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Devan Dubnyk and Mike Smith might be vying for the same job, a profile on Arizona Coyotes prospects and an international play update all in today's tracks!

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Coyotes News

Coyotes may have a goalie conundrum - FOX Sports Arizona
Double D is playing well. Do you ride the hot hand?

Arizona Coyotes goalies may be nearing equal footing -- AZCentral.com
It may seem like a goalie controversy is brewing among the Coyotes, what with backup Devan Dubnyk riding a two-game win streak and sporting a 4-0-1 record. But General Manager Don Maloney isn't complaining about the dynamic that's presented itself.

Arizona Coyotes Junior prospects continue to grow in number and skill - Hockey's Future
A good round-up of the current Coyotes prospect group.

First-round pick Murphy establishing himself as Coyotes’ defenseman – Cronkite News
After spending much of last season with the Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Connor Murphy said he wanted there to be no doubt that he deserved to be with the club from start to finish this season.

Monday Musings: The journey back to .500 - Five For Howling
Arizona has a ways to go to catch the top four teams in the Pacific Division, but have started their slow ascent back into contention.

Gwinnett Gladiators News

Gwinnett Gladiators' leading scorer called up to AHL | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators' leading scorer, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, was recalled by the AHL's Norfolk Admirals on Monday

News From Around the Hockey World

Rangers-Lightning 2014 final score: 3 things we learned in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win - SBNation.com
Having great speed and Steven Stamkos can make life a lot easier.

World Cup of Hockey could include Euro, Young Stars All-Star teams | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There are enough NHL stars to populate six national teams. But, it’s an eight-team tournament.  The answer could be having two teams in the tournament be all-star teams.

NHL says a decision ‘should be made quickly’ on 2018 Olympics | Post-to-Post
Just when Michael Corleone thought he was out, they pulled him back in. And every time it seems the NHL’s Olympic adventure will die – no, seriously, this time we’re never going back – the twinkle returns to the league’s collective eye.

NHL teams losing talent because of high taxes, study says - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
The varying tax rates of different states and provinces hosting NHL teams can have an effect on attracting players, according to a new study that found Montreal and Calgary at opposite ends of the spectrum with the highest and lowest rates.

Teemu Selanne tells Finnish TV his "career is over for sure" - Hockey - CBC
Ten-times NHL All-Star Teemu Selanne tells Finnish MTV Monday that his career as a hockey player is over.

Maple Leafs F Phil Kessel addresses his media availability - CBSSports.com
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel doesn't always make himself available to the media, and after a blowout loss on Saturday night it became a big deal.

Playing past their prime didn’t hurt Forsberg, Modano & Hasek – & it won’t hurt Brodeur’s legacy either | Post-to-Post
When I look at the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, the first thing I think of is the eye-popping talent and character of the players and people. The second thing that comes to mind, oddly enough, is Martin Brodeur.

Female referees to officiate Southern Pro game for Girl Scout Night | Post-to-Post
On Friday, Nov. 21, when the Southern Pro League’s Columbus Cottonmouths take on the Fayetteville FireAntz, referees Erin Blair and Katie Guay will be making the calls.

Bill Daly addresses Olympics, Las Vegas | ProHockeyTalk
Also the NHL is looking into the possibility of adding fancy statistics to NHL.com.

Bettman calls Panthers relocation speculation ‘unfounded’ | ProHockeyTalk
But let's be honest, there's reason to wonder.

The Final Howl

NCAA player finally meets soldier whose life he saved, given medal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The freshman hockey player and the National Guard captain met at center ice on Saturday, face-to-face that night for the first time since Union College forward Kevin Shier helped save the life of Timothy Neild.