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Friday's Coyotes Tracks: let the youth movement begin!

Don Maloney admits the veteran lineup that started the season may not have been a great idea, and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes roundtable: Finding a winning combination - Five For Howling
The FFH delves into the pressing questions of goaltending, call-ups and biggest needs on this week's roundtable.

Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney wants to infuse more youth into lineup - Arizona Sports
Tobias Rieder will likely be around for a while, and Brandon Gormley will get quite a bit of playing time.

Arizona Coyotes' Gormley gains experience at blue line -
The search for stability on the Coyotes' blue line introduced a new candidate, Brandon Gormley, into the mix this week with the hope that more possibilities would deliver a combination that sticks.

Barroway deal still on track | FOX Sports
There is a strong chance Andrew Barroway's deal to purchase 51 percent of the Coyotes could close within the next two weeks.

Welcome Antoine Vermette to the trade rumor mill | ProHockeyTalk
Antoine Vermette will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end.

10 NHL players who have not measured up to expectations - USA Today
Mike Smith makes the list.

Leafs 2 at Coyotes 3: LFR8 - Half Moon - Pension Plan Puppets
Video recap of the Maple Leafs' listless 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Gladiators News

Getting to Know — Sean Berkstresser | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators named Sean Berkstresser captain before the start of the 2014-15 after signing him away from division rival Greenville where he served the same role.

Arizona College Hockey News

ASU hockey riding high as team kicks off road trip to east coast | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
The Sun Devils hit the road this weekend en route to the east coast, kicking off their games on Friday night at Rutgers University before wrapping up the trip with two games against No. 5 Stony Brook.

Weekend Preview: Michigan State - Arizona Wildcat Hockey
The Arizona Wildcats will take on Matt McConnell's alma mater in Michigan State.

News From Around the Hockey World

New York Islanders 2*, Los Angeles Kings 1 (*SO): SoCal sweep for suddenly stingy Isles - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders swept southern California with back-to-back extra-time wins over Anaheim and Los Angeles, taking the final point from the Kings via shootout.

Despite Late Efforts Blues Win 7th Straight, Beat Devils 4-3 - St. Louis Game Time
Tarasenko wows the hockey world again, and the Note hang on in the end.

Scoring Dries Up In Wild 3-0 Loss to the Senators - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild can't find the net in Canada's capital city.

Bruins 5, Oilers 2: Rank the Bruins! - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Oilers' winless streak at the Garden will live for another year.

Nashville Predators 3, Dallas Stars 2: The Power Play Awakens - On the Forecheck
Two power play goals propels the Predators to a proper road win against their division rivals.

Recap: Winnipeg Jets 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 - Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets and Penguins go the distance in a thriller.

Dustin Byfuglien takes out Steve Downie after goal, takes on all Penguins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Winnipeg rover Dustin Byfuglien hits Steve Downie after the Pittsburgh forward scored a goal in Thursday's contest.

30 Thoughts: It's not going to be easy for Nolan -
Ted Nolan’s competitive. He knows this could be his last chance. The Buffalo Sabres are comfortable with one more ugly year. Nolan isn’t. It’s not going to be easy.

NHL Draft: Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel November update -
Throughout the season, Eye on Hockey will take a look at the top two prospects for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

The next big thing in hockey is 11 years old -
And he's from Japan. Sign him now GMDM!

Keeping Kevin Hayes Up Is The Right Move - Blueshirt Banter
Alain Vigneault is making the right decision keeping Kevin Hayes with the big club.

Stop apologizing for that terrible Marc-Andre Fleury contract (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Only the most ardent Penguins fanboys, those who would cite his wins total as a reason to keep Fleury around, were the ones who thought this was an unequivocal slam-dunk great deal by a GM who won't be around to see it come to its probably-fortunate end.

NHL COO John Collins: Ads on jerseys 'coming and happening' | theScore
Because of course they are.

Evgeni Nabokov bucks recent trends in goaltending - Raw Charge
A little goaltending 101 focusing on how Nabokov bucks recent trends in the position.

Report: AHL to eject goalies for purposely knocking net off -
Gee, I wonder what prompted this rule change?

The Final Howl

NHL jersey ads: How bad could they be? - Eyes On The Prize