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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - off the podium

USA fails to medal after a very disappointing two days in Sochi.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Coyotes News

21 thoughts about the Coyotes post Olympics - Five For Howling
Now that the Olympic break is almost over, here are 21 quick thoughts about the Coyotes for the rest of the season and moving forward.

Olympics News

Bronze Blowout: Selanne's Pair Helps Put USA Away 5-0 - Anaheim Calling
With an opportunity to bring home precious Olympic medals, it wasn't the grit and speed of the US but the gravitas and style of Finland that carried the day. For Teemu Selanne, it's another magical moment in the twilight of a legendary career.

Quick rips American performance following bronze medal flop | ProHockeyTalk
"There's no reason we show up and not piss a drop."

Team USA was bitterly disappointed by their performance against Finland. -
A favorite to win gold after the preliminary round, the United States must now answer many questions after losing to Finland in the gold-medal game.

Vancouver bars can be open, can’t serve beer, for Olympic gold medal game | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Vancouverites aren't all that different from the rest of their fellow Canadians. They like their hockey, they like their beer, and they find the two go very well together.

5 things to expect from the gold medal match-up between Canada/Sweden | Backhand Shelf
What to look for tomorrow.

Latvian player disqualified for failing drug test | ProHockeyTalk
Vitalijs Pavlovs was busted for a prohibited stimulant.

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy critical of Ovechkin, Malkin for Olympic performance | ProHockeyTalk
Not afraid to speak his mind.

Pirates News

Pirates suffer late defensive collapse in Manchester | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Portland squanders the lead and then the game.

Gladiators News

Gladiators fall in physical battle | Gwinnett Daily Post
For the second time in as many nights, the Reading Royals doubled up the Gwinnett Gladiators, this time squeaking out a 2-1 victory.

News From Around the Hockey World

Henrik Sedin (rib injury) hopes to return to Canucks lineup Wednesday | ProHockeyTalk
Vancouver's captain missed the Olympics because of his injury.

Keith Kinkaid could develop in NHL if Devils great Martin Brodeur traded | ProHockeyTalk
Has one NHL game under his belt.

Staal misses practice with back spasms, but Rangers’ coach Vigneault doesn’t think it’s ‘major’ | ProHockeyTalk
Missed time with a concussion this season, too.

Sharks’ Torres ready to return following torn ACL | ProHockeyTalk
He hasn't played a game yet this season.

Fedor Tyutin of Columbus Blue Jackets out 2-3 weeks with ankle injury - ESPN
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin is expected to miss two to three weeks due to an ankle injury suffered while playing for Russia in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Islanders to likely fill Tavares’ absence with youth | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan Strome and Anders Lee, step right up.

Riku Helenius on unconditional waivers; contract expected to be terminated - Raw Charge
Riku Helenius is on unconditional waivers today, for the purpose of terminating his contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Marc-Andre Bourdon's post-concussion symptoms have returned - Broad Street Hockey
The 24-year-old defenseman of the Adirondack Phantoms just can't catch a break. It's time we all start thinking about his quality of life from here on out, instead of thinking about whether or not he's going to crack the lineup.

The Final Howl

Coffee or beer? Hockey fans prep for early morning men's gold medal game - The Hockey News