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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - post-draft edition

The Coyotes make eight picks on day two, but may not re-sign any of their free agents.

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Coyotes News

2014 NHL Draft: Day 2 complete coverage - Five For Howling
Full coverage of rounds 2-7 of the NHL Draft.

Coyotes address forward needs on Day 2 of Draft | FOX Sports Arizona
The Coyotes' focus in this year's daft was plain to see: Forwards! Forwards! Forwards!

Coyotes sizing up team after big, speedy draft haul -
The Coyotes identified size, speed and skill as their offseason objectives.

Arizona Coyotes add Ryan MacInnis, 7 others on second day of NHL draft -
The Arizona Coyotes added eight players on the second day of the 2014 NHL draft on Saturday.

Coyotes might let their UFAs walk, Vrbata included | ProHockeyTalk
Derek Morris and Thomas Greiss would be noteworthy losses.

News From Around the Hockey World

Leafs Trade Carl Gunnarsson For Roman Polak - Pension Plan Puppets

Flames Trade 83rd Pick For Brandon Bollig - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary has acquired 6'3", 215 lb. center Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Dalton Prout signs two-year extension with Columbus Blue Jackets - ESPN
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dalton Prout to a two-year contract extension.

Sharks could go from Joe Captain to no captain | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"What would happen if nobody wore a letter on our team this year – not a single guy?" asked Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Saturday morning, throwing out the idea at the NHL draft. "What if nobody wore a letter? We’d still be the San Jose Sharks, and we’d have a leadership group.

Linden Vey sent to Canucks in trade with Kings; L.A. gets No. 50 pick in return - The Hockey News
Right-winger Linden Vey was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday by the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th overall pick.

Trotz wants ‘less glide’ in Ovechkin’s game | ProHockeyTalk
"When you’re standing still you’re really easy to cover."

Spezza nixed potential Preds trade, says Murray | ProHockeyTalk
And as such, the saga continues.

Caps add goalie depth, acquire Pasquale from Jets | ProHockeyTalk
AHL farmhand could compete for a gig in Washington.

Report: Nashville shopping Del Zotto | ProHockeyTalk
Former first-round pick's fallen on hard times.

Danbury Whalers use draft pick on paralyzed New Jersey high school player | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Mike Nichols was the Danbury Whalers' fifth round pick during Wednesday's FHL draft.

Chicago Blackhawks GM not worried over price for Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews - ESPN Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday he isn't worried about the price tag associated with re-signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to contract extensions.

Nathan Walker’s NHL drafting celebrated hyperbolically in Australia | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Nathan Walker became the first Australian player ever drafted by an NHL team on Saturday, as the Washington Capitals took the forward at No. 89 overall.

Winners and Losers of the 2014 NHL Draft | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The 2014 NHL Draft ended with a whimper, as trade activity involving roster players was handcuffed once again by the salary cap. The James Neal trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators was the lone blockbuster; the biggest other news was made over what didn’t happen.

2014 NHL draft -- Burnside: Team with the most work left to do - ESPN
As we move from draft mode to free agency mode, there are some teams that have work to do between now and when the market opens for unrestricted free agents on July 1, writes Scott Burnside.

Report: Leafs, Bruins, Penguins, ‘Hawks among Brodeur suitors | ProHockeyTalk
Where will the 42-year-old find the right fit?

The Final Howl

The 10 best prospect names at the NHL entry draft | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports