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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - miked up and knocked out

Shane Doan will wear a microphone tonight, and an NHL referee took a very unfortunate body check. More on both stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Shane Doan to wear mic for Coyotes-Senators telecast | FOX Sports
Expect to hear "fudge" a lot.

The Shootout: We can't wait to see Max Domi on the Arizona Coyotes - Arizona Sports
We're pretty excited about this Max Domi kid coming through the Coyotes' system.

Arizona Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker looking to use his speed from the right side -
Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker grew up playing on the right side because he played with a left-handed center, but except for early in the year has been playing left wing. Thursday night he was back on the right and said he was much more comfortable.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 1.9.15 | The Royal Half
Pacific War Room is back with a look at all the comings and goings in the NHL's Pacific Division during the week of Jan 2-9!

Pirates News

Sound Tigers Take Bite Out of Pirates • Portland Pirates
The Portland Pirates fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a score of 4-1 on Friday night at the Cross Insurance Arena.

News From Around the Hockey World

Blackhawks fail to show up in Edmonton, drop a 5-2 tilt to Oilers - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks apparently never made it on the plane to Edmonton, as they didn't show much of anything in an ugly loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers.

Game 39 Recap - Florida Finishes Flames 6-5 - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames played a sloppy game against a tired team.

NHL ref hit by Maple Leafs' Clarkson, leaves game -
It was a clean hit, maybe a little low.

Jackets sign Sergei Bobrovsky to 4 year extension - The Cannon
Done deal- Bob will be a Blue Jacket for four more years!

Is tanking for Connor McDavid morally indefensible? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Why Mike Babcock coaching Philadelphia Flyers is possible, but an extreme long shot - Broad Street Hockey
Lots of Flyers fans love the idea of Mike Babcock coming to Philadelphia. But a lot would have to fall perfectly in place for it to happen, and it feels like quite the long shot.

Dustin Byfuglien: Back to business as usual or something new? - Arctic Ice Hockey
There has been lots of talk that we are seeing a new Byfuglien we've never seen before, but do the numbers paint the same picture?

Mike Richards could be healthy scratch for Kings vs. Jets | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Amazingly Mike Richards was not bought out by the Kings when they had the chance.

Brian McGrattan Waived - Matchsticks and Gasoline
News broke this morning, we have a highlight package prepared and a song to cry to.

Panthers trade Drew Shore to Flames for Corban Knight | ProHockeyTalk
Both players have spent most of this season in the AHL.

Ward and the Wild? - Canes Country
Trade rumors start to flutter as the Wild's goaltending starts to dwindle and Cam Ward's performance continues to be exceptional.

How realistic are the playoffs? - Mile High Hockey
An 8-3-2 stretch has the Colorado Avalanche closing in on the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. What must happen to continue this trend?

A fresh, unique design: NHL unveils 2015 All-Star jerseys (Video) | ProHockeyTalk

Todd Bertuzzi to sign tryout contract with AHL's Binghamton Senators -
If you didn't have a reason to hate Ottawa before, you do now.

The Final Howl

VIDEO: UK hockey league bans player 18 games after violent sequence -