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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Movement in Las Vegas

Vegas officially has their GM but they still need a name, examining a potential comparable for Tobias Rieder, and testing the "eye test".

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Coyotes News

Does Tobias Rieder Have A Case To Make 'Kadri Money' - TSS
Is Nazem Kadri a true comparable for the Arizona Coyotes' Tobias Rieder?

Arizona Coyotes, Arizona State University arena still in the works - Phoenix Business Journal
The NHL team is also looking at developing a new arena on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community just east of Scottsdale and north of Tempe and Mesa.

Adin Hill Headlines Thin Goaltending Prospect Pool - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes have decent depth at every prospect position except goaltending, placing a lot of undue pressure squarely on prospect Adin Hill.

News From Around the Hockey World

Calder runner-up Gostisbehere (hip, abdomen) to resume skating next week – ProHockeyTalk
And he expects to play in the World Cup of Hockey.

Penguins re-sign Justin Schultz - PensBurgh
The Penguins bring back defenseman Justin Schultz on a one year deal for 2016-17.

Red Wings Re-sign Teemu Pulkkinen - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings announced today that they have signed forward Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year deal.

Islanders Owner Commits to Brooklyn, Not to Coliseum, and to Full Budget for Hockey Ops - Lighthouse Hockey
New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky had a meet-and-greet with media in which he (re)committed to Brooklyn and to giving hockey operations the budget it needs to build a Cup contender.

Report: Canadiens have let go analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer - Eyes On The Prize
According to Eric Engels, Matt Pfeffer is no longer a part of the Montreal Canadiens

George McPhee named general manager of Las Vegas NHL team - Fear The Fin
The Team Which Shall Not Be Named has a GM!

New York Rangers News: Rangers, Miller Agree To Two-Year Deal - Blueshirt Banter
With the dust beginning to settle after free agency, the New York Rangers have turned their attention to the restricted free agents.

What do Rick Martin and Jimmy Vesey have in common? - Die By The Blade
They’re both left wingers, but something else links them

Blues, Ty Rattie Agree To One Year Deal - St. Louis Game Time
The move is a reasonable one, but it doesn't mean that Rattie will see a ton of ice time.

What’s next for new Las Vegas GM McPhee? – ProHockeyTalk
He said he wants to embrace the "dream job" of building an NHL team from scratch.

Damon Severson May Be the X-Factor for Next Season’s Defense - All About The Jersey
With a thin defensive corps heading into 2016-17, the Devils will likely be relying on Damon Severson to take a big step forward this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning sign Cory Conacher - Raw Charge
The system standard and organizational veteran rejoins the club.

Alan Quine Contract with New York Islanders: 2-Year, 1-Way Extension - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders and forward Alan Quine reached agreement on a two-year, one-way contract extension, completing a dramatic turn in the trajectory of the 2013 draft pick's recent career.

Avoiding the consensus top pick has worked in the past for the Jackets - The Cannon
In 2016 the Jackets didn’t make the consensus pick. They didn’t do it in 2010 either, and that worked out OK.

Colin Miller and Joe Morrow sign with Boston! - Stanley Cup of Chowder

Trademarks, NHL gambling rules hurt Las Vegas name search - Yahoo Sports
The Las Vegas expansion team still needs a name.

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant slightly surprised by personnel turnover - Sun Sentinel
Panthers coach Gerard Gallant seemed rested and energized after spending the past two months back home in Prince Edward Island in Canada.

P.K. Subban and seven things we learned from his interview (so far) - Yahoo Sports
P.K. Subban returned to Montreal this week for a sit-down interview with Eric Engels of Sportsnet, the first part of which ran on Tuesday night.

What are the Bruins' plans for next season? The evidence says - they haven't got any yet - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Boston Bruins seemingly have no coherent strategy this offseason - and that is intensely worrying for their short-term future.

Down Goes Brown: History’s best goalie-for-goalie trades | The Hockey News
Sean McIndoe looks back at some of the most memorable goalie-for-goalie trades in the NHL.

The Final Howl

The Eye Test Test - Winging It In Motown
People often refer to the "eye test" when evaluating players, but how much do we really remember about a game? Take this short test to find out.