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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - John Oliver Edition

On Sunday John Oliver brought the issue of public funding for arenas to the forefront although it may not have been the perfect description of the problem.

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Coyotes News

From the editor's desk: the player versus the person - Five For Howling
John Scott the Hockey Player may not give the Arizona Coyotes much on the ice. But John Scott the Person might.

MVD, Arizona Coyotes working on designs for specialty license plate - KTAR
The Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division is currently working on designs for specialty Arizona Coyotes license plates.

Arizona Coyotes: Lost Out By Not Drafting McDavid/Eichel - Howlin' Hockey
Have you ever wondered what things would be like if the Arizona Coyotes had been lucky enough to win the draft lottery, and draft McDavid or Eichel? I have.

Pondering the Coyotes' lines, defensive pairings, special teams | FOX Sports
Two of the Coyotes' forward lines and their power play units are tough to peg since roster spots are up for grabs and the team may not be finished dealing.

Arizona Coyotes Top Five Moments Of The 2014 Season - Howlin' Hockey
While the 2014 season was a frustrating one for the Arizona Coyotes, Howlin' Hockey breaks down the top five moments from this year that had fans howling.

John Oliver Brings Arizona Coyotes to National Attention - TSS
John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, mentioned an all-too familiar situation in Arizona when he brought up the Arizona Coyotes' legal battle.

News From Around the Hockey World

Report: Ian Herbers to Join Oilers Coaching Staff - The Copper & Blue
The final piece of Todd McLellan's staff appears to be in place.

Sabres, Varone avoid arbitration with one-year, $600K deal | ProHockeyTalk
Depth center agrees to a two-way contract.

Mario Lemieux’s Pittsburgh Penguins sale could happen next week | ProHockeyTalk
This after reports surfaced of the club exploring a potential sale back in June.

BREAKING: Ryan O’Reilly charged with impaired driving, failing to remain at scene | ProHockeyTalk
Trouble for the newly acquired Buffalo center.

NHL wants $8 million for World Cup of Hockey jersey ads | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"Someone paying $8 million? It's just not going to happen," said a marketing executive who has been pitched by the NHL and NHLPA.

NHL releases arbitration dates | ProHockeyTalk
Brendan Shinnimin and Phil Samuelsson have arbitration dates next week.

Blue Jackets Fans: Media Freedom and Integrity - Fansided
This is not going to be a normal Columbus Blue Jackets article. Two distinct events happened today that make me appreciate the great journalists that cover our team.

Damian Echevarrieta the man behind NHL Player Safety Department - Sports - The Boston Globe
After 15 years, Echevarrieta doesn’t know how much longer he’ll stay in Player Safety.

Sabres GM hasn't moved on from Johnny Oduya as defenseman waits | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Now what for Oduya? How does Buffalo sound? That’s what the Buffalo News’ Mike Harrington sees as a good fit for the 33-year old blueliner.

Hal Gill says ‘Big Bad Bruins mantra’ can be ‘tough’ for big players | ProHockeyTalk
Interesting comments from the former Bruin.

What We Learned: How much is Derek Stepan really worth? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Let's say he's worth about 10.25 percent of the cap. Anything less and he's probably selling himself short.

The Kostitsyn brothers sign with KHL team | ProHockeyTalk
There was talk they could be back in the NHL.

The Final Howl

John Oliver missed the point on Coyotes-Glendale issues | FOX Sports
HBO's John Oliver did a lengthy segment on publically funded stadiums that included a look at the Coyotes' legal battle with Glendale.