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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Blackhawks Advance & More Tippett News

Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings in overtime to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Chicago, whom the Coyotes beat in the playoffs last year, will face the team that stopped Phoenix in their tracks, the Los Angeles Kings.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes Sign Melindy to Entry-Level Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Wednesday signed defenseman James Melindy to a three-year entry-level contract.

Phoenix Coyotes ownership issues keep GM Don Maloney, coach Dave Tippett from new deal - AZ Central
Maloney and Tippett are close on the nuts and bolts of a potential new deal, so ownership clarity is the holdup.

Dave Tippett contract: Coyotes won't allow coach to speak with other teams - SBNation.com
Dave Tippett might be the most sought after free agent this summer. However, the Phoenix Coyotes are attempting to keep him off the market.

Coyotes GM 'optimistic' team will keep Dave Tippett - ArizonaSports.com
The first order of business for the Phoenix Coyotes this offseason was retaining Don Maloney as general manager. With that out of the way, it is now Maloney's task to keep other integral pieces around, namely head coach Dave Tippett.

Coaching Candidate Profile: Dave Tippett | CanucksArmy
A great read about the current Coyotes head coach, featuring commentary from FFH's own Brendan Porter.

Devellano: "I Would Be Shocked If They Weren’t in Phoenix" - NextSportStar
Detroit Red Wings Senior VP Jimmy Devellano talked about the Phoenix Coyotes on the radio.

2013 NHL Draft Profile: Frédérik Gauthier - Five For Howling
In the fifth installment of our 2013 Coyotes draft profile series, we look at the QMJHL's Frédérik Gauthier and how he would fit with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Gladiators News

New Blaze signing targets Elite League success - Coventry Observer
Forward Ryan Ginand is targeting the Elite League title next season. Ginand split last season with Orlando Solar Bears and Gwinnett Gladiators (Phoenix's affiliate) in the ECHL.

News From Around the Hockey World

No goal, no problem: Blackhawks shake off questionable call, Seabrook scores Game 7 winner in OT - Yahoo! Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks thought they had won Game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings when Niklas Hjalmarsson scored late in the third period, but a penalty call negated the play. Rather than sit back, the 'Hawks stepped up and Brent Seabrook scored the game-winner early in overtime.

Watch Niklas Hjalmarsson’s called off series-winner, which will live forever in infamy (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
This call ultimately gets forgotten if there isn't a goal on the play. Poor Stephen Walkom.

John Tortorella Firing: Recap From Glen Sather's Conference Call - Blueshirt Banter
With John Tortorella being fired by the New York Rangers, Glen Sather hosted a conference call to meet with the media. Here are some quotes that basically summed up his responses.

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An ASU player was named to the ACHA Division 1 All-Rookie Team.

The Final Howl

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 3 full schedule - NHL.com
Schedule and start times for the Conference Finals.