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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Preparing For A Possible Champion

The City of Pittsburgh is preparing in case the Pittsburgh Penguins win the cup tonight Tyson Nash talks about a story that dates back to when he played, and a new logo for the SPHL Cottonmouths.

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Coyotes News

There's a youthful look in pro teams' front offices — take Coyotes GM John Chayka - LA Times
More and more teams are hiring young leaders, such as Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka, who also have an eye on analytics.

Tyson Nash responds to story about on-ice apology - Arizona Sports
Former NHL bruiser Tyson Nash was known for being a tough guy. On Tuesday, a touching story from Nash’s career was revealed.

2016 NHL Draft Profiles: Could Logan Brown sneak his way up to 7th overall? - Five For Howling
Logan Brown's meteoric rise has put him in the neighborhood of Arizona's draft choice. Should they go for it?

Playoff News

Stanley Cup Game 5 tickets going for over $10K in Pittsburgh | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Now we’re sorta rooting for the San Jose Sharks to win the next two games just to see what the Game 7 ticket prices end up being.

‘No ideal matchup’ when defending Pens, says Sharks defenseman – ProHockeyTalk
"When you get this far in the playoffs, depth is what gets teams here. And they have really good depth."

Down Goes Brown: Five obscure players who scored OT goals in the Stanley Cup final | The Hockey News
According to the archives at hockey-reference.com and NHL.com, Donskoi’s goal was the 86th overtime winner in nearly a century of Stanley Cup final history.

News From Around the Hockey World

Auston Matthews: There and back again, a top draft pick's tale - Pension Plan Puppets
From Buffalo to San Jose and back again, Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and a few friends went on a quest.

College hockey returns to Philadelphia in January with Penn State vs. Princeton - Broad Street Hockey
Penn State will host another home game in Philadelphia this year.

Free Agency Preview: Alex Tanguay - On the Forecheck
Yeah, that guy. It's June and we're finishing this series. The fact that we're going through with an Alex Tanguay preview is evidence to how thorough we are.

New York Islanders Top 25 Under 25: Bridgeport starter Christopher Gibson at #17 - Lighthouse Hockey
Bridgeport's #1 is the final piece of the Grabner trade to appear in our countdown of the Top 25 Islanders Under 25.

2016 NHL Draft: Pittsburgh has no 1st round pick, but that's OK - PensBurgh
Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins don't have any picks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. But that's more than OK this year

Blues have ‘zero issue’ sticking with Elliott-Allen tandem – ProHockeyTalk
Both are entering the last season of their current contract.

Are The Blues Suddenly High On Ty Rattie? - St. Louis Game Time
Some interesting quotes from Doug Armstrong seem to conflict with Rattie's time with the NHL club.

Islanders' prospects to play Blue & White Scrimmage at Northwell Health Ice Center on June 29 - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders' annual Blue & White Scrimmage - pitting prospects, draftees, walk-ons, and other assorted invitees against each o in a grueling gauntlet guaranteed to raise or lower expectations to nearly impossible levels - will be played at the team's new practice facility at the end of this month.

Stevens, Boudreau hope hockey enthusiasm translates to Wild wins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Stevens was in his first year as a television analyst, but missed the coaching grind. He liked the job and enjoyed his time there but missed being on the ice and missed helping players become better.

Preds trying to trade Nystrom, rather than buy him out – ProHockeyTalk
"It has to happen pretty soon."

2015-16 Colorado Avalanche Year-End Review: Mikkel Boedker - Mile High Hockey
The speedy Dane flashed intriguing offensive upside, but his defense and contract demands will likely ensure he's not back with the team next season.

SPHL’s Cottonmouths unveil great new logo after two decades with old mark | The Hockey News
The Cottonmouths officially unveiled their new primary logo Tuesday, which is the first rebranding the team has undergone in its two decades of existence.

Hurricanes’ Ryan mulling move to Swiss League – ProHockeyTalk
Made his NHL debut at age 29 last season.

Sens announce Kleinendorst will coach Binghamton (again) – ProHockeyTalk
Won a Calder Cup in 2011.

Sharks struggling, Ryan Kesler and Las Vegas (Puck Daddy Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: There's still the non-zero chance the Ducks hire Randy Carlyle, the guy who thinks helmets cause more concussions because guys' heads get too hot.

The Final Howl

City of Pittsburgh pre-preparing for Thursday, hoping to avoid "craziness" - PensBurgh
Good luck with that.