Nash preview tonight's game.

Sundogs News

Sundogs fire coaches Pietroniro, Bartolone - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Arizona fired their coach on Monday.

Dog Caller - February 27, 2012 - Sundogs End Roadtrip With Coaching Change - Five For Howling
Valerie on the Dogs coaching change and the week that preceded it.

News From Around the Hockey World

Rangers Vs. Devils: Rangers Slip Ahead Of Devils In Hard Fought Game - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers increased their Eastern Conference lead to 9 points on Monday night.

Oilers Return To Winnipeg, Win 5-3 - The Copper & Blue
No one seems to want 8th place in the East. The Zombie Thrashers failed to beat one of the West's worst teams at home on Monday.

Predators 2, Kings 1: Preds pick up two points as they await two new players - On the Forecheck
Nashville had a busy day on and off the ice.

Avs Win 4th in a ROW, Defeat Ducks 4-1 - Mile High Hockey
Steve Downie is a rabbit's foot?

Same Old Blues: score on PP, outskate, outmuscle, battle way to road win over Calgary Flames - St. Louis Game Time
No newcomers needed in ST. Louis.

Scott Howson tosses Rick Nash under the C-bus, reveals captain’s trade demand | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Howson will likely be out of a job soon, so he probably doesn't care about Nash's feelings at this point.

NHL 2012 Nhl Trade Deadline -
Links to stories on yesterday's Deadline day deals.

Aussie 'Wayne Gretzky' eyes NHL cap - Fox Sports
Nathan Walker, an Australian hockey player, is expected to be taken in this year's NHL entry draft. (s/t to @ShaneJesusDoan)

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Beyond the trade deadline: Other dates to look forward to this season.

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