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After a six day lull the Arizona Coyotes are playing again today, fallout from the McDavid injury and controversy with "paid patriotism."

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes hire arena consultant - Five For Howling
IceArizona and the Arizona Coyotes appear to be moving ahead with plans to explore other options due to strained relations with the City of Glendale.

Busting some myths about Coyotes coach Dave Tippett - Arizona Sports
Tippett became known as a defensive coach, a guy who wouldn't know what to do, or how to succeed with an abundance of skill and offense.

11/04/2015 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Head Coach Dave Tippett answers questions following today's practice.

11/04/2015 - Yotes Quotes: Rieder Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Forward Tobias Rieder answers questions after practice today.

Coyotes excited to get back in action | FOX Sports
Forward Tobias Rieder says a few days off was a welcome respite for the Coyotes, but now they're ready to get back on the ice for Thursday's game vs. Colorado.

McDavid-Eichel rivalry put on hold, Domi surges ahead - Die By The Blade
Connor McDavid has a suspected broken left collarbone

Arizona Coyotes, Hanzal ready after five-day break - AZCentral
The Coyotes, including center Martin Hanzal, return to action tonight after a five-day break in the schedule.

Falcons News

Falcons Weekly Report: a turnaround in Springfield - Five For Howling
The Springfield Falcons are not only winning, they're winning big.

News From Around the Hockey World

Blackhawks vs. Blues final score: Chicago drops 3-goal lead in 6-5 OT loss to St. Louis - Second City Hockey
Vladimir Tarasenko's overtime goal snaps Blackhawks' five-game home winning streak.

ReCat: Ducked In Anaheim - Litter Box Cats
Florida snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Derrick Pouliot cited for public drunkness in Wilkes-Barre - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins top prospect, 21 is arrested over the weekend for public drunkness.

Maple Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock says the net’s too small | NBCSports
Maple Leafs' coach Mike Babcock says the net's too small for the size of the goalies.

Darren Dreger: Connor McDavid’s best-case scenario is 7-8 weeks |
It's always odd when "clean break" is a relatively good thing.

What's Wrong With Devan Dubnyk? - Hockey Wilderness
Devan Dubnyk's been off this season, but what's at the root of his struggles?

McDavid injury opens Calder race up to late-bloomers | The Hockey News
McDavid getting injured may make the Calder Trophy race more interesting.

Connor McDavid’s injury: 5 reasons it’s going to be OK, hockey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Does it really fall to the cynical jerk from New Jersey to provide some silver linings to these dark clouds, some light in this dark abyss, some condiments for this crap sandwich the hockey gods have handed the Edmonton Oilers?

Report: Penguins still have no plans to send Sprong to junior | ProHockeyTalk
But he may be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row.

Report: Bruins among teams who offered "paid patriotism" - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake released their report today, and all five Boston teams are on it.

The Patrick Kane case shows how much power fans wield in the way athlete investigations are handled -
The accuser of the Chicago Blackhawks star will no longer cooperate in the sexual assault case. Her decision reflects how large a role fans play in investigating allegations against athletes.

Chris Kelly has likely played his last game as a Bruin - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A criminally under rated career most likely came to an end on Tuesday night

We need to talk about Auston: why a bad year isn't the end of the world - Matchsticks and Gasoline
A fluke year in a rebuild has sent expectations for Calgary sky high.

How the ever-present threat of 'backhand shelf' influences breakaway dynamics | theScore
Every hockey player who tells you his breakaway technique is to come down, look for a hole, and just shoot is a liar. He may not know he’s a liar - he almost certainly doesn’t - but he is.

Lidstrom went from unnoticed prospect to Red Wings Hall of Fame defenceman
Christer Rockstrom tried to remember how it happened. The Swedish scout has seen a lot of players and watched a lot of games in the past 27 years.

Former hockey pros and the NHL are locked in a legal war over head trauma -
Retired NHLers are speaking up about the effects of head trauma even as the league braces for a long court battle.

Connor McDavid Will Be Out of the Oilers Lineup For Months - The Copper & Blue
We knew it was coming. Still sucks to hear it.

On McDavid's Injury and Revenge - The Copper & Blue
McDavid gets hurt and the idea of enforcers as a deterrent rears its ugly head again.

30 Thoughts: Power struggle over the coach's challenge -
There's much ado about potential European free agents, a fight behind the scenes over the coach's challenge, Maple Leafs' goaltending questions, and much more in Elliotte Friedman's '30 Thoughts.'

Sidney Crosby, idiot fans and coach’s challenges (Wednesday Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
What do you think is more likely here: The Sidney Crosby suddenly became an average hockey player, or that he's going through a difficult stretch of his career and will still somehow figure out a way to put up mega points once again in the near future?

The Final Howl

Jack Jablonski juggling college life, LA Kings internship while chasing hockey dream | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "Now that he’s moving on with his life and he’s trying to make the most of it. It says so much about what kind of person he is," Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter said. "He doesn’t want people to feel sorry for him. He wants people to treat him like any other person."