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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - Canada wins Gold

Canada wins its second consecutive gold medal as the NHL trade rumors swirl.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes Players Bring Home Gold, Silver and Bronze - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes had three players win medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Antoine Vermette contributing in all areas for Phoenix Coyotes -
It’s not that he doesn’t care about his offensive production, but Coyotes center Antoine Vermette doesn’t conform his expectations to a number.

Phoenix Coyotes' Rob Klinkhammer looking to turn things around -
When the NHL season paused two weeks ago for the Olympics, Coyotes winger Rob Klinkhammer was excited for the time off.

Olympics News

Canada wins second straight Olympic gold, dominating Sochi tournament | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Hockey’s superpower is golden again. Using unparalleled depth and an impenetrable defense, Team Canada captured its second straight Olympic gold medal in men’s ice hockey, shutting out Sweden, 3-0, on Sunday in Sochi.

2014 Sochi Olympics - Five things to know about Team Canada's win over Team Sweden - ESPN|
Here are five things we learned in Canada's 3-0 shutout against Sweden to win the gold medal in Sochi.

10 thoughts from Canada’s convincing gold medal victory over Sweden | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Canada took care of business.

Yzerman to step down as Team Canada executive director after back-to-back gold medals - The Hockey News
Team Canada's executive director says he will not lead the team into the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Mikael Granlund named to Olympic All-Star team - Hockey Wilderness
Granlund joins Kessel, Doughty, Price, Selanne, Karlsson, and Lundqvist with Olympic honors

Teemu Selanne is the 2014 Winter Olympics MVP | ProHockeyTalk
He led a battered Finnish squad to a bronze medal in his final Olympics.

Backstrom: I was tested Wednesday, informed of results Sunday (Update: NHL releases statement) | ProHockeyTalk
"I have absolutely nothing to hide. I've had allergy problems for several years."

Swedish coach ‘furious’ about Backstrom ban, claims IOC ‘made things up’ | ProHockeyTalk
Par Marts, none too happy.

Nicklas Backstrom likely won't face NHL discipline for banned substance -
Nicklas Backstrom couldn't play in the gold-medal game for Sweden because of a banned substance related to allergy medication but it won't be a problem for the NHL.

NHLPA: ‘Definitely a problem’ with IOC’s testing process | ProHockeyTalk
"The process was flawed," said special assistant Mathieu Schneider.

Video: Top 10 goals from 2014 Olympics | ProHockeyTalk
Minus the gold medal game of course.

Karlsson said silver medal means so much to him he’ll put it on Ebay | ProHockeyTalk
Relax gang, he was probably kidding around.

News From Around the Hockey World

Trade talk swirls around Rangers’ Callahan, Lightning’s St. Louis | ProHockeyTalk
Doesn't sound like anything will happen in this case.

Islanders place Nielsen (broken hand) on injured reserve | ProHockeyTalk
Injury news has been difficult for New York during Olympic break.

Sabres captain Ott wants to stay but knows he could be traded | ProHockeyTalk
He's an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Stars’ Robidas ‘way ahead of schedule’ after broken leg | ProHockeyTalk
He was injured on November 29.

Tampa Bay Lightning claim defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from Chicago - Raw Charge
Kostka will rejoin a core group of players he had success with in 2011-12 while a member of the Norfolk Admirals.

The Final Howl

Young American Hockey Player Dreams of Growing Up to be Canadian - SportsPickle | SportsPickle