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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks - Rumored New Asst Coaches

The Arizona Coyotes have two potential assistant coaches, could Shane Doan play in the upcoming Olympics, and a Russian star has been suspended for two years.

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Coyotes News

Source: John MacLean, Scott Allen 'strong candidates' for Coyotes assistants - AZCentral
The Coyotes are getting close to filling out new head coach Rick Tocchet's staff with assistants.

Report: John MacLean could join Tocchet’s coaching staff in Arizona | ProHockeyTalk
He hasn't coached in the NHL since 2014.

Canada would consider Doan, Iginla for 2018 Winter Olympics | ProHockeyTalk
Possible swan song if the NHL doesn't come calling?

News From Around the Hockey World

Colorado Avalanche sign Matt Nieto to a $1 million contract - Mile High Hockey
The Avs avoid going to arbitration with Nieto and settle for a $1m deal.

Mika Zibanejad Signs 5-Year, $26.75 Million Extension With New York Rangers ($5.35M AAV) - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers struck a sweet deal with their remaining RFA.

How do the Stars Stack Up Against the 2017-2018 Central Division - Defending Big D
How do the Dallas Stars stack up against the once proud murder death kill division?

Mark Streit signed to a one-year contract by the Montreal Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
Streit returns to his first NHL team for the 2017-18 season.

Willie Desjardins to coach Team Canada at Olympics | ProHockeyTalk
Sean Burke will be the general manager.

Avs Sign Rocco Grimaldi To One Year Deal - Mile High Hockey
Grimaldi now locked up leaving only Nikita Zadorov to sign for next season

Belleville Senators unveil new logo —
They left Binghamton behind — but not the "B." The team calls its new logo "classic and versatile."

Yandle is happy Tallon is back running the Panthers | ProHockeyTalk
Is he ... reaching a bit?

Russian star Danis Zaripov banned two years for doping - Yahoo Sports
Danis Zaripov is one of the most familiar names to Russian hockey fans. This week, the KHL announced he’s been suspended for two years on a doping violation.

Final Howl

Connor McDavid sings karaoke, takes shots on Taylor Hall during Jordan Eberle's wedding - RMNB
In his second year pro, Connor McDavid won the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award, and the Art Ross Trophy. Now he’s a candidate for a made-up award, the RMNB Wedding Hero of the Year.