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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - F-R-E-N-Z-Y

More on this weekend's fall out, a preview of today's insanity and a tribute to Sam Gagner's short time in Tampa.

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Coyotes News

Several Arizona Coyotes departures likely as free agency opens --
Six Arizona players are eligible to test the free-agent market, which opens Tuesday.

Vrbata’s asking price high, Coyotes expect he’ll go to market | ProHockeyTalk
Believed to be seeking $4.5 million per on a three- or four-year deal.

Report: Sharks among teams interested in Radim Vrbata - Fear The Fin
Former 35-goal scorer becomes an unrestricted free agent tomorrow.

Scoring wing, backup goalie on Coyotes' free-agent wish list | FOX Sports on MSN
Will team have enough money to add a scoring wing with current spending nearly matching last season's?

The best and worst Coyotes free-agent signings | FOX Sports on MSN
Mike Ribeiro and Mike Smith top their respective lists.

Mike Ribeiro's Coyotes career ends after an unfortunate twist of fate - Five For Howling
A promising beginning ended with a thud.

Coyotes to hold prospect development camp July 8-10 at Ice Den | FOX Sports on MSN
Among the top prospects expected to attend the camp include former first-round draft choices Brendan Perlini, Max Domi and Henrik Samuelsson.

How the Arizona Coyotes' trade for Sam Gagner went down --
Sarah McLellan breaks down how the Coyotes' trade for Sam Gagner went down.

Will Sam Gagner Succeed with the Arizona Coyotes? -- The Hockey Writers
Don Maloney went from buying out their prized free agent acquisition last season in Mike Ribeiro to acquiring a talented young center in Sam Gagner.

Report: Flames tried to buy first-round picks from Phoenix, Carolina | ProHockeyTalk
The currency? Taking on bad contracts.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ranking the top 40 NHL free agents for 2014 -
It. Is. ON!

Daniel Briere traded to Avalanche for P.A. Parenteau, draft pick -
The Avalanche have shipped P.A. Parenteau to Montreal.

Striking again: Tampa sends Thompson to Ducks for picks | ProHockeyTalk
Lightning get Anaheim's fourth and seventh-rounders in 2015.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen aren't close on a deal -
After having a breakout year in Columbus, Ryan Johansen and the Blue Jackets are having trouble agreeing on the type of contract for the restricted free agent.

Jersey door: Devils waive Volchenkov for compliance buyout | ProHockeyTalk
The rumors prove true.

Report: Stastny, Avalanche can’t complete a deal | ProHockeyTalk
Tomorrow should be interesting. This would add to it.

The trades that didn't happen at the NHL Draft -
NHL Draft weekend didn't have the flurry of trade activity we're used to seeing. The bigger story in many cases was the trades that did not get made, including a few for Keith Yandle.

Flames qualify six RFAs; Byron, Galiardi not among them - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Of the Flames' eleven restricted free agents, just six have been qualified: three forwards, two defencemen, and a goalie.

Niskanen’s agent is confident he can get 7-year deal for ‘premier defenseman in the free agent market’ | ProHockeyTalk
Is just 27 years old, unlike most of the other UFA d-men.

What Happens to Undrafted Hockey Players? -- The Hockey Writers
There are many talented players who go undrafted each year. But their hockey careers don't end when their name isn't called.

What We Learned: The problem with NHL no-trade clauses | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The problem with no-trade or no-movement clauses in NHL player contracts is that you have to give them out a lot.

Steve Yzerman & The Night of Trades -- The Hockey Writers
Steve Yzerman trades three times in one night and blows a hole in the Tampa Bay's salary cap.

The Final Howl

Relive Sam Gagner’s remarkable Tampa Bay Lightning career in video tribute | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
But what about the impact Gagner had on the Tampa Bay Lightning and their fans? What about the bond they developed during his years, er, hours with the team before he was traded to Arizona on Sunday?