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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Torts is back

The Coyotes will be facing off against Keith Yandle for the first time, Paul Stastny will be out for 5 weeks, and Columbus fired their old coach Todd Richards and brought in John Tortorella.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes Announce Shane Doan Bobblehead Night Set For Jan. 21 - Arizona Coyotes - News
The first 5,000 fans in attendance when the Coyotes host the San Jose Sharks on January 21 will receive a Shane Doan Cowboy bobblehead presented by FOX Sports Arizona.

10/21/2015 - Yotes Quotes: Hanzal Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal answers questions after practice.

10/21/2015 - Yotes Quotes: Duclair Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair answers questions after practice.

10/21/2015 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett answers questions.

Arizona Coyotes' Duclair succeeding after trade from NY - AZCentral
Coyotes winger Anthony Duclair will face the Rangers for the first time since he was traded by New York to Arizona.

Arizona Coyotes Power Play - Short Handed Goals Woes | Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes are struggling on the power play so far this season, and must also figure out how to stop giving up short handed goals, (four so far).

How high can the young Arizona Coyotes realistically rise in the standings? - NHL
Warning: Paywall

News From Around the Hockey World

Hey look, another fantastic Connor McDavid goal | ProHockeyTalk
Apparently Connor McDavid is good at hockey. Who knew?

Keith Yandle Proves Secondary Assists Are Still Important - Blueshirt Banter
Keith Yandle proves secondary assists still matter.

Hal Gill joins Florida Panthers player development team - Litter Box Cats
The former Providence College standout and longtime NHL D-man joins Bryan McCabe on the Cats' player development unit.

Paul Stastny Out At Least Five Weeks With Broken Foot - St. Louis Game Time
This is all too familiar for the first line center.

Nazem Kadri with a questionable hit on Evander Kane - Pension Plan Puppets
That's a headshot. Headshots are bad.

Zac Rinaldo receives game misconduct for charging Sean Couturier - Broad Street Hockey
Who could have seen that coming?

Sabres vs. Maple Leafs recap: Moulson scores shootout winner, Kane gets his first with Buffalo - Die By The Blade
The Sabres won their first shootout of the season thanks to Matt Moulson.

Karri Ramo placed on waivers - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Something had to give, and it looks like it was Ramo.

Key NHL injuries, Crosby scores, Ducks’ hot seat (Wednesday Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One of the things anyone always says about coaches when they're about to get fired is, "Who's better than him?" And for a lot of coaches, that is a legitimate concern.

Even the intangibles don't favour the Flames - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Fancy stats yadayada. A lot of last season's success was attributed to heart, grit, determination, and hard work. Well what happens if even that's missing? A 1-5 start, apparently.

Statistically Speaking: Rochester Hockey Analytics Conference - Article - TSN
A lot of technology and stats are on display in Rochester right now.

Fire the Cannons! -
What do the advanced stats have to say about the Columbus Bluejackets and their slow stuff.

Flames seeking a big trade to clean up a big mess -
No small trade is going to fix the struggling Calgary Flames, who are entirely broken right now, and word is out that GM Brad Treliving is willing to talk about a very big deal if he can find one.

Columbus Has Fired Todd Richards, and Replace Him With a Live Hand Grenade - The Cannon
Nothing official from the team, but it's being reported all over the Web that the Blue Jackets have sacked Todd Richards and replaced him with John Tortorella.

The Final Howl

Goalie Attacks: A How-To Guide to Getting Revenge - Grantland
Goalies can go crazy sometimes.