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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Oilers sign forward Josh Archibald to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Archibald to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Archibald, 26, spent last season playing with the Arizona Coyotes. He posted 12 goals and 22 points in 68 games during the 2018-19 season. In his NHL..." July 16

  • Penguins Forced to Trade Phil Kessel to Keep Evgeni Malkin

    The Hockey Writers "In what apparently had become an NHL rite of summer, the Phil Kessel trade rumors came out in full bloom for the Pittsburgh Penguins again this year, albeit a little earlier than last year with the team being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs. Having..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Victor Soderstrom, Coyotes draft pick, emulating Sidnet Crosby instead of defenseman "Victor Soderstrom had his pick of countrymen to look up to as a defenseman growing up in Sweden, including Erik Karlsson, Anton Stralman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Victor Hedman, who each plays the position in the NHL and, like Soderstrom, was born there. But despite wearing No. 77 at..." July 14

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • A new arena is important, but Arizona Coyotes have prioritized winning this summer

    Arizona Central "If the Coyotes were to listen to the people yelling around them, nothing would change for a franchise doing all it can to find sustainable footing in Arizona. Armchair owners undoubtedly feel the Coyotes must prioritize a new arena above all else in order to succeed in the Valley. The..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Coyotes hope Phil Kessel fills role as goal-scorer "Finding more goals was the offseason plan for the Arizona Coyotes. Enter Phil Kessel. The Coyotes, who scored 209 goals last season, tied for the third-fewest in the NHL, acquired Kessel in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman prospect..." July 08

  • Arizona Coyotes Line Combinations With Phil Kessel

    Last Word On Hockey "If you’re an Arizona Coyotes fan you’ve been waiting patiently for the team to put a scoring star on the ice. It’s been since the 2011-12 season that the Coyotes have had a 35-goal scorer in Radim Vrbata. Last season they didn’t even manage one player to..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Arizona Coyotes sign forward Lawson Crouse to three-year contract

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday announced the signing of forward Lawson Crouse to a three-year contract. Crouse, 22, scored 11 goals and had 25 points with the Coyotes last season. He was a restricted free agent. "We are very pleased to sign Lawson to a multi-year..." July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Ivan Prosvetov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While everyone else is taking part in the free agent frenzy, someone in the Arizona Coyotes is still focused on their prospect pipeline. The team has signed goaltender Ivan Prosvetov to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year old was selected in the fourth round in 2018 and played last..." July 01

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Ness, Miele, Bennett

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes already made their big splash this off-season, acquiring Phil Kessel, so it comes as little surprise that the team made one unassuming announcement about three players signed to two-way contracts. Defenseman Aaron Ness has signed a two-year deal, as..." July 01

  • Calvin Pickard expected to join Red Wings on two-year deal

    TSN "Goaltender Calvin Pickard is expected to join the Detroit Red Wings on a two-year deal, according to TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli. The 27-year-old split the 2018-19 season between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Arizona Coyotes. " July 01

  • Richard Panik, Capitals reportedly agree to four-year contract worth around $10 million

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals agreed to a four-year contract worth around $10 million with forward Richard Panik, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reportedSunday night. The team can’t officially sign Panik until noon Monday, when NHL free agency begins. Panik addresses the..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Phil Kessel: Penguins GM 'mistaken' about alleged trade request

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford and Phil Kessel are telling two different stories regarding the forward's alleged trade demands leading up to his departure from the team. Kessel was traded to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, and Rutherford claims the three-time..." June 30

  • Penguins send Phil Kessel packing to Coyotes in multi-player deal

    Toronto Sun "Phil The Thrill is on the move, once again. One-time Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel was traded Saturday from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenceman Pierre-Olivier Joseph. Also going to the Coyotes is Dane Birks and a 2021..." June 29

  • Coyotes will take disciplined approach in free agency "The Arizona Coyotes are determined not to disrupt their core group that barely missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season during the NHL free agent signing period that begins July 1, general manager John Chayka said Friday. "I wouldn't say I want to be disciplined. I will..." June 29

