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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - #1 with a contract

The Florida Panthers got their first overall pick under contract while the Flyers extended Zac Rinaldo. More on these stories and others in today's edition of the Tracks.

Would you check this face into the boards? Oh you would? Never mind then...
Would you check this face into the boards? Oh you would? Never mind then...
Jeff Zelevansky

Coyotes News

More than just another Coyotes defenseman - Five For Howling
Meet Chris Summers, the current wearer of today’s countdown number and one of the key players in the Coyotes youth movement on the blue line.

Gladiators News

Gladiators add veteran forward Perdicaro, rookie blueliner Dolan | Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators have added more depth to the roster for 2014-15 with the signing of forward Anthony Perdicaro and defenseman Bo Dolan on Tuesday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Thornton wasn't given a chance to succeed -
Joe Thornton has long been derided as not being "clutch" enough. And this summer he had the "C" stripped from him in San Jose. But the numbers show that, really, it's not his fault.

Five PTOs that could be coming to a NHL city near you | ProHockeyTalk
Could any of these players receive an offer from the Coyotes?

Report: Defenseman Shane O' Brien to attend Florida Panthers camp on PTO - Litter Box Cats
Veteran of 528 NHL regular season games will try to win a spot on the Cats blue line.

Florida Panthers sign Aaron Ekblad to entry-level contract - Litter Box Cats
The #1 overall pick will likely make the Panthers' lineup straight out of camp.

Flyers give Zac Rinaldo contract extension, seem destined to have ineffective fourth line - Broad Street Hockey
Zac Rinaldo's contract extension doesn't bode well for those who would like the Flyers to roll four consistent, effective forward lines on a nightly basis.

A conversation with former GM and current Executive Director of Community Hockey Development Jay Feaster - Raw Charge
Former Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has returned to the Lightning organization in a new role. He talks to Raw Charge about the state of youth hockey in Florida and reminisces about his previous tenure.

What would it take for the Blackhawks to deal Marian Hossa? - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks and Marian Hossa are in an unusual situation, but is a trade even an option for both sides?

Datsyuk interested in playing in KHL someday | ProHockeyTalk
He's not the only Russian star linked to the KHL recently.

The Final Howl

Report: Crosby arrested in Ottawa (even though he's in Colorado) - PensBurgh