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Tuesday’s Coyotes Tracks - OEL Extension Nearing

Reports state that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will re-sign soon, Samuel Girard is okay after a car crash, and looking at Alex Ovechkin's detractors.

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Coyotes News

2018 NHL Draft prediction tracker: Players to watch at No. 5 for Coyotes - Arizona Sports
If we know one thing about the NHL Draft this year, it's that there's a lot of difference in opinion over what order to rank the top 10-or-so prospects.

Coyotes, Ekman-Larsson nearing agreement on eight-year extension - Arizona Sports
The Coyotes are nearing an agreement with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on an eight-year contract extension, multiple sources told on Monday. The contract extension would kick in for the 2019-20 season.

Arizona Coyotes news: Oliver Ekman-Larsson contract extension talks - AZCentral
Ekman-Larsson is entering the final season of a six-year, $33 million deal but could sign another contract with the Coyotes soon.

The East

Signing Jack Johnson would be a potential disaster for the Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
Rumoured to be a potential target for Montreal, the Blue Jackets defender isn’t going to solve any of the Habs’ issues.

Carolina Hurricanes name Jeff Daniels assistant coach - Canes Country
He won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach on a team captained by Rod Brind’Amour, and now he joins his former teammate for his second stint behind the Canes’ bench.

The West

Golden Knights re-sign Stefan Matteau to one-year, two-way deal - Knights On Ice
Matteau recorded one assist in eight games with the Knights this season.

Kovalchuk would be fantastic fit for Kings, Sharks – ProHockeyTalk
Kovalchuk reportedly took a tour of California recently.

Report: Colorado Avalanche Defenseman Samuel Girard uninjured in car accident over the weekend - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche defender is ok after leaving the road and crashing his Camaro

Flames Sign Yasin Ehliz and Marcus Hogstrom - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Flames signed a pair of Europeans

Final Howl

A rebuttal to the detractors who continue to discredit Ovechkin, Capitals | NBC Sports Washington
The lack of a Stanley Cup was the only "blemish" on Alex Ovechkin's remarkable career. Now he has one and yet his legacy continues to be called into question.