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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Draft Lottery Details Revealed

The NHL announced the date and odds for the draft lottery, gearing up for the Stanley Cup playoffs, and a key Avalanche prospect won't sign.

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Coyotes News

The Arizona Coyotes are the Maple Leafs, but better. - Five For Howling
Forget Toronto. The Leafs may be getting the hype, but the Coyotes have the potential to be the NHL's next great young guns - whether the rest of the league notices or not.

Arizona Coyotes brass to discuss roster in coming weeks - AZCentral
Coyotes coaches and management met with players Monday before everyone went their separate ways for the summer, but the conversation isn’t about to stop as the organization’s brain trust is scheduled to discuss what the future could look like for the Coyotes.

John Chayka: Happy with the growth, not the results | FOX Sports
Coyotes general manager John Chayka sees a promising future despite a disappointing season.

Bickley: Valley can't lose the Coyotes now - AZCentral
Coyotes fans have been through purgatory. But now would be the worst time to lose our NHL franchise.

NHL sets date for draft lottery, announces odds for teams
On Tuesday, the league sent out odds for their draft lottery, which will take place on April 29 in Toronto with the Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks having the best and second best odds, respectively, of landing the No. 1 pick. The Arizona Coyotes and expansion Vegas Golden Knights are tied for the third-best odds.

Women's Hockey News

News: NWHL announces plans for third season - The Ice Garden
The UFA and RFA signing periods have been announced as well as the date for the third NWHL Draft. The NWHL will have a third season.

News From Around the Hockey World

Why ‘Computer Boys’ aren’t reason Panthers flopped (Trending Topics) - Yahoo Sports
It’s gonna come as a big surprise to you, but the reason the Florida Panthers struggled isn’t because they went with an analytics-first philosophy.

Evgeni Malkin is ready to go for Game 1 | ProHockeyTalk
He has been sidelined since March 15.

The Oilers Powerplay Could Be the Difference Against San Jose - The Copper & Blue
In their season series against the Sharks this season, the Oilers won three of the five games, going 3-1-1, outscoring them 16-13.

Allentown could play host to NCAA hockey tournament regionals, according to report - Broad Street Hockey
The national college hockey tournament could be coming to the home of the Phantoms.

Michigan State Hires Danton Cole - SB Nation College Hockey
Michigan State today announced Danton Cole will be the next head coach for the Spartans.

Dave Hakstol joins Ron Hextall, Team Canada as assistant coach at 2017 World Championships - Broad Street Hockey
Hextall picked him.

Blackhawks’ Michal Rozsival has surgery to repair facial fractures - Second City Hockey
The 38-year-old defenseman suffered the injuries April 6 when Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie sucker punched him.

Cooper to coach Canada at Worlds, Gallant and Hakstol to assist | ProHockeyTalk
Along with veteran national team bench boss Dave King.

With Sutter out, here’s a list of coaching candidates for L.A. | ProHockeyTalk
What direction will Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake go?

Denver star Will Butcher not signing with Avs, not now, perhaps never – The Denver Post
Avalanche draft pick Will Butcher, the University of Denver senior defenseman, team captain and 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner as national player of the year, is not interested in signing an entry-level contract with the Avalanche.

Final Howl

U.S. women’s national hockey team knows it won more than gold - Yahoo Sports
Amanda Kessel sensed it. Kendall Coyne, who had the puck before passing it to Hilary Knight, sensed it. The U.S. women’s national team players all felt that almost supernatural sensation in an overtime hockey game, when everyone in the arena knows a goal is about to be scored.