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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.

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes’ Paul ‘Biznasty’ Bissonnette proves players willing to bite back online - AZCentral.com
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