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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Strangled

More buyouts, why we should be happy about bandwagoners and could the Sharks be headed to Seattle?

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Coyotes News

Roster Unveiled for 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp | World Juniors
Coyotes prospects Brendan Burke and Connor Clifton made the list.

Why Gary Bettman was right about hockey in Phoenix | Post-to-Post
As you will no doubt recall, Bettman has played a big part in keeping the Coyotes in Phoenix in recent years, even as many Canadian writers howled.

Gladiators News

Gwinnett Gladiators Receive Rights to Brandon MacLean and Joe Stejskal - News
The Gwinnett Gladiators announced the completion of a future consideration trade on Wednesday.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Moment of the Year seed No. 3: Hockey wins national championship - House of Sparky
ASU hockey won its first national championship, completing a truly dominant season.

News From Around the Hockey World

So are the Sharks moving to Seattle or what? - Fear The Fin
An unfavorable television contract with Comcast could reportedly threaten the Sharks' future in San Jose.

Drew Remenda discusses his stunning split with San Jose Sharks (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Drew Remenda, the team’s color commentator on CSN Bay Area for the last 12 seasons with announcer Randy Hahn, revealed he wasn’t invited back by the team and the network.

Sharks' commitment to rebuild one of offseason's biggest risks -
The Sharks suffered a brutal postseason exit, losing a 3-0 series lead and since then GM Doug Wilson has promised changes, talking about a 'rebuild.' That's a risky play.

Andrew Ference named 2014 winner of King Clancy Memorial Trophy -
Oilers captain Andrew Ference is the 2014 recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership on and off the ice as well as his humanitarian contributions.

Compliance Buyout: Jordin Tootoo Placed on Waivers - Winging It In Motown
Per multiple sources (but Pleiness used because I like him) Wings have placed Jordin Tootoo on waivers. Has till noon Thursday to clear and then most likely will be bought out. — Chuck Pleiness...

Detroit cutting ties with Bertuzzi, Samuelsson | ProHockeyTalk
GM Ken Holland confirmed the moves today.

Flames part ways with goalie coach Malarchuk | ProHockeyTalk
Former Sabres netminder had been with the team for three seasons.

Flames invite top draft prospects to Calgary | ProHockeyTalk
Calgary picks fourth overall.

Report: Pens to interview Desjardins; Stevens staying in L.A.? | ProHockeyTalk
That's the latest from Pittsburgh's coaching search.

NHL compliance buyouts: Who are the candidates for each team? -
The Coyotes seem unlikely to make any buyout moves.

Peverley ‘making progress’ in return to NHL | ProHockeyTalk
"But it’s just the start. I have a long way to go."

How much bonus money did LA Kings get for Stanley Cup win? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
What that means for the Kings is that they will soon receive $3.75 million to distribute among themselves.

Why do NHL teams give goalies long, stupid contracts? -
No group of players in the NHL are more unpredictable than goalies. So why are teams still signing them to such long-term contracts when so few of them work out as planned?

Bandwagon fans are good for hockey, and we shouldn't ridicule them -
We have a tendency to ridicule bandwagon fans, or fans who might not know as much about hockey as those of us who have been watching the game for years. We shouldn't do that, because bandwagoners are good for the game.

The Final Howl

LA Kings fan wins $14K on Stanley Cup bet placed with Sharks leading | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Before the series, the Kings were a 10-to-1 pick to win the Cup. Down 3-2 to the Sharks, those odds jumped to 28-to-1. Which is when Ryan Totka decided to lay $500 on them to eventually capture the championship. SPOILER WARNING: It paid off.