Coyotes arena update; Bracco leaves BC; Larkin to stay up with Red Wings (Puck Headlines)

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• Happy Halloween from Phil Kessel. Why does that tennis raquet he's holding look so tiny? [phil_kessel_81_]

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• "The Arizona Coyotes will very likely move ... down the highway." Nicely done, LeBrun. [ESPN]

• Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, Jeremy Bracco, has left Boston College to sign with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. [College Hockey News]

• Confirming what everyone pretty much knew: Dylan Larkin will remain with the Detroit Red Wings beyond the 10-game mark. [Winging It In Motown]

Sergei Gonchar joins the Pittsburgh Penguins after all ... as a "defenseman development coach." [PG Blogs]

• Mikael Wikstrand, whose rights are retained by the Ottawa Senators, insisted on playing for his hometown club of Färjestad BK this season. The reason is now known: his brother has leukemia. [The 6th Sens

• Bryan Murray is using his work as GM of the Senators as a way to thrive while facing terminal cancer. [NHL]

• Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Washington has a powerful and touching meaning to Caps assistant coach Lane Lambert after his wife battled cancer for 17 years before passing away in September. The team will pay tribute to her with a patch on their jerseys. [CSN Mid Atlantic]

• A major challenge facing coaches: getting players to play, not think. [The Score]

• Life is good for young Caps forward Evgeny Kuznetsov. [SI]

• Michal Rozsival is close to returning for the Chicago Blackhawks after suffering a gnarly broken ankle in the playoffs. [Sun-Times]

• Vladmir Tarasenko does not want a nickname. Seriously, don't give him one. [STL Today]

• The Penguins can't be successful if they continue to play in "survival mode." [Trib Live]

• Boston Bruins forward Brett Connolly is working on finding his niche in the lineup and is trying to make the most filling in for Matt Beleskey. [Bruins Daily

• Is Sean Day "this year’s most polarizing draft-eligible skater?" [Buzzing The Net]

• 'Straight outta Bakersfield' Darnell Nurse scored his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild. Add this to his family's well document list of success in sports. [Color of Hockey]

• Craig MacTavish made two trades for draft picks in 2013 that have had a resounding impact - in a good way - on the Edmonton Oilers today. [Oilers Nation]

• The Dallas Stars have $10-million tied up in two goalies over the next three years. Which goaltender, Kari Lehtonen or Antti Niemi, will still be a Star by the end of their contract? [Blackout Dallas]

• Eight stats that tell the story of the Calgary Flames struggles through nine games of the season. [Flames From 80 Feet]

• Finding a practical and better way to evaluate defensemen. [Hockey-Graphs]

• Fantasy hockey cage match: Martin Hanzal (so hot right now) vs. Brandon Dubinsky. [Dobber]

• King Tufficult doles out Hock-E-Harmony advice. If you're a fragile Ducks fan, probably not the best read right now. [The Royal Half]

• Did you know Rod Stewart has a son that plays hockey for the Alaska Aces a development team in the ECHL? For our younger readers, do you know who Rod Stewart is? [Yahoo]

• Applauding goaltender creativity over the years with the 'Top 7 Most Iconic NHL Masks.' [Hockey by Design]

• Finally, reason No. 3,904,230,942 P.K. Subban is awesome. Watch as Vice Sports spends the weekend with him ahead of his major charitable donation last month:


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