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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks – Steve Yzerman steps down as GM

Steve Yzerman has stepped down as GM, the Vegas Golden Knights have traded for Max Pacioretty, and John Tortorella has signed an extension in Columbus.

Coyotes News

Coyotes finish rookie camp in Vegas, training camp up next – Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes finished their rookie camp on Tuesday by playing the final of three scheduled games in the inaugural Vegas Rookie Faceoff.

The East

John Tortorella Signs Two Year Extension – The Cannon
The winningest head coach in Blue Jackets history will stay in Columbus for the next couple of years.

Buffalo Sabres’ Rasmus Dahlin and the Expectations – Die By The Blade
Setting the bar too high might just end up taking the fun out of the hockey season for you.

Steve Yzerman did what he felt was best for himself and the Tampa Bay Lightning – Raw Charge
Yzerman steps down as general manager and becomes a Senior Advisor to Julien BriseBois—for at least one season.

BriseBois faces plenty of questions in replacing Yzerman as Lightning GM – ProHockeyTalk
The new Lightning GM was a coveted executive. Now he must show why.

What we can expect from new Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois – Raw Charge
Working from behind the scenes, BriseBois will now be the face of the Lightning’s front office.

Grading the McQuaid trade: A win on the books, a loss behind the scenes – Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins will feel Adam McQuaid’s departure, but the trade is more good than bad.

Rangers deal Kampfer and picks to Boston for Adam McQuaid – Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers add some experience and grit to their blue line.

The West

Golden Knights want to win now in Year 2 after Pacioretty trade – Knights On Ice
George McPhee had this thought process since the expansion draft. Vegas is ahead of schedule and he’s taking advantage of it.

Golden Knights sign Max Pacioretty to 4-year contract extension – Knights On Ice
Well, that didn’t take long.

Final Howl

Highlights from Eugene Melnyk’s bizarre Senators video – ProHockeyTalk
This did not seem to go over well with the fan base.

Read the full story at Five for Howling.