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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Kane off the Cover

Yesterday EA announced that Patrick Kane would not be not featured on the cover of the upcoming NHL video game, Max Domi spoke about the Toronto Blue Jays, and Doan is committed to the Arizona Coyotes.

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Coyotes News

Doan is committed to Coyotes for this season, maybe beyond | FOX Sports
Cpyotes captain Shane Doan is back in the Valley with a refreshed mind, a rested body and a renewed spirit for the NHL season ahead.

Arizona Coyotes to affiliate with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes and the Rapid City Rush will partner in the ECHL for the 2015-16 season.

Max Domi on Jays, chirping and playing with diabetes -
Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi stopped by Sportsnet to talk about summer fun, his hopes for the Toronto Blue Jays, and who he can't wait to chirp in the NHL.

Keys to a Bounce-Back Season for Mike Smith - TSS
What does Mike Smith need to do to have a bounce-back season with the Arizona Coyotes? Craig Morgan examines three keys.

Summer shakeup ratcheted up competition for Arizona Coyotes in Western Conference -
Comparing the Coyotes’ offseason changes to those of the other teams in the West shows how tough it will be to compete in the conference next season.

News From Around the Hockey World

Jeremy Jacobs wins Lester Patrick for work on lockouts, er, USA Hockey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and longtime scout Bob Crocker have been named recipients of the 2015 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

Construction of Las Vegas Arena is coming along nicely photos of arena | ProHockeyTalk
Promising early signs.

Zidlicky Boom Boom Down: Islanders in talks with veteran defenseman, per report - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders have had contact with veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky, per a series of tweets from Newsday's Arthur Staple. Nothing sound imminent, so don't order that jersey just yet.

A (translated) summer conversation with defenseman Victor Hedman - Raw Charge
Back home in Sweden over the summer, Victor Hedman touched on a load of points. We were fortunate to get some translations of what was said.

Goalies are Voodoo...But Improving Comparative Analysis Tools Can Help - Blueshirt Banter
Goalies are tough to analyze, but improving comparative tools, including 5v5 adjGSAA/60, can help.

Why Mike Green and the Red Wings should be a perfect fit in 2015-16 -
Mike Green is going to get an increased role with the Detroit Red Wings this season and that is going to be good news for both him and the team.

EA Sports drops Patrick Kane from 'NHL 16' cover - Second City Hockey
Jonathan Toews will be featured alone on the cover of EA Sports' latest edition of the NHL franchise.

Capitals implement virtual-reality technology for player development | theScore
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals, announced a multi-year partnership with STRIVR Labs and its virtual-reality program Wednesday.

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Outdoor games; Wild improvement; Silfverberg's new deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Ryan Lambert's weekly Power Rankings.

Under Pressure: Roberto Luongo | ProHockeyTalk
At 36 years old, he still has game.

Stars' Seguin represents new breed of NHLers -
He plays. He acts. He models (with rubber ducks). Tyler Seguin has been steadily carving out his identity since his NHL debut, becoming a triple-threat of sorts in the hockey world.

The Final Howl

Passing Judgment on Your Stanley Cup Title - Grantland
Fortunately for Coyotes fans none of the Stanley Cups that other teams have won count.