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Today's tracks title/hash tag comes from Twitter user: , lets get it trending lading up to game 1 on Friday. In Coyotes news we have a great article from Todd Walsh remembering the adversity that the Phoenix Coyotes and their fans have endured for these 15 years. Join us back here today for more analysis and coyotes news.

Coyotes News

Coyotes' misery makes way for unbridled joy | Fox Sports Arizona
Coyotes' never-ending rollercoaster ride brings twists, turns, pain ... and finally, joy.

Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett: Home ice 'defining' -
The Coyotes briefly lost home-ice advantage in their first-round series with the Blackhawks after dropping Game 2 at Arena.

With series win, it's Phoenix Coyotes' time in sun - The Arizona Republic
Dan Bickley says with the Suns not going to the playoffs it's the Coyotes time to dominate the Valley sport scene.

More links after the jump...

Series previews

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators Series Preview: The Regular Season Review - Five For Howling
Reviewing the season series between the Nashville Predators and the Phoenix Coyotes to preview the Western Conference Semifinal match-up.

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Series Preview: The Goalies - Five For Howling
A preview of the goaltending in the NHL Western Conference Semi-final series between the Nashville Predators and the Phoenix Coyotes. A brief look at each team's netminding tandems.

Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes build teams on strong goaltending | The Tennessean |
The Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes each have used outstanding work in goal to thrive in the NHL playoffs.

Smashville 24/7 - Goaltending to highlight Predators-Coyotes series
The Smith-Rinne duel is front and center.

Series at a glance: Nashville-Phoenix playoff preview | ProHockeyTalk
This marks the first playoff meeting ever between the Predators and Coyotes.

Unheralded Names Could Decide Coyotes vs. Preds - Phoenix
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are about star players showcasing their skills, but they also are about surprise players stepping to the forefront.

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: Caps 2, Bruins 1 (OT) - Japers' Rink
Overtime. Game 7. Caps win. Doesn't get much better than that.

Sources: Luongo to provide short list to Canucks next week -
Sources say goaltender Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams to the Canucks next week that could pave the way for a trade out of Vancouver.

Edmonton’s new arena could look pretty cool if it gets built | ProHockeyTalk
A similar arena is being planned for the moon.

Luongo trade talk + 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
This week's edition.

Why do these non-upsets feel like upsets? | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Ryan Lambert takes a look at why teams like the Coyotes, the Blues, and the Predators went into their series looking like upsets despite being the better teams and the implications for the Old Guard losing their games.

Sean Avery used to mock Dustin Brown about his lisp and wife | ProHockeyTalk
Surprising nobody we learn that Sean Avery was kinda a dick.

The Final Howl

Eulogy: Remembering the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
As we gather here today to mourn the passing of the 2011-2012 Chicago Blackhawks...

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