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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks: Prust Gets Fined

The Blackhawks are up 3-0 in their series against the Blackhawks, Brandon Prust was fined for talking about an official, and Rick Nash is having playoff problems . . . again.

"I probably shouldn't have said that right?"
"I probably shouldn't have said that right?"
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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes defensemen struggled to adapt to NHL play in 2014-15 - Five For Howling
A very young corps of Arizona Coyotes' defenders had a very steep learning curve last season, and it showed.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Crawford No Worse for the Wear Because of his Mask - Hockey Wilderness
And to think goalies used to not wear masks.

The pros and cons of burning the first year of Sam Bennett's ELC - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Does it make sense to bring a good player to his next contract that much faster if his season isn't going to last that much longer?

Brandon Bollig has more playoff goals than... - Matchsticks and Gasoline
We all were wrong when the Flames traded for Brandon Bollig last summer. Now he has two goals in the playoffs.

Brandon Prust fined over comments about Brad Watson - Eyes On The Prize
After his post game outburst about Brad Watson, Brandon Prust was clearly going to get in trouble with the league, now we know how much.

Wild Frustrated as they fall 3-0 in the Series - Hockey Wilderness
Having a Vezina finalist goaltender can only get you so far.

Canadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes for comments about ref Brad Watson | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Brandon Prust went off on referee Brad Watson after Sunday’s Game 2 between the Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two days later, the Montreal forward apologized.

Another Rick Nash playoff dilemma for New York Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
During Game 1 of the New York Rangers’ series against the Washington Capitals, NBC analyst Mike Milbury said that Rick Nash was played a "marshmallow soft" brand of hockey. Which wasn’t exactly fair, considering that marshmallows are visible.

News From Around the Hockey World

What the 'Hawks Shoud Pay Brandon Saad - Today's Slapshot
Related: what the Coyotes should offer sheet Brandon Saad.

IIHF World Championships: The Russians are delusional about loss to United States - Broad Street Hockey
"It's all the refs fault. Also, wait, we didn't lose!"

Ilya Kovalchuk still coy about return to NHL - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Russian Ilya Kovalchek said he still has two years on his KHL contract before he has to make a decision about returning to the NHL.

Jamie Benn, Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price named finalists for Ted Lindsay Award | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Ted Lindsay Award given to "’Most Outstanding Player’ in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA," the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced Tuesday.

Leafs coach search: Guy Boucher - Pension Plan Puppets
Guy Boucher is rumored to have been approached by the Toronto Maple Leafs for a head coaching position.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ordered to testify in concussion lawsuit: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered to testify in a concussion lawsuit by 60 former NHL players according to TSN’s Rick Westhead.

So Long Island: Islanders remove ice from Nassau Coliseum for final time | ProHockeyTalk
It was a good run.

The Final Howl

The ‘Uh-Oh, You’re Down 0-2 in the NHL Playoffs’ Survival Guide - Grantland