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Nash Daily: Coyotes Arena Renderings, Hobey Baker Candidates Down To 10



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The Arizona Coyotes leaked a handful of renderings via their app of what is expected to be an arena proposal.

The Coyotes have played a few seasons at Arizona State’s Mullett Arena but have been searching for a more permanent home after their bid to build an arena and entertainment development in Tempe was rejected by voters.

The Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals recently approved a $68.5 million appraisal for a 95-acre plot of land the team is eyeing for construction on a new arena. The team’s new home is expected to be located near the Loop 101 freeway and Scottsdale Road.

Candidates for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top college hockey player, were narrowed down to 10 on Wednesday, and the field is led by projected 2024 No. 1 overall pick Macklin Celebrini.

The 10 players were chosen via voting from the 64 Division I head college hockey coaches and online fan voting. Three finalists will be announced on April 4 with the winner being honored the day before the NCAA national championship on April 12.

The 10 Hobey Baker candidates are below:

  • Jackson Blake, F, North Dakota
  • Macklin Celebrini, F, Boston University
  • Jack Devine, F, Denver
  • Cutter Gauthier, C, Boston College
  • Collin Graf, F, Quinnipiac
  • Lane Hutson, D, Boston University
  • Kyle McClellan, G, Wisconsin
  • Liam McLinskey, F, Holy Cross
  • Sam Morton, F, Minnesota State
  • Will Smith, F, Boston College

Nashville Hockey Now

The Nashville Predators ran roughshod over the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Here’s the plus/minus report from the win.

Roman Josi, Michael McCarron, Luke Evangelista and Jason Zucker spoke to reporters after the win and talked about matching the franchise record for consecutive games with a point (15).

The Predators defense was also dealt another blow Tuesday morning when the team announced Jeremy Lauzon was week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Central Division Standings

  1. Winnipeg Jets | 44-19-5, 93 points
  2. Colorado Avalanche | 44-20-5, 93 points
  3. Dallas Stars | 41-19-9, 91 points
  4. Nashville Predators | 40-25-4, 84 points
  5. Minnesota Wild | 34-28-8, 76 points
  6. St. Louis Blues | 36-29-3, 75 points
  7. Arizona Coyotes | 28-35-5, 61 points
  8. Chicago Blackhawks | 19-44-5, 43 points

Wild Card Standings

  1. Nashville Predators | 40-25-4, 84 points
  2. Vegas Golden Knights | 36-25-7, 79 points
  3. Minnesota Wild | 34-28-8, 76 points
  4. St. Louis Blues | 36-29-3, 75 points

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Panthers forwards Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk  are both questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Predators (Florida Hockey Now)

Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard tied a Jonathan Toews rookie record in Chicago’s 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings (Chicago Hockey Now)

Akim Aliu is making a comeback, joining the Sharks minor league team the San Jose Barracuda on a tryout offer (San Jose Hockey Now)

Flyers head coach John Tortorella is always making headlines, this time it’s because a former player called him out (Philly Hockey Now)

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan needs to answer the tough questions about his future with the team (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

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