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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Worst Year for Arizona Sports

Is 2016 the worst year for Arizona sports, UNLV men's hockey is moving to ACHA Division 1, and Andrew Shaw freaks out in a penalty box.

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Coyotes News

Time as healthy scratch helping Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun tweak approach - AZCentral
Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun sat as a healthy scratch Tuesday for the fifth time in the last seven games, taking a break after the coaches noticed he was overthinking the game and moving slower.

Arizona Coyotes Might Move Martin Hanzal By Trade Deadline - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes are quarter of the way through the season and things aren't going to plan, which means a player like Martin Hanzal may be moved soon.

Could 2016 be the worst year in Arizona sports history? - AZCentral
Arizona's professional sports fans are in the midst of some tough times.

College Hockey News

ACHA approves UNLV men's hockey to Division I - USA Today
A total of 59 teams currently compete in ACHA Men’s Division I this season.

News From Around the Hockey World

A Look At The Top Head Coach Candidates In Vegas -
Why was the firing of Florida Panthers Coach Gerard Gallant newsworthy to Vegas Golden Knights fans? Because a comment from The Creator last week could mean Mr. Gallant will be soon be turning into Sir Gallant.

He doesn’t know it, but Ryan Strome speaks for all of us: "Something’s got to change." - Lighthouse Hockey
What the Islanders really new is a new way of thinking. And no one has (perhaps inadvertently) articulated that better than recent healthy scratch Ryan Strome.

Preds sign Pardy to one-year deal | NBC Sports
But in order to join the team, he'll need to clear waivers first.

Point: Fighting is not necessary in the NHL - Five For Howling
Some people love it, while some people hate it. Fighting is a dying part of hockey.

Counterpoint: fighting is in the NHL for the foreseeable future - Five For Howling
Fighting is a dying part of the sport, but without a culture change, it may never completely die.

Matt Carle: A Remembrance - Raw Charge
A look at the Lightning career of the oft-maligned blueliner

Bednar rips Avs’ lack of intensity, a familiar refrain this season | NBC Sports
"Too many guys wading into the game, seeing how the game goes. We need more passion."

Stefan Matteau suspended one game by the AHL - Eyes On The Prize
Icecaps forward will miss Wednesday’s game after spearing incident on Tuesday night

Brian Burke would like you to stop leaking Dougie Hamilton trade rumors - Yahoo Sports
On Wednesday, Brian Burke didn’t take too kindly to hearing his young blue liners name out there as potentially available on the market.

Beau Bennett to IR, John Quenneville Called Up & Taylor Hall is Close to Returning - All About The Jersey
The New Jersey Devils made two roster moves today: Beau Bennett to injured reserve and John Quenneville was called up.

Rangers are NHL's most valuable team again in annual Forbes rankings - Yahoo Sports
For the second straight year the New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise.

Final Howl

Andrew Shaw throws tantrum after late-game hooking penalty (Video) - Yahoo Sports
Shaw has been his Shawiest this season.