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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Richards Contract Voided?

This year's Hall of Fame inductees were announced, and the Kings decided to void Mike Richards contract instead of buying him out.

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Coyotes News

Dave Tippett onboard with Coyotes' direction | FOX Sports
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said he is looking forward to putting the challenges of last year behind him.

Dylan Strome wants to be ready to help the Arizona Coyotes win -
Coyotes 1st-round pick plans to help out his new team as soon as possible. - Coyotes Stories - Arizona Sports Now on 98.7 FM

Arizona Coyotes 2015 Draft Gems To Watch - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes have had a very successful draft this year with a few gems that will have a direct impact on the franchise in the next few seasons.

Coyotes send qualifying offers to 7 restricted free agents | FOX Sports
Forward Mikkel Boedker and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck were among the restricted agents to whom the Coyotes extended qualifying offers at Monday's deadline.

Arizona Coyotes: Christian Dvorak Potential - Howlin' Hockey - An Arizona Coyotes Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak can help with the lack of scoring on the team. If you team him up with Domi, and Duclair, they could excel.

The Pulse: General approval over new Arizona Coyotes uniforms
In general voters seem to approve of the new uniforms.

Judge orders Glendale to pay Coyotes $3.75 million - AZ Central
City had sought to put payment to Coyotes due on July 1 on hold due to arena deal dispute.

Arizona Coyotes taking patient approach with Dylan Strome - AZ Central
It may be some time before Strome sees NHL action.

News From Around the Hockey World

Pierre McGuire indicates Mike Richards contract breach occurred at border crossing | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Did Pierre McGuire out the reason why the Kings terminated the contract of Mike Richards for a "material breach" of his deal?

Flyers re-sign Chris VandeVelde to two-year deal - Broad Street Hockey
The fourth-liner was always likely to return following Dave Hakstol's arrival in Philadelphia, and today the team confirmed that he'll return for two years.

Brandon Saad wants long-term deal worth at least $4 million per year from Blackhawks, per report - Second City Hockey
And the team should sign that kind of deal if he won't take a bridge contract.

Mike Richards was almost an Oiler - The Copper & Blue
Would it have been possible for LA to take all of his salary?

Stars ink Antti Niemi to three-year, $13.5 million deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Dallas Stars have signed Antti Niemi to a three-year, $13.5 million deal, committing themselves to $10.4 million in goal for the next three seasons.

Riley Nash, Yannick Weber among those without qualifying offers | ProHockeyTalk
They are now set to become unrestricted free agents.

Five NHL free agents that aren't worth the price tag (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NHL Free Agent Frenzy gets going on July 1, and that means a whole bunch of teams looking to spend a whole bunch of money on players that probably aren't worth it.

Ryan O'Reilly has no regrets over Colorado contract negotiations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He’s now a Sabre, and while he acknowledged he enjoyed his time in Colorado, he understood the stigma that he was a guy who had trouble closing a deal to play with the team.

Report: Blackhawks sign Rundblad to a two-year, $2 million extension | ProHockeyTalk
The 24-year-old was a pending restricted free agent.

Would Maple Leafs retain salary to trade Phil Kessel? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
According to Andy Strickland, the Toronto Maple Leafs have told at least one team that they will retain up to $2 million of Phil Kessel’s salary annually in order to trade him this summer.

What We Learned: NHL Draft report cards (and Boston's near failure) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The first thing you have to say about what the Bruins have done this offseason is that it's all an overreaction.

Ranking the top 10 free agents | theScore
This year's free agency class has a few free agents.

Barberio looking for a ‘fresh start somewhere else,’ says agent | ProHockeyTalk
He wasn't tendered a qualifying offer by the Bolts on Monday.

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Who gets in? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its 2015 class on Monday, and here’s what we know for sure: Nicklas Lidstrom would be in already were it not for a mandatory waiting period.

The Final Howl

Haiti wins hockey world championship ... seriously | Fusion
One of the most unlikely national teams in sporting history has just won the championship trophy in one of the most unlikely sports.