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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • NHL has new look: Arizona and Carolina both in the playoffs

    USA Today "Success smells like smoked barbecue for the Carolina Hurricanes. The more they win, the earlier tailgating begins at PNC Arena. Saturday’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres starts at 7 p.m. “By noon there will be hundreds of people in our parking lot,” Hurricanes..." March 16

  • Coyotes Sign Kevin Bahl To An Entry-Level Contract

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes announced Friday they have signed defenseman Kevin Bahl to a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old Bahl was a second-round pick by the Coyotes in the 2018 NHL Draft. For the Ottawa 67’s this season in the Ontario Hockey League, Bahl has..." March 16

  • Kuemper’s outstanding 2019 is driving Coyotes’ playoff push

    Pro Hockey Talk "Plenty has been written about the resiliency the Arizona Coyotes have shown in fighting through injuries during their stunning ascent into what’s currently a spot in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s been the case at PHT, for sure, as Sean Leahy’s been able to go..." March 15

  • Coyotes in thick of playoff race while overcoming many obstacles "Rick Tocchet is interested to see how it all plays out. The Arizona Coyotes coach was looking at his team's final stretch of regular-season games, their chance to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season. "There's..." March 13

  • Tocchet ensuring Coyotes ‘don’t waste days’ in pursuit of playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the hockey community gathers in Las Vegas in late June for the 2019 NHL Awards, Rick Tocchet could very well be there as one of the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award. The Arizona Coyotes head coach has guided his team into a wild card spot in the Western Conference as they’ve..." March 12

  • Why Dylan Strome and Nick Schmaltz trade has become a win-win for both Blackhawks and Coyotes

    NBC Sports Chicago "It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long, but the Blackhawks and Coyotes will meet at the United Center on Monday for the first time since their Nov. 25 trade when Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome were sent to Chicago and Nick Schmaltz was shipped to Arizona. And looking..." March 11

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Coyotes Assign Jason Demers To Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a season plagued by injuries, the Arizona Coyotes were dealt another cruel blow yesterday with the news that top center Derek Stepan would miss four to six weeks with a lower-body injury. Fortunately, they have been greeted with some good news on the injury front instead today...." March 02

  • Arizona Coyotes Derek Stepan Out With Leg Injury

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes announced that center Derek Stepan is sidelined for (indefinitely/time period) with a knee injury. It was announced he will miss 4-6 weeks. At 17:29 of the third period the Coyotes were enjoying a double minor to the Vancouver Canucks Adam Gaudette for high..." March 01

  • Coyotes Sign Garland to Two-Year Contract Extension "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Conor Garland to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not..." February 27

  • Canadiens acquire centre Jordan Weal from Coyotes for Michael Chaput

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Jordan Weal from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Michael Chaput. MON trades Chaput to ARIZ for Weal — Elliotte..." February 25

  • Doan honored, humbled to have number retired "Shane Doan finds himself between dumbstruck and awestruck as he prepares to become the first Arizona Coyotes player to have his number retired. The 42-year-old longtime Coyotes captain retired after the 2016-17 season. He spent 21 seasons with the franchise, starting in Winnipeg with..." February 24

  • Still Doan believe it

    Winnipeg Free Press "There’s a long-standing belief the Edmonton Oilers did their NHL brothers two provinces to the east no great favours in the years before the Winnipeg Jets 1.0 dashed to the desert. Edmonton, not Winnipeg, won the Wayne Gretzky sweepstakes in 1978. And the scrawny kid with the..." February 24

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Jordan Oesterle to a Two-Year Extension

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenceman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year extension worth $2.8 million or $1.4 million AAV. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. Oesterle was in the final year of his two-year, $1.3 million deal that he signed with..." February 21

  • Arizona’s Christian Dvorak Assigned To AHL On Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes may be getting back a familiar face soon as general manager John Chayka announced that forward Christian Dvorak was assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL for a conditioning stint, according to The Athletic’s Craig Morgan (subscription required). Dvorak, who..." February 17

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Coyotes acquire Emil Pettersson from Preds

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Emil Pettersson from the Nashville Predators on Friday in exchange for forwards Laurent Dauphin and Adam Helewka. Pettersson, the older brother of Vancouver Canucks star Elias Pettersson, has 11 goals and 33 points in 49 games with the..." February 08

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Should the Arizona Coyotes continue to push for the Stanley Cup this season?

    Five For Howling "The Arizona Coyotes have quietly been the best sports team in the valley this season. While that is not saying much, there recent winnings have put them into a position that every team strives for, the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With that being said, should this team continue to..." January 28

  • Coyotes hanging around in playoff race even as injury list grows

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have every possible reason and every possible excuse to be out of contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Thanks to some strong defensive play, some good goaltending, and a lot of help from the teams around them they are most definitely not out of..." January 24

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson To Undergo MRI For Lower-Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s hard to imagine a team experiencing a more drastic streak of injuries than what the Arizona Coyotes have dealt with this year. Jason Demers, Antti Raanta, Christian Dvorak and Nick Schmaltz have all suffered long-term injuries, while Michael Grabner and Brad Richardson are also out..." January 23

  • Datsyuk not ruling out NHL return: report "Pavel Datsyuk could return to the NHL next season, his agent said Wednesday. The 40-year-old center, who spent his entire 14-season NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, last played in the NHL in 2015-16. He is in his third season with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey..." January 23

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk set to make return to Montreal

