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  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned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

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Erik Kallgren

    Pro Hockey Rumors "  The Arizona Coyotes have added another young goaltender to the organization, signing Erik Kallgren to a two-year entry-level contract. Kallgren played this season in Sweden’s second league, and needed to be signed by this summer or become an unrestricted free..." April 05

  • Kuemper likely to start vs. Knights after taking stick through mask

    The Score "Darcy Kuemper has avoided a major injury scare. The Arizona Coyotes goaltender is expected to start Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights, his club confirmed pregame. The netminder was forced to leave Tuesday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings early in the..." April 04

  • Former Coyotes forward Craig Cunningham returns to the ice

    Pro Hockey Talk "The sight of Craig Cunningham back on the ice skating after everything he’s been through would have brought a smile to even the most hardened faces. It’s been roughly two-and-a-half years since Cunningham collapsed to the ice prior to a game between his Tucson Roadrunners,..." April 04

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Coyotes’ Darcy Kuemper leaves game after taking stick to face

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper left Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings after taking a stick blade to the face. He was later ruled out for the rest of the game. The play occurred in the third period when L.A.’s Trevor Lewis skated toward the net..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Arizona Coyotes sign Nick Schmaltz to a seven-year contract extension

    Arizona Sports "Center Nick Schmaltz signed a seven-year contract extension with the Arizona Coyotes early on Saturday morning. Schmaltz was acquired in a three-player deal on Nov. 25, 2018 with the Chicago Blackhawks and jumped out to a fast start in 17 games with the Coyotes registering five goals,..." March 30

  • Arizona Coyotes Expected To Sign Erik Kallgren

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have received phenomenal goaltending from Darcy Kuemper this season and have both he and injured starter Antti Raanta under contract next season, with AHLers Adin Hill and Hunter Miska likely to stick around as well as impending..." March 30

  • Coyotes' Jan Jenik inks entry-level contract

    CBS Sports "Jenik signed an entry-level deal with the Coyotes, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Jenik was taken by Arizona in the third round -- 65th overall -- of the 2018 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old is an intriguing offensive player currently playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL,..." March 29

  • Coyotes learning how to win high-stakes games in bid to reach playoffs "The Arizona Coyotes are running out of room for error.  To reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they first have to prove they can win high-stakes hockey games in late March. They failed last week. They can make up for it this week. "This is our season coming up,"..." March 26

  • Coyotes, Yakupov link 'completely inaccurate'

    TSN "It appears the Arizona Coyotes are not pursuing Nail Yakupov after all. A report surfaced out of Russia on Tuesday that the Coyotes were one of three Western Conference teams showing interest in the 2012 first overall pick. However, Craig Morgan of The..." March 19

  • 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