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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - A Letter from the Commish

Gary Bettman sent a letter to the Arizona legislature, Tippett isn't happy, and news from the GM meetings.

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Coyotes News

Bettman reiterates Coyotes won't stay in Glendale in letter to Arizona legislature - Yahoo Sports
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman threw his touque into the ring on Tuesday with a letter to the Arizona state legislature regarding the financing for the Coyotes new arena.

Dave Tippett is frustrated | ProHockeyTalk
And he's more than willing to express it.

Coyotes' uneven growth shows unpredictability of a rebuild - AZCentral
The Coyotes' uneven growth points to the unpredictable nature of a rebuild, a reality that’s reflected across the league since a number of other clubs in the midst of this process are improving at different rates.

Coyotes to host Pat Tillman Military Appreciation Night on March 31 | ProHockeyTalk
Proceeds from the game against the Washington Capitals will go to the Pat Tillman Foundation.

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL general managers yet to tackle bye-week at meetings - Yahoo Sports
NHL general managers have yet to talk about the bye-week at their annual meetings but a few have expressed opinions about the first season of the five-day break for teams.

Down Goes Brown: Ranking NHL teams by goaltending outlook -
Who has the best goaltending outlook, now and into the future? Down Goes Brown takes a look, ranking each NHL team from worst to best between the pipes.

No extension talks between Flames and Versteeg, but he wants to re-sign | ProHockeyTalk
“Being in Calgary is obviously No. 1 for me."

NHL general managers fine with current offside rule - Yahoo Sports
The NHL general managers decided to not recommend a tweak to the league’s current offside rule.

Red Wings Can’t Come Out of 3-0 Deficit, Fall to Maple Leafs - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings went to Toronto 10 points outside of a Wild Card spot. Toronto is also making a playoff run, though they are admittedly in a better position than Detroit. This was a critical game for both teams.

Recap: Avalanche Get the Best of the Hurricanes Again in a 3-1 Win - Canes Country
The Avalanche only have 18 wins this season. Carolina has given them 2. Read here for notes on the second loss.

Islanders 4, Oilers 1 (EN): Ho-Sang’s first NHL goal leads Isles - Lighthouse Hockey
Goals by Josh Ho-Sang, Anders Lee, and Andrew Ladd lift the New York Islanders over the Edmonton Oilers.

Blues Vs. Wild Recap: Into The Wild Blue Y(e)onder - St. Louis Game Time
Here lies Jake Allen's shutout 00:00-59:50.

Nashville Predators 3, Anaheim Ducks 4 (SO): Another Lead Disappears, But Hey... A Point - On the Forecheck
Given how the last two games have gone, that’s not nothing.

Recap: Sabres can’t hang with Flyers, lose 6-3 - Die By The Blade
Buffalo gave up four straight goals en route to a demoralizing loss.

Final Howl

Vegas Signs First Player: Hockey World Is Confused - Winging It In Motown
Yesterday, Vegas signed Reid Duke to a 3-year ELC. Here's your primer on knowing who you're going to boo.