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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Expansion Draft and NHL Awards

The Expansion Draft was last night and the Coyotes lost Teemu Pulkkinen, the NHL Awards happened, and the Chicago Blackhawks may get some relief from Marian Hossa going LTIR.

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Coyotes News

The Impact of Shane Doan’s Departure on Fans and the Need For Unity - Five For Howling
With the face of the franchise gone, fans are in dissent when unity is most needed.

Pulkkinen loss for Coyotes in NHL expansion draft inconsequential - Arizona Sports
Who had the Vegas Golden Knight taking Arizona Coyotes forward Teemu Pulkkinen in a mock NHL Expansion Draft? That's right, nobody.

Arizona Coyotes Lose Teemu Pulkkinen in Expansion Draft - Five For Howling
We knew someone had to go, but the pick from the Coyotes is....

News From Around the Hockey World

Johnny Gaudreau Wins Lady Byng - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Gaudreau grabbed some post season hardware tonight at the 2017 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Marian Hossa’s unfortunate situation opens up cap space, possibilities for Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
With Hossa likely headed to LTIR, the Blackhawks have a big hole to fill, but millions in extra cap space to do it.

Kesler could reportedly be out 4-5 months after hip surgery | ProHockeyTalk
Originally believed to be out 12 weeks.

Auston Matthews wins Calder Trophy - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs’ franchise centre has taken home his first major NHL hardware.

David Poile Named NHL’s General Manager of the Year - On the Forecheck
What a day for David Poile, huh?

Connor McDavid Wins Ted Lindsay Award - The Copper & Blue
Most Outstanding Player as voted by the NHLPA

Sergei Bobrovsky Wins Vezina Trophy - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets netminder picked up his second career Vezina.

Trade: Winnipeg Jets swap first round picks with the Golden Knights, pick 24th - Arctic Ice Hockey
They now hold the 24th selection, acquired from Columbus via the Golden Knights

Pittsburgh Penguins: 2017 NHL Awards Roundup - PensBurgh
Checking out on the voting for how the Pittsburgh Penguins did for the NHL Awards this year. Justin Schultz for best defenseman? Sidney Crosby for defensive forward? Check out how they did!

Vegas has 15 d-men, but won’t keep them all | ProHockeyTalk
The Dallas Stars are reportedly interested in Marc Methot.

Connor McDavid Wins the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League’s MVP - The Copper & Blue
Perhaps the first of many.

Vegas Golden Knights name their team | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL's newest franchise has some players now.

Report: Wild’s Haula agrees to sign with Vegas | ProHockeyTalk
And here. We. Go.

30 Thoughts: Marian Hossa might have played his final NHL game - Sportsnet.ca
An allergy might force Marian Hossa out of the NHL, while trade rumours continue to swirl ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft. All that and more in Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts.

Final Howl

Bryan Bickell gives heartfelt speech at 2017 NHL Awards show - Second City Hockey
NHL and NHLPA donate $20,000 to Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation.