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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Is Strome ready?

Can Dylan Strome make it to the NHL in his draft season? Discussion on that question and more in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

When Will Dylan Strome Make the Coyotes Roster - TSS
The Coyotes selected the OHL's leading scorer with the third pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Will he begin the year in the NHL?

Tkachuk well positioned to follow in father's footsteps -
Matthew Tkachuk has a bone-in understanding of what it takes to be an NHL player, and the London Knights forward is hoping to use that knowledge to help fulfill his hockey dreams.

News From Around the Hockey World

Matthews’ Move Sparks IHL Memories - The Sin Bin
Matthew's opting to go to Switzerland is a lot like players going to the IHL in the 90s.

Jenny Scrivens To Make Her Mark On The NWHL - TSS
The NWHL's New York Riveters newest netminder, Jenny Scrivens, sees the NWHL not as just an opportunity to play hockey but also a way to build community.

NHLPA Grieves L.A. Kings Termination of Mike Richards Deal. So What Now? - Forbes
The NHLPA earlier this week filed a grievance in connection with the termination of Mike Richards’ contract by the L.A. Kings.

Bruins’ biggest question: Is the blue line good enough? | ProHockeyTalk
Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg aren't getting any younger.

Canucks to wear retro black skate jerseys on February 13th against Maple Leafs - Nucks Misconduct
As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday morning that they will wear the popular retro black skate jerseys on February 13th against Toronto.

Hockey Analytics Needs More Theory, Not Just More Data - Pension Plan Puppets
Player tracking technologies will give NHL teams dozens of new ways to learn about players, but teams will need to figure out what to do with all those numbers.

Organizers hopeful Las Vegas expansion won't impact Kings' Frozen Fury series | theScore
The Kings have played the preseason game at the MGM Grand every season since 1997 - minus the two lockout seasons - which is usually played against the Colorado Avalanche.

Sami Salo finally retires, citing chronic wrist injury | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Salo told Finnish media on Wednesday that his chronic wrist injury has forced him to retire from professional hockey. Well, that and being at that age where a lot of hockey players retire.

The Curious Case of Brock Nelson and the Disappearing Arbitration Rights - Lighthouse Hockey
Restricted free agent Brock Nelson hasn't signed an extension with the Islanders yet, which is either panic attack-inducing or business-as-usual. Two other RFA deals could be a preview for what Nelson eventually gets.

So long and thanks for all the mammoth tusks - Fear The Fin
It's been a hell of a ride but thanks to a new opportunity I'll no longer be able to contribute to the site.

Jeremy Jacobs wins award for 'outstanding service to hockey' because life is a big joke - Broad Street Hockey
"Mr. Burns does hockey good," says the NHL

The Final Howl

PHOTO: Oilers' Ference sent letter to every GM after Central Scouting snub | theScore
Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference always believed he would make the NHL, and he has the evidence to prove it.