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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - The NHL, Funnier Than You Think

Losing bets and pop goes the weasel are just a couple of the humorous events in the NHL over the last couple days to go along with the Blackhawks 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

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Coyotes News

Walker weighs his options as Phoenix camp date draws near - The StarPhoenix
Brenden Walker is bear hunting these days. A month from now, he'll be shooting with the Coyotes.

NHL execs can learn plenty about building a winner by watching postseason unfold -
We expect the 26 general managers not currently represented in the Stanley Cup playoffs are watching the action unfold with at least some feelings of envy and resentment.

Forty Players Invited to 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp | USA Hockey
Coyotes' prospect Henrik Samuelsson is among those invited.

Pirates News

Calder Cup Final Matchup Set; Other Summer Pirates Notes | Portland Pirates Radio
A potpourri of news and notes surrounding the Pirates.

Jeanneret accepts new job in Erie | Maine Hockey Journal
Former Portland Pirates play-by-play broadcaster Mark Jeanneret has taken a new job in an old home.

News From Around the Hockey World

San Jose Sharks fans lose playoff bet, get matching LA Kings back ‘tattoos’ (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Dallas Stars official Twitter account wins #ImGregoryCampbell with Sean Avery zinger | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
#ImGregoryCampbell came about after finding out that Bruins forward Gregory Campbell broke his leg blocking a shot in game 3 and then staying on the ice to finish his shift.

Five year old recites entire LA Kings roster before sellout crowd (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Ethan is five years old and a Los Angeles Kings fan. He also has a grasp of the Kings roster better than the local LA television sports media does.

Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings Game 4 Recap -
Marian Hossa scored his second game-winning goal of the series to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-1 series lead as they try to close out the series Saturday in Chicago. Los Angeles lost their first game at the Staples Center this postseason.

Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 4 recap: Chicago dominates 3rd, takes 3-1 lead in series -
Recap with GIFs!

GIF: Dustin Penner elbows Dave Bolland in the head -
Dustin Penner avoided a penalty for elbowing Dave Bolland in the head on Thursday night. Will he be hearing from the NHL?

Evander Kane not interested in watching playoffs, is tired of losing -
"I'm sick of sitting here at this time of the year not having a chance to win, not scoring goals, not winning games and not winning rounds."

Jaromir Jagr demands dedication in the gym | Hockey | CBC Sports
Late night workouts helping Jagr succeed at age 41.

Oilers ready to move on from Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, says GM -
Could he make his way to the desert?

Blues veteran Andy McDonald retires citing concussions -
Veteran Blues forward Andy McDonald is calling it quits on his career, citing concerns with concussions.

Duncan Keith’s one-game suspension means intentional violence still gets a pass in the NHL | Backhand Shelf
They always catch (and punish) the retaliation.

The Final Howl

Watch Tomas Vokoun push off the boards to the soothing tones of "Pop Goes the Weasel" | Backhand Shelf
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