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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - the search for a right defenseman

Teams like the Arizona Coyotes are struggling to find a right handed defenseman for their teams. Discussion on that and more in today's edition of the Tracks.

Is this man the right righty for Arizona?
Is this man the right righty for Arizona?
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Coyotes News

A look at the Arizona Coyotes' organizational depth - Five For Howling
How does the Arizona Coyotes' prospect pool shake out by position and readiness?

Arizona Coyotes: How The Western Conference Improved - Howlin' Hockey
The Western Conference got tougher over the summer, with many teams improving their rosters. How will this affect the Arizona Coyotes fate this season?

The Coyotes aren't alone in needing a right-handed defenseman | FOX Sports
The Coyotes weren't able to execute a central part of their offseason plan: dealing for 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Dougie Hamilton.

Shane Doan bullish on Arizona Coyotes desert future | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
In fact, the 39-year-old Coyotes captain appears to be re-energized by a summer that saw his team’s desert future go from being in peril to stable with a new two-year lease.

NHL -- Updating every NHL team's Mount Rushmore - ESPN
John Buccigross looks back at the feats of the past six-plus years and updates his 2009 picks for each team's Mount Rushmore.

NHL off-season power rankings: Who improved most? - Sportsnet.ca
Coaching changes, management overhauls, blockbuster trades, puzzling moves and legal issues: We power-rank all 30 NHL teams' 2015 off-season.

Rush News

MICHAEL YOUNG RETURNS TO THE RUSH - Rapid City Rush: News
Young becomes the fourth defenseman signed to the Rush, joining Brett Kostolansky, Kirill Tulupov, and his former college teammate announced earlier last afternoon, Brian O’Rourke.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ducks Sign Carl Hagelin For Four Years At $4 mil. AAV - Anaheim Calling
The final RFA forward domino of the offseason falls as Carl Hagelin signed with Anaheim for a 4 year deal worth $4 mil. AAV. A speedy winger with penalty kill prowess, he looks to add a forechecking and board battle presence to go with his wheels.

Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire - Pension Plan Puppets
The Stanley Cup Champion player and coach will join the Leafs as a "special assignment coach"

Sergei Gonchar signed to tryout contract - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins are inviting Sergei Gonchar back. Well, for a tryout at least.

Three reasons why Jaromir Jagr can help the Panthers reach the playoffs - CBSSports.com
The Florida Panthers are going to get a full season of Jaromir Jagr in 2015-16, and that could go a long way toward getting them back into the playoffs.

What you really need to know about NHL deal with MLB Advanced Media | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The deal left a lot of questions for hockey fans. We tried to address some of them with Collins, the NHL’s driving force behind this deal and other innovations.

Lightning’s biggest Qs: Everything about Stamkos’ contract situation | ProHockeyTalk
Will he sign? What will his cap hit be?

Report: Rangers won't sign college standout Robbie Russo | theScore
The New York Rangers are reportedly not interested in signing former Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo.

The Final Howl

Phil Kessel slowly slipping on Penguins jersey is your moment of zen (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports