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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - another team sold

Another NHL franchise was sold yesterday. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Lessio aiming to stick with Coyotes this time around | FOX Sports
Coyotes forward Lucas Lessio may be the most NHL-ready of Arizona's young forward prospects.

Complete Preview for the Arizona Coyotes' 2014-15 Season | Bleacher Report
The happenings off the ice were just as important as the happenings on the ice for the 2013-14 Coyotes; neither turned out to be very encouraging.

Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker feels, plays better -
Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker reached career highs in every scoring category last season because of increased comfort in his surroundings, but his production was also an act of maturity.

Five things you missed: Coyotes vs Canucks - Howlin' Hockey
Looking back at what went right- and wrong- in the Arizona Coyotes- Vancouver Canucks pre-season matchup.

Previewing the Field: Pacific Division edition - Second City Hockey
The Pacific Division is a familiar picture with the California trio a top, Alberta at the bottom, and the Kings labeled as the favorites.

Pirates News

Portland Pirates kick off training camp in Saco - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Players, coaches eager to turn the page from last winter.

Gladiators News

Gladiators getting back healthy Hughes | Gwinnett Daily Post
But after a full summer of rehabbing and focusing on maintaining his durability for the duration of a taxing pro season, dynamic forward Bobby Hughes is ready to go again for the Gwinnett Gladiators.

News From Around the Hockey World

Jets Beat Ottawa Senators 2-1 - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets used an aggressive forecheck to capture the victory at the MTS Centre.

Vladimir Tkachev Back In the Draft: Not Eligible for Oilers ELC - The Copper & Blue
This is weird.

NHL Governors approve Islanders sale at board meeting just 'cuz - Lighthouse Hockey
The NHL's Board of Governors unanimously and unexpectedly voted today to approve the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, which was agreed upon just a few weeks ago by all parties.

Nashville Predators sign Taylor Beck to one-year contract - On the Forecheck
The Predators have finally inked the RFA to a one-year, $550,000 contract.

Micro stats: The value of loose puck recoveries - Eyes On The Prize
While everyone talks about possession's effect on the game, we rarely delve too deep into what creates possession. Micro stats are perhaps the best way to break down the game at a deeper level.

Dillon’s agent: Discussions with Stars are ‘frustrating and disappointing’ | ProHockeyTalk
Apparently they won't hand him Cody Eakin's two-year, $3.8 million deal.

Report: Marc Staal wants at least $6M per year from Rangers | ProHockeyTalk
He's reportedly asking for a hefty six or seven-year deal.

Can helmet cameras improve NHL referee performances? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The NHL put GoPro cameras on the front of officials’ helmets to record that perspective twice last preseason (both in Toronto) and twice this preseason (in Buffalo and Detroit). It wasn’t for promotional purposes. It was for internal training.

NHL rumors: Red Wings expected to present offer to Mike Babcock -
Mike Babcock will sit down with Red Wings brass to discuss a new contract. Both sides hope to get a deal done by opening night according to Darren Dreger.

Ode to an Era: CBC's Top 10 HNIC Montages - Eyes On The Prize
With the news that Rogers will be cutting back on Tim Thompson's famed montages, here is a look at some of his best from his time at the CBC.

The Final Howl

Dallas Stars tease Leafs fan with Kermit Sipping Tea meme on Jumbotron -