As most of the real world heads back to work today, the hockey world waits to see if there will be work after September 15th. We don't have any CBA negotiation updates for you this morning. However, we do have several Coyotes items as well as a couple of general hockey related links.
Come back to the site at Noon MST for today's Countdown post.
Links after the jump...
Countdown to Coyotes Preseason: 21 Days - Five For Howling
Ed talks about the guy who wore #21 seven times last regular season.
Coyotes Sign Martinook to Entry-Level Contract - Phoenix Coyotes
The team made the official announcement on Labor Day.
Brookwell agrees to terms with Gladiators - The ECHL
Another defenseman signed by the Coyotes ECHL affiliate.
News From Around the Hockey World
The Backhand Shelf Guide to buying a hockey jersey that will last you a lifetime - Backhand Shelf
What jersey is on your must own list?
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Petrell? - Backhand Shelf
Ellen Etchingham looks at players performing badly. Her example is the Oilers 4th line which included Former Phoenix enforcer Darcy Hordichuk.
The Final Howl
Doctors: Sidney Crosby Has Greatly Improved Ability To Hide Concussion Symptoms Lately - The Onion