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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - shifting the landscape

The Chicago Blackhawks managed to clear some cap space yesterday, while the Coyotes learned a little bit more about their young prospects. More on this in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes player profile: introducing Stefan Elliott - Five For Howling
The great people over at Mile High Hockey introduce us to the newest Arizona Coyotes defenseman.

Arizona Coyotes' youth set to impress at rookie camp -
The potential brewing in the pipeline is legitimate, and just how many youngsters will win a job with the Coyotes will start to be gauged at the team’s rookie camp when practices start Saturday at Gila River Arena.

Talking Gormley On The Playa - Mile High Hockey
A conversation with Five For Howling's Brendan Porter.

News From Around the Hockey World

Hurricanes Feast On Blackhawks’ Cap Woes, Acquire Kris Versteeg And Joakim Nordstrom - Canes Country
GM Ron Francis filled a big whole up front, acquiring veteran right wing Kris Versteeg, along with left Joakim Nordstrom and a third round in 2017, for defensemen Dennis Robertson and Jake Massie and a fifth-rounder in 2017.

Marcus Kruger signs 1-year, $1.5 million deal with Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
The Swedish forward is officially back for the 2015-16 season.

Team Europe World Cup players frustrated with format | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
While the Under 23 team seems excited, Team Europe is not as pleased about the World Cup.

Ryane Clowe Done With Hockey - In Lou We Trust
Ryane Clowe, announced Thursday during a conference call that his playing career is over. The string of head injuries and recommendations from doctor's have forced him to end his career.

It's Stanley Cup or Bust for Lightning in 2015-16 - TSS
With an incredible amount of forward depth, the team was able to roll four dominant lines, which were bolstered by a defense that featured Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman.

Report: Grand jury expected to resume investigation into Blackhawks' Patrick Kane | theScore
According to The Tribune, sources indicate that the case will go to the grand jury in about two weeks, putting it on target to resume after the Blackhawks open camp Sept. 18.

Yandle’s healthy, ready for Rangers | ProHockeyTalk
Strong contract year coming?

NHL Preview: With Jack Eichel, Sabres can now focus on winning -
The days of cheering for losses in Buffalo are over. With Jack Eichel set to make his NHL debut this season, Sabres fans should actually have some hope for their team.

The Final Howl

Make-A-Wish provides hockey rink to Rock Springs boy - Casper Star-Tribune