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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Lombardi Returns

Last night, Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney pulled off another one of his low risk, possible high reward trades. He re-acquired center Matthew Lombardi for a conditional draft pick. The news came down while the team was conducting their annual Red & White scrimmage. Besides links on the trade we have other Desert Dog related links for you including Pacific Division previews and the usual smattering of general hockey links. In addition, we've got a double dose in today's Final Howl.

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Lombardi Trade

Phoenix Coyotes Reacquire Matthew Lombardi - Five For Howling
Did GMDM commit highway robbery again?

Matthew Lombardi to return as Phoenix Coyotes get back to work - AZCentral
GMDM gets center depth.

Coyotes reacquire Lombardi in deal with Leafs - Fox Sports Arizona
Speed kills.

Matthew Lombardi Rocks - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes Fan Site
He also moves extremely fast.

Reunited and It Feels So Good - Keeping up with the Coyotes
Could Lombardi's return be good for him and the Coyotes?

Matthew Lombardi rises again in Phoenix, as Leafs deal center for pick - Puck Daddy
Greg Wyshynski chimes in on the move.

Maple Leafs Trade Matthew Lombardi To The Phoenix Coyotes For A 2014 Conditional 4th Round Pick - Pension Plan Puppets
PPP breaks down the trade from their side.

Coyotes News

FFH Coyotes Roundtable: Shortened Season Predictions - Five For Howling
Three members of the crew discuss the big questions for Phoenix's hockey club going into the season.

Coyotes plot strategy for condensed schedule - Fox Sports Arizona
Craig Morgan looks at some of the issues the strange season may bring up.

Coyotes Red and White scrimmage and abbreviated training camp - Howlin' Hockey
" was great to see a live hockey game again."

Should Raffi Torres' Suspension be Adjusted? - The Hockey Writers
The Coyotes reportedly asked for his sentence to be further reduced given the shortened schedule.

Phoenix Coyotes are back on the ice -
Todd Walsh talked hockey on the local public radio station.

NHL preview: Pacific Division - Fox Sports West
Jon Rosen gives his take on the Pacific.

Pacific Division preview: Kings rule in regular season - USA Today
Kevin Allen's thoughts on the Yotes division.

Pirates News

Call Ups For Tonight's Phoenix Coyotes Scrimmage - Five For Howling
The team recalled 7 players from their Portland affiliate for last night's Red & White scrimmage.

Pirates lose seven more to Coyotes for scrimmage - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Yotes needed bodies.

Gladiators News

Gladiators continue to see roster movement - Gwinnett Daily Post
The NHL have training camp in the middle of minor league seasons has caused roster havoc.

News From Around the Hockey World

No looking back for Sean O'Donnell - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
The former Phoenix Coyote & Roadrunner announced his retirement yesterday.

Travis Zajac's Contract Extension is a Good Deal for the New Jersey Devils - In Lou We Trust
Positive reaction to the news Zajac signed an 8 year contract extension.

‘Tis a shame we only get 48 games: this year’s rookie class is stacked - Backhand Shelf
Justin Bourne looks at who might find their name on the Calder this coming summer.

Arizona hockey to host Central Oklahoma, in need of wins - Arizona Daily Wildcat
The Wildcats hit the ice tonight against a team they've already lost to twice this season.

The Final Howl

Potty Mouths: The SB Nation Hockey Blog Profanity Rankings - Battle of California

2013 NHL Season Preview - Western Conference - Down Goes Brown