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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - The NHL and Concussions

The NHL and concussion are a big issue now, looking at some of the free agents, and discussing hockey with Jen Neale.

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Coyotes News

Summer of Women Who Love Hockey - Jen Neale - Five For Howling
Yahoo Sports' Jen Neale joins our Sarah Hall on the AZ Den Talk podcast.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sydor named assistant coach of Blues’ AHL affiliate – ProHockeyTalk
He was arrested last year for drunk driving, and sought treatment.

Blackhawks, David Rundblad agree to mutual contract termination - Second City Hockey
The Rundblad era is officially over.

2015-16 Pensburgh Recap: Trevor Daley - PensBurgh
A mid-season pickup who turned into a big time contributor gets his turn in the spotlight for the Pensburgh season review. It's Trevor Daley time.

Report: Nashville Predators Sign Petter Granberg, Avoid Arbitration Hearing - On the Forecheck
The more Swedes the better.

Sergey Zborovskiy Signs ELC with Rangers - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers have signed one of their picks from the 2015 NHL Draft.

Journeyman enforcer Rosehill signs with Scottish team – ProHockeyTalk
That's the Braehead Clan, of the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League.

Vladislav Namestnikov signs a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning - Raw Charge
Avoiding his arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Friday, the Bolts retain Namestnikov.

Tavares crushes Toronto hearts, tells Sportsnet Radio he wants to be an Islander "for the long haul" - Lighthouse Hockey
Islanders captain John Tavares dropped the hammer on Toronto, telling Sportsnet 590's Andrew Walker that the reports of his impending divorce from the New York Islanders have been greatly exaggerated.

With DeKeyser locked up, Holland still has work to do in Detroit – ProHockeyTalk
The Red Wings' general manager would like to add another defenseman.

Puck Lists: 7 RFAs who should be signed by now - Yahoo Sports
There are a lot of restricted free agents who remain unsigned for next year, and who really should have been locked down by now.

Bettman condemns CTE ‘fear-mongering’ in letter to U.S. Senator - Yahoo Sports
Back in June, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. He wanted to know why the League had been "dismissive and disappointing" in its reaction to an NFL official linking concussions with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, earlier this year.

The Final Howl

Dennis Wideman and the ‘concussion defense’ slippery slope - Yahoo Sports
When the NHL gets litigious, it’s usually because it’s desperately trying to maintain the status quo against an interloper that threatens it.