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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - The Toughest Coyote

Zbynek Michalek proved tough in the Coyotes 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, Steve Downie is heading to the AHL, and John Scott thanks the fans.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes' penalty kill fails again in 2-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres - Five For Howling
A crazy game with a crazier finish results in a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Sabres.

Arizona Coyotes: Coyotes Player Grades For Week 15 - Howlin' Hockey - An Arizona Coyotes Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Arizona Coyotes finished the week with a 1-1-1 record despite dominating play in their two losses. While the Coyotes' special teams faltered in their execution.

Arizona Coyotes send Steve Downie to AHL to increase playing time | AZCentral
The Coyotes assigned winger Steve Downie to the American Hockey League Monday.

Zbynek Michalek’s contribution to hockey toughness – ProHockeyTalk
The latest player to shake off a puck to the face.


Riveters Self-Destruct, Surrender Three-Goal Lead to Beauts, 6-5. - Blueshirt Banter
Captain Ashley Johnston: "We lost our composure. When you lose your composure, you lose your mind."

News From Around the Hockey World

Ryan White to avoid supplemental discipline for his hit on Tomas Jurco, per report - Broad Street Hockey
The hit that took White out via ejection early in Sunday night's game will reportedly not cost him any additional games.

"Safe Is Death": Why B's Now Need To Be Bold, Not Safe, In Trade Market - Stanley Cup of Chowder
If the B's are serious about moving forward in the short term, now is the time they need to stop holding their chips and ante up for some big trade action.

Moves to Make Now ... or Not - Canes Country
To trade or not to trade....who to trade or do we trade anybody at all? Heaven forbid are we potential buyers at the trade deadline? Inquiring minds want to know.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out 'long-term' after blocking shot with hand (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Afterward, Oilers head coach Todd McLellan announced that the 22-year old forward would be out "long-term."

Jets Come up Short Against Colorado. - Arctic Ice Hockey
It was a hard fought game but the Jets were unable to secure a win. Read all about it here.

Ducks GM amazed Drouin requested trade on entry-level deal |
Apparently Bob Murray is not impressed with Drouin's trade request.

Report: Baggage handler suing Maple Leafs over 'permanent and disabling' injuries |
An American baggage handler is reportedly suing the Toronto Maple Leafs after suffering multiple shoulder injuries while helping the team rush to board its charter flight after a game.

Darius Kasparaitis wants to come out of retirement to rep Lithuania | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Nine years after he last played in the NHL and seven years after he retired following a stint in the KHL, Darius Kasparaitis wants to represent his native Lithuania for the first time in his career.

Bell continues ratings flame war while Rogers faces nightmare playoffs scenario - Pension Plan Puppets
Canada's hockey broadcast giants continue issuing dueling ratings press releases while a nightmare appears on the horizon: a Stanley Cup playoffs with zero Canadian teams.

John Scott says All-Star Game status 'up in the air,' thanks fans | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "I wish I had the answer. I haven’t heard anything from the league, or what the position is, or where anybody really stands right now. It’s up in the air"

Hockey player arrested for arson after burning love letters | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Everglades player took a stack of love letters, went outside, purchased some gasoline at a local gas station, doused the letters and set them ablaze. No word if he was blasting The Cure or Joy Division from a nearby boom box.

The Final Howl

3 ways to make things right in the John Scott All-Star mess |
Many people feel like John Scott was wronged with the trade to Montreal Canadiens, and many people are looking for ways to make it right for him.