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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - wow the Oilers are bad

Second half of a road back-to-back after getting shelled 7-1? Not a problem if you're playing the Oilers. More on that in today's Tracks.

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Guess who's going to be disappointed for Christmas?
Guess who's going to be disappointed for Christmas?
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Coyotes News

Good: Coyotes Win. Bad: We're done playing Edmonton - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes finished up their road trip with a victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Now that they are done playing the NHL's resident punching bag for the season, how many more wins can they get?

Choose Your Poison 5/12 or 0/5 - The Copper & Blue
Oilers drop to one win in 20 games after being swept in the season series by the Coyotes.

Video: Oilers’ Scrivens pulled in favor of Fasth | ProHockeyTalk
Allowed two goals on three shots.

PHT interviews Don Maloney, who knows he has a big trade chip in Vermette | ProHockeyTalk
"There are a lot of teams interested in him."

The disaster that is Coyotes goalie Mike Smith | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He’s been a disaster, the rotten core of a putrid team that’s amassed 28 points in 34 games, 13 out of the last wild card spot in the West.

Practice time hasn't led to results for Coyotes goalie Mike Smith -
Goalie Mike Smith ranks last among goaltenders with at least 12 games in goals-against average (3.48) and save percentage (.884).

World Juniors News

World Juniors 2015: Russia team preview - Eyes On The Prize
Barbashev and Goldobin need to lead the way for Russia at the 2015 World Juniors.

Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel two of top 2015 NHL Draft prospects at 2015 World Junior Championship - 2015 World Junior Championship
There are a few other prospects to watch, believe it or not.

News From Around the Hockey World

Jonathan Bernier Stops all 43 as Toronto Maple Leafs Shutout Dallas Stars - Defending Big D
The Stars failed to convert any off their 86 shot attempts Tuesday night as the Leafs took it 4-0.

Game Recap: Winnipeg Jets 5, Chicago Blackhawks 1 - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets go into the holiday break win a big win.

Nashville Predators 3, Boston Bruins 5: Comeback Spoiled, Christmas Ruined - On the Forecheck
Not really, but we're still pretty bummed.

Flyers Beat a Down-trodden Wild team 5-2 - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota spotted the Flyers the first 8 shots on goal and two goals right off the bat.

Hockey gods giveth and taketh away - Mile High Hockey
After only one game, Bordy is gone again.

Tyler Johnson’s hat trick leads Lightning over Penguins | ProHockeyTalk
Tampa rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up his second career win.

Fantasy Hockey - Blue Line Buzz: Advanced metrics and waiver targets :
Let rivals get stuffed with holiday fare. Jason Chen says it's a good time to get an edge on buying and selling with advanced stats.

This Week in the Pacific Division: The All-Flames Version - Five For Howling
A short version of This Week in the Pacific Division, featuring the weird Flames.

Renovations planned for the Wells Fargo Center - Broad Street Hockey
The 20-year-old home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers is expected to undergo significant renovations in the near future, although an exact timeline has not been determined.

Flyers coach Craig Berube on enforcers: 'Those days are over, boys' -
Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube does not think his team needs an enforcer to protect its star players like Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. And he is right.

Sharks’ Scott has hearing for his punch to Jackman | ProHockeyTalk
Has been suspended previously this season.

Book Review: The Hockey Saint - Five For Howling
A look at the graphic novel by Howard Shapiro.

The Final Howl

Dallas Stars jumbotron 'hacked' by Kim Jong-un (photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports