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Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Problems in Ottawa

Erik Karlsson’s wife Melinda has sought an order of protection against Mike Hoffman’s fiance, preseason schedules announced, and possible coaching issues in Washington.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes third jersey: What will alternate sweater look like? - AZCentral
The Coyotes will reveal a new third jersey at their draft watch party on June 22, so Coyotes insider Richard Morin took a stab at designing one.

Arizona Coyotes: 2018 preseason schedule announced - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes announced their 2018 preseason schedule, including an opening matchup with the defending Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights.

The East

Barry Trotz wants to return as Capitals head coach, but 'issues' with his coaching staff and more may stand in the way - RMNB
Caps head coach Barry Trotz, who ranks fifth all-time in NHL wins, guided them to that championship. But despite the Stanley Cup victory, Trotz’s first, his future with the Capitals is unknown.

No surgery needed for Capitals’ Backstrom, Kuznetsov – ProHockeyTalk
Both missed time during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Urho Vaakanainen signs 3 year Entry Level Contract worth $925k - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The 2017 first round pick now joins the team’s system officially.

Tampa Bay Lightning restricted free agent preview - Raw Charge
With the offseason officially underway, Steve Yzerman has some work to do.

Monika Caryk, fiancee of Mike Hoffman, accused of harassing Melinda Karlsson – ProHockeyTalk
An order of protection has been filed.

The West

Blackhawks goalie prospect Ivan Nalimov​ requests trade, per report - Second City Hockey
The Russian netminder doesn’t see his future in Chicago.

Kings Trade Andy Andreoff to Lightning, Reacquire Peter Budaj - Jewels From The Crown
The former Kings netminder returns to the west coast to help provide some stability in Ontario.

2018 NHL draft: Blackhawks willing to trade No. 8 pick in ‘right situation’ - Second City Hockey
Chicago has told at least one team they’ll part with their top-10 pick.

Golden Knights ink German goal scorer Brooks Macek - Knights On Ice
The Golden Knights roll the dice on a silver medal winner as they add the DEL’s top scorer to a one-year deal.

Final Howl

Brian MacLellan on his offseason suggestion for Alex Ovechkin: 'I don't know, tell him to work on his keg stand?' - RMNB
So, Mac, what does Ovi need to improve on this summer?