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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Last Day

The last day of the Phoenix Coyotes has arrived, Gaborik and resigns, Columbus makes another trade and could Yandle be headed north?

Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Let’s Make a Deal: Jason Spezza for Keith Yandle -- The Hockey Writers
Aside from what seems to be popular belief in Ottawa, at 6’3" Jason Spezza is a solid top line NHL centre and those do not grow on trees.

The most memorable moments in Phoenix Coyotes history | FOX Sports on MSN
As the franchise changes its name on Friday, we look back on the defining events under the Phoenix moniker.

Sundogs News

Sundogs' promotion gaining momentum, 'underground' effort reaches one week - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
One week ago today, two members of the Arizona Sundogs' front office were "buried" underground in a stunt to sell more season tickets.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU moment of the year round of 16: No. 3 hockey wins title vs. No. 14 baseball upsets Oregon State - House of Sparky
Which was better: hockey's first title or baseball turning its season around?

News From Around the Hockey World

Penguins hire Mike Johnston as head coach, according to reports -
Mike Johnston is perhaps slated to be the new head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Marian Gaborik signs 7-year, $34 million contract with Los Angeles Kings -
After scoring a league best 14 goals during the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings rewarded Marian Gaborik with a seven-year contract.

Oilers acquire Nikita Nikitin, sign him to 2-year, $9 million contract -
The Edmonton Oilers attempted to upgrade their defense on Wednesday by acquiring Nikita Nikitin and signing him to a two-year contract.

NHL trade rumors: Senators in talks with 4 teams for Jason Spezza -
Jason Spezza's time with the Ottawa Senators could be coming to an end.

Sens’ Michalek taking advantage of interview window | ProHockeyTalk
He can become a free agent on July 1.

Report: Canucks contact Ryan Miller, Bolland -
The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly made contact with unrestricted free agents Ryan Miller and Dave Bolland.

Sharp’s agent shoots down ‘Hawks trade rumors | ProHockeyTalk
"He's not available," Rick Curran said.

CBJ Offseason Centered Around Ryan Johansen Contract -- The Hockey Writers
As the free agent signing period draws near, the Blue Jackets have a decision to make: let Ryan Johansen test the market, or bring him back to Columbus.

Report: Leafs president speaks with Brodeur | ProHockeyTalk
The free agent goalie was in town for a golf tournament.

Vokoun says he’s ready to play next season | ProHockeyTalk
He's 38 years old and a free agent this summer.

Five 2014 draft prospects who know how to fight | Post-to-Post
What is the future of fighting in the NHL? Will it go away completely, will the status quo be maintained, or will the job of intimidating opponents/defending teammates simply go to players who also bring other skills to the ice while enforcers are phased out?

Why nobody cares about the NHL Draft -
We don't know the players and they probably won't play for our teams for years, if they ever make it. It's really hard to care about the NHL Draft unless you're a total diehard.

University of Ottawa fires men’s hockey coach, cancels next season after investigation into alleged sexual assault | National Post
University president Allan Rock says the coach was not involved in the misconduct, but should have notified authorities about the allegations

The Final Howl

Inaugural Pat Tillman Award To Go To Purple Heart Recipient |
The first recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service will be Josh Sweeney from Phoenix. Sweeney is a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.