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Coyotes' conundrum: Does Gagner fit better at center or wing?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Is Sam Gagner a center or a wing? That question is preoccupying coach Dave Tippett as the Coyotes wind down the preseason.  It's the same question the Edmonton Oilers never fully answered before dealing him to Tampa, which shipped him to Arizona about an hour later, along with B.J. Crombeen on June 30.  For the first 10 days of training camp, Tippett had...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lessio aiming to stick with Coyotes this time around

The first of the Coyotes' split-squad training camp practices had finished at least an hour earlier. Most of the players were either grabbing lunch in the Rinkside Club or chatting in the team lounge at Gila River Arena. Lucas Lessio was pacing the hallways. He'd appear at one end, still dressed in his sweat-soaked undergarments, pass by the media with that loping, deliberate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vitale, Smith lead Coyotes to 4-2 win over Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Joe Vitale had a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 23 saves and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Monday night. Brandon McMillan, Shane Doan and David Moss also scored for the Coyotes, who improved to 4-0-2 in exhibition play. Oliver Ekman-Larsson added two assists. Derek Dorsett and Radim Vrbata scored for Vancouver, which...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Next round of Coyotes cuts will come Saturday

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have one week left in training camp and 13 days before they open the regular season on Oct. 9 against the Winnipeg Jets. That means 22 more players must be cut from the roster in short order to get down to the opening-day roster of 23. The next round of cuts will come after Saturday's Red & White Scrimmage at Gila River Arena, but the proving...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop preseason game in OT

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta -- Curtis Glencross scored on a power play at 3:10 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Sylvan Lake hosted the game as part of its winning Kraft Hockeyville bid. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer. Glencross tipped Kris Russell's shot from the blue line past goalie...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! Ryan Hollweg still gets paid to play hockey

I know, I’m just as surprised as you are that Ryan Hollweg actually still gets paid to play hockey. The one time lovable Rangers plug has spent the past three seasons with Plzen HC in the Czech League. Two years ago, Hollweg was second in the league in penalty minutes with 130 in 40 games. continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Phoenix Arizona Coyotes of Glendale

2013-14 Record: 37-30-15 (4th in Pacific) 2014-15 Record: Better than the University of Phoenix’s team. Harry Potter and the Order of the Arizona: The Phoenix Coyotes never fully got off the ground, largely due to Phoenix not realizing that they had a non-Roadrunners hockey team. Therefore, over the summer, Coyotes management decided to follow in the footsteps of the Cardinals...
Via Section 303
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How much more patience can Doan afford with Coyotes?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the Coyotes opened the preseason on Monday at Gila River Arena against the Los Angeles Kings, it was tempting to ponder the divergent paths these franchises have taken since they met in the Western Conference Final in 2012. Since L.A. won that series, it has raised two Stanley Cups and become the model for franchise building in non-traditional hockey markets...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Coyotes do enough to bolster their roster this summer?

With training camps officially opening up across the league, and the preseason now almost completely underway, we’re finally getting an actual view at what clubs look like heading into the new campaign. Some teams underwent a complete overhaul and are staring down changes for the new season, while others are looking mighty similar to the product that they iced last season, for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' young players could play big roles on team

  The Arizona Coyotes have been reluctant to put young players into prominent roles in the past, preferring to allow them and their games to mature in the minors before bringing them up to the NHL. That could change this season. Coming off two playoff-less seasons and with several roster spots up for grabs, the Coyotes will be taking a hard look at their talented group of youngsters...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Arizona Coyotes

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Arizona Coyotes. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) and Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) Arizona Coyotes 2013 Season: 37-30-15  89pts – (4th Pacific Division; 10th Western Conference) Sam Gagner had an interesting offseason as...
Via The PensNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Preview: Blue Line Scoring Key To Playoff Chances

The Coyotes ditched the “Phoenix” part of their name after last season to officially become the “Arizona Coyotes.” The franchise’s success has been built on a deep, talented blue line over the last four years and 2014-15 should be no different. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is the best defenseman on the team as a two-way player who plays against elite competition and excels on special...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes arena officially named Gila River Arena

AP Image The Arizona Coyotes reached a nine-year agreement with the Gila River casino chain to name their arena in Glendale after it.  The arena will now be known as the Gila River Arena.  Gila River is a chain of of casinos operated and run by native Americans. Up until the end of the 2013-14 season, the arena was known as the Arena. had signed a ten-year...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bissonnette's crazy ice bucket challenge cost him only $175?

Everything about Paul Bissonnette’s Ice Bucket Challenge looked expensive, but it turns out the free agent knows how to snag an impressive bargain. Bissonnette, who was challenged by former Phoenix Coyotes teammate Keith Yandle, took the challenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS to another level as he incorporated a helicopter, glacier water and an entire crew to capture the...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Bissonnette uses helicopter for Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen some pretty impressive Ice Bucket Challenges over the last few weeks, as professional athletes have employed Zambonis, Gatorade coolers and more to do their part in raising awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. If those were “impressive,” we have no idea what to call what Paul Bissonnette just did. The current free agent was recently challenged...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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