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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Final Home Game of 2016

Looking at the family history of Jakob Chychrun, Artemi Panarin signed an extension, and looking at the top 5 dumbest controversy of the past year.

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Coyotes News

Jeff and Jakob Chychrun: Hockey is in the blood | FOX Sports
Former NHL player Jeff Chychrun discusses the hockey upbringing of his son, Jakob.

No shocker: Drop in offense key to Arizona Coyotes' skid - AZ Central
The Coyotes have manufactured minimal offense this season

Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith Carrying The Team - Howlin Hockey
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith has played out of his mind behind a porous defense that gives up more shots than any other team in the NHL.

Roadrunners News

Roadrunners' power play pummels past Stockton in 4-1 victory - Tucson Roadrunners
With first-place in the Pacific Division hanging in the balance, the Roadrunners’ power play pummeled its way through the second period of Wednesday night’s contest, leading the club to a 4-1 victory over the Stockton Heat at Stockton Arena.

News From Around the Hockey World

Alain Vigneault had to hitch a ride with the Senators to get back to New York - Blueshirt Banter
That’s... not how things normally work.

Hall and Fiddler Both Out of Devils’ Lineup with Lower-Body Injuries - All About The Jersey
Neither will make the trip to Washington with the team. Hall is out day-to-day, but Fiddler will be out for 3-4 weeks.

Thornton, Marleau not sweating UFA questions - Yahoo Sports
Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau said potential unrestricted free agency hasn’t been a burden on them so far this season. Thornton is in the final season of a three-year contract worth $20.250 million while Marleau’s deal was worth $20 million of three years.

Detroit Assigns Bertuzzi and Lashoff to Grand Rapids - Winging It In Motown
Red Wings Set to Begin Season-High Seven-Game Road Trip on Thursday in Ottawa

Kings place Toffoli on injured reserve | ProHockeyTalk
He will be re-evaluated in the new year.

Artemi Panarin’s re-signing will force the Blackhawks to make more moves - Second City Hockey
The Panarin extension is great news, but now it’s a guarantee that more moves are on the way.

Painting anthem singer performs at Florida Panthers game (Photos) - Yahoo Sports
National Anthem Singer and Painter Joe Everson performs before the start of the game between the Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida.

Recap: Leafs 3 - Panthers 2 (SO) - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs return from their Christmas break with a back to back in Florida, the first of which is The Computer Boys Bowl.

Aleksander Barkov suffers lower-body injury (Video) - Yahoo Sports
Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov left his team’s Wednesday game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period with lower-body injury.

2017 World Junior Championship Day 3 Recap: Sweden Rallies to Beat Switzerland, USA Rolls Over Slovakia - Defending Big D
Stars prospect Joseph Cecconi reminds you that Dallas picked him during the Magic Round.

World Junior Hockey Championship Schedule: December 29, 2016 - Eyes On The Prize
The daily schedule for all the WJC action on December 29th

Canucks-Kings recap - Nucks Misconduct
Take a bow Ryan, you earned your pay tonight.

Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: The five dumbest controversies of 2016 | The Hockey News
The entire year has been filled with controversies big and small, but here are the five most ridiculous of 2016.