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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Alex Goligoski Signs

Reports indicate that the Coyotes have signed Alex Goligoski to a 5 year deal, the Roadrunners have their new head coach, and MLSE may be suing Snoop.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes sign Alex Goligoski to five year, $27.5 million deal - Five For Howling
Its only fitting that the first big acquisition by an unconventional General Manager like John Chayka was going to be a bit of an unusual one.

Coyotes Have "Impressive Offer" to Trade Down - The Hockey Writers
Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka says he has had a "pretty impressive offer" to trade down in Friday's NHL Entry Draft.

Arizona Coyotes' needs on defense won't rule selections - AZCentral
If the Coyotes hold onto their pair of first-round picks at Nos. 7 and 20, it’s more likely the talent still up for grabs will dictate their decisions.

Roadrunners News

Mark Lamb named head coach of Tucson Roadrunners - AZCentral
Mark spent seven years as an assistant coach in the NHL - six seasons with the Stars and one with the Oilers.

News From Around the Hockey World

Is Mika Zibanejad Really Untouchable? - Silver Seven
Mika Zibanejad has gotten better each season, and fans would love to see him stay. However, if there's a great defenseman or forward available, should they look at dangling him?

Jeff Gorton Better Have A Plan, Because The Keith Yandle Situation Was A Disaster - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers traded Keith Yandle to the Florida Panthers for a 6th round pick and a conditional 4th round pick Monday afternoon.

Report: Sabres going "absolutely all-in" on Steven Stamkos - Die By The Blade
TSN's Darren Dreger is hearing some big numbers connecting the Sabres to Stamkos.

If Mike Angelidis is on his way out of Syracuse, who is next in line to take his place? - Raw Charge
With new head coach Benoit Groulx at the helm, are more big changes on the horizon for Syracuse?

Get to know new San Jose Shark prospect Maxim Letunov - Fear The Fin
Fear the Fin looks at their newest acquisition from the Coyotes.

Hockey In a Vacuum - The Copper & Blue
This is the draft that turns it all around. Stanley Cup here we come.

Sounds like Panthers won’t re-sign Montoya, who could be a nice find – ProHockeyTalk
His 2015-16 numbers imply that he could be a gem.

Ryan Callahan has successful hip surgery - Raw Charge
The Lightning announced this afternoon that Ryan Callahan had successful surgery and will miss approximately five months.

The NHL’s salary cap for 2016-17 is $73M – ProHockeyTalk
The floor, meanwhile, is $54M.

NHL players on Vegas expansion, gambling, nightlife distractions | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Expansion news alters any league’s landscape, but Las Vegas makes a bigger splash

Lecavalier keeps his promise and announces retirement – ProHockeyTalk
"It is now time for me to devote more time to my family."

Down Goes Brown: The over/under on frenzied draft activity -
The NHL is in a Vegas state of mind these days. Here are a half dozen stories to watch at the draft, along with some betting odds just in case you feel like making a friendly wager or two.

The Evgeni Malkin to the Blackhawks trade rumor won't go away, but it's still crazy - Second City Hockey
The rumor that won't go away.

Hip surgery sidelines Callahan; Kessel for Team USA after all? – ProHockeyTalk
Hip surgery is expected to keep Callahan out for five months.

Eight years later, a change likely with or without Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay - Raw Charge
So few days remain until the start of the 2016 NHL free agent period. It's a ramble type of blog post that reflects and glimpses forward at the challenge ahead.

Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen: Good investment or bad gamble? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: We don’t see him as a starter worthy of that financial commitment or two solid picks in the draft, but then he hasn’t had a chance to be one.

The Final Howl

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Snoop Dogg - Pension Plan Puppets
MLSE has issues with Snoops new product line...