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Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet (right) listens to Mike Sullivan yell at linesman Brian Murphy during a game against the Arizona Coyotes in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Coyotes hire Rick Tocchet

PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes have named Rick Tocchet as head coach, replacing Dave Tippett, who parted ways with the franchise after last season.

Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on March 12, 2017 in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks deal away Panarin

Even before the first name was called, before the first jersey was handed out, before the first draft pick got to shake the hand of commissioner Gary Bettman, blockbuster trades dominated the 2017 draft weekend in Chicago.

Gabriel Vilardi checks out the field during the NHL Draft prospects media tour at Wrigley Field on June 21, 2017 in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chaos reigns in NHL draft

CHICAGO — As young Gabriel Vilardi slowly buttons up the pinstriped Chicago Cubs jersey he has just been handed, it’s not the shirt on his back that has a leather-lunged fan in the stands voicing his playful displeasure.