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Coyotes News

10/07/2015 - Q & A: Assistant Coach John Slaney Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Assistant Coach John Slaney talks about preparing for the upcoming season.

Arizona Coyotes counting on Max Domi, Anthony Duclair to start winning again | FOX Sports
With a talented group of young players surrounded by a few key veterans, there's a new vibe around Gila River Arena -- even if the Coyotes are picked to be among the NHL's worst teams.

Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith gets sports psychologist assist - AZ Central
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith started talking to a sports psychologist last season, and he plans to keep communication going.

2015-16 Arizona Coyotes Season Preview: Goaltending - Five For Howling
Highlighting the Coyotes goaltending before the season begins.

Antoine Vermette Talks His Stanley Cup Ring - TSS
Antoine Vermette got to be a part of something pretty special this summer -- following his trade from the Arizona Coyotes to the Chicago Blackhawks, the...

News From Around the Hockey World

Report: Torres won’t appeal 41-game suspension | ProHockeyTalk
Meaning he won't be eligible to play until mid-January.

Graham switches commitment to Notre Dame - SB Nation College Hockey
Fargo Force forward and NHL Draft eligible Michael Graham of Eden Prairie, Minn. de-committed from Minnesota Duluth to go with Notre Dame.

Blackhawks vs. Rangers recap: Chicago falls to New York in opener, 3-2 - Second City Hockey
Despite a strong final 40 minutes, a rough opening frame doomed the Blackhawks at the United Center tonight.

Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks recap: That's not the start you want - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames' season started with fireworks, but the opening game very, very quickly fizzled out, as the team bled goals and couldn't get any bounces to go their way.

Quick Bite: Sharks score five straight to beat Kings - Fear The Fin
San Jose fell behind early but scored five-straight goals to take down the Los Angeles Kings.

Did Dustin Brown lead with his head while hitting Logan Couture? | NBC Sports
Did he get away with one either way?

Game Recap: Montreal Canadiens 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
The Maple Leafs kicked off their season with a close loss vs the Canadiens.

Bettman to players: Don’t screw up ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ with drugs | ProHockeyTalk
"It's not about punishment. It's about making sure we get it to stop."

30 Thoughts: Oilers smartly 'downgrade' captaincy -
In this week's instalment of 30 Thoughts Elliotte Friedman dives into the Edmonton Oilers' captaincy situation, changes for the 2015-16 season and much more.

5 things to know about how 3-on-3 hockey is played | theScore
It’s all but certain now that the NHL is going to adopt 3-on-3 overtime in the near future, which I can assure NHL fans they’re going to love almost immediately.

Seven Story Lines to Overreact to As the NHL Season Starts - Grantland
NHL fans have a tendency to overact to things, and with the season having started yesterday there is plenty to overreact about.

NHL 2015-16: 20 bold predictions for this season (Puck Daddy Power Rankings) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: I forgot to do these for Monday so here they are today in lieu of the normal Power Rankings. These are just predictions and I'm pretty sure if you disagree with me that's only because I hate your team and you personally, right? Right.

Will NHL coaches suck the fun out of 3-on-3 OT? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "No. It’s not possible to coach the excitement out of it," said Justin Williams of the Washington Capitals.

PHT’s Season Preview: 30 questions, 120 answers | ProHockeyTalk
Is this the year the Blue Jackets break through?

The Final Howl

NHL Preview Infographic - Winging It In Motown
Thanks to the awesome folks at for providing this infographic.