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  • Coyotes showing improvement early on "The Arizona Coyotes have learned how much can change in one year. On Oct. 30, 2017, during their first extended road trip through the Eastern Conference, the Coyotes won 4-3 in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers for their first win of the season after starting..." November 12

  • Coyotes’ penalty kill has been incredible

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. In the end, it had to be a mostly disappointing result given that they entered the third period with a two-goal lead, but they were still able to collect another point and are now 6-2-1 in their..." November 10

  • Arizona Coyotes Antti Raanta to IR

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes have placed goaltender Antti Raanta on IR with a lower-body injury. In a corresponding move, they called up goaltender Hunter Miska from the AHL. Raanta was injured on Tuesday morning at practice. He will miss the Coyotes next..." November 08

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Raanta growing into dependable starter with Coyotes "Antti Raanta walked out of the locker room at MB Ice Arena in Chicago on Oct. 17 looking more fit than in previous NHL seasons. The Arizona Coyotes goaltender had altered his fitness program, losing about 10 pounds in the process. But losing weight isn't why Raanta, a career NHL..." November 04

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Why there is reason to believe in the Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "When we last checked in with the Arizona Coyotes they had just dropped a 2-1 decision to the Minnesota Wild, had won just one of their first five games, and were off to what was quite literally one of the worst offensive starts in league history. A lot has changed since then. In the..." October 29

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Matt Beleskey, Mario Kempe Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Matt Beleskey has only played a single game for the New York Rangers since being acquired last season as part of a larger deal, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to get into the lineup anytime soon. The veteran forward has been placed on waivers, which will allow the team to..." October 24

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk to make season debut vs. Blue Jackets

    The Score "It's the first game of the year for Alex Galchenyuk. The Arizona Coyotes forward will make his season debut Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, head coach Rick Tocchet announced. Galchenyuk missed Arizona's first seven games due to a..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Christian Dvorak Undergoes Surgery, Out Indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The setback that Christian Dvorak suffered recently is worse than originally thought, as the team announced that the young forward is out indefinitely following surgery. Dvorak tore his pectoral muscle during his rehab for another injury. " October 19

  • What's behind the Coyotes' dreadful goal drought?

    TSN "While scoring is up across the NHL this season, the Arizona Coyotes have yet to get in on the fun. Through five games this season, the Coyotes have produced a total of three goals - none of which have come at five-on-five play. While the league average for goals per game sits at 3.12..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Galchenyuk (LBI) cleared for contact

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk has been cleared for contact as he recovers from a lower-body injury, according to the club's president of hockey operations and general manager John Chayka.  While there is still no timetable for his return, Craig Morgan of The..." October 16

  • Coyotes place former second-round pick Laurent Dauphin on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Laurent Dauphin on waivers, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Derek Grant, Matt Taormina and Jan Kovar have all cleared from yesterday. Kovar will now see his contract terminated, while Grant and Taormina have already been assigned to the..." October 11

  • Coyotes assign first-round pick Barrett Hayton to junior team

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes surprised some when they had their first-round pick from this year, Barrett Hayton, on their opening night roster. The move was viewed as a way for the 18-year-old to get valuable off-ice experience in the NHL, and if he appeared in a game, good for him. Two games..." October 09

  • Challenged once again, Chayka's Coyotes want to 'hit the gas'

    The Score "Oh, to get inside the head of an Arizona Coyotes player right now. After losing 105 of 164 games over the last two seasons, the club has failed to score a goal through two contests this year despite peppering the opposition with 133 shot attempts. "We've got to..." October 09

  • Rookie defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin brings physicality to Coyotes' blue line

    Arizona Central "Regardless of how long he sticks with the team, Ilya Lyubushkin seems to be fitting right in with the Coyotes. The Russian defenseman was signed out of his country’s top professional league this offseason to give the Coyotes some depth on the blue line as well as bolster their..." October 09

  • First-round pick Barrett Hayton will make Coyotes' Opening Night roster

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes' first-round pick Barrett Hayton will make the club's Opening Night roster, Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and John Chayka confirmed to The Republic on Monday. Look for Hayton to fill one of the club's open center spots while injured middles Alex..." October 02

  • Arizona Coyotes Could Be Early Players On Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The regular season is about to begin and with it comes the regular season trade market, which can be both a continuation of long-term team building or more reactionary measures to combat injuries or a slow start. One team that seems likely to be included in early trade conversations are the..." September 30

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk week to week with injury, will likely miss 1st game

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk is week to week with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the club's season opener, the team announced Tuesday. Galchenyuk suffered the injury in the club's preseason tilt against the Los Angeles..." September 25

  • Alex Galchenyuk, Dylan Strome dealing with injuries

    Yardbarker "Although the injuries have not been reported as anything major, fans of the Arizona Coyotes can’t help but feel nervous that two players expected to be major additions to the team’s forward corps this season — trade acquisition Alex Galchenyuk and top prospect Dylan Strome..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Galchenyuk out to prove he can play center with Coyotes "Alex Galchenyuk didn't need long to make himself at home in Arizona. Soon after being traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes on June 15, he bought a spacious home in suburban Paradise Valley, the current or former home of Michael Phelps, Charles Barkley, Randy..." September 15

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Named Arizona Coyotes Captain

