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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - 693

Jagr passes Yzerman, Sundogs make improvements and an open GM position in today's tracks!

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes rookie Connor Murphy making most of opportunity --
"He’s a young player, but he does a lot of things very well in the game," coach Dave Tippett said. "Just a smart player that reads the game well. Just been a very effective player for us.

2013-14 playoff berth for Coyotes ‘incredibly important' to franchise turnaround
LeBlanc: "Will we survive if we don't (make the playoffs)? Yes, of course we will. But I do think for us to really ensure that we achieve that three-year turnaround plan, it's significantly important that we make the playoffs."

Phoenix Coyotes roundtable: off to Canada and Yandle's Olympic hopes - Five For Howling
FFH is joined by Greg Isaac, executive producer of Breakthrough Sports' Real Hockey Talk to discuss the Coyotes' LW void, Yandle's Olympic chances and NHL rules about injuries.

Looking back at the Kyle Turris for David Rundblad trade two years later - Five For Howling
It's been two years since former third overall pick Kyle Turris was traded from the Coyotes to the Senators. A look back at the trade and who has benefited the most since.

Arizona Sundogs

Arizona Sundogs see the light at the end of the tunnel - Five For Howling
Two road games to change their course and Arizona finally takes advantage.

News From Around the Hockey World

Memorable Moments: Blueshirts Beaten - PensBurgh
Penguins defeat Rangers in the shootout.

Uninspired Senators Fall to Devils, Lose 5-2 - Silver Seven
The Ottawa Senators traveled to New Jersey to take on the Devils Wednesday night.

Video: Jagr passes Yzerman for eighth on NHL goals list | ProHockeyTalk
No. 693.

NHL rumors: Is Las Vegas No. 2 on potential expansion list? -
If/when expansion comes to the NHL, Seattle is believed to be target No. 1 and many believe Quebec City is a close second, but it might be Las Vegas instead.

Capitals don’t see much wrong with Wilson’s hit on Schenn | ProHockeyTalk
GM George McPhee said it was "a great hit."

Engelland suspended five games for ‘reckless’ Abdelkader headshot | ProHockeyTalk
Detroit forward currently shelved while undergoing concussion protocol.

Alexander Steen Contract: Forward Signs Three Year Extension - St. Louis Game Time
Despite not wanting to deal with contract stuff during the season, the Blues made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Darryl Sutter doesn't exactly see a need for the penalty box anymore -
LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter has interesting thoughts on just about everything, that includes the penalty box. Frankly, he doesn't see it's place anymore.

Lucic clarifies anti-Vancouver remarks, says he’s ‘proud to be from there’ | ProHockeyTalk
"It is home."

Wild place Josh Harding on IR to adjust MS medication - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
The Minnesota Wild have placed goalie Josh Harding on injured reserve to allow him to make adjustments to the medication he takes to treat multiple sclerosis.

Hockey Fan Etiquette for Attending an NHL Game --
There is a code or unwritten hockey fan etiquette that is generally accepted among hockey fans when attending an NHL game. Do you follow the code? Find out.

The Final Howl

Junior team Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL post want ad for new GM | Home Ice -