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The City of Glendale decided they didn't want to pay the Coyotes $15 million a year anymore, so they are just going to give them all the money at once. Also a game was played last night; it may have been important.

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Coyotes News

NHL Mock Draft 2015: Arizona Coyotes select Dylan Strome with the 3rd overall pick - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes will make Dylan Strome the centerpiece of their center corps with the 3rd overall pick in SB Nation's Mock Draft.

06/10/2015 - LeBlanc Reacts to Glendale Vote Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes CEO Anthony LeBlanc and attorney Nicholas Wood react to the City of Glendale's decision to void the arena lease agreement with the team.

Coyotes Issue Statement Regarding City of Glendale's Arena Lease Decision - Arizona Coyotes - News
The Coyotes' official statement.

Glendale nullifies lease agreement, plays hardball with Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes and the City of Glendale seem headed for a legal showdown. They're guaranteed an ugly relationship for a long time.

City of Glendale cancels lease agreement with Arizona Coyotes - Arizona Sports
The city of Glendale voted to cancel its arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes in a meeting Wednesday, the Coyotes of course will be suing.

Contract talks for Coyotes' Boedker ongoing - AZ Central
The Coyotes still need to re-sign Mikkel Boedker, a RFA.

The Coyotes and Glendale described Monday’s meeting pretty differently | ProHockeyTalk
It's the story that never ends!

Coyotes future in question again as Glendale City Council calls Wednesday vote - Five For Howling
The City will explore canceling their lease and management agreement with the Coyotes, a move that would again thrust the team's Arizona future into doubt.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blackhawks vs. Lightning Game 4 recap: Brandon Saad lifts Chicago to 2-1 win, series all tied up - Second City Hockey
Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad score for a Chicago victory in Game 4.

Talk amongst yourselves: Ben Bishop's injury, key players, and picking a winner | theScore
Justin Bourne talks to himself about the playoffs.

Down, but not out: Cooper confirms Bishop will play again this series | ProHockeyTalk
It's not Andrei Vasilevskiy's net -- yet.

Brandon Saad is ‘just out for a Sunday stroll,’ scoring big goal after big goal | ProHockeyTalk
"He's been better than you could ever hope for."

NBC Sports boss Mark Lazarus: Playoff beards hurt NHL players’ marketability | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"Look, this was just an observation. I made no demands. It was just an observation that we could really raise the profile of players if some players chose not to go the playoff beard route."

The NHL Playoffs Resiliency Factor - Grantland
Chicago and Tampa Bay are both really resilient teams.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL Draft: Marino de-commits from Yale, switches commitment to Harvard - SB Nation College Hockey
Not much is needed to ratchet up the intensity of the rivalry between Ivy League foes Harvard and Yale. However, South Shore Kings '97 right defenseman and 2015 NHL Draft prospect John Marino might have helped do just that.

Exclusive: Elliotte Friedman talks to Pensburgh about his Evgeni Malkin trade comments - PensBurgh
Elliotte Friedman, from Sportsnet, put in a call to Pensburgh to clarify and give some context to his flammable comments about Evgeni Malkin's status and the trade winds around the NHL

Minnesota Wild tries to answer the Devan Dubnyk contract question | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If you’re the Minnesota Wild, what do you pay goaltender/savior/pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk? And how quickly should you lock him up?

Report: Big meeting coming regarding Eric Staal’s future in Carolina | ProHockeyTalk
His agent also represents Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner and Cam Ward ...

Major goaltending decisions looming for Stars | ProHockeyTalk
Jim Nill has to decide on both his starter and backup.

Sweden Olympic coach on Victor Hedman snub: 'I regret nothing' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If you asked national team head coach Par Marts, he'd tell you he has no second thoughts over the decision, saying he couldn’t give Hedman the ice time he needed.

Report: Kings looking to deal Mike Richards | ProHockeyTalk
It'll be hard to find a team to trade for him when they could have gotten him for free last year. He still has five years left on his deal with a $5.75 million cap hit.

The Final Howl

Vince Vaughn, Blackhawks fan, picked up huge dinner tab for Lightning coach | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"The two men hugged and spoke for about 10 minutes before the "Swingers" and "Old School" star sat down for dinner with his party of 12, which included former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello."