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    The Arizona Coyotes will be compelling to watch in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline on Mar. Marcus Davenport Jersey . 2. The direction from new ownership is to get younger, prepare for a strong draft in June and cut payroll. And this position isnt to protect the bottom line of an organization with a deep history of financial distress. Its a more common sense approach for a club that needs to stabilize its foundation for long-term success. Weve openly speculated on the availability of forward Antoine Vermette and will continue to do so until Coyotes general manager Don Maloney fetches the right return to make the deal. The original asking price, according to a couple of teams with interest, includes a prospect and a roster player. Thats certainly not unreasonable for a player with Vermettes talent, but it is steep based on his status as a pending unrestricted free agent. Defencemen Zbynek Michalek and Keith Yandle are also being batted around potential trade circles and some believe its not a matter of if these three players will be traded, but when. That said, we shouldnt hear a lot of trade rumours involving Coyotes captain Shane Doan. He has another year remaining on his contract and has almost no interest in making an in-season move. Doan remains committed to the team and community and has seen the turmoil other veteran players have endured when trying to chase a Stanley Cup. His view may change during the offseason depending on how aggressive Maloney is on the trade front. But theres just as good a chance that he plays out his contract in Arizona. Milestone For Mo On Tuesday night, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice celebrated his 500th career NHL win as the Jets thumped the Florida Panthers 8-2. Now those who know Maurice also know that his skin crawls when hes asked to talk about himself or his accomplishments. The truth is, hes always gone about his business quietly and even when pushed, hes not able to provide his Top 5 regular season wins. After all, in the world of a NHL head coach - every win matters. But Maurice certainly remembers his first game behind the bench for the Hartford Whalers. He was nervous and realizing he was living the ultimate on-the-job training after being hired in just his third season of coaching. And he fondly remembers his time spent at the Montreal Forum - feeling like every play, every second of the game mattered to every single person in the building. And of course, there was seeing Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux for the first time as opponents and wondering what he could say or do to educate his players on how to stop two seemingly unstoppable legends. While there have been many meaningful games for Maurice (and hes reluctant to list them in any particular order), guiding the Toronto Maple Leafs to a Game 82 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in 2006-07 ranks high. The pressure and magnitude of that night was cranked to extreme levels as Toronto teetered on the cusp of the playoffs before being bumped out the next day by the New York Islanders (who relied on Wade Dubielewiczs goaltending heroics to beat the New Jersey Devils and edge the Leafs out). While supporting his family, his vast coaching experience includes several other address changes - including one season with Magnitogorsk in the KHL. Through all of it, Maurice has learned you take nothing for granted. Hes been fortunate to be part of some very good teams over the years and has also worked through tough times as a head coach with clubs that featured less talent. For the most part, hes enjoyed it all and hes especially excited about his current posting with a Winnipeg Jets team hes declared the hardest working team he has ever coached. At just 47 years of age, Maurice will undoubtedly celebrate more milestones. But 500 wins is special because hes earned all of them the hard way. 3-on-3 Is For Me An update on a story The Dreger Report has tracked all season. Leading up to the GM meetings in March, the NHL will pay close attention to the ongoing 3-on-3 overtime experiment in the American Hockey League - which will help determine whether or not to adopt the split formula next season. The AHL plays seven minutes of overtime, which includes three minutes of 4-on-4 followed by four minutes of 3-on-3. And as the AHL approaches the midway point of its season, the numbers clearly show 3-on-3 is limiting the need for a shootout. There have been 136 overtimes in the AHL to date. Among them 74.3 per cent have been decided in overtime and 25.7 per cent have required a shootout. According to the AHL, 64.7 per cent of overtime games played last season went to a shootout prior to the league adding the 3-on-3 option. Now heres a more specific breakdown of this season: 2014-15: 101 OT goals scored 56 scored during 4-on-4 time (44 even-strength, 12 PP) 45 scored during 3-on-3 time (42 even-strength, 2 PP, 1 PS) 5 scored in first minute of OT 15 scored in second minute of OT 19 scored in third minute of OT 13 scored in fourth minute of OT 14 scored in fifth minute of OT 14 scored in sixth minute of OT 21 scored in seventh minute of OT By comparison, the NHL has produced 166 overtime games this season, 90 of which have been decided by a shootout and 76 have ended with a goal in overtime. So the shootout remains a dominant factor in determining games. However, the changes introduced to reduce the number of shootouts - such as changing ends for overtime - has encouraged positive results. Last season through the same number of NHL games, there were 170 that went to overtime - with 68 resolved in OT and 101 which went to the shootout. A six per cent reduction in shootout games seems minimal compared to the dramatic results the AHL is experiencing. And that most definitely will be factored into the data presented to NHL GMs in March before any recommendations for change are made. But there are some around the league who remain resistant to 3-on-3 and will build their opposition around the significant number of goals scored in the sixth and seventh minutes of the AHL experiment, given the NHL plays five minutes of 4-on-4. So while the numbers favour change at the mid-point of the season, a slight reduction in shootouts in the NHL could also give the traditionalists - and those who oppose the shift to 3-on-3 - enough clout to delay what appears to be inevitable. As always, look for another edition of Insider Trading this Tuesday on SportsCentre and TSN.ca. Have a great weekend. Patrick Robinson Jersey . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Patrick Robinson Saints Jersey . -- Miami Dolphins defensive co-ordinator Kevin Coyle defended the management style of coach Joe Philbin in the wake of the teams bullying scandal. INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George spent much of Friday worried about whether hed be suspended for Game 7 against Atlanta. Not a chance. Less than an hour after wrapping up practice, an NBA spokesman confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that league officials reviewed the tapes from Thursday nights altercation and determined none of the players who stepped onto the court would be punished for the decisive game of this first-round series. It was no surprise to the Pacers. "Were planning for him to be here until were told hes not going to be in there," coach Frank Vogel said shortly before the decision was made public. "I think he stayed in the vicinity of the bench." Players who leave the "vicinity" of the bench during a fracas can be suspended under league rules. Few, including Stu Jackson, the leagues former disciplinarian, expected that to happen with George, who took two slow, short steps onto the court before he was pushed back by assistant coach Popeye Jones. Jackson wrote on Twitter that he didnt expect the league to suspend George, Indianas best player and an All-Star starter. Losing George would have been a major blow to the Pacers comeback hopes. George has topped 20 points in all six games, has double-doubles in five of them and has been the one Pacers defender able to slow down quick, shifty Hawks guard Jeff Teague. And it was George and David West who saved the Pacers season with a late Thursday night in Atlanta, too. All the leagues best regular season home team must do now to reach the second round and avoid the distinction of becoming the sixth No. 1 seed in league history to be eliminated in the first round is protect its home court. Lately, thats been a problem. "My thing is that three of the last four times weve played these guys (in Indy), they built 20-point leads and beat us pretty good," Vogel said. "So I dont think anyone from this team can thinnk were going to be OK just because were back home. Kurt Coleman Saints Jersey. ." The eighth-seeded Hawks understand. They had a chance to wrap up the best-of-seven series at home and rallied from a nine-point deficit in the third quarter to take a five-point lead late in the fourth. Yet they still lost. "Weve responded well all year when weve been in difficult situations," coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. "Part of our response is going to have to be better execution. I think we have a lot of positive reference points from all year. Our group has been very good and very resilient. I have a lot of confidence in our group." But this is going to be different. The Pacers, who spent all season chasing the Eastern Conferences top seed, expect a raucous crowd for the first Game 7 to be played at home in the franchises NBA history. Plus, they appeared to find a defensive solution to Atlantas spread offence by going small in Game 6. The Hawks, meanwhile, have only a day to adjust to Vogels new rotations and are on their own historic quest. A win Saturday would give Atlanta the distinction of having the fewest regular-season wins (38) of any second-round team since Detroits 36-win team beat Milwaukee in the first round of the 1976 playoffs, according to STATS. "Weve won on that floor before, so we know we can do it," Teague said. "We just have to go out there and do what we do and play our style of basketball, and it will take care of itself." George has plenty of motivation after a stressful week that included ceding home-court advantage for the second time in the series, losing his 2014 All-Star ring in a burglary that took place while he was playing Game 5, two elimination games and speculation that his 24th birthday celebration might be marred by the announcement of a one-game suspension. 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