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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Dubzmonton

Devan Dubnyk and the Arizona Coyotes fall to his old team, could center Sam Gagner move to wing? Is New York Rangers winger Martin St. Louis moving to center?

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers recap: Alberta clippered - Five For Howling
A back and forth game which saw plenty of chances on both sides ended up going against the Coyotes on the strength of two Jesse Joensuu goals.

Coyotes conundrum: Is Sam Gagner a center or a wing? | FOX Sports
Arizona coach Dave Tippett is still deciding where to play Sam Gagner. His decison will have a ripple effect on the rest of the lineup.

New chance in Arizona for former Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk’s net worth last season was so low, he was ready for the loonie bin. Now, he’s in Arizona, on a long and winding road back after signing a one-year contract.

Arizona Coyotes confidential with Connor Murphy -- AZCentral
Each day of training camp, azcentral sports will profile a Coyotes player. Today's spotlight is on Connor Murphy.

KHL's Lokomotiv turns to Dave King again to salvage season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Former Arizona Coyotes' coach Dave King has been hired by Lokomotiv as head coach for the second time in seven months.

Pirates News

Portland Pirates: Young veterans look to increase impact | Sun Journal
For a handful of Portland Pirates, including 22-year-old, third-year forward Phil Lane, it's time to be that veteran presence on a team looking to rebound from a rough season on and off the ice.

Gladiators News

Gwinnett Gladiators Re-Sign Mike Merrifield - News
Merrifield, 24, returns to Gwinnett after a successful 2013-14 season where he totaled 41 points (17g-24a) in 68 games split between the Gladiators and Florida Everblades.

News From Around the Hockey World

Canadiens vs Blackhawks Top Six Minutes: Price, Bourque in playoff form as Habs down Hawks 3-1 - Eyes On The Prize
Carey Price and Rene Bourque mirrored their playoff success from last season in a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Knee To The Head, And Tats' In Pain: Penguins 2 - Red Wings 0 - Winging It In Motown
It was not the prettiest of games.

Blue Jackets 6, Hurricanes 3 - Canes Country
Victor Rask scores twice in Carolina loss

Recap: Sabres dominate Washington 6-1 in preseason rout - Die By The Blade
Sam Reinhart scored his first goal of the preseason while Jhonas Enroth had another strong performance as the Sabres trounced the Caps in their home preseason finale.

Welcome (back) to Your New Hockey Team, Nashville and Surrounding Area! - On the Forecheck
In case you weren't paying attention this summer, here's a quick handy guide to your favorite hockey team. We welcome you with open arms, friends. And you picked a good time. We've been told that hockey might be fun again starting this year.

Ranking the 10 Best Pacific Division Centers - Today's Slapshot
Jaime Eisner takes a dive into ranking the best players in the Pacific Division at every position. Today he looks at centers 10 through 6.

Bruins beat Flyers in second round – does EA stand for ‘Errors Abound’? | Post-to-Post
If NHL15 and saying the Los Angeles Kings were going to win the cup wasn't bad enough.

Best case scenarios for NHL's Western Conference teams in 2014-15 - NHL -
It looks like SI doesn't expect the Desert Dogs to do much...

Trotz wants to manage Ovechkin’s time on power play | ProHockeyTalk
It's not as foolish as it sounds ... maybe.

Rangers to experiment with St. Louis at center | ProHockeyTalk
Worth a try.

NHL refutes report, says no meeting planned with IOC on Olympic participation | ProHockeyTalk
"We have not been in contact with the IOC and they have not been in touch with us."

The Myth of Cost-Per-Point - Silver Seven
A look at the correlation between spending and winning in the NHL.

Three Home Openers That Every True Fan Must Attend -- TheHockeyWriters
As the NHL season kicks off, these three home openers are contests that fans must see in person.

Rogers' Broadcast Changes Are Just More Of The Same - Pension Plan Puppets
Changes to Hockey Night in Canada as we know it have been approaching and are now nipping at hockey fans' heels. There may be a new Sportsnet studio but it's only going to highlight more of the same.

The Final Howl

Forrest Griffin, UFC legend, attempts to play hockey in Sweden (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Forrest Griffin's attempt at skating with a Swedish team didn't go so well.