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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - looking forward to the weekend

The beginning of the Conference Finals and the end of the IIHF World Championship are this upcoming weekend. But for now, we wait.

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Coyotes News

Former Coyotes making only minimal impact in playoffs | FOX Sports
Neither Keith Yandle nor Antoine Vermette has made the impact New York and Chicago expected when they acquired them at the trade deadline from Arizona.

Noah Hanifin heads for NHL Draft with solid credentials, Bobby Orr advice | NHL | Sporting News
Hanifin is considered the third best player available in the draft this year. Will the Coyotes select him?

ASU Hockey News

During ASU caravan stop, topic turns to Prescott Valley hockey - The Prescott Daily Courier
ASU may play a game north of the Valley in the near future.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Know Thy Enemy: Chicago Forward Preview - Anaheim Calling
Honda Center prepares to welcome its third visiting offensive unit of the postseason, and this one will very likely be a lot more dangerous than their Canadian predecessors.

Frederik Andersen keeps Ducks net stable in playoffs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Whereas the Ducks alternated between Andersen and John Gibson last year, Andersen appears to have locked down the starting job this year.

Lightning F Ryan Callahan returns to practice after appendectomy -
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan was back at practice on Thursday just three days after an appendectomy.

Lars Eller was asked if he was happy with his role in Montreal, and gave a curious reply | ProHockeyTalk
Which included a lengthy moment of silence.

C'Mon Ref: A look at Orpik's hit on Boyle - Article - TSN
It's a legal hit. But should it be?

News From Around the Hockey World

Report: Neuvirth wants to be a starter, hasn't heard about a new contract - Lighthouse Hockey
Goalie Michal Neuvirth's agent told Pro Hockey Talk that his client is looking for a starring role next season and hasn't yet begun talks with the Islanders on a contract offer.

Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars 2015 Penalty Kill - Defending Big D
How did the Dallas Stars penalty killing forwards fare in 2015?

‘I didn’t play well': MacKinnon sums up sophomore slump season | ProHockeyTalk
The Avalanche also regressed.

New bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor named after Gordie Howe | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
As hockey legend Gordie Howe battles back from a severe stroke in October, "Mr. Hockey" was bestowed another honor.

Pilot's Logbook: Mathieu Perreault - Arctic Ice Hockey
As the off-season starts up, we review the play of all the Jets players; next up is big free agent signing Mathieu Perreault.

With Otters facing elimination, McDavid says he hasn’t played his last game in Erie | ProHockeyTalk
Interesting. OHL championship series shifts to Oshawa for Game 5.honor.

Has hockey found the next Cap Geek? (Puck Daddy Q&A) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Creating a comprehensive database for player contracts has proven challenging.

‘I want to be close to home,’ says Preds forward, Minnesota native and pending UFA Cullen | ProHockeyTalk
"I know already in my head that there’s a few places, if I do decide to play, I’d consider going to."

Why MLSE's handling of FHRITP fell flat - Pension Plan Puppets
On Mother's Day, CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt fell victim to a cruel joke from a group of men who decided to sexually harass her on live television. The aftermath left MLSE scrambling and what they came up with wasn't quite good enough.

Eugene Melnyk Hospitalized Due To Liver Problems - Silver Seven
The Ottawa Senators revealed on May 14 that Eugene Melnyk has been dealing with liver problems.

The Final Howl

Stanley Cup Playoffs Rooting Guide: How to Love/Hate the Conference Finalists - Winging It In Motown

Bonus Howl!

And that's how Discovery Channel became our favorite channel... - Broad Street Hockey