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Coyotes Tracks - September 8, 2012 - Workin' for the Weekend

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With the Sep.15th lockout deadline coming quickly, Gary Bettman, Bill Daily and the Fehr brothers met on Friday for an unscheduled meeting. Although tight-lipped about the meeting, Bettman described the meeting as having an "ebb and flow to negotiations." Its predicted since the deadline is nearing that the groups will continue to through the weekend. More on CBA talks as well as Coyotes/NHL news below. Have a safe weekend!

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Loyalty is engrained in Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan's DNA -
"This hasn't been an ideal situation," Doan said. "But you know what? For the last couple of years, we've enjoyed it. And we're going to continue to enjoy it."

So What Is the Sales Tax Initiative Anyway? - Five For Howling
What does the sales-tax initiative in Glendale actually mean for the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Greg Jamison?

Torres vows to change his ways | ProHockeyTalk
"I've gone back and watched a lot of video of the way I need to play."

Off the Ice: Doan signing makes him biggest Valley sports legend -

Undrafted Success Stories in the Post-Lockout NHL - eyeonthesens
A list of successful undrafted players in the NHL, including prospect, Andy Miele.

News From Around the Hockey World

Jackets debut new paperless ticket system - Fox Sports Ohio
The Blue Jackets introduce their new ticket system.

Ovechkin going to the KHL if there’s a lockout | ProHockeyTalk
The Caps captain confirms what we already knew.

If You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports Stadiums - Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron - The Atlantic
The downside to publicly funded sport stadiums.

After a week of little communication, informal labour talks resume between NHL, NHLPA - The Hockey News
An NHL season isn't out of the question just yet.

Trending Topics: This is the kind of thing you shouldn’t say in a labor war | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
As good as Bill Daly has been for the Coyotes, it's hard to defend this statement.

A sign of things to come? Bryzgalov's 2012-2013 Flyers Mask - The Goalie Magazine -
The Russian Bear is switching to tigers apparently.

NHL: One year later, families still struggling with the loss of Lokomotiv - ESPN
Another great piece by Scott Burnside about the horrific tragedy that occurred a year ago.

The Final Howl

Watch Luc Robitaille share stories with Jeremy Roenick, Pavol Demitra before final NHL game (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Very candid footage of Luc Robitaille, the late Pavol Demitra and former Coyote, Jeremy Roenick on the night of Robitaille's last NHL game.