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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks – Playoffs Start Today

The NHL Playoffs start tonight, Raanta wanted to stay in Arizona, and Ilya Kovalchuk looks to be signing with the New York Rangers.

Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes: Clayton Keller has captained team’s youth movement – AZCentral
When other young players stumbled this season, it was the 19-year-old Keller who led the Coyotes’ offense for much of the season.

Arizona Coyotes’ Antti Raanta on new contract: ‘I wanted to stay here’ – Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta has come a long way since he joined the NHL. When he arrived from Finland in 2013, he didn’t know what a check was.

The East

Player Report Card: Benoit Pouliot – Die By The Blade
Pouliot’s season was plagued by careless play

“Disappointing” Brampton Beast season leaves Habs affiliation in doubt – Eyes On The Prize
Brampton Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan speaks to Habs EOTP about the season and the future.

Report: Ilya Kovalchuk is set to sign at 2-3 year deal with New York Rangers – RMNB
Ilya Kovalchuk has made it no secret that he wanted to return to the National Hockey League, after playing in the KHL for the last five years. And it appears he finally has his chance.

Maple Leafs trade target: Jason Spezza – Pension Plan Puppets
Could Spezza be Toronto’s third line centre next season?

2017-18 Penguins team awards – PensBurgh
Fun and creative honors for members of the Penguins!

Bruins sign Frozen Four MVP Karson Kuhlman – Stanley Cup of Chowder
An out-of-nowhere signing for your Tuesday!

Islanders Ownership Expanded Statement Appeals to Fans for…Time? – Lighthouse Hockey
This one adds…talk of Belmont and the lengthy Cup drought?

The West

Vladimir Tarasenko out four to six months with dislocated shoulder – St. Louis Game Time
The dislocation happened early in the first period Saturday night.

Final Howl

Groundswell of HoF support for first black NHL player – Yahoo Sports
Willie O’Ree, the first black player in NHL, is equal parts embarrassed and thrilled at news he will be considered for Hall of Fame selection.

Read the full story at Five for Howling.