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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Babcock Heading To Toronto

In perhaps the biggest free agency signing of the post/off season, Mike Babcock is heading to Toronto for all of the money.

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Coyotes News

Who Will Go 3rd Overall in the 2015 NHL Draft? - The Hockey Writers
At 3rd overall, there's an excellent defenceman available and a few very talented centers. The Arizona Coyotes have a very tough decision to make...

Arizona Coyotes' deadline trades working well for all sides - AZ Central
It's too early to predict how the moves executed at the 2015 NHL deadline will pan out, but the initial prognosis isn't too disheartening for the teams still playing and the Coyotes.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers vs. Lightning Recap: Rangers Tie It Late in Game 3, but Fall Early in Overtime - Blueshirt Banter
And they say there isn't enough goals in hockey these days.

News From Around the Hockey World

Martin Brodeur Signs Three Year Deal To Be Blues' Assistant GM - St. Louis Game Time
Martin Brodeur isn't going to return to New Jersey any time soon.

Brendan Shanahan's management and money talk in wooing Mike Babcock | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It’s interesting in that Shanahan never really had a team management position before the Maples Leafs. But this isn’t like a former player getting handed the keys to an organization before he’s really been on the internal side of the business for a number of years. Shanahan spent time at the NHL offices with the Department of Player Safety.

Reports: Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy | ProHockeyTalk
First they don't get Connor McDavid, and now this.

Mike Babcock Leaves Red Wings, Signs with Maple Leafs - Winging It In Motown
Detroit is in need of a new coach.

The End of the Mike Babcock Era: A Red Wings Fan's Thoughts - Winging It In Motown
Red Wings fans are having to deal with the fact that their longtime coach has moved on.

As Expected Leafs Land Best Coach In League - Pension Plan Puppets
The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock

Verizon Center in line for a new name in 2018 - The Washington Post
No more Phone Booth? An official said Monumental Sports & Entertainment has assumed for several years that it would need to find a new sponsor for the arena.

Nick Foligno Is The New Captain Of The Columbus Blue Jackets - The Cannon
The news has broken early, and it's as official as it gets. Tomorrow, Nick Foligno will be named the sixth captain in CBJ history.

Report: Sharks talking to Oates about coaching gig | ProHockeyTalk
Former Devils and Caps bench boss the latest to speak with GM Doug Wilson.

What the signing of Yevgeni Medvedev means for the Flyers defense - Broad Street Hockey
He seems to fit in with Dave Hakstol's style. But he's the ninth guy on the blueline for 2015-16 ... so something has to give.

Andrew Hammond Signed to 3 Year Deal - Silver Seven
Contract carries an average annual value of $1.35M

Don Sweeney's future, according to a magic 8-ball - Stanley Cup of Chowder
So, the Bruins announced today that Don Sweeney will be taking over as General Manager for the foreseeable future. So someone at Stanley Cup of Chowder did what any reasonable person would do, and asked a magic 8 ball.

Don Sweeney named General Manager of the Bruins - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Don Sweeney has been officially announced as the eigth General Manager of the Boston Bruins.

The Final Howl

David Letterman’s Top 5 hockey references in Top 10 lists | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports