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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Duclair a scratch?

The key piece in the Keith Yandle trade is a healthy scratch in major-junior. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

This Week in the Pacific Division: Top teams dominate - Five For Howling
No real surprises as far as records go this week in the Pacific.

Duclair healthy scratched by Quebec junior team | ProHockeyTalk
Tough times for a key piece of the Keith Yandle-to-New York trade.

Coyotes throwback alternates named among ugliest NHL jerseys of all time
While the black threads the Coyotes sported last week didn't make the list, the green alternates they wore from 1998 to 2003 did.

News From Around the Hockey World

Game 67 Recap: Kings Conquer Avs 5-2 - Mile High Hockey
The Avs were a hot mess in their home arena and the LA Kings made them pay with 5 goals.

Dallas Stars Get Gritty Win Over Philadelphia Flyers, Lose John Klingberg to Injury - Defending Big D
Rookie defensmen did alright tonight, but the biggest story line tonight isn't the two points the Dallas Stars earned but the injury to John Klingberg.

Steve Mason basically called out his teammates after Flyers loss to Stars - Broad Street Hockey
Steve Mason was not happy after Tuesday's loss vs. Dallas.

Recap: Jets Comeback Spoiled by Dreadful Play in Goal - Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets lose 5-4 after an impressive comeback bid ends in despair as Pavelec is beaten from mid-ice.

Jets goalie gives up go-ahead goal from center ice, loses game -
How does that go in?

Wild get possessed and beat the Devils 6-2 - Hockey Wilderness
When the hell did the Minnesota Wild and the New Jersey shed the "trap" moniker? Both teams combined for 70 shots on goal and it was the Wild cashing in of six of them.

Devan Dubnyk set for 25th straight start, are Wild overworking him? -
Devan Dubnyk has already broken the franchise record for consecutive starts, but as he goes to take his place between the pipes for the 25th consecutive game, how far is too far?

Noah Hanifin is more than a consolation prize in the 2015 draft | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The native of Norwood, Mass. is a good player. And while he may not be a generational offensive talent like Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, he’d be a fine selection at the upcoming draft.

Knee ‘definitely not anywhere near 100 percent,’ says Seguin | ProHockeyTalk
"I think I can be more helpful in the lineup at 60, 70 percent than sitting in the stands not playing at all."

Watch Kevin Hayes score unreal goal against Islanders -
The puck control and physicality here is just tremendous.

Teemu Pulkkinen Belongs with Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar - Winging It In Motown
Sample sizes are a tricky thing, as is translating points from one league to the next, but one thing looks clear, piano-movers aren't what they used to be.

More than 25 years after Russian players arrive in the NHL, Evgeny Romasko becomes first Russian referee - Yahoo Sports
The 33-year-old official is only the second European to work a National Hockey League game. He impressed in his debut at Joe Louis Arena.

Antoine Vermette may be 'rental' player, but he's playing for keeps - Chicago Tribune
New Blackhawks center coming out of contract relishes opportunity to make a difference on Stanley Cup contender.

NHL teams are getting fewer power plays and scoring fewer goals -
NHL teams are getting fewer and fewer power play opportunities, and it is resulting in the decline in goal scoring.

P.A. Parenteau brings offense the Canadiens desperately need - Eyes On The Prize
Throughout his career, P.A. Parenteau has consistently made offensive players significantly better, and the Canadiens desperately need some of that.

Did Sharks’ vets convince Wilson to keep Niemi? | ProHockeyTalk
That's what one report is suggesting...

Rich Peverley trying to stay in the game | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It’s been a year since Peverley collapsed on the Dallas Stars bench in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, 2014.

The Final Howl

Martin Brodeur, Blues employee, is watching the Devils game while his team plays -