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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Buyer's Remorse?

The Penguins hired a new fancy stats guy, a look at if younger players can be trusted, plus a sit down with Christian Dvorak.

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Coyotes News

07/22/2015 - Christian Dvorak Q & A Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak chats with Dave Vest of about his past, present and future.

Arizona Coyotes: In Retrospect -- Hanifin Better #3 Pick
Probably too early to call on this one.

News From Around the Hockey World

Anze Kopitar and the elite center mega-contract | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
His name is Anze Kopitar. He’s a two-time Stanley Cup champion for the Los Angeles Kings – and the team’s first-line center. And he’s going to make bank … probably before the end of the summer.

Top 5 Puck Possession Forwards in the NHL The Hockey Writers
Assuming the correlation between puck possession and wins is strong, we can use enhanced stats to calculate the best possession players in the league by...

Expansion Draft Speculation: Who Would the Dallas Stars Protect? - Defending Big D
The league faces expansion. Each team had a handful of players they could protect under the old rules. If they use those again, who would the Dallas Stars choose?

Should certain athletes be considered more at-risk for injury? - Eyes On The Prize
Working with a sports physiologist can help prepare athletes mentally and physically

Penguins hire analytics expert as a consultant - PensBurgh
Sharpen your pencils and adjust that pocket protector, the Pittsburgh Penguins have entered the age of analytics by hiring War On Ice website founder Sam Ventura.

Why I Won't Be Buying A Milan Lucic Jersey The Hockey Writers
Will The Kings Have The Money For Milan Lucic After This Season?

How Much is Alex Chiasson Worth? - Silver Seven
Yesterday, Chiasson filed for $2.475-million while Ottawa filed for $1-million. Where should he fall in this range?

Zacha impresses Devils staff at development camp - Hockey's Future
Hockey's Future writer John Iadevaia profiles the New Jersey Devils first round pick from the 2015 NHL Draft, center Pavel Zacha from the OHL's Sarnia Sting.

Can young NHLers be trusted? - Article - TSN
An interesting look as to whether younger players should be trusted with defensive roles

Schedule |
The NWHL schedule was released if you are interested in checking out some games this season.

Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions? | ProHockeyTalk
And what might that look like?

No hurt feelings between Smith and Preds | ProHockeyTalk
"I've probably said worse things (about) myself than what I heard (in) there."

John Hynes on coaching Devils, Patrik Elias, mastering 3-on-3 OT, pork roll | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Pucky Daddy spoke with Hynes at Devils development camp last week. Our last question was about meat. Enjoy!

The Final Howl

NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings: Western Conference Edition - Grantland
The return of the Offseason Bizarro-meter as Sean McIndoe looks at the Western Conference teams offseason moves.