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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Smith and Hanzal Almost Ready to Return

Martin Hanzal and Mike Smith are close to returning to the Arizona Coyotes, the Leafs and Red Wings announced their alumni rosters, and a security guard shows off his moves.

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Coyotes News

Faceoffs A Fickle Part Of Arizona Coyotes' Game Plan - Fanrag
The Coyotes are going to need to be good off the draw this season.

Arizona Coyotes players raise funds for charity as waiters - AZCentral
The Arizona Coyotes Foundation Celebrity Waiters Gala was held Monday night at DC Ranch in Scottsdale.

Smith, Hanzal ‘real close’ to rejoining Coyotes | Pro Hockey Talk
Two of the club's veteran leaders are on the current trip to western Canada.

ASU AD Ray Anderson: Proposed arena deal a 'phenomenal' opportunity - Arizona Sports
ASU athletic direction Ray Anderson spoke about the Arizona Coyotes' hockey arena proposal and the Sun Devils' role in it all.

Even in face of change, Arizona hockey continues to grow - Five For Howling
The upswing of Arizona hockey has big implications nationwide.

News From Around the Hockey World

Central Division Struggles Helping Predators - On the Forecheck
Digging yourself a hole early on is never a good idea, but the Predators are in a better position than one might think.

Is it time to part ways with Kristers Gudlevskis? - Raw Charge
Gudlevskis has not been given a fair shake in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

Bertuzzi Assigned to Grand Rapids - Winging It In Motown
Winger Logged Three Games During First NHL Stint

Red Wings, Leafs Alumni Rosters Announced for Centennial Classic - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings and Maple Leafs have announced their tentative rosters for the Alumni Game at The NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto.

Dougie Hamilton Trade Murmurs - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Is the high priced defenceman on the trading block?

Eugene Melnyk is mad at an Ottawa newspaper | Pro Hockey Talk
"Running the Ottawa Senators is not an easy business."

NHL reality series battles Maple Leafs GM’s publicity phobia - Yahoo Sports
Ross Greenburg likes to use a classic line from NFL Films guru Steve Sabol when describing the difficulty in creating a sports-based reality TV show. "You’re building a plane in mid-flight."

NHL GMs talk blindside hits, shootout rules, expansion draft questions - Yahoo Sports
NHL general managers assembled in Toronto on Tuesday at their annual meeting to discuss blindside hits and shootouts along with 2017 expansion draft rules.

The Blue Jackets don’t have to take morning skates anymore | Pro Hockey Talk
"We are trying to get our guys out of the building as much as we can."

Babcock thinks Matthews can be ‘a dominant, dominant center’ very soon | Pro Hockey Talk
"We think he's a very good player already, but we think he can be lights out both with and without the puck."

Down Goes Brown: The 10 kinds of Hall of Fame snubs -
With the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class officially inducted, Down Goes Brown takes a look at the 10 types of players who have been snubbed from getting in.

Final Howl

Watch arena security guard’s dazzling Michael Jackson tribute (Video)
The NHL is seriously lacking in arena security guards who whip out dazzling Michael Jackson tributes during stoppages in play.