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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - first day of the rest of our lives...again

The Arizona Coyotes finally have a new owner. For the second time. More on this and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Andrew Barroway agrees to purchase 51% of Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
All that remains is the approval of the NHL’s Board of Governors.

Coyotes agree to sell controlling interest to Andrew Barroway | FOX Sports Arizona
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman offered few details on the impending 51 percent sale of the Coyotes, but he did shoot down speculation of relocation and the NHL's role in the sale.

Five things you missed: Arizona Coyotes vs Winnipeg Jets - Howlin' Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes suffered a big hit on Thursday night- these are the five biggest takeaways from the game.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 10.10.14 | The Royal Half
The Pacific War Room is back for Week 2 of the 2014-15 season with a look at all the comings and goings in the NHL's Pacific Division this past week!

Gladiators News

Stingrays Rally Late in the Third Period to Defeat Gladiators- - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC
The first preseason game for the Glads is a loss.

Arizona College Hockey

No. 1 ASU hockey tops rival Arizona 4-1, stays undefeated | azfamily.com Phoenix
The Sun Devils beat their hated rivals on the ice for the 40th time over the last 41 games.

ASU hockey player turns his game around, gets his chance on the ice – Cronkite News
Junior Chris Blessing is a starter this year with ASU’s ice hockey team, which is a stark difference from last year.

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: New York Islanders 5, Carolina Hurricanes 3 - Let's do that one again, yes? - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders have a golden chance to start the season off on a high note by twice facing a Carolina Hurricanes squad missing two of its most important forwards. They got the first half of the job done, ultimately cruising to a 5-3 victory.

NHL Draft heading to Buffalo in 2016, according to report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
First Niagara Center will host the 2016 NHL Draft, according to the Buffalo News.

Evander Kane’s injury more than ‘day-to-day’ | ProHockeyTalk
That's troubling news with the Jets scheduled to play on Saturday and Sunday.

Braydon Coburn injury less serious than originally thought - Broad Street Hockey
The injury the Flyers' top defenseman suffered on Wednesday night will likely only keep him out for a matter of days, not weeks as was initially feared.

Kings won’t have Muzzin, Lewis (‘frustrating injuries’) vs. Coyotes | ProHockeyTalk
"There’s nothing you can do about it. When they’re ready, they’re ready."

Confirmation Bias and Meaningless Stats - Nucks Misconduct
As #fancystats takes off, let us not forget the dark underworld of small sample sizes and inconsequential observations.

Chris Pronger joins NHL department of player safety - SBNation.com
Chris Pronger is now officially an NHL employee even though he is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers. This is a problem.

New York Rangers News: Matthew Lombardi Rejects AHL Assignment; Kostka Recalled - Blueshirt Banter
Matthew Lombardi has reportedly rejected his AHL assignment, and will be placed on unconditional waivers this afternoon.

Roy shuffles Avs’ lines after blowout loss | ProHockeyTalk
Will that be enough to turn the tide in their rematch against Minnesota on Saturday?

Letang's Elite Numbers - PensBurgh
A look at how good Letang has been during the last five years, and what zone entry and zone exit data for this year can highlight.

Radko Gudas gets away with hit on Scottie Upshall - SBNation.com
The Lightning defenseman continues to avoid being suspended despite a growing record of iffy hits.

Hockey Fight Ends In Player's Head Being Bashed Into The Ice - Deadspin
Good thing there's a Code that prevents this stuff from happening.

The Final Howl

Sergei Bobrovsky, world's cutest NHL goaltender - SBNation.com