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COYOTES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hockey in Arizona is Once Again In Question

View image | gettyimages.com On June 10, it was announced by the city of Glendale, Arizona that the city council would be voting on whether or not they will be cancelling the leasing agreement with IceArizona, the corporation that runs the Arizona Coyotes, the vote passed. The lease was for a 15 year 225 million dollar agreement where the city actually pays the team 15$ million...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

City of Glendale Votes to Kill Coyotes Deal Leaving Them Homeless Yet Again

BUFFALO, NY – MARCH 26: Sam Gagner #9 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by teammates Joe Vitale #14 and Brandon Gormley #33 after his game winning overtime goal against the Buffalo Sabres on March 26, 2015 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Arizona won, 4-3. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) The Arizona Coyotes, formerly the Phoenix Coyotes, are...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Legal Battle Looms for Arizona Coyotes and Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ – MARCH 07: Shane Doan #19 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck ahead of P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Gila River Arena on March 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Arizona Coyotes have had a tumultuous tenure in Glendale since moving to the desert two decades ago. As the club...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Glendale City Council votes 5-2 to nullify the Gila River Arena lease agreement

The Phoenix Coyotes saga is really turning into a gong show. This is a huge Charlie foxtrot. Last night, the Glendale City Council voted to nullify the Gila River Arena lease agreement. Here's the release by from the Coyotes. At what point does the NHL pull the pin on the Coyotes and move the team to another city that might actually appreciate them? I just don't see an end to this...
Via Goon's World
11 days ago  |  Discuss

City of Glendale voting to void Arizona Coyotes arena deal

The Arizona Coyotes just keep getting messier and messier. Per Elliotte Friedman the club held a positive town hall with the Glendale City Council about their arena management contract and the city of Glendale is now in discussion to cancel their current contract worth $15 million per year – news which Friedman said “blind sided’ Coyotes ownership. The city of Glendale...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Arizona Coyotes

Day one went really well.  Thanks to the GM’s for working on their pieces. Here is where we are in the draft: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics expert as assistant GM

What were you doing at the age of 25? Not running an NHL team's analytics department as assistant general manager?Well, then you're a little behind John Chayka, who it was reported Friday has been hired as the Coyotes' assistant GM under Don Maloney. The 25-year-old Chayka was a co-founder of analytics company Stathletes, which according to the site's description offers "over 100...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Unidentified NHL owner: Coyotes will move to Vegas

We’ve talked about Las Vegas receiving an NHL franchise for quite some time now. For the most part, the belief has been that the NHL will award an expansion franchise to the city. Most of the rumors about relocating an existing team to Vegas have failed to gain any traction, but that hasn’t stopped one unidentified NHL owner from offering their opinion on the Arizona Coyotes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward?

Throughout the season, my default response to the question, “Why are the Coyotes so bad?” has been automatic. I’ve led off that laundry-list of haplessness with the following name: Mike Smith. Such a list would be long enough at the moment to kill a couple of trees; however, it’s no longer completely fair to blame […] The post Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson Continues To Thrive

UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 24: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Arizona Coyotes is pursued by Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN Sports/Mike Stobe) The 2014-2015 season has been a year to forget for the Arizona Coyotes, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson has shown the promise of...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 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

Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear

Last summer when Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said that the team would be getting faster and younger, many fans expected to see prospects like Max Domi, Lucas Lessio, Hank Samuelsson, or Tobias Rieder make the opening night roster. When the club re-signed Dave Moss out of the Swiss league and sent every forward […] The post Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear...
Via Along the Boards
March 04, 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. ...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette: Position Before NHL Trade Deadline ‘Not A Fun One’

BOSTON — Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette has been one of the most talked about players ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. As a top-six caliber forward who could provide scoring, penalty killing, good faceoff skill and versatility (plays as a center or winger) to a contending team, Vermette is among the best rentals for teams to pursue. Vermette was emotional after...
Via NESN.com
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent for Vermette, Michalek expects trades; offseason return possible

Allan Walsh had just set his phone down after a long call on Thursday at his office when it began to chirp incessantly with text messages, voice mails and emails from reporters, team executives and others wanting to talk about the NHL trade deadline. "Everyone around me was watching it go 'ding, ding, ding,' " Walsh said, laughing.  Walsh is playing a role in the Coyotes' future...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Change all but certain for Coyotes as trade deadline approaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's widely assumed that when the Arizona Coyotes return from their four-game, East Coast road trip, they will do so minus some of the players that boarded the plane Sunday at Sky Harbor International Airport. "You think so?" coach Dave Tippett asked, smiling. "Alright, I'll take your word for it." The NHL trade deadline is March 2. The Coyotes do not play again...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes Mascot is Apparently Horny

Howler Coyote, the Phoenix Coyotes mascot appears to be looking for a hook-up. He sent out this Tweet: Howler is apparently on the prowl and looking for a “friend”. For those of you not familiar with Tinder, it is a “dating” application for your smartphone. And the term “dating” is used loosely here. Tinder is not a traditional dating app like Match, ChristianMingle,...
Via Sports Mockery
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes C Hanzal likely done for season with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to have back surgery and is likely done for the season. An alternate captain for the Coyotes, Hanzal has played in 37 of Arizona's 55 games, none since Jan. 29. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the injury is something that has been nagging the Czech center the past few seasons and has gotten progressively...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Who’s for sale?

The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, so it’s time to ask the question: which Coyotes are on the market? With waiver pick-up Mark Arcobello joining the likes of other Edmonton Oilers players who recently found their way to the desert (Sam Gagner, Devan Dubnyk), the Coyotes hope he can step in […] The post Arizona Coyotes: Who’s for sale? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Prospect Max Domi Scores Incredible Goal During OHL Game (Video)

The Arizona Coyotes are a team in need of playmaking forwards and they have one prospect who should deliver that skill set for many years to come. He is Max Domi of the London Knights, and on Friday night, the 19-year-old center scored one of the best hockey goals in any league in 2015. Domi was on a breakaway and the Sarnia Sting goaltender came out to play the puck, but he was...
Via NESN.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is this the year the Arizona Coyotes finally trade Keith Yandle?

While they’ve managed to demonstrate a bit of competence lately, going (technically) over .500 in their last ten games, the Arizona Coyotes have had a rough go of things this season. With the calendar having just turned over to 2015, don’t expect those struggles to come to an end anytime soon. In fact, as the weeks begin to wear on, the news coming out of the desert could relate...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes Prospect Max Domi Shines At WJC

View image | gettyimages.com For Max Domi, the road to the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships has been one paved with much travail after failing to make Team Canada’s roster the previous year. Domi approached the decision made my Team Canada’s management and coaching staff in stride as made evident by comments prior to roster selections in the summer. “You have to be...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes finding success with Gagner-Hanzal pairing

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Finding a home for Sam Gagner has been one of the biggest challenges Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has faced this season. In training camp and early in the year, Tippett tried Gagner at center, where Gagner had played in Edmonton and where he admitted he felt most comfortable. As the season approaches its midpoint, however, Tippett has come to the conclusion that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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