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Coyotes Tracks - July 25, 2012 - Nashville Calls

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The big news on Tuesday was Nashville matching Philadelphia's offer sheet on all-star defensemen Shea Weber. Nashville's captain will get his large paydays the next two years, but they are likely coming from a source he and his agents didn't expect. We have a large number of links on the Weber news, as well as the usual assortment of Coyotes and hockey related links.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes: Best Defense Core in the NHL?
With the addition of Z, the Coyotes continue to add to an already stingy defense core.

Matt Cooke Set The Example For Raffi Torres To Follow, But Will He? : Phoenix Coyotes
This should be a story line more than just Yotes fans will be following this upcoming season.

The Desert Dog Blog: Is it Hockey Season Yet? - The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
Dave Vest asks the question we all do every summer.

2012 NHL Rumors: The Case Against Shane Doan - Blueshirt Banter
Heresy! (But fine by us).

Goldwater Institute Blows It - Nebulous Verbosity
Reading this critique by George Fallar will bring joy to many a Coyote fan.

Shea Weber News

Nashville Predators match Shea Weber offer sheet - On the Forecheck
Nashville's owners decided to bring in the Brinks trucks much to the chagrin of Flyers fans.

A shining moment for Nashville - Smashville 24/7
Fans in Nashville have hope now that their ownership has shown they will pay to play with big boys like Ed Snider.

New On The Forecheck Podcast: Season 2, Episode 3 - On the Forecheck
Marc Torrence and Sam Page from OTF talk about the Preds matching the offer sheet.

Here’s the letter Predators ownership sent season ticket holders regarding Shea Weber - Backhand Shelf
These guys mean business.

Plan B (or C or D?): Where can the Shea Weber-less Flyers turn next? - Broad Street Hockey
What does Paul Holmgren do now to shore up the holes on the Flyers roster?

Dear Nashville Predators: Just say ‘no’ to Shea Weber’s no-trade clause - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Greg Wyshynski argues the Preds should ignore to Weber's agents request.

News From Around the Hockey World

Nashville Predators re-sign Colin Wilson to three-year deal - On the Forecheck
Lost in the Weber news yesterday was the Preds also inking their young forward.

Blue Jackets Sign D Ryan Murray - The Cannon
Columbus signed their number one pick from this year's draft.

Ten people you could be following instead of fakee insiderr guyy - The Active Stick
The list of who to follow other than fake insiders could stretch around the Earth. Laura narrow her list down to 10.

Fehr says NHLPA close to counter-proposal - The Globe and Mail
The NHLPA Executive director says the union will respond soon to the NHL’s initial offer.

Cataractes Dillon Donnelly admits he damaged Memorial Cup - CBC/Canadian Press
His teammates are likely less than pleased with him as a number of them will now miss their day with the Cup.

Dallas Stars Shouldn't Worry About A Jamie Benn Offer Sheet, But What Is His Worth? - Defending Big D
Brandon Worley looks at the Stars RFA most likely to be offer sheeted.

The Final Howl

Hockey Movie Character MVP Bracket : accepting nominations - Hockey Wilderness

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