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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Expansion Bid Fallout

The Coyotes added to their AHL coaching staff yesterday, Amanda Kessel's NCAA career ends, and the NHL announced they were going to focus exclusively on Las Vegas and Quebec City for expansion.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes: Expansion Affects On Franchise - Howlin' Hockey
The NHL accepted two applications for expansion from Vegas and Quebec. The possible affects it could have on the Arizona Coyotes may be more than financial.

Vegas expansion bid further proof Coyotes aren't moving there | FOX Sports
The NHL received applications for expansion franchises in Quebec and Las Vegas prior to the Monday deadline.

Sports Illustrated ranks Coyotes signing of assistant GM John Chayka among best this offseason - Arizona Sports Now on 98.7 FM
Arizona's signing of assistant general manager John Chayka made Sports Illustrated's 10 smartest off-ice hiring's of the 2015 season.

Falcons News

Arizona Coyotes add to minor-league coaching staff - AZ Central
Coyotes add to minor-league coaching staff.

Gladiators News

Official Website - Gwinnett Gladiators - Glads Ink Fiddler, Barteaux
Forward Todd Fiddler and Defenseman Ian Barteaux have agreed to terms with the Gladiators for the 2015-2016 season, the team announced on Tuesday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Horrify friends, fool neighbors and traumatize small children with NHL Player masks - Lighthouse Hockey
Now available at are full face masks of some of the league's best and brightest. They are terrifying.

10 years ago tomorrow the Pittsburgh Penguins literally hit the lottery - PensBurgh
July 22, 2005 was a day that changed the course of Pittsburgh Penguins history forever, when they won the NHL draft lottery and got the chance to draft Sidney Crosby with the first overall pick

An Early Look at the Albany Devils Roster for the 2015-16 Season - In Lou We Trust
This post will take a look at how the offseason has treated the Albany Devils so far and what their line up may potentially look like for next season.

NHL gets real dang snarky with expansion groups that missed deadline - Broad Street Hockey
The NHL really still is a Mickey Mouse league sometimes.

Do the Oilers understand the Salary Cap and Reserve List at all? - The Copper & Blue
With the closing of the second buyout window, I am really left scratching my head about the Oilers decision making around the cap, and with it the reserve list.

Tampa Bay Lightning add system depth with LW Tye McGinn - Raw Charge
The Bolts fill a hole created by LW Carter Ashton's decision to play in Europe this season.

There's No Need to Panic About Braden Holtby... Yet - Japers' Rink
As the details of Holtby's arbitration filing become public, a reminder not to freak out about the numbers until there's a reason to do so.

How much is Braden Holtby really worth? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Capitals asked for a $5.1 million cap hit, because they have about $10.3 million worth of cap space remaining and still have to re-sign Marcus Johansson as well. Holtby asked for quite a lot of money — $8 million — because by a lot of standards he seems as though he's worth it.

Could the Flames still be in on Cody Franson? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames have already majorly upgraded their defence by adding Dougie Hamilton, but there's always room for improvement: and a top four defenceman is still available in the open market.

Komets and Avs renew Affiliation for 2 years - Mile High Hockey
At one point this summer the Fort Wayne Komets started looking around for another NHL partner to affiliate with for the 2015-16 season but in the end both teams reached a 2-year agreement to stay...

B’s among five or six teams in on Franson, who’s ‘sick of doing one-year deals’ | ProHockeyTalk
"Boston would be an interesting spot. It's obviously an awesome city, and they've got a great organization."

NHL to ‘focus exclusively’ on expansion bids for Las Vegas and Quebec City | ProHockeyTalk
No other bids were received.

GTA group ‘not able to complete’ expansion application | NHL | Hockey | Sports |
When it comes to this upcoming round of NHL expansion, bringing a second NHL franchise to T.O. is a no go.

Amanda Kessel's NCAA career ends due to concussion | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team will begin the defense of their 2015 NCAA national title in late September, but once again will not feature one of the program’s and USA Hockey’s biggest stars.

The Final Howl

The NHL’s IMDb Goofs Page - Grantland
Grantland hockey writer Sean McIndoe called in sick, so his scheduled post recapping the 2014-15 NHL season has instead been written by a guest contributor: the guy who does the "Goofs" pages on IMDb.