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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - New Looks and New Rules in the NHL

The Los Angeles Kings cut Chicago's series lead in half while two other NHL teams will look a little different when they take the ice next season.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Beacon receives four offers to manage Arena - Glendale Star
The City of Glendale confirmed that Beacon Sports Capital Partners, LLC. has received four qualified offers to take over management of Arena.

Phoenix Coyotes bidder looks for arena deal separate from Glendale RFP - Phoenix Business Journal
The latest group trying to buy the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team is not one of the official bidders to manage Arena under a city of Glendale requests for proposals.

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett enjoys 'leap of faith' he took to lift team -
The opportunity to create and mold and influence was so glaring that it was easy for Coyotes coach Dave Tippett to ignore the thorns of adversity lingering in the subtext of General Manager Don Maloney’s pitch four years ago.

Brett MacLean's heart still in hockey - Fox Sports Arizona
Former Coyotes prospect Brett MacLean rebounds from cardiac incident, returns to hockey in coaching role.

Ryan Miller hoping to go West? - The Fourth Period
Could Phoenix pursue Miller if Mike Smith leaves via free agency?

Biznasty Is Actually Biz-Nicety | Keeping up with the Coyotes
Barbie4Yotes' take on Paul Bissonnette's most recent act of kindness.

Pirates News

Civic Center naming rights on Wednesday agenda - Portland Daily Sun
The Cumberland County Civic Center, home of the Portland Pirates, is seeking a sponsor and a new name.

2006: Puck Drops, With Emphasis on Saving Careers - New York Times
The Portland Pirates tweeted out this article from '06 saying that they were "thrilled" to hear about the proposed change to mandatory visors being grandfathered into the NHL. Jordan Smith, a former Pirate, lost an eye after taking a slap shot to the face.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL Recap - Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings - Jun 04, 2013 -
Kings remain unbeaten at home in the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Duncan Keith is really, really sorry for slashing Jeff Carter in the face (Video) | Puck Daddy
Should the stick to the face of Jeff Carter by Duncan Keith result in any supplemental discipline? You decide.

Hybrid icing, video review for high-sticking, shallower nets to be introduced | ProHockeyTalk
New rules for the 2013-2014 season pending Board of Governors approval.

Goalie gear might be getting smaller again | Backhand Shelf
League continues pursuit to increase scoring.

These are now the official jerseys of the Carolina Hurricanes | Backhand Shelf
New home jerseys = Sooooo much red!

Dallas Stars Reveal New Logo and Jerseys - Defending Big D
The 'Canes weren't the only NHL team who unveiled new uniforms on Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, and NHL Eastern Conference finals - Grantland
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't found an answer for the Boston Bruins, who lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-0.

Streit rejects Isles’ offer, will head to free agency | ProHockeyTalk
The Islanders captain will head Streit for free agency. I'll let myself out.

‘Canes captain Staal: ‘No question’ I’ll be ready for camp | ProHockeyTalk
He suffered a serious knee injury at the World Hockey Championships.

The Final Howl

Top 10 hockey pickup lines, courtesy of 1998 Nagano Olympics U.S. team (YouTube classic) | Puck Daddy
"You're my only chance to score more than Gretzky"