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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Star for Smitty

Mike Smith is the 3rd Star of the week, Tobias Rieder is generating offense, and the Bruins may be shopping their veterans.

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Coyotes News

Justin Abdelkader, Oscar Lindberg and Mike Smith named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week - NHL.com - News
Smitty's strong start earned him an NHL Star of the Week.

From the editor's desk: a surprising start from the Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
How much fun has the opening week of the Coyotes' season been?

Figuring out the secret to Mike Smith's strong start for the Coyotes | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "He’s such an unbelievable athlete. His athleticism is second-to-none," Arizona captain Shane Doan said. "He’s incredible. For him it’s to get rolling, get confident and do the things he’s capable of doing and allowing himself … he seems to be doing it right now."

Arizona Coyotes' youth helps spark early success - AZ Central
Not only have the young players contributed offensively, they've also helped up the energy of the entire group.\

Tobias Rieder Adds Finishing Touch to His Game - TSS
At the end of Tobias Rieder's postgame interview on Saturday, a reporter pointed out that Rieder was on an 82-goal pace. An awkward silence ensued...

ASU Hockey

New ASU hockey equipment manager's journey, experiences shape positive attitude toward job - The State Press
New ASU hockey equipment manager Joey Guilmet's experiences in the business have shaped his approach to the job and the positive attitude he brings.

News From Around the Hockey World

Mike Richards settlement does little to prevent players’ ‘destructive spirals’ - The Globe and Mail
Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s victimization and the settlement are disturbing responses to the situation, especially considering NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly’s recent admission about illicit drug use.

Top three lottery chances - Pension Plan Puppets
Based on where your team finishes.

Bruins quietly shopping veterans after slow start: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Over the summer, first-year general manager Don Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Milan Lucic for packages that mostly included draft picks.

NWHL Opens to Cheers, Crowds, Questions - TSS
They encircled the ice itself and filled the stands well before the New York Riveters and Connecticut Whale took the ice for the NWHL's opening game...

Predators' Seth Jones named one of 'Nashville Lifestyles' most beautiful people | theScore
Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones is one of the 25 most beautiful people in Nashville, according to Nashville Lifestyles magazine.

Can we trust Dean Lombardi after Mike Richards debacle? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It’s been over 48 hours since Dean Lombardi let the hockey world know how the destructive spiral of Mike Richards had affected Dean Lombardi, and I’m still baffled at to what he felt this would accomplish.

Hockey East Weekly Awards: Friars’ Mingoia earns Player of the Week honors - SB Nation College Hockey
Vermont's Mike Santaguida earns Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors, while UMass' Austin Plevy and UConn's Max Letunov share Rookie of the Week honors.

Blake Wheeler Is NHL's Most Underrated Player - TSS
Despite playing in a Canadian market, Wheeler does not get the same about of attention for his production as other top stars such as Phil Kessel or Max Pacioretty.

Animal rights activists protest Clayton Stoner at Honda Center (Photos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Stoner is facing five charges from the hunt under the Wildlife Act. He has yet to comment to reporters on the charges since they became public in mid-September. The group believes Stoner should be suspended for the act.

Bruins lose to Tampa 6-3. Come rank the team and vent with us. - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Yeah, I've got nothing. Have at it. Boston Bruins Coach

Former Shark James Sheppard signed in Switzerland - Fear The Fin
The former Shark heads overseas after not finding an NHL job this summer.

[Final] New York Islanders 4 (EN), Winnipeg Jets 2: First Isles win in Brooklyn - Lighthouse Hockey
John Tavares scored three points as the Islanders notched their first win in Barclays Center history, 4-2 over the previously undefeated Winnipeg Jets.

Recap: Eichel magical as Sabres beat Blue Jackets for first win - Die By The Blade
That offensive outburst we've been expecting... finally showed up.

Daniel Briere returns to Philadelphia Flyers in part-time management role | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Daniel Briere retired from the NHL in August, but his time away from hockey didn’t last very long

The Final Howl

Watch little Sabres fan patiently wait to wildly cheer for Evander Kane (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports