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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - the John Scott fiasco

Nothing about this looks good for anybody involved. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

The man who will replace Scott on the roster
The man who will replace Scott on the roster
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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes trade John Scott and Stefan Elliott, receive Jarred Tinordi - Five For Howling
There's a lot to unpack in the Arizona Coyotes' latest move. Let's dive in.

Nobody looks good in John Scott fiasco - Arizona Sports
Scott never had an impact on the ice, but the decision to sign him had more impact off the ice than anyone could have imagined or desired.

NHL blows it, reportedly 'orchestrated' John Scott's All-Star exit - Sporting News
Scott loses across the board, the fans miss out on at least some sort of memorable moment from an event that needs them desperately and the NHL shoots itself in the foot. Again. Not very fun.

Nashville Predators acquire Stefan Elliott in three-way swap with Coyotes, Canadiens - On the Forecheck
Nashville adds to the crowded 6D position.

Jarred Tinordi, Jamie Oleksiak get Matt Donovan Treatment - Lighthouse Hockey
After four months of the Matt Donovan Treatment, seldom-used but waiver-eligible Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi found escape through a trade to the Coyotes. His experience is not unique, and one more fork in the road awaits.

Falcons News

Arizona Coyotes reassign Dan O'Donoghue from Springfield Falcons to Rapid City Rush |
The 24-year-old O'Donoghue has registered 3-1-4 and six penalty minutes (PIM) in 18 games with the Falcons this season.

News From Around the Hockey World

Hellebuyck, Jets Blank Wild's Uninspired Play 1-0 - Hockey Wilderness
Wild fans are a bit displeased.

Blackhawks vs. Maple Leafs final score 2016: Kane's hat trick propels Chicago to 4-1 win - Second City Hockey
Patrick Kane was Batman and Artemi Panarin was Robin as the dynamic duo had a huge night to earn Chicago its tenth straight victory.

Canucks survive a hurricane of shots and win 3-2 in overtime. - Nucks Misconduct
Jakob Markstrom saved 38 shots and Bo scored 2 goals including the game winner.

NHL surprises, worst player, Stamkos guesses at 2015-16 midpoint | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Here’s part two of awards at the halfway mark, in which we look at the biggest surprises, worst player and what might happen to Steven Stamkos.

Report: Canadiens in negotiations with Tampa for Jonathan Drouin - Eyes On The Prize
Apparently, multiple offers have been made.

Report: Oilers offered Nugent-Hopkins to Predators for Jones – ProHockeyTalk

NHL Award Watch: Panthers' Roberto Luongo is NHL's first half MVP -
We take a look at the NHL's award races through the first half of the 2015-16 NHL season, and Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo is at the top of a lot of them. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson also stands out.

Poaching in the Central Division - Who Should the Dallas Stars Target? - Defending Big D
Jonathan Drouin and Kevin Shattenkirk are apparently on the market. That means anything goes! With the team on-break, I took a look at the Central Division and identified interesting targets from each team should GM Jim Nill get the notion to start dealing.

Timashov grabbing spotlight after trade to Shawinigan Cataractes - Pension Plan Puppets
If Leafs draftee Dmytro Timashov was a well-kept secret at June's draft, he isn't anymore.

How the NHL failed Women's Hockey at the Winter Classic - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Outdoor Women's Classic was not a great success, but next year's could be.

WATCH: Red Wings pick shoots puck through net in bizarre OT finish -
Red Wings draft pick Nick Jensen shoots the puck really hard apparently. His game-winner went through the net so fast, the refs didn't catch it until video review after OT ended.

The Phantoms had 27 shots in a period and still lost the game - Broad Street Hockey
They allowed one shot against, and it turned out to be the shot that lost them the game.

The Final Howl

Islanders goalie prospect Söderström auctions off World Junior equipment for children's cancer fund - Lighthouse Hockey