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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks – Max Pacioretty on trading block

Max Pacioretty looks to be on his way out of Montreal, the Lightning have re-signed Nikita Kucherov to an 8 year deal, and Coyotes’ goaltending prospect Ivan Prosvetov has signed with the Saginaw Spirit.

Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes: President and CEO Ahron Cohen talks arena and more – AZCentral
One week after being promoted, Coyotes President and CEO Ahron Cohen sat down with Coyotes insider Richard Morin to discuss a variety of topics.

Saginaw Spirit sign Arizona Coyotes goalie prospect Ivan Prosvetov | MLive.com
Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced Monday the team has signed 19-year old goaltender Ivan Prosvetov to a Standard Player Agreement.

The East

Latest Pacioretty rumors seem ominous for Habs – ProHockeyTalk
Is Marc Bergevin going to lose yet another trade?

The Montreal Canadiens need Max Pacioretty, rebuild or not – Eyes On The Prize
The team’s captain has the most value right where he is

Is this it for Zetterberg with Red Wings? Maybe it should be – ProHockeyTalk
Back issues may make the upcoming season a real question for the Detroit captain.

Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension – Raw Charge
Steve Yzerman sure has been busy. Now we know what he was really up to.

Islanders sign another depth player long-term, and it makes no sense – ProHockeyTalk
Ross Johnston is the latest depth player to get a long-term contract from the New York Islanders.

The West

Why a trade for Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk makes sense for Vegas – Knights On Ice
With Tampa Bay and Dallas crowding the Golden Knights out of the Erik Karlsson race, Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner could make an excellent alternative.

Blues make it official, sign Pat Maroon – St. Louis Game Time
It took a little while, but the worst kept secret in UFA signings is done.

Ducks to Retire Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer’s Numbers Next Season – Anaheim Calling
The two former captains will have their numbers sent to the rafters in October and February, respectively.

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