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Mike Ribeiro would like to tell you all what he really thinks about you. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Keep playing terrible, Arizona: It’s your best hope for the future | Post-to-Post
The Coyotes have certainly been a disappointment this season and in a packed Western Conference, the playoffs are pretty much out of the question already. But if GM Don Maloney plays his cards right, the future can be bright sooner than later.

Coyotes Roundtable: Home is where the losses are - Five For Howling
The FFH crew discusses home losses, Max Domi and the team's worst contract.

Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett entering uncharted waters with losing team - Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett has seen many things in his 12-year NHL coaching career. Watching a below .500 team from behind the bench is not one of them.

Teams Most Likely to Trade for Arizona Coyotes D-Man Keith Yandle | Bleacher Report
It seems like Keith Yandle has been in the rumor mill ever since he signed his last contract.

Year in Review: Top Arizona Coyotes stories of 2014 - azcentral.com
Sarah McLellan takes a look back at the top stories of the year.

Years of lean scouting impacting Coyotes on ice | FOX Sports
Coyotes GM Don Maloney said IceArizona's investment in scouting will have positive returns down the road. Scouting is certainly an area that has improved.

Coyotes Recall Bolduc, Assign Martinook to AHL - Arizona Coyotes - News
The Coyotes have recalled forward Alex Bolduc and assigned forward Jordan Martinook to the American Hockey League.

Predators' Mike Ribeiro takes jab at Coyotes - The Tennessean
Love you too, Mike.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 12.12.14 | The Royal Half
Pacific War Room is back for the 2014-15 season with a look at all the comings and goings in the NHL's Pacific Division during the week of December 5-12!

Pirates News

Pirates fall 3-1 to Manchester - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
McKenna makes 23 saves in losing effort.

News From Around the Hockey World

Just Ducky - The Copper & Blue
This looks like the makings of another streak.

VIDEO: Oilers give up two Ducks goals in 43 seconds to open second period - CBSSports.com
The Anaheim Ducks scored twice in 43 seconds to open the second period, including a goal seven seconds into the middle frame to put some distance between them and the Oilers.

Joensuu Heads To Switzerland - The Copper & Blue
Next stop, the Swiss League.

Flames at Penguins recap: Let's call every penalty except the one that actually matters, apparently - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Flightless birds burned the Flames pretty much right away, but you can't say they didn't make a game of it. That and the refs. They were bad.

Flames' Smid leaves game after Penguins Despres makes contact with head (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Department of Player Safety has been busy lately, no? And if all goes as expected, they'll have another hearing on the horizon, this time with Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, Simon Despres.

Sidney Crosby out for the weekend - PensBurgh
After sporting a fat face, Sidney Crosby will miss tonight and tomorrow for "precautionary measures".

Not saying Sidney Crosby has the mumps, but it sure looks like Sidney Crosby has the mumps | ProHockeyTalk
Maybe he just went to the dentist? Or is storing grapefruits for the winter?

Canadiens vs Kings Top Six Minutes: Carey Price, a god among Kings - Eyes On The Prize
I have no idea what just happened, but somehow the Canadiens managed to steal two points tonight.

WATCH: Canadiens' Jiri Sekac scores great goal on spinning shot - CBSSports.com
Jiri Sekac had himself a game against the Los Angeles Kings Friday night. He also had a highlight-reel goal.

NHL won't discipline Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg for hit on Jonathan Toews - Second City Hockey
The NHL's Department of Player Safety rules on the egregious hit.

NHL looking for balance with outdoor games schedule - ESPN
The NHL is looking for a balance between enough outdoor games to keep teams happy, while not allowing an important event to eat itself into nothing.

Sharks officially unveil Stadium Series jersey - Fear The Fin
New striping, shoulder patches and a multi-color scheme highlight the Sharks' outdoor game sweater.

Lack of depth responsible for San Jose Sharks' decline - SBNation.com
The once-dominant Sharks have taken a step in the wrong direction. Why have they struggled so much in 2014-15?

Just when you thought they were getting healthy, Jackets lose Hartnell (broken finger) | ProHockeyTalk
Someone check the water in Columbus.

Tanner Glass Will Be Healthy Scratch at Canucks Saturday - Blueshirt Banter
Tanner Glass is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game in Vancouver.

A stagnant cap would change the entire league (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Teams close to the salary cap ceiling could have trouble putting together a competitive roster.

30 Thoughts: 'Babwatch' reaching new heights - Sportsnet.ca
In his latest 30 Thoughts, Elliotte weighs in on the latest Mike Babcock rumours, what really went down in Ottawa with Paul MacLean and he shares some interesting Oilers/Jackets trade rumours.

The Final Howl

Alex Ovechkin Grants 8-Year-Old Girl’s Wish, Combine to Score Cutest Goal Ever (GIF) - Russian Machine Never Breaks