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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - RFA signing day

Several big-name restricted free agents signed long-term contracts today. See who in today's edition of the Tracks.

Steve Downie is in this picture too. Allegedly.
Steve Downie is in this picture too. Allegedly.
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Coyotes News

Patrick Kudla offers more than defensive depth - Five For Howling
"I answered the phone [on draft day] and it was probably the best call of my life."

Coyotes See Bright Future For Goalie Prospect Adin Hill - TSS
A well-intentioned youth hockey rule helped provide the Coyotes’ with their goalie of the future. Top prospect Adin Hill was once a forward, and to tell hear him tell it, he was a pretty good one.

Coyotes prospect Chychrun ‘can loosen up, play the way we think he can’ after falling down draft order – ProHockeyTalk
He was taken 16th overall in last month's draft.

Clayton Keller Not Shying Away From Patrick Kane Comparisons -TSS
Keller does not lack for confidence, but he still has a ways to go before he cracks an NHL lineup.

News From Around the Hockey World

Winnipeg Jets, Mark Scheifele agree to eight-year deal worth $6.125 mil AAV - Arctic Ice Hockey
The RFA shoe everyone expected to drop has finally done so.

MacKinnon Signs for 7 years - Mile High Hockey
This leaves a little over $8.3M in cap space for next season with RFAs Mikhail Grigorenko and Tyson Barrie still waiting for contracts.

Anaheim Ducks acquire G Jonathan Bernier - Anaheim Calling
Ducks make a move to answer the back-up goaltender question on the roster.

Max Pacioretty is still the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, and deservedly so - Eyes On The Prize
The announcement of Shea Weber being named an alternate captain was met by some belief that he should have been given Max Pacioretty's letter. That would have been the wrong call.

A Word On Fancy Stats And Being A Hockey Fan - Blueshirt Banter
Here’s the premise of the article: Being an advocate of fancy stats does not make you heartless, does not mean you’re a disloyal piece of crap and does not mean you hate the team/actively root against them.

The Final Howl

We Love You, Dallas - Defending Big D