Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet's mother passes away

    Sporting News "Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet, granted a leave of absence Monday to deal with a family illness, was back with the team Thursday after losing his mother to brain cancer the day before. Norma Tocchet was 93. "Family comes first," Coyotes GM John Chayka said in announcing his coach's absence earlier..." March 15

  • Coyotes grant Tocchet leave of absence

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes have granted head coach Rick Tocchet a leave of absence from the team to deal with a family illness. Assistant head coach John MacLean will take over the head coaching role while Tocchett is away from the team." March 12

  • Coyotes risk spoiling their draft lottery odds

    Pro Hockey Talk "To some extent, the Arizona Coyotes should take wins when they can get them. They’re not exactly at a point where they can afford to wave away even modest gains that might build confidence for the future. Even so, they’re approaching an awkward point where their hot streak might be a touch..." March 12

  • Ekman-Larsson fined $5K for slashing

    Fanrag Sports "It didn’t take long for the NHL Department of Player Safety to make a decision on Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who during the third period of his team’s 5-2 loss to Colorado Saturday afternoon was penalized for slashing Sven Andrighetto. Ekman-Larsson, who served a..." March 11

  • Coyotes Interested In Extending Antti Raanta And Niklas Hjalmarsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Although he wouldn’t discuss the current status of negotiations, Kevin Epp, the agent for Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, confirmed to Arizona Sports’ Craig Morgan that there is mutual interest in getting a contract extension done. Raanta was part of the big trade with the Rangers that also..." March 09

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • NHL fines Brad Marchand, Nick Cousins for diving

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brad Marchand is once again being forced to hand over a portion of his paycheck to the NHL. The league announced on Friday afternoon that the Bruins forward has been fined $2,000 for diving and embellishment, meaning it is the second time this season that he has been flagged for such an..." March 09

  • Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson says money alone won’t determine free-agent plans

    Sportsnet "Much more separates Drew Doughty and Oliver Ekman-Larsson than one draft class and the western edge of the Sonoran Desert. Doughty, the Los Angeles Kings’ defenceman who is eligible for unrestricted free agency 16 months from now, famously went Rod Tidwell last fall and essentially bellowed..." March 08

  • Coyotes sign prospect Tyler Steenbergen to entry-level contract

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes signed forward prospect Tyler Steenbergen to a three-year, entry-level deal on Tuesday, the team announced. A fifth-round pick and the 128th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, Steenbergen has posted 44-54-98 in 51 games for the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current..." March 06

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Columbus, Arizona Complete Minor League Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Ryan Kujawinski from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jordan Maletta. Both players are currently in the minor leagues. Kujawinski, selected 73rd in 2013, has already been involved in a trade earlier this season. In December, the New Jersey Devils sent..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Coyotes land Kuemper from Kings, reportedly sign him to 2-year extension

    CBS Sports "Kuemper was traded from the Kings to the Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for Tobias Rieder and Scott Wedgewood, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The netminder will also sign a two-year extension with Arizona worth $1.85 million annually. Kuemper will serve as a nice backup piece behind Antti..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Trading Max Domi likely wouldn’t pay off for Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s dangerous to speak in absolutes when it comes to trades in the NHL. For example: while Dion Phaneuf‘s contract is onerous, that deal has been far from impossible to move. That monster’s been traded twice, and very well could be moved again before it runs out after 2020-21. So, yes,..." February 15

  • Coyotes testing market on young winger Max Domi

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes are looking around to see if there is interest in 22-year-old winger Max Domi, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Domi has significantly regressed since his 52-point rookie season in 2015-16. He has struggled mightily this season (three goals, 22 points in 54 games..." February 11

  • Is Max Domi’s disastrous offensive season a sign of things to come?

    Sportsnet "It hasn’t been a banner year in Arizona. Even with fairly modest expectations, they’ve managed to disappoint, and have been so bad that most of what you read about them at the moment is astonishment at Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s goal differential, and speculation on where he might sign in 2019 as a..." February 09

  • Coyotes G Antti Raanta did not start because of car accident

    Larry Brown Sports "Antti Raanta did not start in goal for the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday as expected, leading to plenty of confusion before and during the game. But matters later became clear when the team revealed that Raanta did not play because he was involved in a car collision on his way to the game." February 02

  • Coyotes Unlikely To Make Major Move By The Trade Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With Arizona sitting dead last in the standings league-wide, it would be reasonable to think that GM John Chayka may be looking to shake things up. However, he told Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports that this isn’t likely to be the case: “I’ve had numerous discussions on a lot of different..." February 01

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Blue Jackets trade John Ramage to Coyotes for future considerations

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes announced Monday they had traded for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman John Ramage in exchange for future considerations. Ramage, 26, played in 33 games for the Cleveland Monsters this season with two goals, seven assists and a minus-10 plus-minus. He was originally drafted..." January 22

  • Coyotes set high price for Ekman-Larsson, shopping Hjalmarsson

    Ottawa Sun "The Arizona Coyotes will have a decision to make on defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. There is no shortage of suitors with the National Hockey League trade deadline set for Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. ET, and the Coyotes have to determine if now is the time to deal the 26-year-old blueliner, who can..." January 14

  • The trade the Sharks and Coyotes should have made

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes both had their CBA-mandated ‘bye week’ this past week, but the Desert Dogs were far busier during their time off. On Thursday, the Coyotes acquired winger Richard Panik and defenseman Laurent Dauphin from Chicago. Leaving Arizona were 22-year-old forward..." January 13

  • Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair from Coyotes for Richard Panik

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Anthony Duclair from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Richard Panik. Duclair has nine goals and 15 points in 33 games this season. The 22-year-old was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers (80th..." January 10

  • Newly acquired forward Freddie Hamilton sees a great future for the Coyotes

    Arizona Central "As an outsider coming in, newly acquired forward Freddie Hamilton can see the potential of this Coyotes team. Hamilton — whom the Coyotes claimed off waivers from the Calgary Flames on Thursday — says that although they boast the worst record in the league at 10-27-5 entering play on Saturday,..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Coyotes F Duclair requests trade

    TSN "Anthony Duclair has requested a trade from the Arizona Coyotes, according to Craig Custance of The Athletic. Duclair, 22, has seven goals and 13 points in 31 games with the last-place club this season. He has spent the entire season to date with the NHL club after spending 16 games last season..." January 04

  • Coyotes claim Freddie Hamilton off waivers from Flames

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed center Freddie Hamilton off waivers from the Calgary Flames, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Hamilton played in eight games with the Flames this season, handing out one assist over a total of 61 minutes on the ice. The 26-year-old was originally..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • The Season Is Already Over For The Arizona Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Have the Arizona Coyotes already been eliminated from playoff contention in 2017-18? Mathematically, no. There are an almost infinite number of possibilities for the remainder of the NHL season, some which include the Coyotes winning many games and enough Western Conference contenders losing in..." January 02

  • “Zero” Chance Of Trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the Arizona Coyotes looking up from the bottom of the standings once again, trade speculation surrounding their best player has heated up in recent months. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a free agent in the summer of 2019, and could fetch a massive return if the Coyotes decided to move him. That..." December 28

  • Coyotes' Rinaldo suspended 6 games for punching Avalanche's Girard

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for six games, the NHL’s player safety department announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Dec. 23 when the Coyotes were hosting the Colorado Avalanche. After Rinaldo landed a clean bodycheck on Avalanche centre Nathan Mackinnon,..." December 28

  • Rinaldo waives right to in-person hearing

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes centre Zac Rinaldo has waived his right to an in-person hearing for a punch on an unsuspecting opponent and will have a phone hearing on Wednesday. During the second period of Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, Rinaldo landed a punch to Samuel Girard after the two..." December 26

  • Zac Rinaldo is about to be handed another multi-game suspension

    Pro Hockey Talk "At some point later this week it will be time to reset your “Days Since Zac Rinaldo’s Been Suspended” boards after the Arizona Coyotes forward was offered an in-person hearing for his actions during Saturday night’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Midway through the second period, Rinaldo laid..." December 26

  • Coyotes' Josh Archibald brings speed, willingness and energy following trade from Penguins

    Arizona Central "The Stanley Cup has seen everything. It’s been almost everywhere, too. That’s part of the charm of the NHL’s version of the prized Holy Grail. If you’re ever lucky enough to hoist it, it means you get to spend at least one full day with it, doing almost anything you and Lord Stanley’s silver..." December 25

  • Coyotes’ Zac Rinaldo sucker punches rookie, sparks brawl vs. Avalanche

    Sportsnet "Zac Rinaldo is going to be in some trouble yet again with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The Arizona Coyotes forward sucker punched Colorado Avalanche rookie defenceman Samuel Girard Saturday night, which sparked a massive line brawl. Rinaldo, 27, hit Nathan MacKinnon with an..." December 24

  • Coyotes will play at least one more season in Arizona

    Sporting News "The Coyotes will be playing in Arizona for at least one more season. Arizona currently plays at Gila River Arena in Glendale, but they no longer manage the venue. AEG took over as the manager of the property in 2015 as the arena had been losing money for several years. "We are absolutely..." December 19

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Michael Leighton From Arizona Coyotes

    Pro Football Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins made a deal ahead of the trade freeze, acquiring Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round pick (originally Minnesota’s) from the Arizona Coyotes. They’ll send back Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round pick. Leighton will join his third organization of the..." December 19

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Coyotes Assign Chychrun to AHL for Conditioning Purposes "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that defenseman Jakob Chychrun has been assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, for conditioning purposes. Chychrun suffered a knee injury prior to the..." November 28

  • Coyotes’ Dylan Strome earns another NHL chance after AHL scoring tear

    Pro Hockey Talk "There haven’t been a whole lot of bright spots for the Arizona Coyotes this season. Clayton Keller’s quest for the Calder Trophy is fun to watch and Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s bounce-back season after some personal tragedy has been great to witness. Now it’s Dylan Strome’s chance to add to the..." November 27

  • Coyotes are (gasp) on a winning streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of this writing, the Arizona Coyotes have the least standings points in the NHL (11) despite playing a league-leading 22 games. Things could change for this young team, but for now, it’s about small victories, which makes actual wins that much bigger. Perhaps what they really needed was this..." November 19

  • Arizona Coyotes accused of not properly paying employees, union busting in NLRB complaints

    Arizona Central "The National Labor Relations Board launched two investigations into the Arizona Coyotes during the past 13 months, probing allegations that the National Hockey League team spied on staff, engaged in union busting and fired two employees who raised concerns about pay, federal records say. The..." November 16