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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - More Homecomings!

The Coyotes were active on the first day of free agency bringing in some new faces and some fan favorites.

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With the first day of free agency in the books there was definitely a lot of news and we probably missed some.  Be sure to check out the SBNation Free Agency thread which has all your free agency news.

Coyotes News

07/01/2015 - Maloney Q&A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney talks about bringing back Antoine Vermette.

07/01/2015 - Maloney Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Check out highlights from Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney's press conference on Wednesday afternoon regarding free-agent signings.

Arizona Coyotes improve their current look without sabotaging the future - AZ Central
The Coyotes' additions Wednesday didn't derail their rebuild but also improved their current group.

Report: Arizona Coyotes sign Antoine Vermette to two year contract - Five For Howling
The band is getting back together.

Arizona Coyotes start filling holes on Day One of free agency - Five For Howling
General manager Don Maloney brought in both new and familiar faces to kick off the annual signing period.

Arizona Coyotes Sign Anders Lindback To One Year Deal - Five For Howling
The Coyotes have their backup goaltender .

Arizona Coyotes sign penalty machine Steve Downie for one year - Five For Howling
The most penalized player in the NHL last season now comes to the Valley.

Reports: Arizona Coyotes sign three year deal with Brad Richardson - Five For Howling
Brad Richardson is apparently about the join the Arizona Coyotes.

Arizona Coyotes bring back Zbynek Michalek for two years - Five For Howling
The shot-blocking defenseman is reportedly back for another term in Sedona Red.

News From Around the Hockey World

Leafs sign Mark Arcobello - Pension Plan Puppets
Leafs sign former Coyote forward Mark Arcobello to one-year contract.

Predators Acquire Max Reinhart from the Flames - On the Forecheck
Nashville has made a small deal for a depth forward.

Jack Eichel leaves BU, signs entry-level deal with Sabres | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Another piece of Tim Murray’s plan is falling into place for the Buffalo Sabres.

Montreal signs free agent defenseman Joel Hanley - Eyes On The Prize
It's a two-way deal that only lasts one season.

Brad Treliving knew what he wanted in the free agent frenzy, and he got it - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Brad Treliving is the man with the plan, and by god, he's going to execute it.

dCorsi Impact: Is the Oilers' defence headed in the right direction? - The Copper & Blue
As bloggers in the Corsiverse discuss Peter Chiarelli's moves on defence, we take a look at dCorsi Impact as a metric for measuring the quality of defenders' possession game. Are we headed in the right direction?

Florida Panthers sign defensemen Cameron Gaunce and Brent Regner - Litter Box Cats
Tallon and the Cats add to organizational depth on the blue line.

Sabres sign right winger Jason Akeson, Murray denies Cal O'Reilly reports - Die By The Blade
The Sabres added a forward for Rochester in Akeson, but refuted reports that the team had also locked up Cal O'Reilly.

Analyzing the Brad Richards Deal - Winging It In Motown
What went from what was to be a quiet free agency day for the Red Wings just a few weeks ago suddenly got very loud, as Ken Holland made his second signing of the day in announcing that the team signed Brad Richards.

Canadiens sign George "Bud" Holloway for one year - Eyes On The Prize
Just when you thought Marc Bergevin was done, he makes a surprise signing.

Leafs sign Pittsburgh Penguins' legend Daniel Winnik to two year contract - Pension Plan Puppets
Daniel Winnik returns to the Leafs on a two year contract.

Panthers trade RFA Jimmy Hayes to Boston for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard's contract - Litter Box Cats
Cats bypass Free Agent Frenzy to make a savvy deal to shore up right wing spot.

A Winning PHILosophy - PensBurgh
Penguins win on Canada Day as NHL free agency opens amid a bang as Pittsburgh acquires Phil Kessel from Toronto Maple Leafs.

Avs' offseason moves make them a more complete team - Mile High Hockey
Offseason moves make the Avs a more complete team.

Ken Holland Addresses Red Wings' Needs on NHL's First Day of Free Agency - Winging It In Motown
Ken Holland signed Mike Green and Brad Richards on the NHL's first day of free agency. How did Holland's approach address the Red Wings' needs?

Devils End the Frenzy Late, Ink Jim O'Brien - In Lou We Trust
After most of the day was over, the Devils made a depth signing late in the evening. Former first round pick and center Jim O'Brien, previously of the Ottawa Senators, was inked to a deal. He fills a position of need in the bottom six.

Report: Capitals Sign Justin Williams - Japers' Rink
The Caps bring in three-time Cup champ Williams on a two-year deal.

Winners & Losers on Day 1 of NHL Free Agency | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Puck Daddy takes a look at the day that was and who/what won and who/what didn’t quite come out victorious.

Analyzing the Mike Green Signing: How will he fit with the Red Wings? - Winging It In Motown
Mike Green is instantly the most offensively capable defenseman on the roster, which directly addresses the biggest weakness on the team.

Why professional sports mask reality so well - Pension Plan Puppets
The world of professional sport is coated in sugar. It's an escape for many people to turn on the game and relax, but the game we escape to contains just as many realities as our lives.

Sharks sign Paul Martin to 4-year, $19.4 million contract - Fear The Fin
Former Penguin lands in San Jose.

Thomas Greiss Signs with New York Islanders: 2 years, $3 million - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders have found their new backup goalie.

Report: Red Wings Re-Sign Andy Miele - Winging It In Motown
The former Coyote signed a one-way deal

Mike Ribeiro Signs Two Year Extension Worth $7 Million per TSN - On the Forecheck
Ribeiro has his extension in Nashville, and the opinions are mixed.

The Final Howl

The Hockey News senior writer takes cheap jab at Florida Panthers via Twitter - Litter Box Cats
Senior writer gets nasty with Florida co-owner in Tweets