    The Score "For the first time in his career, Alex Galchenyuk will skate under the bright lights of the Bell Centre as a member of the visiting team on Wednesday night. Selected third overall by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2012 NHL Draft, the then 18-year-old star was labeled as a blue-chip..." January 22

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Flyers trade Jordan Weal to Coyotes for Jacob Graves and 6th-round pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "General manager Chuck Fletcher has made his first trade. Jordan Weal was dealt to the Coyotes Friday night for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick and defenseman Jacob Graves. Weal, a 26-year-old center, was a logical trade candidate for the Flyers given he's set to become an..." January 11

  • Coyotes' Schmaltz out remainder of season with lower-body injury

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz will miss the remainder of the season with a lower-body injury, the team announced. The news is a big blow for the Coyotes, as Schmaltz - who has been out since Dec. 30 - was given an original prognosis of week to week. " January 08

  • Nick Schmaltz Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are back in action tomorrow night against the New Jersey Devils, but they’ll be without one of their talented young forwards. Nick Schmaltz has been moved to injured reserve today, and Craig Morgan of The Athletic tweets that the forward could be “out a..." January 03

  • Coyotes CEO says new owner must commit to keeping team in Arizona

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen says that if the team is sold, it will only be to an owner committed to keeping to team in Arizona. In July it was reported that majority owner Andrew Barroway was looking to sell a 49 per cent stake in the team, and in early Decmber..." January 01

  • Coyotes Send Calvin Pickard To Tucson On Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been more than a month since the Arizona Coyotes claimed goaltender Calvin Pickard off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. However, in all that time, Pickard hasn’t seen one minute of hockey, which prompted the team to announce they intend their netminder to the Tucson..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Coyotes deal Trevor Murphy to Ducks

    Tuscon "The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Giovanni Fiore from the Anaheim Ducks Friday, sending defenseman Trevor Murphy to their National Hockey League Pacific Division rival in a two-player deal. Murphy, 23, has five goals and 8 assists for the Tucson Roadrunners this season. He has yet..." December 28

  • Canadiens already clear-cut winners of Max Domi-Alex Galchenyuk trade

    Sportsnet "Forgive us for breaking one of the cardinal rules of sports analysis, but we’re judging one of the NHL’s biggest summer trades just seven months after it was made. Based on several factors — the age difference between the players involved, the contractual status of..." December 20

  • How has Galchenyuk fit in with Coyotes?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this season we took a look at the way Max Domi was producing for the Montreal Canadiens, so it’s only natural that we take a deeper look at the player he was traded for — Alex Galchenyuk. If we’re evaluating the trade right now, it’s clear that the..." December 19

  • Coyotes Not Looking For Goaltending Help In Wake Of Raanta Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes announced some terrible news yesterday on goaltender Antti Raanta, telling reporters that he could be out for the entire season after surgery. Raanta was originally supposed to be out just a few days, but was then downgraded to week-to-week and is now out indefinitely...." December 10

  • Arizona Coyotes Antti Raanta Out Indefinitely

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes announced today that goaltender Antti Raanta is out indefinitely as a result of further investigations into his upper body injury. Raanta may miss the rest of the season. Raanta has not suited up since November when he received..." December 10

  • Coyotes place F Hinostroza on IR

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Vinnie Hinostroza on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury. His status is week-to-week. The injury occured during a game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The 24-year-old has posted four goals and 12 points..." December 09

  • Adin Hill's strong performance may keep him in rotation for Coyotes

    Yardbarker "The Coyotes have received strong goaltending from Adin Hill after he was pressed into action following the lower-body injuries to both Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper. He has posted a 0.56 GAA with a .977 SV% in five appearances so far this season which has led some to speculate if he..." December 06

  • Arizona Coyotes’ Michael Grabner Out Indefinely

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes announced that forward Michael Grabner is out indefinitely after he suffered a gruesome eye injury on Saturday night. The injury occurred in the first period of a 6-1 Coyotes in over the St. Louis Blues. Blues forward Sammy Blais caught Grabner in the face with his..." December 02

  • NHL would like Coyotes in Central Division if Seattle gets team

    The Score "The NHL would reportedly prefer the Arizona Coyotes change divisions if Seattle is awarded the league's 32nd franchise, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's edition of "Headlines." Friedman did acknowledge that other issues could still arise..." December 02

  • Coyotes claim Pickard off waivers from Flyers

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed goaltender Calvin Pickard off of waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Pickard was waived for the second time this year on Wednesday, having been claimed  by the Flyers off of waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the start of..." November 29

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Blackhawks Trade Schmaltz to Coyotes for Strome, Perlini

    The Hockey Writers "The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, the Blackhawks announced Sunday. Strome was taken with the third overall pick in 2015, drafted behind only Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. While McDavid,..." November 26

  • Coyotes' PK has been dominant, but can the team find consistency?

    The Score "At this point, Michael Grabner and the Arizona Coyotes are trolling the opposition - at least in one area of the game. Last week, with the contest scoreless and a teammate in the penalty box, Grabner flung the puck at the Nashville Predators' net from just a few feet inside the..." November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Archibald suspended 2 games for hit to Hartman's head "Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman during NHL Game No. 284 in Arizona on Thursday, Nov. 15, the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety announced..." November 17

  • Coyotes' Demers out for season with knee injury

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s game against the Nashville Predators and will miss the remainder of the season, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro. Demers was skating in front of the..." November 17