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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Wherefore art thou Kovalchuk?

So this one guy, decided to play somewhere else. What's the big deal, right?

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes Prospect Development Camp Is Over - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes wrapped-up their final on-ice session of prospect development camp on Thursday.

Phoenix Coyotes top NHL draft pick Max Domi deals with diabetes, inspires others -
Phoenix Coyotes top draft pick Max Domi is a Type I diabetic and whether he’s in the midst of a workout, practice or a game, he excuses himself every 15 to 20 minutes to check his blood-sugar level.

NHL locker rooms feel like home for Max Domi - - NHL Insider
Max Domi grew up in NHL locker rooms. A 2013 first-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes, he could be back in NHL locker room very soon.

Goldwater Institute thinks Coyotes arena deal is constitutional | ProHockeyTalk
Another hurdle cleared.

Phoenix Coyotes prospect Brendan Burke sets his goal: Follow Dad into NHL -
Coyotes goalie prospect Brendan Burke didn’t find out the organization selected him in the sixth round of this summer’s draft until everyone else did — when his name scrolled across the TV broadcast.

Pirates News

Coyotes Sign Kennedy to One-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes have signed center Tim Kennedy to a one-year, two-way contract.

Sundogs News

Arizona Signs Defenseman Ryan Gaucher -
The Arizona Sundogs announced today that they signed defenseman Ryan Gaucher for their upcoming 2013-14 Central Hockey League Season.

Ilya Kovalchuk News

What? - In Lou We Trust
Ilya Kovalchuk has retired from the NHL. This is not a drill.

Ilya Kovalchuk Retires - Blueshirt Banter
30 year old star winger shocks the hockey world today by announcing his retirement today.

Ilya Kovalchuk retires from Devils, NHL - Broad Street Hockey
Ilya Kovalchuk is no longer an NHL player. The Devils are going to be awful next season.

Ilya Kovalchuk retires - Eyes On The Prize
We don't normally report on the goings on of other teams, but this was just too big to ignore.

Winnipeg Jets* Franchise All-Time Leading Scorer Retires - Lighthouse Hockey
Thanks to rushed expansion, poor ownership selection, franchise relocation and branding, the NHL record books are as weird as Ilya Kovalchuk's career.

Two silver linings for Devils in Kovalchuk retirement | ProHockeyTalk
He won't be easy to replace, but...

Ilya Kovalchuk will join SKA, could earn $20 million per season: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
$20 Million per!!!

Ilya Kovalchuk's career highlights -
Ilya Kovalchuk's career began as the first player taken in the 2001 NHL Draft. It ended Thursday when he announced his retirement.

Koval-Punch: Ilya Departs Devils For KHL
More Kovy news...

Kovalchuk "Retires" - Shock, Anger, and the New Big Hole on the New Jersey Devils - In Lou We Trust
"Ilya Kovalchuk retired from the New Jersey Devils, but not from hockey as he'll likely sign with a KHL club. I recount my shock, anger, and touch on how there's not really anybody readily available that can bring what Kovalchuk brought to the team."

Jeremy Roenick blasts Ilya Kovalchuk on Twitter -
Jeremy Roenick has facts *and* opinions to share about Thursday's big NHL news.

News From Around the Hockey World

Hidden value: Penalty differential - Broad Street Hockey
A statistics which in the past hasn't been fully appreciated.

Modernized version of ‘NHL 94′ to appear in upcoming ‘NHL 14′ video game | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
20-year anniversary of NHL 94.

Is the league overdoing it with outdoor games? - ESPN
Scott Burnside poses the question: Is the league approaching overkill with the proliferation of outdoor games?

Carolina signs Aaron Palushaj to one-year deal | ProHockeyTalk
The 23-year-old will get a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Hurricanes.

Who Will Be the Next Captain for Ottawa? (And Dallas and Tampa Bay and Columbus and Edmonton and New York and Buffalo and Calgary) - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
As the offseason stretches into the summer, news from the transaction wire has gradually slowed to a trickle. That’s in stark contrast to the fl

NHL, NHLPA jointly donate $100,000 to Alberta flood-relief efforts - The Hockey News
Very nice (and much needed) gesture.

The Final Howl

NHL salary arbitration can occasionally damage relationships, can occasionally be hilarious | Backhand Shelf
"Your honor, we’d like to point out that the player in question is a fat lump with no work ethic"