Panic Button

Wow. Could the Coyotes be pressing any more panic buttons? I’m not saying they’re scared, I’m just saying if Jody Foster ever does a sequel to one of her movies, she might want to hang out by the Coyotes’ bench for inspiration.
(And the movie would be either PANIC ROOM or NELL, by the way).
First, the Coyotes sign Yanic Perreault to a small, one-year deal. I imagine they want him to 1) win faceoffs and 2) distribute the puck. Now ask anyone with the Coyotes who he’s passing to or winning faceoffs for.
Then, Larry Brooks reports Arizona almost traded defenseman Nick Boynton to San Jose for goalie Evgeni Nabokov. Which is fantastic, since I think everyone pretty much agrees the Coyotes should look into thinning their blueline.
By the way, Brooks also wonders if Flyer Peter Forsberg might end up in Vancouver, playing with Markus Naslund.
Finally, Kottke has a great post on the late, great NHL ’94 and how it’s now the subject of some cool YouTube clips. Like a lot of geeky guys of a certain age, I played too many video games in the dorms, and if we had had something like YouTube to show off our moves, I probably would never have graduated. But there probably would be a lot of beautiful NHL ’94 clips cut to Public Enemy, because it’s long been a dream of mine to sync those two things up.