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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Torts gets prank called

Preseason continues as the Coyotes lost again in California (although not by as much), John Tortorella's press conference was pranked, and a goalie retires to do radio color commentary.

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Coyotes News

How Good is the Coyotes Defense? - The Hockey Writers
Going into the 2015-16 season, the Coyotes have big changes on the blue line.

09/22/2015 - 'Yotes Quotes: Domi Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes prospect Max Domi answers questions before Tuesday's preseason game vs. LA.

09/22/2015 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett answers questions before the team heads to Los Angeles for Tuesday's preseason game.

09/22/2015 - 'Yotes Quotes: Ekman-Larsson Video - NHL VideoCenter - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson answers questions before Tuesday's preseason game vs. LA.

Arizona Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker has plenty of motivation - AZCentral
In the aftermath of such an ugly season for the Coyotes, the list of candidates for a resurgence is lengthy.

Mike Smith, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Max Domi photobomb 'Yotes fans - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes asked a few season ticket holders to come in for a promotion — taking pictures in their Coyotes gear to encourage other to sign up of renew their season tickets.

Shane Doan and Tyler Gaudet Injured in Coyotes Camp - TSS
Shane Doan has sustained an injury in training camp, but the 38 year old right wing has been held out of both the on-ice practice and the last few scrimmages.

Lucas Lessio feels sense of urgency to make Coyotes roster this season - Arizona Sports
Lessio is hoping to finally make the leap to full time NHL player this season.

News From Around the Hockey World

Report: Erik Johnson Signs Extension - Mile High Hockey
The Colorado defenseman agrees to a new deal before entering the final year of his contract.

Flames cut Andrew Mangiapane, return him to the Barrie Colts - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Training camp is now down to 58 players.

Lawyers for alleged Patrick Kane rape victim Wednesday presser report |
It's a press conference to address "leaks and rumors."

Pens Phil the Net, 7-3 over Canes - PensBurgh
Crosby and Kessel give a glimpse of what's to come in preseason blowout against Carolina.

Recap: Pre-Leafs 2, Pre-Habs 1 (OT) - Pension Plan Puppets
It always feels good to beat the Habs, even if it is the preseason.

Blackhawks vs. Red Wings preseason results 2015: Chicago wins, 5-4, on 3-on-3 OT game-winner - Second City Hockey
The Hawks earned a 5-4 overtime victory in their preseason opener Tuesday night at the United Center.

Winnipeg Jets not Wild enough to pull out the OT win - Arctic Ice Hockey
Pre-season hockey is choppy at the best of times. Add in a Minnesota Wild team that aims to remove all of the hockey from a hockey game and you have a tightly contested contest that features very few goals.

Quick Bite: Martin Jones shuts out Canucks in Sharks win - Fear The Fin
In his first game for the Sharks, Martin Jones pitched a shutout to give San Jose its first preseason win.

We Need to Stop the Idea of the National Honor League - Winging It In Motown
The idea that the NHL somehow has moral superiority over other major sports leagues is unhealthy.

Paul Bissonnette on hockey enforcers' long-term health, his own depression | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "It’s easy to say ‘he’s a fighter, and he committed suicide and it’s because he fought and he suffered concussions.'

Stanley Cup Prospects, Part 1: The Bottom Line - Grantland
We're not last! We're not last!

NCAA denies Michigan State's plan to have green lines at rink | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Michigan State’s athletic director Mark Hollis had a great idea for Munn Ice Arena. He wanted to change the traditional hockey blue lines to a color that would add to the home ice experience in Lansing.

Veteran G Mason retires, transitions to radio booth | ProHockeyTalk
Where he'll do color for Predators games.

Postgame quotes: Pearson, Berube return from injury — LA Kings Insider
The Kings won 5-1 in Bakersfield.

The Final Howl

Team USA press conference with John Tortorella taken over by pranksters - Broad Street Hockey
They thought Travis was a prank caller, too.