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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - We Owe Shane Doan

Yesterday, news came out how influential Coyotes Captain Shane Doan was at getting the CBA done and the lockout ended. Also, teams everywhere gear up for training camp and try to convince their fans to come back.

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Coyotes News

2013 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview: Defensemen - Five For Howling
The word 'deep' comes to mind.

Phoenix aiming to rekindle emotion from last year - Yahoo! Sports
The Coyotes made hockey cool in the desert again with their run to the Western Conference finals last season, invigorating a blase fan base with a blue-collar mentality and unprecedented playoff push.

NHL commish sounds like McGwire when he won’t admit his mistakes -
Doan apparently was very influential in getting the deal done.

Shane Doan Continues To Impress Off The Ice - Nebulous Verbosity
Is there anything Doaner doesn't do for the Coyotes, the fans, and the game?

Greg Jamison, Phoenix Coyotes may be our only hope - Arizona Sports
The Valley is starved for great teams, and Adam Green thinks GJ is the only one who can deliver.

Phoenix Coyotes Centermen Prospects Hone Their Skills During Lockout - Five For Howling
Who might be playing down the middle in the future?

01/10/2013 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The head coach appeared to be chomping at the bit for the season to start.

01/10/2013 - Mike Nealy Q & A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The Coyotes president announces there will be an intersquad game on Wednesday open to the fans.

01/10/2013 - Don Maloney Q & A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
GMDM talks camp, call ups, and the issues going into the season.

01/10/2013 - Mike Smith Q & A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
The Desert Dogs starting netminder talks about the upcoming training camp and the newest addition to his family.

Pirates News

NHL tryouts for Bolduc, three Portland teammates | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Four of the Pirates will be heading down to Phoenix to try to earn a spot on the Coyotes roster.

Pirates’ captain heading west - Maine Hockey Journal
Expect additions to the Pirates roster to replace Stone and Rundblad.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL teams that are ready to go when 1st puck drops have edge in shorter season - AZCentral
A look at 5 teams who may get off to a fast start.

ASU Hockey: Sun Devils Beat Liberty in Shootout Thriller on Charrios Goal - House of Sparky
Last night's shootout lasted until the 9th round.

Hockey head coach Hogan appointed to coach U.S. Men's National University Team - Arizona Daily Wildcat
Sean Hogan has been appointed head coach for Team USA at the World University Games.

Mike Emrick Calls a Girls’ 12-and-Under Game -
Doc called a kids game last month due to NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.

Care to be a Tampa Bay Lightning season ticket holder? Cool, chuck ‘em $200 | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Teams try to win back their fans by offering them cheap tickets. And since they sold out, it seems to have worked.

The Final Howl

Alex Ovechkin’s bizarre new Gillette commercial features shaving, absurdity (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
A very confusing commercial.