    TSN "Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been named the fourth captain in Arizona Coyotes history. Ekman-Larsson scored 14 goals and recorded 42 points in 82 games for the Coyotes last season and led the team by playing an average of 23:41 per game. He signed an eight-year..." September 13

  • Tyler Steenbergen eyes pro hockey debut, progress in Coyotes’ system

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen had a monster season with his junior team, the Swift Current Broncos, last year. It doesn’t look like he’ll do it again. That’s because the expectation is that he makes the leap to the American Hockey League in 2018-19, a..." September 11

  • Raanta feels healthy, expects Coyotes to build on strong finish "Antti Raanta is certain Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet will like what he sees when training camp opens Thursday. Namely, a No. 1 goaltender who didn't work in the offseason to get bigger and stronger, but one who emphasized doing all the little things to prepare for the..." September 09

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Ekman-Larsson sees playoffs in near future for Coyotes "Oliver Ekman-Larsson believes the Arizona Coyotes will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the near future and didn't want to be left out. The 27-year-old defenseman signed an eight-year contract extension with Arizona on July 1. It was the biggest move by the Coyotes in an offseason..." September 06

  • Richard Panik Pleads Guilty In Drunken Bar Incident

    TMZ "Arizona Coyotes winger Richard Panik pled guilty to criminal trespass on Wednesday stemming from an incident where he allegedly drunkenly refused to leave a Scottsdale bar.  The Scottsdale Police Dept. responded to an incident involving Panik on April 8 outside Bevvy -- a..." September 05

  • Coyotes’ Alex Galchenyuk excited for fresh start, chance to play centre

    Sportsnet "If the Arizona Coyotes are going to regain a modicum of respectability around the NHL, new forward Alex Galchenyuk figures to play a key role in the franchise’s turnaround. Galchenyuk was acquired by the Coyotes from the Montreal Canadiens in June in exchange for Max Domi in one..." August 23

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Arizona Coyotes Lack Flexibility Due To Roster Limits

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the CBA rules that rarely gets the spotlight of media attention, yet affects NHL organizations every year is that of the Standard Player Contract (SPC) limit. Each team is only allowed to have 50 NHL contracts on the books at any one time, including two-way contracts and players on..." August 16

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Coyotes ink Dvorak to a six-year extension

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes announced on a Friday that the team has signed centre Christian Dvorak to a six-year extension. As per club policy, contract terms were not made public. The extension kicks in beginning with the 2019-2020 season. A native of Palos, IL, the 22-year-old..." August 09

  • Jakob Chychrun Cleared To Skate

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are hoping to make a run for the playoffs this season after an inspiring second half and several changes this summer. The team brought in Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle, Alex Galchenyuk and Michael Grabner, while retaining almost all of their key..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Craig Cunningham's brother biking from B.C. to Arizona to support heart foundation

    ABC 15 "On Nov. 19, 2016, Craig Cunningham's pro hockey career came to an abrupt and frightening end -- but thanks to some quick thinking from doctors and EMTs, his life did not. In the time since he went into cardiac arrest before a Tucson Roadrunners game, Cunningham has made it his..." August 03

  • Arizona Coyotes to retire Shane Doan’s No. 19 jersey

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes will retire Shane Doan’s No. 19 sweater on Feb. 24 ahead of a game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Coyotes announced the initiative on Wednesday, and in doing so will have made Doan the first player in franchise history to have his number..." August 01

  • Arizona Coyotes Discussed Ryan O’Reilly With Buffalo Sabres

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In an almost unprecedented example of behind the scenes access, the Arizona Coyotes have released a 16-minute video that follows GM John Chayka as he prepared for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The feature shows clips from scouting discussions and prospect interviews, eventually concluding with the..." August 01

  • Joseph hoping heavier frame will lead to future Coyotes roster spot "Pierre-Olivier Joseph and the Arizona Coyotes are not worried whether the 19-year-old defenseman prospect has too much on his plate, but wonder when those heaping helpings will pay off on the scale. Joseph, selected by the Coyotes with the No. 23 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, weighed..." July 30

  • Coyotes' Strome wants to justify draft position

    TSN "Dylan Strome has appeared in just 28 NHL games since the Arizona Coyotes picked him third overall in the 2015 and is hoping he can find justify the Coyotes faith in him long-term. "I'm still trying to prove that I belong and that Arizona made the right pick," Strome..." July 26

  • Arizona Coyotes Hire Lindsay Hofford As Assistant General Manager

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have hired Lindsay Hofford as their new Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting, ending his tenure as an amateur scout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hofford has been a well-known name in the CHL for many years in various roles, developing waves of talent that have..." July 24

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes Complete Minor Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Jacob Graves and a conditional 2019 sixth-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for 22-year old forward Ryan MacInnis. If MacInnis plays 20 NHL games this season, the Coyotes would receive a 2020 fifth-round pick instead. " July 18

  • Andrew Barroway Seeking $500 Million Valuation For Arizona Coyotes "Andrew Barroway, the owner of the Arizona Coyotes, is looking to sell 49% of the National Hockey League team at a $500 million valuation, according to multiple sources. Barroway became the majority owner of the Coyotes in December 2014 and the sole owner of the hockey team in June..." July 17

  • Coyotes Re-Sign Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin, Hudson Fasching and Trevor Murphy

    Hockey Fights "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forwards Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching, along with defenseman Trevor Murphy to one-year, two-way contracts.July 14