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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Reset and review

Mike Smith was closer to returning then we thought, John Tortorella is not a happy camper and one NHL coach has found himself out of a job in today's tracks.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says --
At season's end, the Coyotes cleaned out their lockers and looked ahead to next season.

Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro looking to move forward after 'one of the worst' seasons of his career -
It was a bit of a rough season for the Coyotes center.

Phoenix Coyotes appear ready to embrace change --
The Coyotes didn't waste any time transitioning into their off-season as players cleaned out their lockers, went through medical testing and had exit meetings with team brass Monday – only a day after their season ended.

Coyotes wrap: Too little hunger, too much complacency | FOX Sports on MSN
A look at Ribeiro's struggles and the status of seven free agents.

Coyotes poised to hit the reset button after losing identity --
The biggest part of this off season, no ownership questions to speak of.

Maloney on Coyotes season: ‘We have to figure out what went wrong’ | ProHockeyTalk
They missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

Arizona College Hockey News

ASU Hockey: Reload of championship team continues with Connor Mailey - House of Sparky
Connor Mailey will join the Sun Devils next season and will skate alongside an old friend from back home.

News From Around the Hockey World

Nashville Predators News: Barry Trotz is Out as Head Coach - On the Forecheck
After 15 seasons behind the Nashville Predators bench, head coach Barry Trotz is being let go.

Red Wings won't rule out first-round return for Henrik Zetterberg -
Henrik Zetterberg will be back on the ice with the Red Wings Tuesday and could return to the lineup before the first round is over.

NHL Draft: Sabres have best odds to win Tuesday's lottery -
The Buffalo Sabres' reward for the worst record in the NHL? They have a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery on Tuesday night for the right to draft No. 1 overall.

Report: No hearing scheduled for Byron after Sedin hit | ProHockeyTalk
The Vancouver forward was stretchered off the ice and sent to hospital.

Hartnell avoids suspension, fined $5,000 for spearing | ProHockeyTalk
Incident occurred Sunday versus Carolina.

Torts And Team Talk About Canucks' Failed Season - Nucks Misconduct
The team went out unified in front of the media. The players didn't blame the coach and the coach didn't blame the players.

John Tortorella should 'keep his mouth shut': Brian Burke - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his coach Bob Hartley on Monday and said Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella "oughta keep his mouth shut."

Jon Cooper has wild idea about how to change home-ice advantage | ProHockeyTalk
He wants Game 7 hosted by the lower seed.

Alex Ovechkin doesn’t want a trade or blame for Capitals’ failure | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Rumors of his NHL demise have been grossly exaggerated.

The Final Howl

Foam party forces AHL to postpone game, citing poor ice conditions | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The "World's Largest Foam Party" sounds like a great time. But hosting it inside a hockey arena the night before a game? Probably not the best idea.