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Friday's Coyotes Tracks - we have hockey!

Hockey was back last night! With NHL players! And goals! Read about it in today's Tracks!

I still refuse to believe Aaron Ekblad is actually under 23 years old.
I still refuse to believe Aaron Ekblad is actually under 23 years old.
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Coyotes News

Summer Series - Arizona Coyotes - TSS
A fourth straight season without a playoff berth led to major offseason changes.

Former first-round pick Zach Boychuk signs PTO with Coyotes – ProHockeyTalk
He has yet to stick at the NHL level on a full-time basis.

Hockey diehards are made, not born, and ice is the key | Tucson sports |
Unfortunately for scouts there isn’t a player-stork that delivers fully developed major-league talent, suddenly 18 years old and ready to go. Players have to be grown, developed, nurtured, and they all have to start skating somewhere.

News From Around the Hockey World

Aaron Ekblad assists in North America’s 4-0 exhibition win over Europe - Litter Box Cats
Barkov picks up two points in Finland win.

J.T. Miller Leaves World Cup Exhibition With Suspected Hand Injury - Blueshirt Banter
Miller played 10 minutes last night, with two hits and three blocks. He didn’t record a shot on goal but did play 30 seconds on the penalty kill.

Vladimir Sobotka Suffers Clavicle Injury During Exhibition Game - St. Louis Game Time
If he’s returning, it may be later rather than sooner.

Marian Hossa suffers minor foot injury in World Cup warmup, per reports - Second City Hockey
The 37-year-old forward wasn't on the team's bench in the third period.

Why Mike Fisher Being Named Captain Makes Much More Sense Than Not - On the Forecheck
The news that Mike Fisher will be wearing the ‘C’ this upcoming season for the Predators isn’t all that surprising, but there are two sides to look at this from.

Canadiens hire Sean Burke to pro scouting staff - Eyes On The Prize
The Habs have added another body to their pro scouting department.

Dallas Stars: Stars announce TV schedule, hoping to have Dave Strader in the booth | SportsDay
The Stars announced their television schedule Thursday and their plan right now is to give Dave Strader the opportunity to be in the booth if he so chooses.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is already trashtalking Claude Giroux... in French - Broad Street Hockey
What better way to trashtalk?

The Final Howl

With Brian Strait gone, who is the Islanders' new fantasy football commissioner? - Lighthouse Hockey