Coyotes Rumors & News

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Coyotes send 3rd overall pick Dylan Strome back to OHL

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the OHL's Erie Otters. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Wednesday that Strome had a very good chance of cracking the opening night roster. The 18-year-old was the third overall pick in June's draft, behind Connor McDavid and Jack..." October 05

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Coyotes have decisions to make up top but defense set

    Arizona Republic "Youngsters flanked veterans, a few regulars had the night off and new faces were put in important game situations. Usually a tune-up for the regular season, Friday’s preseason finale was still very much an audition for the handful of forwards vying for a job with the Coyotes. Arizona doesn’t..." October 03

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

    Puck Drunk Love "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,..." October 01

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Coyotes focusing on team play after latest round of cuts

    Arizona Republic "Their roster is far from finalized, but the version of the Coyotes that made the trek to Western Canada for a pair of preseason games is starting to resemble the group that will debut on Oct.9. The Coyotes dismissed 11 players from training camp Sunday, leaving them with 31, and with more a..." September 28

  • ’14 first-rounder Perlini among Coyotes’ latest cuts

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have cut 11 players from their training camp roster and the 12th overall pick from 2014, Brendan Perlini, was included in that list. “Rookie camp was very good for him (but he) just wasn’t able to translate to an NHL level yet,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett..." September 28

  • Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster by 11 Players "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned the following seven players to the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate." September 27

  • Coyotes rolling with Domi-Vermette-Duclair line

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dave Tippett liked what he saw out of his potential scoring line last time out. So he’s giving it another shot. Tonight, Tippett’s Coyotes will take on the Sharks in preseason action in San Jose, which will give the Anthony Duclair-Antoine Vermette-Max Domi line another chance to play..." September 26

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Paul Bissonnette on hockey enforcers' long-term health, his own depression

    Yahoo! Sports "When Ontario Reign forward Paul Bissonnette hears about past NHL enforcers dealing with depression and anxiety after they retire he reflects on his own future. “Does it scare me long term? Yeah, it does,” he said. Not long after it was reported the death of former long-time NHL enforcer..." September 22

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Doan is not on the ice for #Coyotes practice. Remember, he left yesterday's session with a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.

  • Healthy Martin Hanzal ready to perform for Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "Despite not experiencing game action in almost eight months, Coyotes center Martin Hanzalisn’t easing into training camp. “I feel great, better than ever,” he said. That status update might be one of the most vital ones the Coyotes receive in the lead-up to Opening Night as they saw last..." September 20

  • Coyotes sign recently acquired d-man Elliott

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona has inked blueliner Stefan Elliott to a one-year, $650,000 deal, per General Fanager. Elliott, 24, was acquired from Colorado last week for Brandon Gormley, a flip of two young defenseman that have yet to establish themselves at the NHL level. Elliott was the 49th overall pick in 2009,..." September 19

  • Merkeley hurt, will miss Coyotes camp, most of preseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no such thing as a well-timed injury, but when this one happened is particularly unfortunate. Nick Merkley sustained an upper-body injury during a prospects game and will be out for the next two weeks, Coyotes GM Don Maloney told Dave Vest. Unless he returns earlier than projected, that..." September 18

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

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    Dave Vest @davest4yotes

    FYI #Coyotes have invited right wing Joey Crabb to main training camp on a PTO.

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Camaraderie develops as Arizona Coyotes prospects compete for jobs

    Arizona Republic "The bulk of the Coyotes prospects invited to the team’s rookie camp have been on the ice together before but mostly as adversaries. With many battling against each other during their junior-hockey seasons, it may seem natural to maintain that rivalry while jostling for a potential job in the..." September 13

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Coyotes bring d-men Aulie, Potter to camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Wednesday, Arizona announced it had signed veteran blueliners Keith Aulie and Corey Potter to training camp PTOs. Aulie, 26, spent last year in Edmonton but only appeared in 31 games Potter, 31, spent last year in Calgary and appeared in just six. Needless to say, these aren’t..." September 10

  • Coyotes bring d-men Aulie, Potter to camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Wednesday, Arizona announced it had signed veteran blueliners Keith Aulie and Corey Potter to training camp PTOs. Aulie, 26, spent last year in Edmonton but only appeared in 31 games Potter, 31, spent last year in Calgary and appeared in just six. Needless to say, these aren’t..." September 10

  • Coyotes, Avs Swap Brandon Gormley and Stefan Elliott

    The Hockey Writers "In a late night move, the Arizona Coyotes have acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott in exchange for defenseman Brandon Gormley, who will be heading to the Colorado Avalanche. On the surface it looks like a “change of scenery” move. Part of the deal may be that Stefan Elliott has seen his stock..." September 10

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Coyotes Sign Merkley To Entry-Level Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Nick Merkley to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 5-foot-10, 191-pound Merkley registered 20-70-90 with a plus-29 rating in 72..." September 03

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • FOX Sports Arizona to televise 76 Coyotes games

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Arizona Coyotes and FOX Sports Arizona announced today that 76 Coyotes regular season games will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus during the 2015-16 National Hockey League season, starting with the season opener on October 9 at the Los Angeles Kings. Fifty-six..." September 01

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • One-year deal makes 2015-16 season critical for Coyotes' Boedker

    Fox Sports Arizona "Mikkel Boedker arrived back in the Valley on Tuesday evening with a new contract, a healthy body and a season of huge importance looming. "It's been a very good summer," said Boedker, who plans to skate with some teammates at the Ice Den on Thursday . "All the workouts I got from (Coyotes..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Coyotes' Hanzal is healthy, ready for action

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes strength and conditioning coordinator J.P. Major paid a visit to Martin Hanzal in the Czech Republic last month to check in on Hanzal's progress after back surgery. "I think he's more famous than me," Hanzal joked. "I've seen more stories about him lately." Hanzal should retake the..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Daniel Briere announces retirement at age 37

    Sportsnet "After 17 years in the NHL, Daniel Briere has announced his retirement at the age of 37. The Gatineau, Que., native spent the early part of his career with the Phoenix Coyotes before moving on to play with the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado..." August 17

  • Coyotes aren't alone in needing a right-handed defenseman

    Fox Sports Arizona "A central part of the Coyotes' offseason plan was to trade for 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Dougie Hamilton. At 6-feet-5 and 212 pounds, Hamilton was viewed as a foundational piece who would have played on the team's top pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson for a decade or longer. The fact..." August 15

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Doan is committed to Coyotes for this season, and maybe beyond

    Fox Sports Arizona "Shane Doan is back in the Valley with a refreshed mind, a rested body and a renewed spirit for the NHL season ahead. "Sometimes, you can get bogged down in negativity and focus on the wrong things," the Coyotes captain said Wednesday. "I'm feeling good again. I'm feeling optimistic." When..." August 13

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

  • Why the Coyotes can survive and eventually thrive in Arizona

    CBS Sports "If you are an Arizona Coyotes fan, you deserve far more credit than you do ridicule. It means you've sat through seemingly constant uncertainty tied to a litany of failed ownership groups, continual diatribes from those outside of the market about how it doesn't deserve a team and there's also..." August 10

  • Coyotes sign defenceman Brandon Gormley to 1-year, 2-way contract "The Arizona Coyotes signed defenceman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 23-year-old Gormley, from Murray River, Prince Edward Island, had two goals and two assists in 27 games for the Coyotes last season. He also had..." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Coyotes Sign Treutle to One-Year Entry Level Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Niklas Treutle to a one-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 24-year-old Treutle registered a 20-10-0 record with a .923 save percentage..." July 30