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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Chayka to Buffalo???

The Buffalo Sabres want to speak to the Coyotes GM, NAU is getting a hockey arena, and Auston Matthews won't be going to the Worlds.

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Coyotes News

30 Thoughts: Islanders working hard on John Tavares extension pitch -
The second round begins Wednesday and the lottery is Saturday, but the Islanders are already hard at work on an extension pitch for John Tavares. That and more in this edition of 30 Thoughts.

Coyotes' biggest question this offseason may be Dylan Strome's future - Five For Howling
The Coyotes prospect has had another big year for the Erie Otters, but his NHL ability presents something of a question for John Chayka.

Arizona Hockey News

Tucson Roadrunners: Hunter Miska a shining star in Minnesota, and maybe Arizona - Arizona Desert Swarm
Miska was a standout in Minnesota, and he might just be one in Tucson too

NAU will see dream realized with new on-campus rink in 2018 - Arizona Rubber
Next season, NAU hockey will see those dreams turn to reality as the NAU Fieldhouse, previously utilized for track, basketball and tennis practice, will be

News From Around the Hockey World

Moulding a superstar: How the coaching staff in Frölunda is handling Rasmus Dahlin’s development - Eyes On The Prize
After turning Artturi Lehkonen into a top-six NHL forward, the Swedish club’s next project is an up-and-coming defenceman.

The Rangers did the Canadiens a favour by exposing the team’s most glaring weaknesses - Eyes On The Prize
The first-round loss is tough to take, but it may not be a bad thing for the Habs’ future success.

What to do about Boston’s "middle six" forwards - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Lines 2 and 3 were underperformers, but plenty of talent exists within system. Can this talent be the key?

Auston Matthews to skip Worlds | ProHockeyTalk
He's pretty tired.

Johnston: Babcock says Nylander won’t be a centre next year - Pension Plan Puppets
The Swedish star won’t be setting up shop at centre yet.

Report: Travis Green Tapped As The Next Vancouver Canucks Coach - Nucks Misconduct
Mike Milbury once called Travis Green a "gutless puke." Now I really love him.

Gaborik has procedure for ‘chronic’ knee issue, questionable for camp | ProHockeyTalk
Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez and Derek Forbort also received medical treatment on their respective injuries.

Patrick Kane won’t play for Team USA at 2017 World Championship, per report - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks forward "gave it serious consideration."

Mikhail Vorobyov signed to entry-level contract - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers were able to convince their top prospect in the KHL to take his talents to North America.

Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: 2017 NHL Draft Lottery power rankings -
You already know the odds for the 15 teams in the NHL Draft Lottery. But how will Saturday's ping pong balls bounce? Let's try a few slightly more subjective criteria.