Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - from 30 to...34?

Brendan Porter
SB Nation

Is the NHL on the verge of expanding to 34 teams? More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.


Coyotes News

Teppo Numminen's impact on the Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
No. 27 was a huge part of the transition to Phoenix for the Jets/Coyotes franchise

73 Coyotes games to be televised on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus | FOX Sports
It does not appear that 3TV will be carrying the remaining un-aired games as of this time.

Coyotes look for boosts from naming-rights deal, concessions revamp - Phoenix Business Journal
Levy's Restaurants will have had a full offseason to reconfigure the concessions in Gila River Arena.

Arizona Coyotes outlook for 2014-15 NHL season - NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15
Following a summer of change, the Arizona Coyotes will try to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs without two of their top five scorers from last season.

Arizona Coyotes questions focus on defense, Mike Smith - NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15
The Coyotes' ability to rediscover their stifling defensive game is arguably the biggest question in their quest to return to the postseason.

Arizona Coyotes top 10 prospects led by Max Domi - NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15
NHL.com has only Brandon Gormley and Max Domi as the team's Top 10 Prospects likely to crack the roster this season.

Sam Gagner excited for fresh start with Arizona Coyotes - NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2014-15
Sam Gagner never maximized his potential with the Edmonton Oilers, but the Arizona Coyotes are hoping he will for them.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU Hockey: How does the roster compare to NCAA teams? - Yahoo Sports
The Sun Devils grabbed two former NCAA Division I players this offseason. Does that mean they can compete with NCAA clubs?

News From Around the Hockey World

Is the NHL going to super-size itself by 2017? - Litter Box Cats
Are Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City and a second Toronto team in?

Are Western NHL Teams Bringing Top Prospects Closer? - Jewels From The Crown
The rumors grow louder...

Ducks Defense and Many Lines and Things - Anaheim Calling
This isn't even the detailed look I'd prefer (if I had the time for) doing on each player. Fun!

Despite ‘nightmare’ season, Clarkson excited for future | ProHockeyTalk
He'll enter the second season of his seven-year, $36.75 million contract.

Remember the New York Americans, the Big Apple's first hockey team - SBNation.com
New York's first NHL team wasn't the Rangers. It was the Americans, who called Madison Square Garden home for 17 years.

Marc-Andre Fleury unlikely to get contract extension before season - CBSSports.com
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is likely to enter the new season without a contract extension. His current deal expires at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The Final Howl

Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Anaheim Ducks Edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports


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