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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Hump Day Edition

What's slower than a Wednesday? A Wednesday with no Coyotes hockey in sight. That's right, the Coyotes won't take the ice until Saturday when they roll into Oil country. But never fear as Five for Howling will set you right until then and to hold you over, we present your daily dose of hockey news.

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes' Martin Hanzal providing offensive production - AZCentral
The team's shutdown center is making camp in front of opposition goaltenders.

Dave Tippett / Sean Burke tandem gives Phoenix Coyotes rock-solid 'D' - NHL.com
The Coyotes' success traces back to the mentality of their head man and the goalie coach he relies on.

Glendale goes back to the well with Beacon Sports Capital - Nebulous Verbosity
We've seen this before.

Pirates News

Darche retires from hockey in unique way - sportsnet.ca
The one time Portland Pirate Mathieu Darche decides to hang up the skates...literally.

Gladiators News

Gwinnett drops third straight in loss to Everblades | AccessNorthGa
The Florida Everblades forever long have have the Glads' number as they win their third game against the Gladiators.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - Four Games, Five Nights, Three States for the Arizona Sundogs - Five For Howling
FFH takes a quick look at the Sundogs' rough schedule, as they played four games in five nights.

Manchester Phoenix News

Manchester Phoenix Update: Rough Patch - Five For Howling
Our latest update on our adopted team across the pond, the Manchester Phoenix. The Phoenix have had a rough go of it lately.

Manchester Phoenix TV 19/02/13 - YouTube
This week's edition of Phoenix TV.

News From Around the Hockey World

Tueday's NHL Scores - SBNation.com

Chicago Blackhawks match record in win over Vancouver - USA Today
The Blackhawks' win over Vancouver Tuesday night matched an NHL record. But all wasn't peachy as the Hawks dropped a 3-1 lead with three minutes left on top of losing Hossa once again due to a hit to the head.

Coach Hartley sounds the alarm on his sleepy Flames - Calgart Herald
Head coach Hartley looks to light up his Flames before their playoff hopes burn out.

Explaining how Danny Taylor’s gear is different from your average NHL goaltender - Backhand Shelf
Alkl the gear in the world couldn't help him on Monday night.

30 Thoughts: Hockey socks and safety - CBC Sports
This week's edition includes a CBA update.

NHL pioneer O'Ree overcame eye, prejudice - Fox Sports Arizona
Willie O'Ree, the first black player in NHL, was in town over the holiday weekend.

Larry Kwong’s Shift for Rangers in 1947-48 Broke a Barrier - NYTimes.com
Another great look at race in the NHL. Although an extremely short stint in the NHL, Larry Kwong broke down a major barrier becoming the first Chinese player in the NHL.

The Final Howl

The Seven Levels of Dirty Hockey - The Triangle Blog - Grantland