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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Free Agency Day and Trades Galore

Unrestricted free agents can begin signing contracts with their new teams today. Boyd Gordon, Kyle Chipchura, Alex Bolduc, Chris Conner, Chad Johnson and Jason LaBarbera are all UFAs.

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Coyotes News

NHL Free Agency: What Does Don Maloney Have to Work With? - Five For Howling
As we approach what is arguably the most exciting day in the offseason, what exactly can Don Maloney do to improve the team?

Phoenix Coyotes eye free-agency pool -
The Coyotes will be actively searching for help in free agency, which opens for business Friday at 9 a.m. Arizona time.

Because It's Family - Nebulous Verbosity
George Fallar: There's some work to do before we can fire up the party, but we've done these things before. What are the remaining obstacles to overcome?

Calgary flooding keeps Gosbee from fateful Glendale vote - Fox Sports Arizona
RSE principal George Gosbee won't attend Glendale vote after losing his house in flood-ravaged Calgary.

Next goal for Phoenix Coyotes: Making sure relocation doesn’t become reality in 2018 -
Because there is always a dark cloud to every silver lining with The Arizona Republic.

Gladiators News

Qualifying Offers Extended -
Gwinnett has sent qualifying offers to forwards Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Alex Belzile and defenseman Sacha Guimond.

News From Around the Hockey World

Boston Bruins Trade Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley to Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Joe Morrow - Defending Big D
Dallas' view on yesterday's big trade.

Bruins acquire Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser from Dallas for Tyler Seguin Rich Peverley, and Ryan Button - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Boston's view on yesterday's big trade.

Dallas Stars acquire Shawn Horcoff from Edmonton Oilers for Philip Larsen - ESPN Dallas
The Stars acquired veteran center Shawn Horcoff from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Philip Larsen and a seventh-round pick in 2016.

Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Keith Ballard to a 2 year deal - Hockey Wilderness
Ballard will most likely be the 3rd pairing counterpart to Clayton Stoner.

Grabovski calls Leafs’ Carlyle an ‘[expletive] idiot’ | ProHockeyTalk
Not exactly leaving Toronto on the best of terms.

Montreal Canadiens sign Danny Briere for two years - Eyes On The Prize
Briere and the Canadiens have come to terms on a 2 year deal.

Avs buy out Zanon | ProHockeyTalk
Regular buyout, not compliance.

Winnipeg Jets retain services of backup netminder and free agent Al Montoya - The Hockey News
Former Coyote.

Claude Giroux contract: Reports say Flyers star to get 8-year, $64 million-plus deal - Broad Street Hockey
Claude Giroux's contract extension is coming soon.

Sens sign Adams winner MacLean to three-year extension | ProHockeyTalk
He's compiled a 66-48-16 record (.592 winning percentage) in two seasons on the job.

Devil for life? Elias signs three-year, $16.5 million deal with New Jersey | ProHockeyTalk
He's spent his entire career with the organization.

The Final Howl

What To Watch For: NHL Free Agency - ESPN Video - ESPN
Video: Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun break down the biggest stories entering NHL free agency.