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Coyotes Tracks - August 28, 2012 - At It Again

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Today could be the day that Gary Bettman and the NHL come to the table with a new CBA proposal. Although theres a strong chance nothing concrete may come from today's meeting it is expected that the newest proposal from the NHL will come sometime this week. Much is left to be cleared up as last we heard both parties were very much apart on agreements. In Coyotes news, the NHL extended the arena agreement with Glendale to give prospective owner, Greg Jamison and the NHL more time to complete the sale. More on the arena extension and CBA meetings after the jump. And just a reminder, the Stanley Cup will be in town Wednesday 29th at the Ice Den's bar and grill, 18 degrees. Full details here.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Countdown to Coyotes Preseason: 28 Days - Five For Howling
Monday's edition of the Countdown featured #28, Lauri Korpikoski.

The Spotlight is On: Coyotes Players Who Need to Step Up - Five For Howling
Take a look at some players who are on the hot seat for next season.

Glendale, NHL extend Phoenix Coyotes arena agreement for fourth time - AZ Central
The NHL will operate Arena for another month.

Glendale voters may get a say on the city sales-tax increase - The Arizona Republic
Glendale will ask the Supreme Court to review the sales-tax case.

Coyotes deal with unsettling offseason after unprecedented success - - 30 in 30
NHL's 30 in 30 takes a look at the Coyotes

Offense remains a huge question mark for Coyotes - - 30 in 30's Corey Masisak looks at 6 questions facing the Desert Dogs going into the season.

Coyotes hope healthy prospect Gormley can make an impact - - 30 in 30
Masisak looks at ten of Coyotes prospects.

With Whitney gone, Coyotes turn to Sullivan - - 30 in 30
The Yotes look to fill the void left by the Wizard's departure.

Penguins GM: Doan "has made it clear he wants to stay in Phoenix" - ProHockeyTalk

Penguins are doing pretty good this off-season but their GM confirms that Doan wants to stay in Phoenix and probably won't be signing with them.

Reinhart invited to NHLPA rookie showcase - Edmonton Journal
Phoenix Coyotes' 2012 draft pick, Henrik Samuelsson isn't sweating an NHL lockout

News From Around the Hockey World

Los Angeles Kings trainer bringing Stanley Cup to Scottsdale - The Arizona Republic
Stan Wilson's son Denver will be bringing hockey's Holy Grail to the Valley tomorrow.

Penguins' Malkin agrees to KHL's Magnitogorsk contract during lockout, reports say - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The dominoes may begin to fall as reports say Malkin is already agreeing to KHL contract in case of a lockout.

NHL expected to make labor offer this week –
"The NHL is expected to make a new proposal this week, maybe as early as Tuesday, as negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement resume in New York."

Leafs’ coach Randy Carlyle gets ripped in worst 3 minutes of television ever - Backhand Shelf
Leafs' Randy Carlyle decides to overhaul within the Leafs' locker room.

In Defense of Gary Bettman - Spectors Hockey
A balanced look at Bettman's tenure as NHL commisioner.

The Final Howl

Winners and losers from the NHL offseason - Down Goes Brown