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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - how do you like them apples?

Connor McDavid is heading to Edmonton and Robin Williams tells us its not his fault.

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"Next year, you’re gonna be in here regurgitating Gordon Wood"
"Next year, you’re gonna be in here regurgitating Gordon Wood"
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Coyotes News

The Coyotes are drafting third and that's perfectly cromulent - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes won the right to have the third overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft. They will be fine with that and here's why.

Three current Arizona Coyotes could help revive offense -
The No. 3 pick in this year's draft isn't likely to retool the offense for the Arizona Coyotes, but these three current players certainly could help it become more of a threat.

Arizona Coyotes Need To Part Ways With Dave Tippett - RantSports
An argument that since Dave Tippett is not known for working with younger players he should be replaced in preparation for the upcoming influx of young players.

Dave Tippett could be Flyers' best bet for head coach ... if he leaves Arizona Coyotes |
Tippett's future with Arizona likely to be determined very soon.

Pirates News

Samuelsson helps push Portland into the AHL postseason - Hockey's Future
HF writer Tony Androckitis' feature article on Portland Pirates forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect, Henrik Samuelsson.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Instant Recap: Winnipeg Jets lose 5-2 to the Anaheim Ducks, are swept from the playoffs - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets losing apparently inspires Canadians to write poems. Who knew?

WATCH: Ducks' Emerson Etem scores best goal of playoffs so far -
Emerson Etem scored an absolute beauty of a goal to tie things up in Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets. It has to be the best goal we've seen this postseason.

A poem for Winnipeg Jets fans - Pension Plan Puppets
People are being really mean to Jets fans so I wrote a poem to cheer them up.

Blues Explode for 6 goals, Chase Dubnyk and Rout Wild 6-1 - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota apparently had another goaltender.

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk's rough night includes shot to cup, early exit -
Devan Dubnyk had a really bad night.

Hoffman, Anderson gives the Senators hope - shutout the Habs in Game 4. - Silver Seven
A fun-filled recap of Wednesday night's Game 4 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Rangers vs. Penguins Game 4: Kevin Hayes' Overtime Goal Gives Rangers a 3-1 Series Lead - Blueshirt Banter
Kevin Hayes scored three minutes and 14 seconds into overtime, and gave the New York Rangers a commanding 3-1 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Rangers rookie Hayes is an OT hero, Pens now desperate | ProHockeyTalk
Game 5 on Friday is now a must-win for Pittsburgh.

After 28-game absence, Grabovski ‘ready to go’ for Isles | ProHockeyTalk
Forward looks as though he'll return from a concussion and make his series debut in Game 5 versus Washington.

Wilson-Visnovsky hit divides Islanders, Capitals, players, fans, dogs, cats - Lighthouse Hockey
The hit Washington's Tom Wilson laid on the Islanders' Lubomir Visnovsky in Game 4 looms large and divides players and fans along predictable lines.

News From Around the Hockey World

Daniel Carcillo opens up about Steve Montador's death, mental health issues - Second City Hockey
Chicago Blackhawks forward sits down with The Players' Tribune to call for change.  An important watch for everyone.

Who Is Most Likely To Become The New Head Coach Of The Edmonton Oilers? - The Copper & Blue
Edmonton is in need a new coach, just in time to ruin Connor McDavid.

Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Toews voted Selke Trophy finalists | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game," the National Hockey League announced on Wednesday.

Hindsight Is 20/20: The 2009 NHL Entry Draft Re-Done - The Hockey Writers
Looking back with five years worth of perspective and re-ranking the 2009 draft class.

The Final Howl

"It's not your fault:' Connor McDavid reacts to draft lottery, as depicted by Good Will Hunting - The Copper & Blue
Matt Damon is Connor McDavid. Robin Williams is Gary Bettman. And McDavid's just found out that he's going to the Edmonton Oilers, who have won the 2015 NHL draft lottery.