COYOTES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tobias Rieder Injured at Worlds

Arizona Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder suffered a knee injury at the 2016 World Championship in Russia and has been sent home by the team. He suffered an injury to the interior ligament of his left knee Saturday after colliding in the neutral zone with Canada’s Corey Perry. He’ll miss the rest of the tournament, though the Germans managed a man down on Sunday, besting Team USA...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

AHL board approves sale, relocation of Coyotes' affililate

CHICAGO (AP) The American Hockey League board of governors has granted conditional approval to the Arizona Coyotes to buy the Springfield Falcons and relocate the franchise to Tucson, Arizona. The board unanimously approved the sale and move at a meeting on Tuesday. The Coyotes still must work out a deal with Tucson and get City Council approval before the franchise can be relocated...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Babock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all for salary disclosure

The recent spate of coach signings has revealed two very clear notions. The first is that, as was the case with the players more than two decades ago, full salary disclosure would do wonders for the salaries of the 30 men behind NHL benches. The second is that all coaches and would-be NHL coaches should send Mike Babcock a Thank You card and box of chocolates. The Minnesota Wild...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Shane Doan says he wants to come back for at least one more season

Twenty seasons with one organization is a nice round number, but veteran Shane Doan wants to make it 21 campaigns with the Arizona Coyotes. Doan, 39, said during an appearance on the NHL Network Friday evening that he wants to return to the Coyotes for at least one more season, which would make for his 21st with the franchise that drafted him seventh overall in 1995. The only hurdle...
Via The Hockey News
7 days ago

Coyotes' Chayka becomes youngest GM in NHL history

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have made John Chayka the youngest general manager in NHL history and restructured their front office.The 26-year-old Chayka was introduced as Arizona's next general manager on Thursday after serving one season as assistant GM to Don Maloney, who was fired in April after nine seasons.Coach Dave Tippett also signed a five-year contract extension...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

26-year-old wunderkind John Chayka named Coyotes GM

Sometimes it takes an unconventional approach to look towards the future. Because of this outside-the-box thinking, the Arizona Coyotes ended up with a 26-year-old general manager, John Chayka. Chayka will be the youngest general manager once his hiring becomes official. Chayka has had a short yet pretty impressive work history. He founded Stathletes Inc., a company that focuses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes to name 26-year-old as general manager

While the Stanley Cup playoffs march on for the NHL teams lucky enough to reach the postseason, the Arizona Coyotes are preparing for the future of their organization -- and turning heads across the sports world -- with a youth movement.But the Coyotes aren't getting younger on the ice. Instead, the team will reportedly announce on Thursday that 26-year-old assistant general manager...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will moving the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL affiliate to Tucson help grow hockey in state?

One year after a four-way swap of NHL/AHL affiliations that saw the Arizona Coyotes switch affiliates from the Portland Pirates to the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes have plans of moving their new AHL franchise to Arizona. The Coyotes have signed an agreement to purchase the Falcons, who are currently located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pending the AHL Board of Governor approval...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Top 5 Draft Targets

Despite Step Forward, Coyotes Still Have Long Way To Go   Just about everyone in the hockey world expected little to nothing from the Arizona Coyotes in 2015-16 and with good reason. They had finished near the bottom of the standings the previous year and were clearly in the midst of a full-blown rebuild. And we all know what “rebuild” means: lots of tough times ahead. But...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Arizona Coyotes be the first “Moneypuck” franchise?

When the Arizona Coyotes fired long-time general manager Don Maloney, it surprised many in the hockey community. Maloney had acted as GM for the Coyotes since 2007 after previous runs as the New York Islanders’ GM from 1992 to 1995 and assistant GM for the New York Rangers from 1996 to 2007. During his time with the Coyotes, he was named the General Manager of the Year in 2010...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Shane Doan should consider one more year

After two decades with the Arizona Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise, captain Shane Doan is considering hanging up his skates. At 39-years-old, Doan was the fourth oldest active player in the NHL this season. It definitely did not show. Doan was the Coyotes leading goal scorer with 28 goals, and was third in team scoring overall with 47 points. He trailed only defenseman Oliver Ekman...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona Coyotes interested in Kyle Dubas for GM

