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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - One Day Until Puck Drop

The NHL season begins on Saturday. Yesterday, the Coyotes started making roster moves in preparation for today's roster deadline. We've got news on the Yotes roster, GMDM, college hockey, and more in today's links.

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Coyotes News

Reacquired Matthew Lombardi adds speed, depth at center for Phoenix Coyotes - AZCentral
Sarah McLellan also notes that Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon were back at practice on Thursday.

Coyotes assign six players to Portland; waive five - Maine Hockey Journal
Shuffling the deck.

Maloney, Coyotes a piece away from elite? - Fox Sports Arizona
Are the Desert Dogs a big time scorer away from the Cup?

Off the Post: A Condensed and Quirky Schedule - A Blog by Luke Lapinski - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes radio host Luke Lapinski looks at the keys to managing this shortened schedule.

Coyotes, FOX Sports Arizona announce 2013 TV schedule - Fox Sports Arizona
FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus will televise 44 of Coyotes' 48 games.

2013 Phoenix Coyotes Preview - stevenforce116
A Coyotes fan make predictions on the 2013 NHL season.

Brian Boucher's Shutout Streak - Five For Howling
Boucher was waived by the Flyers on Wednesday. Our own Ed Chavez recalls happier times for the netminder.

The Phoenix Coyotes New Marketing Campaign - Five For Howling
The team officially announced their "Join the Hunt" theme yesterday.

NHL Tonight - Mike Smith Video - NHL VideoCenter
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith spoke with the NHL Tonight crew last night.

Watch Don Maloney freak out as Matthew Lombardi interrupts his own press conference by calling reporter’s phone (VIDEO) - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
ICYMI, here's a clip of beat writer Sarah McLellan's phone going off in the middle of GMDM's presser on Wednesday night.

With Shane Doan in tow, Phoenix Coyotes hope to sustain success -
A season preview overview on the Desert Dogs.

Gladiators News

Gladiators drop third straight - Gwinnett Daily Post
Coyotes goalie prospect Louis Domingue took the loss.

News From Around the Hockey World

ASU Hockey: Third Period Dooms Sun Devils in 6-3 Loss to Oklahoma - House of Sparky
A tie game turned into a Sooner victory last night in Tempe.

Hockey loses fifth game in a row - Arizona Daily Wildcat
The Cats chances of making the ACHA national tournament are diminishing.

WCHA Hockey: Alabama-Huntsville invited to join the conference - Western College Hockey Blog
The South's lone college hockey team will be joining the WCHA next season.

Kings center Anze Kopitar's recovery from knee sprain progresses -
Sounds as if Kopitar could be in the Kings lineup soon. Also, mum is the word on Willie Mitchell's injury status.

Ted Leonsis will allow Alex Ovechkin go to 2014 Sochi Olympics - The Washington Post
No matter what the NHL decides to do about the Olympics, the Capitals' owner will let his captain play in his homeland.

Tonight on NBCSN: No. 12 Yale battles rival Harvard - ProHockeyTalk
Can Harvard gain another big win on national TV tonight?

The Final Howl

The NHL makes nice - Battle of California