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Coyotes counting on Domi, Duclair to start winning again

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes spent two seasons adding to what they already had, hoping a couple of new pieces would rekindle the magic of the 2011-12 season. When it didn't work for a third straight season, the Coyotes decided to change directions. They unloaded veterans and beefy contracts at the trade deadline last season and went a more youthful route. The shift didn...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes launch campaign to celebrate unique DNA of Arizona hockey

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Entering their 19th season in the Valley of the Sun, the Arizona Coyotes are unveiling a new campaign that celebrates the unique DNA of hockey in Arizona. The campaign celebrates the fans who go out of their way to get their hockey fix and the players who inspire them, all the while answering the critics who say hockey doesn't belong in Arizona. Built on the values...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes set 23-man roster, return Strome to junior league

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes expect great things from center Dylan Strome, their first pick in the 2015 draft, but they don't believe the 18-year-old is strong enough yet to face the rigors of a full NHL season. Strome, the No. 3 pick in this year's draft, was among the final three players trimmed from the roster as the team cut down to the 23-player limit for the start of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes (Last Season: 24-50-8, 7th in Pacific)Coach: Dave Tippett (488-332-102, 28 ties; 13th season, 7th with Arizona)Key Additions: Antoine Vermette, Zybnek Michalek, Brad Richardson, Nicklas Grossmann, Boyd Gordon, Anders Lindback, Stefan ElliottKey Departures: Sam Gagner, Mark Arcobello, Martin Erat, Lauri Korpikoski, John Moore, Brendan GormleyKey Player: Oliver Ekman...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes season preview: Tough times to continue in desert

Plus: Oliver Ekman-Larsson likely will be the brightest spot in the desert after setting a franchise record for defensemen with a team-leading 23 goals last season. With the team expected to struggle again in 2015-16, the fans might enjoy the diversion of watching captain Shane Doan continue his dogged pursuit of franchise records in goals, assists and points. Entering his 20th campaign...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Samuelsson brothers among cuts as Coyotes pare roster to 26

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes trimmed their training camp roster to 26 by releasing defenseman Corey Potter and assigning four players -- left wing Henrik Samuelsson, right wing Jordan Szwarz and defensement Philip Samuelsson and Derek Smith -- to Springfield of the American Hockey League. The final three roster cuts will likely come after Friday's preseason finale against San Jose...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes GM believes there’s a good chance Dylan Strome makes the team

Dylan Strome remains in camp with the Arizona Coyotes, and according to Yotes GM Don Maloney, there’s a good chance he’ll be on the opening day roster. “It’s a daily evaluation, but there’s a very good chance he’s part of the opening night roster,” Maloney told Post Media’s Michael Traikos, adding “I did not think he would be making so hard a push but his game...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No teams called Tortorella about coaching vacancies

John Tortorella admitted to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that no NHL teams called him last summer regarding coaching vacancies. In Friedman’s latest must-read 30 Thoughts column, Tortorella, who’s set to coach team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, “threw cold water” on the idea he took the role as an attempt to get back in the NHL. Tortorella said the job was simply...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

For Coyotes, maintaining ice in the desert is as hard as it sounds

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At times during the legal battle between the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale this summer, it seemed as if the Coyotes would never skate in Gila River Arena again. Now training camp is underway with stars like Shane Doan and Mike Smith skating on a fresh sheet of ice barely an inch thick. "It's been a long time since we've been here," Smith said. "I'm excited...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Bissonnette doesn’t see the value in advanced stats

During a mailbag for the Players’ Tribune, Manchester Monarchs forward Paul Bissonnette made it perfectly clear where he stands on analytics, and their usefulness in the NHL when asked about the topic. The enforcer doesn’t seem to think they’re useful. “So now you have all these bottom-feeder teams handing over boatloads of money and influence to analytics guys, and I don’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche acquire former first-round pick Brandon Gormley

The Arizona Coyotes have traded defenseman Brandon Gormley to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Stefan Elliott. NEWS: #Coyotes Acquire d-man Stefan Elliott from COL in exchange for d-man Brandon Gormley. — ArizonaCoyotesNews (@AZCoyotesNews) September 10, 2015 Gormley was the 13th overall pick in 2010, as he was...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign 1st-round pick Merkley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Connor Murphy making up for lost time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes assistant coach Jim Playfair noticed a sense of urgency to Connor Murphy's play last season. "The thing we like about Murph is he came in as a young player and played an aggressive game," said Playfair, who coaches the defensemen. "He had nothing to lose, so his attitude was just play and see where things fall." That approach has always been a part of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A look at Chris Pronger’s Hockey Hall of Fame banner

Chris Pronger was a member of a stacked group of 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees and now his banner can be found at the Hall. Pronger still technically hasn’t retired (in fact, his contract was recently traded to the Arizona Coyotes), but the Hall of Fame elected to waive the eligibility rules for Pronger. Here’s a look at Pronger’s banner: Now up! Hockey Hall of Fame...
Via Frozen Notes
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Arizona Coyotes

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at what most expect to be the “dog” of the Pacific Division, The Arizona Coyotes. All information here is accurate as of 7/16/15. Who’s in: F John Scott...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes, Mikkel Boedker Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Contract

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Boedker filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, but the sides were able to iron out a deal Tuesday before they went before a mediator. The 25-year-old from Denmark has been one of Arizona’s most creative scorers during seven seasons with the team. Boedker had 14 goals...
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft: Should Coyotes Trade No. 3 Pick In First Round?

The Arizona Coyotes are in the middle of another rebuild and must have a successful 2015 NHL Draft to accelerate the process. Through clever trading, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has eight picks in this draft to acquire young players or package in trades. He has his own pick in the first round at No. 3 overall, in addition to the final selection in Round 1 (30th overall)...
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Edler scores goal off Mike Smith's backside (Video)

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler scored a goal that bounced off the backside of Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during the third period of Sunday night's game in Glendale.Edler scored the power play goal on a bank shot that hit the goalpost and deflected off Smith's back into the net.Edler's goal broke the 1-1 tie and ended up being the game winner in the 3-1 Canucks...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Keith Yandle from Coyotes

The New York Rangers made a surprise run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, and general manager Glen Sather has made a bold NHL trade deadline move to increase his team’s chances of going on a similar playoff run this season. New York has acquired Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle in a blockbuster trade involving several players and draft picks, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. ...
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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