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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - John Collins moving on

Coyotes to host Girls Hockey Appreciation Night, Forbes ranks the NHL franchises, the NHL's COO John Collins departs and more.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan nears record amid change - AZCentral
Captain Shane Doan is only five goals shy of tying Dale Hawerchuk for the most in franchise history.

Duclair: It's good to have this home stand | FOX Sports
Coyotes rookie Anthony Duclair discusses facing the Ducks to start a three-games-in-four-nights home stand.

Coyotes getting healthy ahead of home stand | FOX Sports
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett discusses the state of his team ahead of a three-games-in-four-nights home stand this week.

Arizona Coyotes' defense has lessened urgency for trade - AZCentral
The Coyotes continue to monitor the trade market but have been encouraged by the performance of their defense.

Coyotes GM ‘called right away’ on Hamonic | ProHockeyTalk
"But we do not have a good fit for them right now."

Arizona Coyotes to host Girls Hockey Appreciation Night on December 17th - Five For Howling
The Coyotes are holding a truly awesome promotion to celebrate women's hockey in Arizona.

News From Around the Hockey World

Former King Patrick O'Sullivan Discusses His Book, Life, and Career - Jewels From The Crown
The former King and recent author spoke to Nick Chapin about child abuse, mental health, and how the latter is handled in the NHL.

Forbes: Toronto Maple Leafs no longer NHL's most valuable franchise - Pension Plan Puppets
They're valued at $1.15 billion, which is a lot! Just... not the most.

College Hockey's Lack of Leadership Shows in Proposed Rule Change - SB Nation College Hockey
Rather than fixing college hockey's real problems, the coaches of the Big Ten proposed a rule that does little but promote their own interests

NHL COO John Collins departs, 'leaves lasting mark' on league | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "John leaves a lasting mark," commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "His energy, creativity and skill at building strategic partnerships helped drive significant revenue growth for our League. We are grateful for his many contributions and wish him the best in his new endeavors."

Foley aware of Seattle reports, but says Vegas is ‘proceeding as if we will play in 2017’ | ProHockeyTalk
"In my communication with the league, our situation isn't dependent on third parties."

‘John leaves a lasting mark’: NHL announces Collins’ departure as COO | ProHockeyTalk
Widely regarded for his work on a number of the league's most successful recent initiatives.

Auston Matthews navigating life, hockey in Switzerland with assist from mother | 2016 NHL Draft |
Auston Matthews' mother is along for the ride as he navigates the 2015-16 season in Switzerland, cooking for him and helping provide some normalcy.

Blackhawks reveal 2016 Stadium Series jersey - Second City Hockey
Here's what Chicago will be wearing when they take on Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium.

Forbes ranks The Canadiens surpass Leafs, now the second most valuable NHL franchise - Eyes On The Prize
The yearly list was released this morning, and there were a few interesting points.

Frank Corrado, the NHL's "Milk Carton" problem, and why it's time for new waiver rules - Pension Plan Puppets
How this season has exposed a flaw in the waiver system, why it needs to be fixed, and how to fix it.

The Final Howl

NHL -- A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring - ESPN