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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - New Blood Heading To San Jose

San Jose made their first front office move of the off-season with Todd McLellan and management agreeing to a mutual split.

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Coyotes News

Maloney Not Shocked Coyotes Placed 3rd at Lottery - Arizona Coyotes - Features
"Honestly, I didn’t stress or overthink it," Maloney said. "The odds were against us winning the lottery or even staying at No. 2."

Numerous Arizona Coyotes prospects achieved success in 2014-15 - Hockey's Future
Even though the Coyotes' season ended badly there is hope for the future with the players in the system

Pirates News

Portland Pirates Clinch Calder Cup Playoff Spot - Howlin Hockey
Portland Pirates clinch a playoff spot in final regular season game, by beating Worcester 5-4. Three Arizona Coyotes players sent to Portland helped them.

Portland Pirates Ready for AHL Playoffs - Arizona Coyotes - Features
The Pirates will play top-seeded Manchester – the AHL team for the Los Angeles Kings – in the first round of the conference playoffs. The best-of-five series begins Thursday at Manchester.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Complete Game Shutout: Wild Beat Blues 3-0 in Game 3 - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild have a 2-1 lead on the series.

It's Not Just Gravy - Silver Seven
A look at why going down 0-3 to the Habs stings so much.

Instant Recap: Anaheim Ducks win again, take a 3-0 series lead on the Winnipeg Jets - Arctic Ice Hockey
In a must win game, the Jets lost a heartbreaker.

Suspension-worthy? Perry hit by Byfuglien after scoring a goal | ProHockeyTalk
Byfuglien continues to make friends this season.

Rangers vs. Penguins Game 3: Rangers Hold On Again, and Take 2-1 Series Lead - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers outlasted the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in Game 3, and took a 2-1 lead in the series.

Draft News

From the editor's desk: No, the world is not ending - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes did not land the chance to draft either of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. The team is not dead in the water though.

The case for the Arizona Coyotes trading the No. 3 pick - Five For Howling
There is reported interest in Coyotes' front office and coaching personnel.

Arizona Coyotes still doing homework on potential 3rd overall pick -
After finding out they'll be selecting third overall in the upcoming NHL draft, the Coyotes have an idea of whom they want at that spot but still want to gather more information before coming to a final decision.

McDavid, Eichel and the rest: A 2015 post-lottery mock draft | theScore
The Arizona Coyotes lead off the surprises in this draft.

The Sabres didn't win the lottery, but they still aren't losers - Die By The Blade
Buffalo, Jack Eichel is coming for you.

Did NHL screw up draft lottery, Edmonton Oilers’ win? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
But just because the lottery wasn’t fixed doesn’t mean it was pulled off without a flaw, which brings us to a Reddit user’s conspiracy theory that the NHL botched its own lottery rules.

News From Around the Hockey World

Todd McLellan, Sharks part ways via 'mutual agreement' - Fear The Fin
Assistant coaches Johnson and Woodcroft also relieved of duties.

Doug Wilson discusses decision to part ways with Todd McLellan - Fear The Fin
Here's a full transcript of Doug Wilson's conversation with the media today after the announcement that the Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan have agreed to mutually part ways.

No NHL Las Vegas team yet, but expansion process could start in June | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NHL will not announce the awarding of an expansion franchise to Las Vegas when the board of governors meets there in June. But the league could announce the start of a formal expansion process if the board decides to proceed. It is unclear how long that process would take.

Dallas Stars Still In Salary Cap Heaven After John Klingberg Deal - Defending Big D
The long-term signing of the young defenseman to a cap-friendly contract still leaves the Stars in an ideal heading into this offeason and beyond.

The Final Howl

Zeitgeist: NHL's Mike Babcock Lottery will determine first shot at coach - Lighthouse Hockey