The final day of the work week has arrived. As there is normally a dearth of actual hockey news this time of the year many hockey writers are using this time for interesting analysis posts or looks back into the past. For our readers this means a varied set of links today. Coyotes news wise we've got Doan opinions, 12 game plan news, and more.
If you are free at Noon today you might want to head over to the Coyotes official team site for a live web chat with new forward Steve Sullivan.
Links after the jump...
Countdown to Preseason: 53 days - Five For Howling
FPC began our countdown until the first game of the season with a nod to DMo.
Phoenix Coyotes Listed as 40/1 Odds for Cup: Would You Take the Bet? - The Hockey Writers
The Coyotes have worse odds then the Maple Leafs of winning the cup? Is the Eastern Conference that bad?
Shane Doan really needs to stop being so loyal - Backhand Shelf
Justin Bourne says Shane Doan should join him in leaving the Valley.
Counterpoint: Shane Doan has reasons to stay loyal to the Coyotes - Backhand Shelf
Counterpoints to Bourne's opinion piece above.
12-Game Ticket Plans Go On Sale Aug. 8 - Phoenix Coyotes
Also, on August 9th the team will be holding another Open House event.
Opponents of Glendale sales-tax increase aim for appeal in judge's ruling - The Arizona Republic
Save Glendale Now wants the State Court of Appeals to look at their case.
News From Around the Hockey World
The Bias Survey: Scientific proof that we're all gigantic homers - Broad Street Hockey
The results are in. Conclusion - We all like our own teams and are conspiracy loons.
Best Canucks Masks, Round I: Jason LaBarbera vs. Gary Bromley - Nucks Misconduct
Current Coyotes backup Labarbera had a number of well known masks during his time in B.C.
Four of Detroit’s "Russian Five" to participate in Winter Classic alumni game festivities - ProHockeyTalk
This year's alumni game may be better than the actual Winter Classic.
Darcy Regier Changes Strategy, Sharpens Sabres Without Big Free Agent Splash - SBNation.com
Not much money to spend after you acted like Christian Ehrhoff and Ville Leino were Ryan Suter and Zach Parise last off-season.
NHL Franchise Lifecycle - Team by Team Analysis (Central Division) - Mile High Hockey
MHH continues their lifecyle posts. This one includes two teams the Yotes beat in this year's playoffs.
The Final Howl