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

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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.