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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Hockey Eve

T'was the night before hockey and all through the rink, you heard Johansen was signed and the Pirates made a sweep!

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Coyotes News

Monday Morning Musings: the sky is not falling - Five For Howling
It was an interesting offseason for the Coyotes, but the team will be a postseason contender in 2014-15.

Coyotes' Dubnyk settling in with pressure off -- AZCentral
For Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk, Practice and preseason games have only helped strengthen his comeback try after a difficult past season in Edmonton. Dubnyk recognized that he was playing too aggressively, and so he and goalie coach Sean Burke have worked on correcting his approach.

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

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

Pirates News

Pirates sweep Monarchs in preseason hockey action -- The Portland Daily Sun
The Portland Pirates logged a goal and an assist each from rookie Henrik Samuelsson and second-year star Tobias Rieder to pace a 2-1 victory over the Manchester Monarchs

Gladiators News

Gwinnett Gladiators get training camp started with fast-paced workout | Gwinnett Daily Post
With a returning core from a good stretch team last year and some tantalizing new blood in attendance, two dozen players went through a nearly two-hour workout to kick things off Monday at the IceForum in Duluth.

News From Around the Hockey World

Cooler heads prevail in contract mess between Blue Jackets, Ryan Johansen -
The Columbus Blue Jackets will have Ryan Johansen in the lineup when they open the regular season after signing him to a three-year, $12 million contract on Monday.

Peter Budaj Waived by Winnipeg Jets - Arctic Ice Hockey
Less than 24 hours after being traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Winnipeg Jets, Peter Budaj has been waived. Bryzgalov released by MIN, while WPG puts Budaj on waivers. Wow.

Willie Mitchell named Panthers captain -
Should be fun!

Jeff Skinner has a concussion -
"Jeff has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will continue to be monitored by our team doctors and go through proper protocols in the coming days."

Derek Stepan placed on long-term IR, Martin St. Louis to play center -
The New York Rangers are placing Derek Stepan on long-term injured reserve and likely will move Martin St. Louis to center to fill the gap according to head coach Alain Vigneault.

Ryan McDonagh named New York Rangers captain - Blueshirt Banter
Alain Vigneault announced on Monday that Ryan McDonagh will be the new captain of the New York Rangers.

Simmonds practices just in case he can play in Flyers’ opener | ProHockeyTalk
It's not clear if he can go Wednesday, but he's giving it a shot.

Wojtek Wolski scored a natural hat trick in under 2 minutes -
1:46, to be exact.

Hilary Knight on playing against men, being women's hockey ambassador (Puck Daddy Interview) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Decorated women's hockey player Hilary Knight is someone you want to have a beer with.

The New York Islanders Fisherman Shall Return...for Charity - Lighthouse Hockey
It's easily the most hated jersey in New York Islanders history and commonly seen as a mistake around the NHL, but there's a way to acknowledge it in the final season at Nassau Coliseum.

Guess what happens when Nathan MacKinnon races an Olympic speed skater | Post-to-Post
Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon is a fast dude. He has already made countless defensemen look silly with his skating prowess and promises to do more of the same in his sophomore season, but just how fast is he?

The Final Howl

Alex Ovechkin’s awesome dinner with a 10-year-old - The Washington Post