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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Team USA Wins

In World Juniors news, Team USA stays alive with a 7-0 victory over the Czech Republic, and earns a semifinal rematch against Canada. More on the World Junior tournament, plus continued movement in the NHL CBA discussions and perhaps the creepiest marketing ploy in hockey history.

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Coyotes News

New Year, New Management at Five For Howling - Five For Howling
All hail King Carl.

Happy days ahead for hockey fans in 2013 - AZCentral
Sarah McClellan with 5 predictions for the new year.

World Junior Championships News

2013 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Czech Republic QF Recap - The United States of Hockey
Domination. Next up for Team USA is a rematch with Canada on Thursday morning.

Russia eliminates Switzerland in shootout to advance to semis - TSN
The Russians came from behind to keep their medal hopes alive.

World Junior hockey 2013: IIHF failing to generate interest (unless you're in Canada) -
The IIHF is missing out on a glorious opportunity.

Lockout News

NHLPA to review NHL's counter-proposal -
...and the dance continues.

NHL Winter Classic - Emptiness in Hockeytown shows lockout's steep price - ESPN
Yesterday should have been a day to celebrate the game. Too bad the CBA got in the way.

Pirates News

Portland Pirates: Wednesday | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Pirates will face the Providence Bruins tonight in Portland.

News From Around the Hockey World

Behold, the Indoor Winter Classic’s championship trophy and fake snow (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Everything about this is just a hilarious jab at the NHL's stupidity.

Canada Should Push for a No-Olympics CBA - Winging It In Motown
In all the CBA talk, the Olympics are not a huge consideration, nor should they be. The NHL should be opposed.

Should NHL expand the Stanley Cup Playoffs by four teams? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The NHL may be considering a format similar to that used by Major League Baseball in their playoffs this year.

The Final Howl

Buffalo Sabres want to have your babies (as hockey fans) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports