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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - John Scott is an All Star

Former Coyote John Scott will remain the Pacific Division Captain, TSN Radio Twitter was hacked, and Scottsdale native Auston Matthews is the top prospect.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes happy for John Scott, despite lack of All-Star rep | AZCentral
Scott’s former teammates walked the line between happiness for the defenseman and regret that no active Coyote will sniff the game.

Coyotes' Flaws Still Evident in Unexpected Strong Season-TSS
The Arizona Coyotes were expected to be heavy in the Auston Matthews race this season, coming off a historically poor season for the Pacific Division club.

News From Around the Hockey World

What the John Scott mess taught the NHL about the All-Star Game - Cross Checks Blog- ESPN
Here are three things we learned from the NHL's decision to reinstate John Scott to the All-Star roster.

Lou Lamoriello really likes Nazem Kadri - Pension Plan Puppets
The Toronto Maple Leafs' GM wants players like Kadri in his lineup.

Bolts breakthrough? Lightning slip by Oilers for sixth straight win – ProHockeyTalk
Not pretty, but it's another W.

Canadiens vs Bruins Top Six Minutes: They Habs can't even beat Rask anymore - Eyes On The Prize
You know it's bad when...

Recap: Leafs 3, Flyers 2 - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs snapped a five-game losing streak by topping the Flyers late in the third.

What will the Rangers do with Keith Yandle? – ProHockeyTalk
Plenty of factors to consider for the pending UFA.

Michel Therrien and the cases for and against his firing | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: If Boston enters Montreal and absolutely waxes them on Tuesday night in that Winter Classic rematch, would it surprise anyone to see a change made?

2016 NHL Draft rankings: Americans top the Central Scouting midterm prospect lists - Broad Street Hockey
Matthew Tkachuk and Auston Matthews are atop the list.

Improving the Canadiens: The gap on the right wing - Eyes On The Prize
Carey Price has been missed, but adding the right forward to the mix may well save the Habs' season.

John Scott will be at the All-Star Game as captain of the Pacific Division - Eyes On The Prize
The John Scott fiasco has a happy ending, as he will indeed be present at the All-Star Game.

30 Thoughts: It's time to move on from the John Scott saga -
More on the John Scott saga, a conversation with the Sedin twins, one GM's take on Jonathan Drouin and more. Here is this week's edition of 30 Thoughts.

TSN Radio account hacked with fake James van Riemsdyk trade | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Well, there was a lot of imagination involved in this scenario, apparently: TSN Radio deleted the news and claimed they had been "hacked."

Nashville CEO on NHL All-Star Game expectations, creating new Predators fans (Q&A) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "You earn the All-Star Game through a series of special years on the business front and by building the proper inroads in the community so when you’re given it, it’s a payoff for all those who play a hand in that."

Lapierre leaves Swedish team amid reports of NHL interest – ProHockeyTalk
Could a return be in the works?

The Final Howl

WE DID IT! - Battle of California
BoC was probably not the reason John Scott was named the Pacific Division Captain.