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GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 29:  Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes warms up before the NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at Arena on March 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 29: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes warms up before the NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at Arena on March 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Your background track for today's tracks. Tonight your Phoenix Coyotes take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, the jackets are 3 and 0 this year against the Coyotes. The Desert Dogs hope to wright this wrong tonight in the final home game of the season. If you aren't able to make it out to Glendale tonight, join our very own Jordan Ellel on the Fox Sports Arizona's "Ask The Expert" chat. Also as always, join us back here for our game day thread.

Coyotes News

Whiteout.. Should it stay or should it go? | Hipchecks
The Whiteout is here and yet some people still think we should change it to something else. I disagree.

Prospects Brown, Lee Are Eager to Start Pro Careers - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
The newly acquired college prospects for the Coyotes are eager to start professional careers.

Smith: 'It Feels Good to be Doing Well' - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Mike Smith has been key to the Coyotes success lately, but the NHL's third star of the week still has more work to do this week.

Dave Vest Interviews Mike Smith -

More links after the jump...

Coyotes News (Continued)

04/02/2012 EA Sports NHL '13 Cover Debate Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Adrian Aucoin and Paul Bissonnette talk about who should be on the cover of NHL '13 with Shane Doan and Keith Yandle.

Coyotes Hockey Development to Host Clinic in Flagstaff on April 7 - Phoenix Coyotes - Community
The Coyotes are doing a youth hockey clinic up in Flagstaff. Can they have a development clinic for over 21 year olds who don't know how to skate next?

Adrian Aucoin Talks Playoff Race - The Social Station AZ
It will be good to have Adrian's veteran presence on the blueline.

Where's Whitney - Fox Sports Arizona
A slide show of some of the Wizard's "work" this season.

A reverse Whitney photo- Easton Hockey

News About Tonight’s Enemy

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Phoenix Coyotes: Previewing the Home Finale - Five For Howling
Phoenix Coyotes will close out their home season with a match-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

04/03/2012 'Yotes Quotes: Pre-Game Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes announcers Bob Heethuis and Tyson Nash look ahead to tonight's home game vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview - NHL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview.

Coyotes prepare for home finale against Blue Jackets
Coach Dave Tippett and players alike know there are no easy nights in the NHL. So despite their playoff hopes hinging in large part on defeating two of the weaker teams in the league in their final three games, they are taking nothing for granted.

Gladiators News

Gladiators Face Stingrays in Playoffs - Duluth, GA Patch
First two games in Kelly Cup Playoffs opening round are away. Gwinnett will host last three games, if necessary, at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

News From Around the Hockey World

Kings 2 - Oilers 0: We've seen this before - The Copper & Blue
Can't count on anybody.

Canadians are wondering why most of their NHL teams aren’t very good | ProHockeyTalk
Only two of the seven franchises up north will participate in the playoffs. Not really sure what the fans in Canada can do about it though.

Columnist to Blackhawks fans: Be careful what you wish for | ProHockeyTalk
A first-round match-up with the Pacific Division champ won't be easy. Personally I don't think Coyotes would mind a first round against the Blackhawks.

History Lessons: Mercenary - Backhand Shelf -
A look at the time when hockey players became professionals.

Decision time is now upon the Flames - Calgary Herald
Four seasons, four cities for former Coyote Lee Stempniak.

The Canucks Are Undisciplined | CanucksArmy
Doesn't mention anything about diving...

Altitude Check: Monday, April 2, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines - Arctic Ice Hockey
What to do when your team is eliminated? I know, keep toiling over your old team...

Penguins, Flyers on a collision course + 30 Thoughts - CBC Sports
This week's edition. Numbers 23 and 24 are Coyotes related.

Mike Milbury Says 'There's A Little Punk" In Sid Crosby, And Coach Blysma Should 'Take Off His Skirt' " CBS Philly

Dear Mike Milbury..... | The Hockey Writers
Counter Point.

The Final Howl

Looks Like We Won't Have Nicklas Grossmann to Kick Around Anymore - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

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