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Coyotes cut prospects because ‘we need to be a playoff team’

Talk of a youth movement among the Coyotes first surfaced at the trade deadline, and it only gained momentum once their playoff hopes expired last season. While roster spots were left open and an unbiased evaluation was made on the prospects that attended training camp, it became clear heaping responsibility on teenagers was a not-so-subtle way of taking a backseat to the competition...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes up for sale…again

Just when it seemed like the Arizona Coyotes were out of the woods when it came to their ownership situation, they find themselves right back in the thick of it. The nightmare was apparently over last August, when the NHL approved the sale of the franchise to Ice Arizona. There’d be no more court cases, a stable ownership situation and a new age in Arizona hockey. Or so we thought...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Arizona Coyotes be sold again?

AP Image A year ago the Arizona Coyotes, then known as the Phoenix Coyotes, were bought buy a group called IceArizona who were of mainly Canadian businessmen.  The sale ended speculation that the team would leave Arizona.  The team was then renamed the Arizona Coyotes or the start of the 2014-15 season A report has emerged in the New York Post that suggests the Coyotes are in advanced...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes owners talking to possible investor, claim it's positive step

  The Arizona Coyotes' ownership saga took a new, unexpected turn Thursday. The current owners claim it's a positive step. Addressing a New York Post report that IceArizona was in the process of selling a majority stake of the team to a Philadelphia hedge fund manager, the Coyotes issued a statement saying no deal was done and that none of its members are giving up ownership...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes at a glance

ARIZONA COYOTES LAST SEASON: 37-30-15, 89 points. Ninth overall in Western Conference. COACH: Dave Tippett, fifth season with Arizona, 156-96-42; In 10th NHL season as coach, 427-252-107. ADDED: C Sam Gagner, C Joe Vitale, RW B.J. Crombeen, G Devan Dubnyk. LOST: RW Radim Vrbata, C Mike Ribeiro, D Derek Morris, LW Paul Bissonnette, G Thomas Greiss. PLAYER TO WATCH: C Antoine Vermette...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Out with the new and in with the old for Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) It will be out with the new and in with the old for the Arizona Coyotes this season. After two fruitless years of trying to boost their scoring punch, the Coyotes are going back to the down-in-the-trenches, outwork-your-opponent ways that had been the cornerstone of their previous success. ''We may have lost a little on pure talent, proven talent, but...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Domi among 7 roster cuts by Coyotes

Forwards Max Domi and Lucas Lessio and defenseman Brandon Gormley were among seven players removed from the Coyotes' active roster on Thursday. Domi, 19, the team's first-round draft pick in 2013, was returned to London of the Ontario Hockey League for another season of junior competition. Gormey, Lessio, goalie Louis Domingue, defenseman Andrew Campbell and forwards Jordan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Coyotes will send Max Domi back to OHL

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) The Arizona Coyotes look like they are going to send top forward prospect Max Domi back to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, <a href="<blockquote%20class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">Looks like PHX is returning Max Domi to LDN of the OHL. Big boost for the Knights.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 2,...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Max-ed Out: Coyotes send Domi back to junior

The Arizona Coyotes made a bit of a surprise decision on Thursday, sending highly-touted prospect Max Domi back to his junior club in OHL London, per the Canadian Press. Domi, 19, was the club’s first-round pick (13th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and made waves last preseason, appearing in four exhibition games while raising hopes he’d crack the Coyotes’ opening-night...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Devan Dubnyk

“It’s a very fickle business and, you get a much bigger appreciation for having an opportunity to play in the NHL. You come to the rink every day, you have a chance to get to do it again. You get a really strong appreciation for that after what I went through last year.” -Devan Dubnyk, goaltender for the Arizona Coyotes reflecting on his time with the Edmonton Oilers...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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