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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Mistaken Identity Edition

North Dakota has a new team name, CTV Toronto doesn't know who Mitch Marner is, and Seth Rogen doesn't know Wayne Gretzky.

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Coyotes News

World Cup of Hockey returns with Coyotes connection - AZ Central
The World Cup of Hockey is set to return next September, and the Coyotes could have more than coach Dave Tippett at the tournament.

Coyotes-Canadiens preview: Rookie Max Domi is alpha dog for Arizona | Montreal Gazette
When the Coyotes won at the Bell Centre last season, it was their first victory in Montreal since the 1996-97 season.

Max Domi reveals he stole from the Maple Leafs as a childhood thief | FOX Sports
In addition to benefiting from being exposed to some of the best players in the world at a very young age, young Max made the most of his time in the Maple Leafs' locker room by helping himself to some items he used to come across at the rink.

Putrid Pacific Division Buoying Coyotes' Hopes - TSS
With the regular season hitting the quarter pole this weekend, only the Los Angeles Kings look like a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, and only two Pacific teams — L.A. and San Jose — have won more games than they have lost.

News From Around the Hockey World

Carolina GM: ‘In five of our losses, we clearly were the better team’ | ProHockeyTalk
It's been frustrating for Ron Francis.

Tyler Kennedy Returns to New Jersey Devils on Professional Tryout - All About The Jersey
After leaving three games into the 2015-16 preseason to tend to personal issues, forward Tyler Kennedy has returned to try out a second time for the New Jersey Devils.

Olli Maatta injury update: Out of hospital, out for 3-4 weeks - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out of the hospital after last night's hit into the boards, and expected to be out of the lineup for 3-4 weeks, according to a team announcement.

New 3-on-3 Tournament NHL All Star Game Format The Latest In History Of ASG Gimmicks - Anaheim Calling
TSN broke the likely new format of the All Star game, and it's sure to draw plenty of opinions. Take a look back at how the NHL has handled All Star games in the past, and it makes sense why the league would continue to try and evolve the event.

Capitals vs. Red Wings Recap: Holtby Shines Bright, Kuzy Ends It In OT - Japers' Rink
Braden Holtby saved everything but the kitchen sink and Kuznetsov did what he does in OT as the Capitals escape Detroit with two points.

Winnipeg Jets' second line has a killer whale of a game vs the Vancouver Canucks - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Winnipeg Jets returned home from a horrible divisional road trip to the friendly confines of the MTS Centre. It went well.

Finnish goalie gets ejected after slashing opponent in face (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: With Finnish side TPS down 1-0 in the second period of a Wednesday Liiga game, goaltender Teemu Lassila took exception to Assat forward Josh Gratton collding with him behind the net. He was so upset that he decided to slash Gratton in the face.

All-Star Game changes coming, Boucher returning? - Article - TSN
Will the winners be given money this year?

Picking individual goal songs for every member of the Philadelphia Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
A breakdown of what the Flyers might choose as individual goal songs, and what I, the supreme overlord of all, believe should be their individual goal songs.

A healthy Trevor van Riemsdyk is the bargain No. 4 defenseman the Blackhawks need - Second City Hockey
Along with his performance, the 24 year old defenseman gives the Hawks exactly what they need to fit under the cap.

'Fighting Hawks' voted as new North Dakota nickname | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Please welcome the North Dakota Fighting Hawks!

Heat is on Roy to fix flailing Avalanche - The Globe and Mail
After getting thumped 5-1 by the Maple Leafs, it’s beginning to look as though that Roy’s pain may be of the season-long variety

Swiss side SC Bern fires head coach Guy Boucher | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One week after Guy Boucher announced he wouldn’t return to Swiss side SC Bern next season, the team fired him following four straight defeats and a ninth-place standing in the National League A table.

CTV Toronto has no clue who Mitch Marner is - Pension Plan Puppets
Hint: he's not that guy.

The Final Howl

BarDown: Seth Rogen only recognizes Gretzky as "The Ice Wine Guy" in hilarious ESPN Holiday Party video
In anticipation of the new film, the main cast, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie, visited ESPN for their annual Holiday party, which was hosted by Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose.