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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - A Glendale resolution

It appears that the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes have reached an agreement on a revised lease agreement. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

City of Glendale to vote on potential settlement with Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes and the City of Glendale may have reached a settlement.

Glendale to vote on amended lease agreement with Coyotes | FOX Sports
If the city approves an amended lease agreement for Gila River Arena, the Coyotes will remain in Glendale for at least the next two seasons.

Glendale and the Coyotes invoke the C word -- compromise -
How refreshing to see that two sides who had a lot to lose bit the bullet, held their breath, sat down together and … compromised.

Baseball puns readied as Arizona Coyotes sign Michael Bunting to ELC | ProHockeyTalk
Go ahead, make a bad baseball pun.

News From Around the Hockey World

Leafs hire longtime Devils architect Lou Lamoriello as new general manager - Pension Plan Puppets
In another wild turn of events, Lou Lamoriello has been named the 16th general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

5 reasons why the hiring of Lou Lamoriello is a smart move | theScore
It was a bold move few saw coming, but it actually makes a great deal of sense.

Lou Lamoriello's departure caught Devils by surprise | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Shero is now the organization’s unquestioned leader and its face. This may be the first time in his GM career he hasn’t had someone lording over him. In Pittsburgh it was co-owner Mario Lemieux. For the last two and a half months, it was Lou.

Yes, This Site's Name Will Change - In Lou We Trust
With Lou Lamoriello leaving the New Jersey Devils and joining Toronto, the most common questions and statements I got were about this site's name. As this post states, yes, it will change and provides the current status of said change.

Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz submits bid to host 2018 World Junior Championships - Second City Hockey
Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz also wants future World Cup of Hockey to be played in Chicago.

Calgary Flames lose some of their good will; re-sign Lance Bouma to overpaid three-year deal - Matchsticks and Gasoline
This offseason was going so well... and then, Lance Bouma's new contract happened.

What statistics ignore, the human side of hockey, and some Habs anecdotes - Eyes On The Prize
Three things analytics-minded fans should understand about the NHL game

Shea Weber May Have Started Declining - On the Forecheck
Being on the cusp of his 30th birthday in a few weeks, it could be time to consider that he may have already passed the prime of his career without many of us realizing it.

Red Wings and Tomas Jurco Closing in on a Two-Year Contract, According to Foreign Report - Winging It In Motown
Thanks to George Malik over at Kuklas Korner for doing the legwork in finding and roughly translating this report from's Pavol Rajtar:

Sabres sign Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way deal - Die By The Blade
The Sabres signed their last RFA, who they acquired last season from Columbus.

Matt Murray won’t back up Marc-Andre Fleury for Pittsburgh Penguins | ProHockeyTalk
They would rather see him get more playing time.

Is Seattle's NHL dream dead or just on hold for now? -
The NHL reportedly asked to meet with prospective Seattle NHL owner Ray Bartoszek at the league offices Tuesday. What does that say about Seattle's NHL hopes now?

The Final Howl

NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings: Eastern Conference Edition " Grantland