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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - Expansion to GTA Dead?

A potential NHL expansion location could be eliminated while the Islanders are in no hurry to rush to Brooklyn.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes’ Paul ‘Biznasty’ Bissonnette proves players willing to bite back online -
And you thought the Diamondbacks-Pirates series was the best Phoenix-Pittsburgh showdown going on. Not even close.

New Coyotes owners have ‘no plans’ to relocate or lose $50 million | ProHockeyTalk
They don't want to talk about their out-clause.

Phoenix Coyotes Preseason Countdown: 29 Days - Five For Howling
In today's Countdown we look at a former Coyote who is still a part of the Valley hockey scene.

News From Around the Hockey World

Chances for second Toronto-area NHL team could be dead by September - The Hockey News
The deputy mayor of Markham will put forth a motion to kill the arena deal that would need to be in place for another NHL team in Ontario.

Report: Markham arena deal could be dead in September | ProHockeyTalk
Funny what happens when you can't guarantee an anchor tenant...

Wings GM Holland doesn’t buy being big wins in the East | ProHockeyTalk
He might have a point.

Hockey boycott of Sochi Olympics to protest anti-gay laws? Yeah, not so much - Yahoo! Sports
Pierre Martin is a professor of political science at the Université de Montréal, thinks the best protest is invisibility.

No creep to Brooklyn? Theory on New York Islanders staying at Nassau Coliseum - Yahoo! Sports
This week, we learned a few things from Ratner about the Isles: That they’re expected to remain in the dilapidated Nassau Coliseum until at least 2015; that he expects they’ll play a few games on Long Island even after they relocate boroughs.

Maxim Lapierre virtually begged to sign in Montreal | ProHockeyTalk
He wound up signing in St. Louis instead.

New Jersey Devils, National Hockey League of Nations - Yahoo! Sports
Devils day on NHLoN.

Should the NHL ditch their "loser point" system? - Hockey Wilderness
Many of these fans are hockey purists that also don't like the shootout, but that's a conversation for another day.

The Final Howl

Daniel Alfredsson Says Good-bye to Ottawa - The Triangle Blog - Grantland