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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - expansion pitches made

Las Vegas and Quebec City made official expansion pitches to the executive committee, the NWHL released a CapGeek like website, oddsmakers predicted awards winners and Matthews is doing well in Switzerland.

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Coyotes News

Brad Richardson brings experience, perseverance to Coyotes - AZ Central
In refurbishing their center-ice position over the summer, the Coyotes targeted smarts, speed and stability.

Arizona Coyotes confidential with Mikkel Boedker - AZ Central
A look at Mikkel Boedker who signed a one year deal with the Coyotes in the offseason.

Arizona Coyotes: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: (The 2015-16 NHL season is nearly upon us! Why bother watching this team? What will make or break the season? Find out as we preview all 30 teams as camps begin!)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson quietly emerging as Norris Trophy contender -
Oliver Ekman-Larsson is quickly becoming one of the best defencemen in the league, even if he doesn't always get the recognition he deserves playing on a poor Arizona Coyotes team.

News From Around the Hockey World

Three big question. - Nucks Misconduct
I guess there is only one big question when it comes to this year.

NWHL News: The League Launches CapPro - Blueshirt Banter
The Riveters' international stars are among the highest paid players on the team.

Connor McDavid, Not Surprisingly, is the Calder Trophy Favourite - The Copper & Blue
Lots of love for the Oilers rookie from the odds makers.

Is Taylor Hall set to become Edmonton’s new captain? | ProHockeyTalk
Where there's smoke...

New Jersey Devils 2015-16 Season Preview Part 2: Defensemen - All About The Jersey
Season preview week continues here at All About the Jersey, with an in depth look at the Devils' defensive squad. How did the group perform last season, how has it changed this year, and what can we expect from them this season? Let's check it out.

NHL happy with early returns on 3-on-3 OT, games ending quickly | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The NHL is finding its overtime games ending quickly in the 3-on-3 as well: They’re lasting an average of 2 minutes and 49 seconds.

Sabres vs. Leafs recap: Lehner gets shutout in 4-0 blowout of Toronto - Die By The Blade
BU players outscored Toronto by three goals in another fun Sabres preseason game.

Quebec bid says Canadian dollar will not be a factor -
The falling Canadian dollar will not be an issue for the Quebec City expansion bid group, who are "in a waiting mode" following a meeting with the NHL’s executive committee.

NHL Awards odds: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin among favorites for 2015-16 trophies | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: If Bovada's favorites end up coming through, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will have to find more room in their already crowded trophy cases.

Matthews makes seamless transition on and off the ice in Switzerland - Article - TSN
Auston Matthews misses two things more than anything else while living abroad: Chipotle and In-N-Out Burger.

Why teams should use 4 forwards on the powerplay | Hockey Graphs
Rethinking how teams should deploy their power play units.

Vegas, Quebec City make expansion pitches to NHL exec committee | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Representatives from Las Vegas and Quebec City made their expansion pitches to the NHL’s executive committee, ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Governors meeting in New York.

Five for Fighting: An in-depth analysis of fighting in the NHL — Part III - Eyes On The Prize
We already know the individual impact fighting has in the NHL, now what happens to an entire team when players choose to fight?

Edmonton Oilers’ Lauri Korpikoski can play just about anywhere | Edmonton Journal
Lauri Korpikoski may be Oilers' most versatile forward, moving up and down the lineup.

2015-16 NHL Preview, Part 1: The Bottom-Feeders - Grantland
Sean McIndoe suggestion for a new team slogan is pretty good.

Regarding that really bad Brent Seabrook extension (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Stan Bowman is a very smart hockey man. He values the right things (on the ice anyway, haha) and has had a lot of success not only in terms of icing consistently great NHL teams, but also in drafting and developing talent to replace the high-quality NHLers he necessarily has to lose every few years.

The Final Howl

Public outrage gets Leafs radio broadcasters back on the road - The Globe and Mail
A Twitter firestorm erupted Monday when posted a story that Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph would be grounded this season.