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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Tucson Approves AHL Lease

The Tucson City Council approved a lease for the Coyotes AHL team, the San Jose Sharks evened their series against the Blues, and Mike Milbury said something ridiculous.

Coyotes News

Coyotes are ‘well aware that our spending needs to rise’ – ProHockeyTalk
And that's why they need an arena deal that works for them.

ESPN - Arizona Coyotes' John Chayka, 26 and the youngest GM in NHL history, isn't worried about his critics
Hiring John Chayka, an analytics guru 13 years younger than captain Shane Doan, as GM was a bold move by the Coyotes. But the 26-year-old's 'Moneypuck' mentality could be the wave of the future.

Coyotes' Christian Dvorak, Brendan Perlini prepare for next chapter of careers - Five For Howling
After meeting in the OHL Finals, the two Arizona Coyotes prospects reflect on their time in the Coyotes' organization.

Coyotes' Drummond eschews spotlight, embraces challenge - Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes co-owner and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond has gained respect in the organization as it faces the challenges head-on.

Tucson AHL News

Tucson City Council approves AHL lease of Tucson Convention Center - Five For Howling
AHL hockey in Tucson is a reality.

City proposing 10-year deal with minor league hockey team | Government and politics | tucson.com
Lease would let the team leave Tucson after 5 years if attendance is low.

Playoff News

Down Goes Brown: What went wrong with the NHL's eliminated teams? - Sportsnet.ca
Twelve playoff teams are sitting at home, wondering where it all went wrong. Down Goes Brown looks at each of the franchises that didn't make the cut, and tries to pinpoint the key flaw that sent them packing. And, more importantly, asks the question: Can they fix it?

Sharks vs. Blues Game 2: Jones' shutout evens series - Fear The Fin
San Jose takes one of two on the road to steal home ice advantage away from St. Louis.

News From Around the Hockey World

Mike Milbury upset Blues didn’t give Sharks ‘slight concussions’ (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Said Milbury: "This is so unsatisfying for me as a former coach to watch a player with a slash that doesn’t really hurt him. If you’re going to slash him, crack a bone or something."

My kingdom for a defenseman, part 1: Intro - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Why free agency is a bad way to build your team except when it isn't

‘Miracle on Ice’ goalie Jim Craig selling gold medal – ProHockeyTalk
The medal has a pre-sale estimate of $1.5 million to $2 million.

Team Canada Blanked and Stunned at Worlds - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Team Canada was stunned by Finland in a 4-0 loss to end the round-robin.

Looks like Claude Giroux had his surgery - Broad Street Hockey
His crutches are almost as thick as his legs!

Season Review: Ondrej Pavelec - Arctic Ice Hockey
A eulogy for a goaltender....

OHL's Flint Firebirds Hire George Burnett as GM - THW
On Tuesday, the Flint Firebirds began their road to distancing themselves from Rolf Nilsen's reign with the hiring of George Burnett as general manager.

Corey Perry pulls ‘garbage’ play, kicks Patrik Laine (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Corey Perry is a very clean, upstanding hockey player.

Pregame warm-ups brawl nearly sparked in ECHL playoff game | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It's a fight we all kinda wish would have happened: a 36-player brawl during warm-ups that nearly was sparked before cooler heads prevailed.

The Final Howl

TSN Original: "Don't Take My Goal Away" - TSN