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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - the draft will be televised

The Vegas expansion draft will be televised but the protected players will not be released, former Coyote Sam Gagner is heating up this season, looking at Jarome Iginla's expectations in LA and more.

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Coyotes News

Bettman gives support to Coyotes in Arizona, slams Glendale - Yahoo Sports
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has faith in the Phoenix area as a hockey market. He just doesn’t see the City of Glendale and Gila River Arena as economically feasible to house the Arizona Coyotes.

Coyotes players 'callous' to arena news but optimistic - AZCentral
Coyotes players are used to uncertainty with regards to the arena they play at.

News From Around the Hockey World

Down Goes Brown: Five teams that needed a deadline day do-over | The Hockey News
There's no guarantee that making a splashy trade at the deadline will mean post-season success, but you have to wonder what could have been if these teams were more aggressive.

RECAP: Bruins drop Red Wings on strong first period, win 6-1 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The win was a necessity, and it looked mostly well-rounded. Is it too late in the season to call this a building block?

Antoine Vermette looking to move past 'out of character' suspension - Yahoo Sports
The Anaheim Ducks forward was remorseful after slashing the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s leg during a Feb. 14 game and this week in speaking with Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register.

The Resurgence of Sam Gagner - The Cannon
Sam Gagner is heating up at the right time. What does it mean for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Report: The NHL might not reveal who teams protect for upcoming expansion draft - Russian Machine Never Breaks
The NHL will not reveal who is protected by each team for the expansion draft.

NHL GMs recommend minor rule changes to timeouts, faceoff location - Yahoo Sports
GMs asked for a team that ices the puck to not be allowed to take a timeout. They also recommended that if a team on the power play touches the puck with a high-stick, that the ensuing faceoff should be held just outside the attacking blue line.

Exploring Jarome Iginla’s Expectations in Los Angeles - Jewels From The Crown
Jarome Iginla needs to meet (or defy) expectations in three key areas for the Kings. Can he?

Penguins vs. Jets Recap: In Russia, the hat tricks Gordie Howe. Pens win - PensBurgh
Evgeni Malkin gets a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight) and a second goal too. Nick Bonino scores a regular old hat trick (3 goals). Tom Sesito fights and does something dumb. Matt Murray battles through shaky play. A TON to unpack here.

Report: NHL plans to televise Golden Knights’ expansion draft | ProHockeyTalk
Should be must-see TV.

Goaltending, Depth Lead Ottawa Senators to 5-2 Win Over Dallas Stars - Silver Seven
Craig Anderson tied Patrick Lalime for most wins in Sens history.

Final Howl

Troy Brouwer, Freddie Hamilton are kings of Flames' joke-off; Dougie not so much (Video)
Dougie Hamilton is not great at jokes.