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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Ottawa Strong

The NHL salutes Canada, more Mike Smith talk and how many AHL games are too many?

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True North Strong and Free - Arctic Ice Hockey
How Canada will move on after terror attacks, and how sports will help.

Coyotes News

Who's Hot, Who's Not: Boedker & the blue line - Five For Howling
After another seven days of NHL hockey, we take our weekly look at the Coyotes and the rest of the league to determine who's hot and who is wishing they were.

Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett knows Sam Gagner's challenge -- AZCentral
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, a former NHL player, certainly can empathize with newcomer Sam Gagner's journey, but is also eager to embrace some tangible contributions.

Gagner still feeling way but Coyotes need production | FOX Sports
Sam Gagner is one of two Coyotes forwards who hasn't registered a point this season.

Arizona Coyotes recognize it's Mike Smith's job in net for now -- AZCentral
The Coyotes threw water on any goalie controversy by anointing No. 1 Mike Smith as the starter for Thursday's meeting with the Wild., a team that's been antsy to get back into action after a three-day layoff and is raring to find some offensive punch.

Arizona Coyotes not panicking over Mike Smith's poor start to the season - Arizona Sports
To say Mike Smith's 2014-15 season is off to a rough start would be putting it mildly, but the team is committed to their starting goaltender.

Gladiators News

Gladiators give more than sport to community | Gwinnett Daily Post
For the last 12 years, the Gwinnett Gladiators have worked to give back with a number of charitable efforts.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU hockey not looking back, preparing for No. 9 Liberty | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
Defending champion or not, any team in the super-competitive ACHA is beatable.

News From Around the Hockey World

Flyers vs. Penguins recap: Can we play Pittsburgh every game? - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers put together their best game of the year on Wednesday night ... just when it was needed against a bitter rival. Then again, it was at Consol Energy Center, so we should've expected this right?

Oilers Out-Duel Ovechkin and the Capitals - The Copper & Blue
Ben Scrivens plays lights-out in the third to keep the Oilers on top.

Minnesota Wild Extend Charlie Coyle For 5 Years, 16 Million - Hockey Wilderness
The Minnesota Right Winger will be under contract until the 2019-20 season.

Number Dump: How Many AHL games is too many AHL games? and other questions answered - Stanley Cup of Chowder
While these are Bruins players isn't an interesting question for the Coyotes as well

Sabres fans rooting for losing, covet Connor McDavid - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Connor McDavid tries not read what's written about him, following the advice of agent Bobby Orr and so many people around him. But it's hard after Buffalo Sabres games.

L.A. district attorneys want "follow-up" from detectives in Slava Voynov domestic violence investigation | Post-to-Post
A spokesman for the Redondo Beach Police Department refutes the notion that there was no crime committed during the incident allegedly involving Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov Sunday night. He also said Voynov could know his fate as early as Wednesday night.

How Rick Nash went from playoff bust to NHL's leading scorer | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"I usually find myself a pretty streaky player. If they’re going in, they’re going in," he said Tuesday night, after the New York Rangers rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils

The Final Howl

VIDEO: Justin Bieber shows off hockey skills in men's league game - CBSSports.com
Justin Bieber showed off his hockey skills in a Los Angeles men's league game Tuesday and shared the video for all to see.