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Anthony LeBlanc issued a smackdown of epic proportions against the City of Glendale yesterday. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Glendale starting to think maybe playing chicken with the Coyotes was a bad idea after all.
Glendale starting to think maybe playing chicken with the Coyotes was a bad idea after all.
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Coyotes News

Glendale, Phoenix mayors spar over Arizona Coyotes' future arena location - AZ Central
Glendale and Phoenix are engaged in a behind-the-scenes tussle about the Arizona Coyotes as Phoenix tries to lure the NHL team from Gila River Arena.

Arizona Coyotes slam door on team playing in Glendale - KTAR
The Arizona Coyotes will not hold talks to continue playing hockey at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., based on a letter from one of the team's owners.

Mayor Makes Glendale Look Desperate to Keep Coyotes - TSS
Weiers also revealed that there are ongoing, top secret Glendale negotiations to keep the Coyotes — negotiations so secret that the Coyotes weren’t even aware of them!

Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Sharks vs. Predators, Game 7: San Jose blows away Nashville to head to Western Conference Finals - Fear The Fin
San Jose exorcised some demons and closed out the Nashville Predators in dominating fashion.

Video: This hasn’t been Shea Weber’s night, sloppy giveaway leads to Sharks’ third goal – ProHockeyTalk
It went from bad to worse for the Nashville Predators, in particular for defensemen Shea Weber and Roman Josi, against the San Jose Sharks in Game 7.

Western Conference Finals Schedule Released, Begin Sunday - St. Louis Game Time
Tune in to NBCSN Sunday night for game one.

News From Around the Hockey World

Darryl Sutter's Back, What Do You Think? - Jewels From The Crown
Yay, nay, or maybe on Sutter's return? Vote here! Also, Darryl is watching the Reign closely, who do you think he's looking at?

USA's defense provides offense in worlds win against France - USA Today
Three defensemen scored goals for USA, including Connor Murphy.

Top KHL defenseman Michal Kempny 'very close' to signing with Blackhawks, per report - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks are reportedly giving it a go with another top KHL player.

Bruce Boudreau and the curious curse of the post season - Hockey Wilderness
As is the case with any new acquisition, the hiring of Bruce Boudreau for the Minnesota Wild has come with it's share of questions. Undoubtedly, the largest question mark around Bruce is his playoff record.

WATCH: Vicious elbow lands Devils farmhand a 10-game ban from AHL - CBSSports.com
Albany Devils defenseman Dan Kelly could miss the rest of his team's playoff run after being suspended 10 games by the AHL for a vicious elbow he delivered in a playoff game.

Dallas Stars Sign Denis Gurianov To Entry-Level Deal; Expected to Play In North America Next Season - Defending Big D
Next season started today, as the Dallas Stars announced a signing that is likely to impact their minor league affiliate.

Dallas Stars goaltending exposed as smoldering dumpster fire; so now what? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Everyone knew Kari Lehtonen couldn’t be trusted to piece together two consecutive quality starts, and he ended up giving up a hilariously bad three goals on eight shots in his first and only period of work

The Final Howl

NHL goalie smashes his stick to pieces in frustration after allowing 5 goals - SBNation.com