  • Avalanche clear more cap space for free agency by dealing Carl Soderberg

    Sporting News "Colorado is shaking up its bottom six. The Avalanche have traded forward Carl Soderberg to the Coyotes for a third-round pick and defenseman Kevin Connauton, the team announced Tuesday. We have a trade to..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Arizona Coyotes Christian Dvorak Drawing Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are hoping to jump into the free agent market this summer, using their remaining cap space to improve the team for the 2019-20 season. They also however are exploring ways to open up roster spots as Craig Morgan of The Athletic (subscription required) examines in..." June 24

  • Arizona Coyotes trade up to draft right-handed defenseman Victor Soderstrom

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Coyotes traded up three spots in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft to select Victor Soderstrom, a right-handed defenseman from Sweden. The Coyotes traded their original first-round pick (No. 14 overall) as well as their second-round pick (No. 45) in order to nab..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Sale Of Arizona Coyotes Approved By League

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes will be sold to Alex Meruelo, as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the NHL’s Board of Governors have approved the sale. The transfer will actually take place in July as long as everything proceeds as planned, at which point current owner Andrew Barroway is..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • How Darcy Kuemper went from backup to the Coyotes MVP

    Five For Howling "Ah, how a season changes things. During the 2017-18 season, goaltender injuries and inconsistent backups would lead to six goaltenders would suiting up for Arizona Coyotes. Antti Raanta would finish the season as the only goalie who played a full game with a save percentage above .900. It soon..." June 15

  • Arizona Coyotes Re-Sign Ilya Lyubushkin "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin (pronounced EE-lee-yuh l'yoo-BUSH-ken) to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not..." June 14

  • Businessman Alex Meruelo ‘interested’ in purchasing Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Sports "Reported billionaire and businessman Alex Meruelo is interested in purchasing the Arizona Coyotes, a team source confirmed to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Monday. The matter was first reported by The Athletic’s Craig Morgan, who reported..." June 10

  • Report: Coyotes to target Matt Duchene in free agency

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have their eye on one of the summer's top free-agent prizes, as Matt Duchene is the club's "primary focus" heading into the offseason, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Saturday's edition of "Insider Trading." Duchene, 28, set a..." June 09

  • A Patrick Marleau Addition Could be a Positive for the Arizona Coyotes

    Last Word On Hockey "The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported that the Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs may be discussing a deal that would send Patrick Marleau and an asset to Arizona. Marleau has a workable contract that the Leafs want to rid themselves..." June 05

  • Report: Coyotes speak with Leafs about Patrick Marleau

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have reportedly chatted with the Toronto Maple Leafs about veteran winger Patrick Marleau, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The 39-year-old is entering the final year of a three-year deal that carries an annual cap hit of $6.25 million, as well as a..." June 02

  • Coyotes, Avalanche, Kings in mix on Patrick Marleau trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Patrick Marleau trade rumors are coming in hot and heavy. A day after a report linked the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings to a potential trade, we have this from Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos: "It sounds like Marleau and the Leafs are set to part..." June 02

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • Arizona Coyotes To Terminate Contract Of Jens Looke

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have terminated Jens Looke’s contract according to Craig Morgan of The Athletic. Looke actually had one year left on his entry-level deal, but had recently signed with Timra IK in the SHL. In order to do that, the Coyotes have agreed to terminate the deal and placed..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • 7 NHL teams that could threaten to offer-sheet a superstar

    Sportsnet "Let’s be upfront and clear: Executing a successful NHL offer sheet is about as common as spotting Bigfoot riding Halley’s Comet to the lost city of Atlantis. We haven’t seen one signed since Calgary dangled $10 million over two years in attempt to lure Ryan..." May 08

  • Arizona Coyotes To Target Scoring This Off-Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes missed out on the postseason this year by a mere four points. While a success overall for the rebuilding club, the Coyotes struggled greatly on offense. The team’s 209 goals for were tied for third-worst in the NHL and their 16.3% power play success rate was..." April 22

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08