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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - free agent frenzy

Today marks the opening of the NHL's free agency period. Yesterday teams made their final roster preparations before the markets open. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

Pictured: what Kyle Okposo will make on his next deal
Pictured: what Kyle Okposo will make on his next deal
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Coyotes News

Free agency a significant but fluid part of Coyotes' plan - Arizona Sports
The Coyotes' plans may be somewhat dependent on what they are able to accomplish, or hope to accomplish, in trades.

Best And Worst Free-Agent Signings In Coyotes history - TSS
The Coyotes’ don’t have a great track record in free agency, but as you’ll see in the lists below, the blame for that fell largely on previous general managers and had nothing to do with current GM John Chayka.

News From Around the Hockey World

Bruins' Seidenberg, Lightning's Carle among pre-deadline flurry of NHL buyouts - CBSSports.com
Teams are clearing cap space ahead of free agency day.

Los Angeles Kings Buy Out D Matt Greene - Jewels From The Crown
Greene's eight years of service come to an end the day before free agency begins.

Lauri Korpikoski Bought Out By the Oilers - The Copper & Blue
A day after trading Taylor Hall the Oilers do something much smarter.

FOUR MORE YEARS! Torey Krug signed an extension, Aaron Ward is reporting - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Torey Krug has signed a four-year contract worth 5.25 AAV.

Huge If True: Boston and giant tease of NHL offer sheets - Yahoo Sports
This week’s sexy rumor that the Bruins are preparing a huge offer sheet for Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.

Stamkos let his ‘mind wander a little bit,’ but his heart always said Tampa Bay – ProHockeyTalk
"It was a very tough decision. It truly was. I can't sit here and say that this past week has been fun."

Sharks confirm Tomas Hertl extension, forward won’t need surgery - Fear The Fin
The Sharks confirmed the Tomas Hertl extension this morning and also gave an update on the forward’s health.

NHL free agency 2016: Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly reached out to Thomas Vanek - Second City Hockey
He scored 41 points this past season, and has been bought out.

Tom Wilson Signs Two-Year Deal - Japers' Rink
The Caps have inked Tom Wilson to two more years in the Nation's Capital.

Report: Canadiens showing interest in signing Milan Lucic - Eyes On The Prize
Free agency starts tomorrow, and apparently the Canadiens are in on the race for their former foe.

Why the P.K. Subban trade may be the worst in Canadiens history - Sportsnet.ca
The Montreal Canadiens shocked the hockey world by trading P.K. Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber. Andrew Berkshire looks at the trade from an analytical perspective and explains why this may be the worst trade in Habs history.

Sabres re-sign Jake McCabe, Cole Schneider - Die By The Blade
Two more RFAs are back in the fold as the Sabres announced new deals for Jake McCabe and Cole Schneider.

The Final Howl

Patrick Marleau’s family adopted Jo Pawvelski - Fear The Fin