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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - After a win in Calgary, a loss in Edmonton

The Arizona Coyotes lost last night to the Edmonton Oilers, former Coyote Antoine Vermette was ejected for abusing an official, and the Montreal Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and hired Claude Julien.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes' Prospect Clayton Keller Inspiring Optimism, High Praise - Howlin Hockey
After a strong gold medal winning performance at World Juniors, Clayton Keller has solidified himself as the best prospect in the Arizona Coyotes’ stacked system.

Coyotes haven’t made extension offer to Hanzal | ProHockeyTalk
"The bottom line is I don’t have a contract for next season, and we’re two weeks away from the deadline."

Arizona Coyotes falter against Edmonton Oilers - Five For Howling
The Coyotes fall to the Oilers for the third time this season. The winning streak is over, again, after two games.

Arizona Coyotes arena bill advances out of Senate committee - Five For Howling
What’s next?

News From Around the Hockey World

Desperate Stars get Spezza back from five-game absence | ProHockeyTalk
Suffered an upper-body injury on a big hit from Winnipeg's Adam Lowry.

Michel Therrien fired as head coach of Habs, Claude Julien hired - Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiens have fired their head coach following a lopsided loss to the Boston Bruins

Firing Julien may now prove tenure-defining mistake for Sweeney, Neely - Stanley Cup of Chowder
In firing Claude Julien, the Bruins front office have made a mistake that may prove to be unforgivable.

Recap: Sabres give fans a 3-2 Valentine’s Day comeback - Die By The Blade
Buffalo earned a big divisional win tonight in Ottawa thanks to another third period comeback.

Video: Ducks’ Vermette ejected for abuse of official versus Wild | ProHockeyTalk
He could be facing a lengthy suspension.

Leafs vs. Isles Recap: Valentine’s Day Massacre - Pension Plan Puppets
Toronto lays a beating on Tavares and friends in a 7-1 blowout.

Ducks @ Wild RECAP: Gibson 1-Wild 0 - Anaheim Calling
Anaheim’s first win against a current playoff team since December 2016.

San Jose Barracuda set franchise record with ninth win in a row - Fear The Fin
The ‘Cuda look unstoppable.

End is near for Lindy Ruff with Dallas Stars - Yahoo Sports
Lindy Ruff represents two interesting eras for NHL coaches.

30 Thoughts: Decision on Galchenyuk looms for Canadiens - Sportsnet.ca
In what is going to be an intense week for Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin, Elliotte Friedman's sense is his biggest looming decision concerns Alex Galchenyuk. That and more in the latest 30 Thoughts.

NCAA Hockey 101: As ECAC winds down, it's anyone's league
Ryan Lambert breaks down the NCAA news.

Final Howl

Derek Morris transitions from player to coach | FOX Sports
Former Coyote Derek Morris is now coaching youth hockey.