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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Drafting News

Although the legal battle between the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes continues to be a big part of the news cycle, attention yesterday shifted to examining the Coyotes upcoming Draft Day decisions.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes sitting pretty at upcoming NHL Draft | FOX Sports
The Coyotes will entertain offers from teams that want to move up to the No. 3 spot in next week's NHL Draft.

Arizona Coyotes: Glendale Dropping The Gloves - Howlin Hockey
The Glendale city council decided in an executive session to still cancel the lease of the Gila River arena. The Arizona Coyotes are not backing down.

Centers, defensemen among players Coyotes could add at NHL draft - AZ Central
A look at some of the players the Coyotes could draft with the third overall pick.

Armed with picks, Coyotes could deal at draft | ProHockeyTalk
Trades might be preferable to signings for Arizona for its long climb to the cap floor.

Coyotes fire back at City of Glendale | ProHockeyTalk
"Something about a pot and a kettle comes to mind."

Coyotes executive makes a difference - AZ Central
You know that feeling you get when you help someone? Liz Kaplan of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation experiences that on a regular basis.

Arizona Coyotes draft history: First-round picks - AZ Central
Let's take a look back at how the franchise's previous first-round picks fared.

Potential Arizona Coyotes Trade Targets - Today's Slapshot
The NHL Draft is just weeks away and the Coyotes are moving on their offseason plans where they currently sit more than $15 million under the salary floor

Stanley Cup Playoffs Aftermath

Tampa Bay Lightning fans welcome team home from Chicago - Raw Charge
Hundreds of fans and a large contingent of staff from Amalie Arena gathered at the Tampa International Jet Center Tuesday afternoon to welcome the Lightning home from Chicago after Monday night's decisive Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw received treatment on his back all day before Game 6 - Second City Hockey
No word on how his jaw felt after biting someone

Chicago Bears win Stanley Cup, according to Korea Times (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Luckily, The Korea Times has come through like Patrick Kane in a Cup-clincher with the headline above, telling its readers that the Chicago Bears have, in fact, captured the first Stanley Cup in the NFL franchise’s history.

News From Around the Hockey World

Capitals Re-Sign Nate Schmidt - Japers' Rink
The Caps lock up another RFA, inking defenseman Schmidt to a two-way contract extension.

Why the Rangers Should Think Twice Before Trading Talbot - The Hockey Writers
Cam Talbot has been an invaluable backup to Henrik Lundqvist over the past two seasons. The Rangers should think twice before trading him this offseason.

After falling just shy of the Cup, UFA Morrow might ‘give it one more go’ | ProHockeyTalk
He has interest in re-signing with Tampa Bay.

Mike Reilly heads to free agency after choosing not to sign with Blue Jackets | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Todd Richards, Team USA head coach, had a window of several weeks to try and sell free agent-to be Mike Reilly one final time on the Columbus Blue Jackets while at the World Championships. It didn’t work.

Dallas Stars Sign RFAs Patrik Nemeth, Jack Campbell to Contract Extensions - Defending Big D
Campbell gets a one year deal and Nemeth a two-year deal as the Stars continue to sign their RFAs before the start of July.

Jonathan Bernier’s baby causes controversy with Maple Leafs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yes, just when we thought hysteria over the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn’t get any wackier than "Stick Salute Gate," here comes "Did a player’s fiancé send a coded message about his future with the team through a photo of a baby?"

UFA of the Day: Martin St. Louis | ProHockeyTalk
Turns 40 tomorrow, but can still contribute.

Stamkos extension ‘No. 1 priority’ this offseason, says Yzerman | ProHockeyTalk
Tampa Bay gunning to keep the captain in the fold.

The Final Howl

Holy crap, we're finally getting the hockey emoji - Broad Street Hockey