The Arizona Coyotes relieved General Manager Don Maloney of his duties on Monday, opting to go all-in on an analytical approach. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the Coyotes would hand over more personnel control to 26-year-old Assistant GM John Chayka but said he doesn’t think Chayka will take over as GM. The big question remains: Who will take over the Coyotes GM vacancy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Maloney out as Coyotes GM after nine seasons

Today it was announced by various sources that Don Maloney would be stepping down from his role as general manager of the Arizona Coyotes. It comes as a surprise to many as Maloney has been putting together a very strong team despite a lot of ongoing turmoil in ownership. Players such as Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and Oliver Ekman-Larsson have all been cultivated under his watch....
Via The Comeback
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Doan has an idea to eliminate tanking in the NHL

The practice of tanking has been a major focus in all sports but maybe none more so than hockey. With generational talents like Connor McDavid and surefire stars such as Auston Matthews knocking on the door, teams that are legitimately terrible seem to have ownership find ways to enhance their awful play to get a shot at these guys, or so people think. Heck, people still talk about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

What Happened To The Arizona Coyotes?

Just two months ago, the Arizona Coyotes were everybody's favorite underdog. They sat in second place in the Pacific Division with 48 points, and while they were certainly not the cream of the NHL crop, a certain SQ writer said "their division rivals might just be bad enough, or far away enough, to keep them" in a playoff spot.Oh, how things have changed.The Coyotes are now in...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes D Jared Tinordi suspended 20 games

The NHL has suspended Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jared Tinordi 20 games for violating the NHL/NHL Players Association Performance Enhancing Substance Program. The suspension will come with a mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and potential treatment. Tinordi released this statement regarding the situation on Wednesday...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Coyotes turn to bank manager to serve as backup goaltender

The Arizona Coyotes needed a goalie to back up starter Louis Domingue on Monday night after backup Anders Lindback got hurt before the game, and because Lindback was injured so close to game time, they had to turn to someone who was home giving his five-week-old twin boys a bath. Nathan Schoenfeld made the most of the sudden call-up to the Coyotes, sitting on the bench to watch...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Arizona Coyotes Actually Make The Playoffs?

Everybody loves an underdog. It's very easy to write off Cinderella teams at the start of the season. "Luck," "small sample size," "there's 82 games" are the common phrases for dismissing unexpected success. However, when the calendar turns to the new year, and that team is still second in their division, it's time to take them seriously.So can the Arizona Coyotes actually do this...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ John Scott relishing controversial NHL All-Star nod

John Scott, the 33-year-old brawler and enforcer in a league that no longer holds such players in high regard, was named to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game thanks to a groundswell of support built upon the idea of a joke from snarky, social-media savvy fans. But how it all happened matters little to the Arizona Coyotes bruiser. Scott says he’s relishing very minute of it. “I would...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick gives John Scott 'motivator' ahead of ASG

Jeremy Roenick isn't one to mince words, and he was pretty open about how "terrible" he found it that John Scott planned to attend the NHL All-Star Game after the fan voting gone awry earned the bruiser an invite.But the player-turned-analyst appears to at least be giving Scott a bit of "incentive," as SportsNet called it, ahead of the big event.The All-Star fete includes the Skills...
Via Yardbarker
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith out eight to 10 weeks

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is expected to miss eight-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle on Tuesday, according to general manager Don Maloney. "We expect him back and 100 percent healthy hopefully before the end of the season," Maloney said. Smith, who has been the Coyotes' starting goaltender since 2011, is 10-9-1 on the season with a .901 save...
Via Yardbarker
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NHL player Patrick O'Sullivan opens up about childhood abuse

Some parents are loving, some are crazy and some are downright evil. For former NHL player Patrick O'Sullivan, his father would be placed in the latter category. O'Sullivan, who played six seasons in the NHL, opened up on Wednesday about the abuse he endured as minor from his father. "From the moment I got my first pair of hockey skates at five years old, I got the living s...
Via Yardbarker
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Arizona Coyotes remain playoff contenders?

After missing out on the playoffs for the third year in a row, and being subjected to numerous relocation rumors, there seemed to be little hope for the Arizona Coyotes at the end of last season. Now 25 games into the 2015-2016 season, the team's performance has done a 180, and things are finally looking up for the Coyotes. At this time last year, the Coyotes were ranked second...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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