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Dallas Eakins is gone, will that make the Coyotes' job harder or easier tonight?

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Coyotes News

Burke takes leave to help lead Hockey Canada at World Jr. Championship | FOX Sports
Coyotes assistant to the GM and goalie coach Sean Burke is part of the management team that will lead Hockey Canada at the upcoming World Junior Champioship.

Coyotes' Sam Gagner eager to improve after being a healthy scratch -- AZCentral.com
Center Sam Gagner will return to the lineup Dec. 16 against the Oilers after sitting out as a healthy scratch against the Wild.

Tippett, Coyotes Hope For Produtive Future -- TheHockeyWriters
"(Tippett) remains very professional and is going through what we’re going through," Shane Doan said after practice Monday. "He’s tried so many things and pushed and pulled. Somehow, we need to find ways to get over this and move forward."

Howling at the Moon: Home is where the losses are - Five For Howling
The FFH crew tackles the Arizona Coyotes' home losing streak, what they can do to turn things around and a potential Taylor Hall trade.

Monday Musings: The quest for a home win - Five For Howling
The Coyotes continue to search for a winning formula.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Hockey: Cody Gylling, Jordan Masters become first Division I commits - House of Sparky
Gylling and Masters are the first players to commit to the NCAA era of ASU hockey.

News From Around the Hockey World

Dallas Eakins fired by Oilers - SBNation.com
Dallas Eakins has been fired as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers. General manager Craig MacTavish takes over as interim head coach.

Senators Fall 5-4 to Sabres in Shootout - Silver Seven
A recap of tonight's game between the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres.

We’re curious — are Sabres fans happy or frustrated about the 9-3-0 stretch | ProHockeyTalk
In other words, is Buffalo playing itself right out of the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel sweepstakes?

Tampa Bay / Penguins Recap: Fleury strong in 4-2 Pittsburgh win - PensBurgh
Marc-Andre Fleury saves the Penguins proverbial bacon early in the game, and then Pittsburgh woke up with goals by Brandon Sutter, Bryan Rust, Steve Downie and Brian Dumoulin for the Pittsburgh win.

Keith Kinkaid Great but New Jersey Devils Edged in Shootout by New York Islanders - In Lou We Trust
Keith Kinkaid was great again but the rest of the New Jersey Devils weren't so great against the New York Islanders as they lost 2-3 by a shootout. This recap touches on the great return of Travis Zajac, the disasterous Henrique line, and more.

Oilers players react to firing of Dallas Eakins - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Although the decision to fire Eakins isn't a total shock, the shake-up came just 10 days after MacTavish indicated that he wasn't planning to tinker with the roster or coaching staff. Here is what captain Taylor Hall and teammates Jordan Eberle, and Andrew Ference had to say about the news.

Taylor Hall is un-coachable, will be on trade block: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"It’s not one player. It’s the collection of players that make up the sagging work ethic and lack of culture. But if you had to put a face on it, or a name to it, that name would be Taylor Hall."

Police testimony describes graphic, disturbing details of Slava Voynov assault - SBNation.com
According to police testimony, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov kicked, choked and punched his wife during an altercation in late October. The details are disturbing.

Connor McDavid cleared for contact at world junior camp - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Connor McDavid took part in a full practice with Canada's world junior team Monday for the first time since camp opened last week.

NHL's prospective Las Vegas owner learning from Balsillie's mistakes - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Bill Foley is not Jim Balsillie, and the prospective owner of a Las Vegas expansion franchise isn't following the same path that got the former BlackBerry mogul blacklisted by the NHL.

Tomas Vokoun announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
After 700 NHL games over the course of 15 seasons, 38-year old Tomas Vokoun has announced his retirement.

New 30 for 30 Will Explore 1980 US Olympic Hockey Game Through the Soviet Lens " ESPN MediaZone
ESPN Films Monday announced a new 30 for 30 documentary, "Of Miracles and Men," that will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film will take a different look at the "Miracle on Ice."

The Final Howl

BarDown: USA Women's hockey player stars in infomercial parody for Slap Chopt