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Sunday's Coyotes Tracks - youngsters with something to prove

A young Coyote wants to hit pro athletes, a young Oiler gets a big extension, and a young Islander gives his calves a workout. All these and more in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes extend a PTO to Patrick Dwyer - Five For Howling
One more veteran forward at Arizona Coyotes camp.

Coyotes' Defense Should Be Bigger and Better - TSS
With OEL as the centerpiece, the Desert Dogs have gone about rebuilding that back end with the hopes of grinding out more wins again this season.

NHL.com - Coyotes' Hanzal feels 'better than ever' - 2015-2016 Season Preview
Hanzal has been plagued by a chronic back injury during his career and was limited to 37 games last season. With the Coyotes out of playoff contention in February, he and the team decided surgery was the best option.

Arizona Coyotes' Dave Tippett motivated to redeem Coyotes - azcentral.com
After his most difficult season as a coach, Dave Tippett seeks to regain the respect lost during a poor 2014-15 season.

Michael Bunting Wants to be an Elite Pest - TSS
Michael Bunting is confident that he’s been prepared to play against the bigger competition that pro players can offer.

News From Around the Hockey World

The Oilers have signed Oscar Klefbom to a 7-year contract - The Copper & Blue
Out of the blue, news broke this afternoon of the Oilers locking up 22-year old defenceman Oscar Klefbom to a 7-year contract extension.

Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Rozsival to 1-year contract - Second City Hockey
Chicago is bringing back the 37-year-old veteran.

Can Michel Therrien become the right man for the job? - Eyes On The Prize
Michel Therrien has a great regular season record in his second stint with the Habs, and sounds rejuvenated heading into the new campaign. But will the Habs continue to grow under his tutelage?

Alexander Khokhlachev wants to be a Boston Bruin, unhappy with Providence - Stanley Cup of Chowder
He's unhappy with being a Providence Bruin, though, and is getting a little tired of it. Is there room for him with the big club this year?

Buffalo Sabres Dan Bylsma tries not to want to kill Patrick Kaleta | ProHockeyTalk
He wants to like Kaleta.

Milan Lucic sees LA Kings as long-term fit in 'perfect scenario' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Make up your own joke here, Coyotes fans.

Goaltending is biggest question for Red Wings in 2015 - CBSSports.com
The Detroit Red Wings have a new coach for the first time in 10 years, but the goaltending battle might be the biggest question facing the team as it enters the 2015-16 season.

The Devils Will Have Improved Possession Stats - All About The Jersey
Last week, I decided that I wanted to be positive about the Devils, and I went into how I think they could be one of the more stingy teams when it comes to goals against. This week, I want to continue the theme. The improved stat: possession.

St. Louis Blues keep eyes on Jake Allen back spasms Brian Elliott | ProHockeyTalk
Too early to panic, but something to watch.

More Ho-Sang details emerge: Wake-Up calls and Coliseum stair-climbing - Lighthouse Hockey
A series of tweets from Arthur Staple (including a guest appearance by Justin Bourne) with more new info on the impetus and aftermath of the Josh Ho-Sang training camp dismissal. Donna Martin Graduates!

The Final Howl

Botched OT call forces teams to settle game the following day | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports