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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - tanking is not an option

The Arizona Coyotes reject the notion of tanking. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes Recall Brendan Shinnimin - Five For Howling
The Coyotes have recalled Brendan Shinnimin from the Portland Pirates.

The trouble with tanking | FOX Sports
While the idea of tanking is simple, the logic is flawed, so let's get this out of the way immediately and then focus on the why. The Coyotes will not tank the 2014-15 season. Not going to happen. Not a chance.

Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith trying to fix slow start with positive attitude -
Goalie Mike Smith's four wins through his first 17 games is the lowest output in his career, and the netminder has tried to remain optimistic while he waits for the wins to pile up.

Ranking every black NHL jersey ever on Black Friday | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Coyotes make the list twice.

Pirates News

AHL: Oberg nets OT-winner for Pirates against Providence | Sun Journal
After a day filled with Black Friday shopping, fans at the Cross Insurance Arena got a bargain with their Portland Pirates tickets Friday - free hockey.

News From Around the Hockey World

Recap: Winnipeg Jets may have injury troubles "Bruin" after 2-1 OT loss in Boston - Arctic Ice Hockey
Injuries to Bryan Little and Matthieu Perreault may put a damper on what was an unreal goaltending performance by Michael Hutchinson and a successful 5-of-6 point road trip for the Jets.

Ducks Lose to Blackhawks 4-1, Could have Been Worse - Anaheim Calling
Plus Eric Brewer for a third round pick and a serious rant about Kyle Palmieri's game misconduct.

WATCH: Did Corey Perry cheap shot Marian Hossa with cross check? -
Corey Perry delivered a subtle, yet forceful cross check to Marian Hossa at the end of Anaheim's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

Video: Palmieri booted over ugly hit to Oduya | ProHockeyTalk
The Blackhawks defenseman was able to stay in the game.

Game 22 Recap: Late Goals Sink Jackets - The Cannon
The Canucks scored 4 third period goals to defeat the Jackets.

VIDEO: Canucks' Derek Dorsett flips into Blue Jackets bench -
Vancouver Canucks forward and former Columbus Blue Jacket Derek Dorsett visited his old teammates via an over-the-boards flip into their bench.

Lightning trade Eric Brewer to Anaheim for 2015 third-round pick - Raw Charge
The Bolts receive a 2015 third-round draft pick from the Ducks in return for the veteran defenseman

Wild Steal One From Stars With a 5-4 OT Win - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota gets the all-important 2nd point in a game that started well, but one could argue that they didn't deserve.

Outplayed But That's Ok - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers get outplayed by the St. Louis Blues but still earn a Bettman point.

The Case Against Martin Brodeur - St. Louis Game Time
Martin Brodeur is a no-doubt Hall of Famer. He's also past his prime and the Blues should say thanks but no thanks.

LOOK: Here is Martin Broduer in a Blues uniform -
Yeah, this is weird.

Jakub Voracek emerging as a star forward -
The Philadelphia winger has evolved into one of the NHL's best young talents.

Malkin's Powerplay Resurgence - PensBurgh
Evgeni Malkin is scoring tons of goals when the Penguins are on the man advantage this year. What is he doing differently?

The Final Howl

Black Friday Blowout sale on Oilers players expected to draw massive crowd of NHL general managers - Lighthouse Hockey