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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - Captain Canada

Canada's captains named, very expensive injuries and a couple of Twitter beefs on today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Keith Yandle breaks slump during Phoenix Coyotes’ back-to-back wins - AZCentral.com
Back-to-back wins for the Coyotes has helped their pursuit of a playoff position the most, but it’s also been a rewarding stretch of hockey for defenseman Keith Yandle.

Polar Ice Chandler to become Ice Den Chandler - East Valley Tribune: Chandler
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.

Manchester Phoenix News

Psurny Five Goal Haul as Phoenix Take the Points - News - Manchester Phoenix
Manchester Phoenix dispatched the Jets with a confident display to return to the top of the English Premier League.

News From Around the Hockey World

Captain Canada - Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins own Captain Sidney Crosby has been named the Captain of Team Canada for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

2014 Winter Olympics: Shea Weber named Alternate Captain for Team Canada - On the Forecheck
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber was named as part of Team Canada's leadership group, and will head to Sochi as his country's alternate captain.

Injuries cost NHL $218M a year in lost salaries, a wallop to bottom line: study - The Hockey News
Rock 'em-sock 'em hockey may give many fans a thrill, but researchers estimate that resulting player injuries cost the NHL more than $200 million a year.

NHL, NHLPA have come a long way in a year since the lockout - ESPN
The NHL and the NHLPA have come a long way since the lockout ended, writes Scott Burnside.

Baseball analyst sparks Internet debate over NHL in wake of Flames-Canucks brawl - The Hockey News
The fight-filled Calgary Flames-Vancouver Canucks game had altercations on and off the ice on Saturday night—and now it's led to an online war of words.

Report: NHL will hold in-person meeting with Tortorella | ProHockeyTalk
This opens the door for significant punishment.

John Tortorella’s awkward history with faceoff fights, Bob Hartley | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It doesn’t take much to rile up John Tortorella. An ill-timed question at a press conference. A questionable call by an official. Taunting from a fan behind the bench. Being Larry Brooks.

California hockey grows with Ducks, Kings, Wayne Gretzky - NHL.com
Wayne Gretzky helped make hockey popular in Southern California, and the incredible rise of youth hockey has opened a pipeline for NHL talent.

Retirement can wait for 41-year-old Brodeur | FOX Sports Arizona
Sean Burke hasn't thought much about the role he played in launching Martin Brodeur's career, but had it not been for Burke's contract squabble during the 1991-92 NHL season, Brodeur's ascension in New Jersey might have taken a different arc.

Report: No discipline for Benn’s elbow on Cooke | ProHockeyTalk
He wasn't penalized on the play either.

Rangers Vs. Capitals Recap: Nash Scores Twice, Rangers Top Capitals 4-1 - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers topped the Washington Capitals by the score of 4-1, and carried their winning streak to three games.

Lightning 5, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Ben Bishop makes 48 saves to remain perfect against Carolina.

Detroit Red Wings Goal off the Netting: What Should the Rule Change Be? - Winging It In Motown
The Wings took advantage of a quirk in the rules and a mistake by the officials. How should things change to fix it?

Know Your NHL CBA: 'Retained Salary' Trades, Shuffling Cap Room, and Ryan Miller - Lighthouse Hockey
NHL teams can't actually trade cap room under the 2013 CBA, but they can make trades that open up additional cap space to add high-paid players.

The Final Howl

Keith Olbermann Twitter-Fought With Tom Sestito's 13-Year-Old Sister - Deadspin