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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Welcome to the Desert Kevin Connauton

The Coyotes pick up Kevin Connauton from the waiver wire, John Scott may be headed to the AHL, and some thoughtful analysis of Alex Galchenyuk's off-ice situation.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes claim Kevin Connauton off waivers from Columbus Blue Jackets - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes make their second waiver claim of the year Kevin Connauton.

Arizona Coyotes trying to improve despite success - AZ Central
The Coyotes bolstered their defense Wednesday by claiming Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Blue Jackets.

Arizona Coyotes send 2016 NHL All-Star captain John Scott to AHL - SBNation.com
This almost plunged the All-Star Game into chaos.

Coyotes claim Kevin Connauton, send All-Star John Scott to AHL
The Coyotes claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers Wednesday.

Falcons News

All-Star captain John Scott demoted to minors by Arizona Coyotes, fans voted him captain of Pacific Division for game in Nashville | FOX Sports
John Scott may be a man of the people, but apparently his coach isn't quite as impressed.

Rush News

#Rapidsports: Rush can’t hold on to early lead in loss to Evansville | Sports | rapidcityjournal.com
The Rush kept that hot start going but couldn’t hold on, taking an early lead before the Evansville IceMen gained the momentum for good in a 4-2 win at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Wednesday night.

News From Around the Hockey World

GAMER: Ducks Depth Scoring Shows Up Late, Sinks Senators 4-1 - Anaheim Calling
Shea Theodore's third period power play goal, his first career tally, unleashed a torrent of scoring late as the Anaheim Ducks skated away from the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Wednesday night at Honda Center.

Recap: Bruins Can't Finish, Fall to Flyers 3-2 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A blown lead in 82 seconds and the Bruins lose another close one they probably should've had.

Cody Hodgson placed on waivers, Viktor Arvidsson assigned to AHL Milwaukee, Colin Wilson to IR - On the Forecheck
Nashville has made several roster moves.

Raffi Torres assigned to Barracuda - Fear The Fin
Raffi Torres will go to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

Blues Owner Tom Stillman On St. Louis: "I Guess I Don't Understand Wanting To Be Anywhere Else" - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues' owner understands what it means to be a good corporate citizen.

Highlight Recap, Game #45: Jackets at Maple Leafs - The Cannon
♪ ♫ Wins never go out of style, wins never go out of style. ♪ ♫

Denis Potvin apologizes for calling Daniel Sedin ‘low life’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "My choice of words at the conclusion of the Vancouver game on Monday should have been more appropriate. In the passion of the moment and under the circumstances of how the game ended, they came out wrong."

Report: Kings, Kopitar on verge of monster eight-year, $80M extension – ProHockeyTalk
Talented center about to join the NHL's $10 million cap hit club.

John Tory gives Justin Trudeau Leafs jersey but is ambushed by socks - Pension Plan Puppets
Habs socks: an affront to us all.

Blades to auction off team-signed stick to benefit Denna Laing - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Win a piece of history and help out a Marblehead native as she begins her recovery!

Islanders Ryan Strome answers Twitter questions, mostly about Call of Duty and food - Lighthouse Hockey
Ryan Strome's turn at the wheel of the Islanders Twitter account took an unexpected and kinda funny detour into extended sections on video games and food.

Alex Galchenyuk doesn't need to apologize - Eyes On The Prize
Whether we like it or not, an apology for suffering physical abuse is never warranted.

The special teams of the Philadelphia Flyers probably aren't this bad - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers have fought their way back into playoff contention, but it has been in spite of the poor performance of their special teams. Will things improve in the second half of the year?

Toxic Masculinity, Domestic Violence, and Hockey - Pension Plan Puppets
Why isn't Alex Galchenyuk's experience of domestic abuse being taken more seriously?

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Alexander Ovechkin vs. Jarome Iginla: An in-depth comparison
Two of the NHL's top superstars have hit major milestones in recent days, with both Jarome Iginla and Alexander Ovechkin joining exclusive clubs.