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Tuesdays Coyotes Tracks - Pre-Draft Action Begins

Looking at the future Tucson Roadrunners, a lot of trades for negotiating rights (including a former Coyote), and the home opener schedule was released.

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Coyotes News

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Arizona Coyotes select Boris Katchouk with the 27th overall pick - Five For Howling
The Coyotes add a balanced left winger with good instincts and a lot of potential.

Coyotes considering trading up, down at NHL draft - AZCentral
The Coyotes are open-minded to trading draft picks, particularly their pair of firsts, but it remains unclear whether or not the team’s order of selection at this weekend’s draft in Buffalo will undergo further change.

Coyotes Trade Maxim Letunov, Get More Picks - Five For Howling
Coyotes GM John Chayka has made another move, sending prospect Maxim Letunov and a 2017 pick to San Jose Sharks for a 2016 and a 2017 pick.

Roadrunners News

Tucson Roadrunners are off and running | FOX Sports
The Coyotes' AHL affiliate is officially introduced as the Tucson Roadrunners.

As pro hockey returns to Tucson, Todd's Garage salutes the AHL | FOX Sports
Some neat little pieces featured here.

Roadrunners To Feature Talented Coyotes Prospects - TSS
TUCSON -- If everything had gone according to plan, the Coyotes would have relocated their AHL affiliate to Tucson a year earlier.


An Interview With Sis Paulsen, New Assistant Coach of the Riveters - Blueshirt Banter
Amid a flurry of draft picks and high-profile signings, the Riveters have also accquired a new assistant coach. Sis Paulsen, former head coach at New England College.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sharks’ Hertl may still need knee surgery – ProHockeyTalk
He initially didn't think he would require surgery.

Everybody take a deep breath: Examining the Frederik Andersen trade - Anaheim Calling
Bob Murray has finally pulled the trigger on trading one of his young goaltenders, but did he make the right move?

Florida Panthers acquire negotiating rights to Keith Yandle | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The 29-year-old Yandle still will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 unless the Panthers sign him to a new contract.

Oilers sign Oesterle to one-year contract extension – ProHockeyTalk
He split last season with the Oilers and the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.

Bob McKenzie's Final 2016 NHL Draft Rankings - SB Nation College Hockey
The best in the business released his list based on a poll of scouts and top decision-makers.

Who will be Detroit's Next Alternate Captain? - Winging It In Motown
Datsyuk's departure leaves a big hole in Red Wings leadership. Who's going to fill it?

2016 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees: Who gets in, who stays out - Pension Plan Puppets
It's time for the annual argument about which players have been ignored for far too long!

Wild to hire Lalonde, their fourth AHL coach in four years – ProHockeyTalk
Has been behind the bench at the NCAA, USHL and ECHL levels.

Doug Wilson restates commitment to Patrick Marleau - Fear The Fin
GM also talks Brent Burns extension.

Wild getting trade calls on Kuemper – ProHockeyTalk
But GM Chuck Fletcher admits he's "a little hesitant" to move him.

Sabres acquire rights to Jimmy Vesey from Nashville in exchange for third round pick - Die By The Blade
Before they add a talented young player in this weekend's draft, the Sabres picked up another talented young player from Nashville.

Sabres re-sign Nic Deslauriers to two year extension - Die By The Blade
GMTM is busy today.

Leafs acquire, extend Frederik Andersen from Ducks for 2016 30th, 2017 2nd round picks - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs send the 30th pick and their 2017 second rounder to Anaheim for the goaltender, sign him to five year contract extension.

Pens to raise Cup banner vs. Caps as NHL teams reveal home openers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: NHL teams announced their home openers on Monday to remind us that we’re only 113 days away from the start of next season

Report: Linden Vey does not expect qualifying offer from Canucks – ProHockeyTalk
Had just 15 points in 41 NHL games last season, while dealing with a serious personal matter.

The Final Howl

Solar Bears coaches hold banner for #OrlandoUnited - Pension Plan Puppets
Anthony Noreen and John Snowden join the memorial march at an Orlando City SC game to honor shooting victims.