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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks - First Day of the Season Edition

Its the first day of the NHL season, Barrett Hayton will be with the Arizona Coyotes for the season opening, and Seattle will be pushing for an expansion team.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes announce roster ahead of season opener - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes announced Tuesday which players will be on their active roster when the season begins Thursday and they take on the Stars in Dallas.

Arizona Coyotes: Barrett Hayton will make Opening Night roster - AZCentral
Look for Hayton to fill one of the club's open center spots while injured middles Alex Galchenyuk and Christian Dvorak are out with injury.

Arizona Coyotes roster: Injuries will provide unlikely opportunities - AZCentral
The Coyotes announced their 23-man roster on Tuesday ahead of their season-opener on Thursday against the Dallas Stars.

Paywall Stories

Past Coyotes rookies offer cautionary tale for Clayton Keller – The Athletic
Coyotes forward Clayton Keller will face greater attention from opponents this season. Is he fully aware of that?

Coyotes Crease: Darcy Kuemper needs a big backup year – The Athletic
Coyotes No. 2 goalie is a complement to the No. 1, from his personality to his on-ice style.

The East

NHL Star Auston Matthews Is Ready for His Close Up | GQ
The Maple Leafs' young star talks about adjusting to life in the NHL and why Russell Westbrook is a huge influence.

This Isn’t Normal - Silver Seven
Reflections on an awful year, and a franchise-altering trade.

The Montreal Canadiens’ 2018-19 salary cap situation - Eyes On The Prize
Even with 29 players currently on the books, the Habs come in well under the upper limit of $79.5 million.

Remi Elie Claimed off Waivers by Buffalo Sabres, and He Deserves to Play - Defending Big D
With a lack of forward depth, Buffalo was in dire need of a forward and recently waived Dallas Stars forward Remi Elie was just the replacement they needed to help

The West

The Case Against Vesalainen - Arctic Ice Hockey
Why Kristian Vesalainen should spend the season in the AHL.

Oilers sign Alex Chiasson - The Copper & Blue
Veteran joins Garrison as PTO graduate

Meet Kiefer Sherwood - Anaheim Calling
Your new favorite Duck

Seattle group makes its case for NHL expansion team – ProHockeyTalk
The final sales pitch for an NHL expansion team in Seattle is on.

Blackhawks place Corey Crawford, Gustav Forsling, Connor Murphy on injured reserve - Second City Hockey
With the moves, Chicago has finalized its 23-man roster.

Final Howl

NHL on NBC blooper reel: Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire | NBC Sports
Our NHL on NBC team tries to be perfect, but everyone makes mistakes.