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Former Coyote Danny Briere announced his retirement, Adidas will be making the NHL jerseys, and Martin Hanzal is ready for action.

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Coyotes News

Daniel Briere - Former Arizona Coyotes Center Retires - Howlin Hockey
After 17 seasons in the NHL, former Arizona Coyotes center, Daniel Briere will retire. He played six seasons in Arizona before being traded to Buffalo.

Danny Briere officially retires from the NHL after 17 seasons - Broad Street Hockey
He'll continue to live in South Jersey with his kids.

Coyotes' Hanzal is healthy, ready for action | FOX Sports
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has recovered from back surgery in mid-February to repair the same herniated disc on which he had an operation in 2008.

News From Around the Hockey World

Is Tyler Toffoli the Next Justin Williams? - Jewels From The Crown
Many have assumed Tyler Toffoli can take over the role of the newly departed Justin Williams. Is he up to the task?

Adidas Lands NHL Jersey Deal Beginning In 2017-2018 - St. Louis Game Time
Next season may bring some new duds for teams. Are advertisements close behind?

Beleskey wants to get started: ‘I could end the summer right now’ | ProHockeyTalk
Making his Bruins debut probably only adds to the anxiety.

Is Tuukka Rask Still a Vezina-Worthy Goaltender? The Hockey Writers
The Boston Bruins are looking to find themselves in the mix for a playoff spot next spring, and Tuukka Rask will be a huge part of their success.

Phillip Danault reportedly out 'at least 3 months' after undergoing hip surgery - Second City Hockey
We can remove one name from the training camp battles.

Christian Ehrhoff dance continues, as Blue Jackets tap their feet | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
So here we are in mid-August, and Ehrhoff is still a free agent. He has offers, including one from the Columbus Blue Jackets that Aaron Portzline detailed in his latest notebook.

Taylor Hall feels like a rookie with Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers | ProHockeyTalk
He wonders if Edmonton may just emulate (gasp) the Calgary Flames.

Blackhawks reportedly sign Bowling Green defenseman Nolan Valleau - Second City Hockey
Chicago adds another NCAA prospect to its ranks.

Adidas wins NHL jersey rights; World Cup sweaters up in air | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Sources confirmed with Yahoo Sports that the NHL’s uniform-making rights have been acquired by Adidas, which happens to own Reebok, the brand that’s made NHL jerseys since the 2005-06 season. And if that sounds confusing, well, welcome to corporate sponsorship of professional athletic leagues.

Is Brett Connolly underrated? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
So is he any good? Well, corsi-wise he's showed improvement each year in the league, with this most recent one being the best:

What to expect from Martin Jones - Fear The Fin
The Sharks' new goalie is largely an unknown quantity. So what do we know about Jones' goaltending ability?

Site News: The New Name & The New Writers - In Lou We Trust
Last week, I opened up a poll for readers to select the new name for this blog and put out a call for new writers. Within a week, the people have chosen a new name and I have selected five new people to write at this site.

Peter Aubry hired as Blackhawks' developmental goaltending coach - Second City Hockey
Aubry will replace Andrew Allen, who is now a member of the Sabres' coaching staff.

Martin Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left - Puck Drunk Love
Martin Brodeur didn't return to the New Jersey Devils because everyone left. He instead signed a three-year deal in St. Louis.

3 rookies not named McDavid and Eichel to watch | theScore
As a glut of veterans wait on the periphery, helpless, holding out hope that an executive will call to prolong a fading career, it's more apparent now than ever that the NHL is a young man's game.

The Final Howl

Teammates congratulate Daniel Briere on great career - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
As news spread on Monday that forward Daniel Briere was retiring, the hockey community sent its thanks to the undersized forward.