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Not much Coyotes news but plenty of news from the GM Meetings in Boca Raton, Paul Holmgren wants to kidnap Dylan Larkin, and the Flyers as Pokemon.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes Player Grades Week 22; Vermette Rises, Smith Returns - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes got points from three of four games last week and saw the return of number one goaltender Mike Smith. Antoine Vermette led the pack with

GM Meeting News

NHL goaltending equipment to be streamlined for 2016-17 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "You are hearing from some of the best goalies in the game and they think this is what is right. They want a level playing field within their ranks."

NHL general managers not expanding on head-shot rule | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The NHL's general managers discussed a range of topics at their annual meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.

General managers and the search for more NHL offense | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Teams have scored a total of 5.4 combined goals per-game this season, which is the lowest goals total since the NHL instituted rule changes after the 2004-05 season to increase scoring.

News From Around the Hockey World

Karlsson Plays Hero as Senators Complete Comeback in OT - Silver Seven
Continuing his Norris-worthy season, Erik Karlsson and the Senators win in dramatic fashion.

ReCat: Cats 4, Habs 1 - Litter Box Cats
Florida put their best skate forward on Tuesday night with a 4-1 road win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Flyers vs. Red Wings recap: Dominant first period just enough as Flyers hang on for huge win - Broad Street Hockey
Sparked by a dominant first period, the Flyers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held on for a pivotal 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Wells Fargo Center.

Quick Bite: Sharks come from behind to take down Bruins - Fear The Fin
San Jose led early and then trailed in the second but came from behind to top Boston.

Matthews would provide Flames with intriguing options - Sportsnet.ca
An injection of talent like Auston Matthews would undoubtedly put the rebuilding Calgary Flames back in the mix for a playoff spot after a one-year hiatus. And it would mean even more for a player like Sam Bennett.

Yzerman: Drouin’s return to Bolts ‘very realistic’ – ProHockeyTalk
"If it is good for our team and it is the right thing to do, he will be recalled."

Sens sign QMJHL scoring sensation Perron – ProHockeyTalk
Has 107 points this season for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

The Oilers and One-Goal Leads - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers are struggling with one goal leads. Is it all on the goaltending, or might there be more to it?

Longtime Blue Jacket Vyborny retires due to injury – ProHockeyTalk
Suffered while playing in the Czech League.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Recap: Caps Punch Playoff Ticket 2-1 - Japers' Rink
The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime in D.C.

Penguins vs. Islanders Recap: Pittsburgh earns 2 points thanks to shootout win - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins take down the New York Islanders 2-1 in the shootout, thanks to a goal in regulation by Chris Kunitz, a shootout tally by Kris Letang and some nice goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury.

Paul Holmgren wants to kidnap Dylan Larkin and put him in a bathroom - Winging It In Motown
Paul Holmgren had high praises for the Red Wings rookie phenom Dylan Larkin this afternoon at the USA Hockey presser that would announce Philadelphia is hosting the 2016 CCM All-American Prospects...

Down Goes Brown: Is NHL's competitive balance a good thing? - Sportsnet.ca
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman enjoys showcasing the league's competitive balance. But is having competitive balance a good thing? Down Goes Brown compares the NHL to other leagues to find out.

The Final Howl

Pokémon: The Philadelphia Flyers Edition - Broad Street Hockey
This is long overdue.