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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - how Swede it is

USA, Canada, Sweden and Finland are headed to the semis, Brandon Gormley gets called up, and one of the most important how-to's in the history of the tracks!

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Coyotes News

What to expect from Brandon Gormley - Five For Howling
General Manager Don Maloney mentioned that Brandon Gormley would be getting playing time in the NHL this season. What should fans expect from him now that he has been called up?

Phoenix Coyotes call up Brandon Gormley from the AHL - - News
It's like he KNEW!!!

Phoenix Coyotes’ Dave Tippett delivers a message with tough practice
Dave Tippett called it a "mini camp," but it looked a lot more like boot camp the way the Coyotes' coach ran his players through long drills and skated them up and down the rink until they were spent.

Olympics News

2014 Winter Olympics: grudge match - Five For Howling
The United States and Canada alongside Sweden and Finland are headed towards rematches of their gold medal games from Olympics past as they beat their quarterfinals opponents.

Russian coach comes under fire following quarterfinal loss | ProHockeyTalk
Tough times for Zinetula Bilyaletdinov.

Ovechkin: ‘It sucks. What else can I say?’ | ProHockeyTalk
His dream to play for his country at home didn't have a happy ending.

Who’s to blame for Russia’s collapse? - The Globe and Mail
Time to play the blame game.

John Tavares Injury: Torn MCL, meniscus, out for season - Lighthouse Hockey
Team Canada and the Isles both lost a key player yesterday.

Russia's hockey loss too much for this bear to bear -
He could bear no more.

Sundogs News

Dog Caller - Arizona Sundogs on the rollercoaster again - Five For Howling
The Arizona Sundogs played both road and home games this week. They faced the Allen Americans in Texas on Thursday, the Tulsa Oilers in Tulsa on Friday and Saturday and then returned to Arizona to face Tulsa Tuesday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Future of NHL players in Olympics still up in air --
Whether or not NHLers should participate in the Olympics continues to be a contentious issue. No decisions have been made about 2018. In fact, involvement in this year’s Games wasn’t settled until last July.

Stamkos could be in Lightning lineup on next road trip | ProHockeyTalk
Was forced out of the Olympics.

Koivu takes part in Wild practice, but no word on return to lineup | ProHockeyTalk
Hasn't played since Jan. 4.

Rinne returns to practice after bacterial infection | ProHockeyTalk
He's been out since October.

Marian Gaborik cleared for contact, nears return to Blue Jackets lineup -
He missed the Olympics, but it looks like the Slovak winger will be back playing in the NHL soon.

Tomas Vokoun medically cleared, will work to return to Penguins -
The Pens' goalie gets the all clear to start working on a return to the crease.

Nashville Predators Release Statement Regarding David Poile - On the Forecheck
Poile underwent surgery at Vanderbilt University to repair a fractured orbital bone.

The Final Howl

USA vs. Canada hockey: Live updates, game discussion as teams fight for Olympic gold -
Cheer on Chandler's Lyndsey Fry and Team USA while chatting it up with folks around SB Nation. The game starts at 10am MT today and can be viewed on NBC.