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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - wearing the "C"

The San Jose Sharks defend their decision to strip Joe Thornton of the "C", and Sam Gagner finds a new place to live in Arizona in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Keith Yandle: God-like on offense, god-awful on defense - Five For Howling
Today's countdown post breaks down Keith Yandle's 31 points on the power-play in 2013-14 and the huge gap between that and his defensive play.

What’s in a number? We’ll see with Sam Gagner in Arizona | Edmonton Journal
One other interesting tidbit: Sam Gagner will be living in Taylor Pyatt's Arizona home.

Sundogs News

Arena, businesses face season without Sundogs -
We may get to see an example of what happens when an anchor tenant leaves its arena.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Hockey: Previewing the season - House of Sparky
Will the Sun Devils once again be on top of the ACHA world this season?

News From Around the Hockey World

Larry Robinson explains decision to strip Thornton of captaincy - Fear The Fin
Sharks coach cites everything from lack of playoff production to a cutting sense of humor as reasons Thornton no longer wears the 'C.'

The Ford Ice Center Is Open, and It's Spectacular - On the Forecheck
It's been about a year in the making, but the Ford Ice Center in Antioch is finally open for business. I got a chance to take a tour yesterday, and I can tell you, it's a pretty impressive facility.

Report: Leiweke to head up Olympic bid in Los Angeles | ProHockeyTalk
Speculation on MLSE President & CEO's next move.

How much does a standings point cost in the NHL? - Fear The Fin
Estimating the amount of money NHL teams need to pay for each point of improvement in the standings.

Getting to Know the NHL Rulebook: Physical Abuse of Officials - Winging It In Motown
Rule 39 covers verbal abuse and threats. Rule 40 covers physical abuse and attempts to injure. The consequences are not pretty.

Top prospects revel in rookie opportunities at showcase - Prospects -
Those invited include the Coyotes' own Max Domi.

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: The Top 100 players for 2014-15 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Get your fantasy fix early.

The Final Howl

Video: Luongo’s amusing Ice Bucket Challenge | ProHockeyTalk