Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Chairman: Coyotes could achieve profitability earlier than expected

    Fox Sports Arizona "George Gosbee just doesn't get it. No matter how many long-term commitments the Coyotes make, all anybody wants to talk about is their short-term exit strategy. "I wish people would stop looking at the five-year out clause and start looking at all the long-term deals we're signing," the team's..." August 19

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    David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

    Coyotes announce 9yr deal w/ Gila River Casino for arena name rights (Gila River Arena). Deal pending Glendale City Council approval on Sep9

  • How will Arizona replace the offense lost this summer?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney bought out Mike Ribeiro’s contract over “behavioral issues” and let Radim Vrbata walk because he demanded a no-trade/no-movement clause. Those forwards tied for fourth and second on the team in points respectively, so the obvious question now is how will the Coyotes..." August 10

  • No longer underrated, Ekman-Larsson looks to lead in Arizona

    Pro Hockey Talk "By now you should all know about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, Ekman-Larsson wowed fans who hadn’t had much of a chance to see him play with his ability to carry the puck and generate offense from the blue line...." August 10

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Possible Open Meeting violation last year could force Coyotes to relocate

    SI.com "Maybe we shouldn't get too attached to the name "Arizona" Coyotes just yet. According to a report in the Arizona Republic, a previously undisclosed meeting of City Council members and an Arizona Coyotes attorney last June may have violated Arizona's Open Meeting Law and revealed key information..." July 23

  • Arizona Coyotes sign first-round pick Brendan Perlini

    Arizona Republic "Only three weeks after drafting winger Brendan Perlini with their first pick at the 2014 NHL draft, the Coyotes signed the 18-year-old to a three-year entry-level deal Friday. "We are very pleased to sign Brendan to an entry-level contract," General Manager Don Maloney said in a statement..." July 19

  • David Moss re-signs with Coyotes while on his honeymoon

    Arizona Republic "The NHL's free-agent signing period opened three days before winger David Moss' wedding July 4 and six days before he embarked on a honeymoon in Turks and Caicos with his wife Erinn. Surely, he figured, a deal could be worked out before he left the country. But it wasn't until Moss was..." July 19

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Mike Ribeiro should make a decision this week about his future. He visit a Western team and will talk to a Eastern team this week.

  • Nashville Predators Sign Mike Ribeiro to a One-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million contract. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” Poile said...." July 15

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've signed Dave Moss to a one-year contract, which would appear to nix his previous tentative deal with a Swiss team.

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    David Moss signs two-year deal to play in Switzerland....has 1 week out clause to sign with #NHL club. Played last season with #coyotes

  • Will anyone take a chance on now-suspect center Mike Ribeiro?

    CBSSports.com "Imagine you are an NHL general manager. You've got some money to spend and you need a top-six center. You already missed out on Paul Stastny, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski, but there's still that hole that needs to be filled and it's a rather important one. Now imagine that there is a..." July 08

  • Coyotes devoting more resources to helping players

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes' addition of Darcy RegierThursday as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager won't put more pucks in the net next season, currently their most pressing concern of the offseason, but it's a hire that the team hopes will make it better in the long-term. And it was another..." July 04

  • Devan Dubnyk hopes to bounce back with Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have been successful at plucking goalies out of adversity and serving as the foundation for their resurgence. Ilya Bryzgalov joined the Coyotes as a waiver-wire pickup and eventually led them to a 50-win season and their first playoff berth in eight years. Current No. 1 Mike..." July 03

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    2 yrs, $5 mil per for Vrbata to Canucks.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Devan Dubnyk has landed with the #coyotes. Still awaiting terms.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Joe Vitale gets a three-year deal from #coyotes.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Journeyman defenceman Dylan Reese signs a two-way deal with #coyotes. Spent last year in the KHL.

  • Several Arizona Coyotes departures likely as free agency opens

    Arizona Republic "Change is expected after consecutive non-playoff finishes, and Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has already been working to ensure the roster the team debuts in the fall is different than the one that finished last season. The Coyotes recently bought out center Mike Ribeiro, found his..." July 01

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    The Flames were aggressive pre-draft. Offered to take on Mike Ribeiro for 12th pick (Ribeiro wouldn't waive). Ultimately, he was bought out.

  • Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

    Edmonton Journal "He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the..." June 30

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    Don't count out Radim Vrbata just yet. Remember, public comments from both sides this time of year often contain a good amount of posturing.

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    An update on Greiss' status: Eight teams have reached out to his agent, Ray Petkau, and they're still in talks with a few.

  • Coyotes select Brendan Perlini in NHL draft

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes had a trade in place at Friday's NHL draft to move down in case all of the eight prospects they coveted already had been taken. And when it was their turn, all had been selected — except one. So the Coyotes held onto the No.12 pick and used it to take left winger Brendan Perlini,..." June 28

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    As @DarrenDreger predicted earlier, @ArizonaCoyotes announce they're buying out Mike Ribeiro

  • Team Name Will Change to Arizona Coyotes at NHL Entry Draft

    NHL.com "The Phoenix Coyotes are excited to own the 12th overall selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, June 27. The Coyotes are also looking forward to this date since the team will officially change their franchise name to the Arizona Coyotes at the NHL Draft. “We are..." June 27

  • Maloney: NHL Draft is 'Super Bowl for Our Scouts'

    NHL.com "The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is less than a week away and the Coyotes are eager to get started. "It’s the Super Bowl for our scouts," Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney said. "It’s really the foundation of your whole franchise. If you do a good job at the draft table you acquire assets that can be..." June 22

  • Coyotes name Bernhardt as new director of amateur scouting

    Pro Hockey Talk "With just a couple weeks remaining before the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Phoenix Coyotes have announced that Tim Bernhardt will serve as the team’s director of amateur scouting. It’s a role he’s very familiar with as he worked in that capacity for the Dallas Stars from 1998 to 2011. “The..." June 11

  • Coyotes hash out plan of attack for offseason moves

    Arizona Republic "Up to this point, Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has only been able to daydream about potential off-season moves that will improve the Coyotes because he hasn't been issued a budget by ownership. But clarity is coming. Maloney and coach Dave Tippett met with IceArizona on Friday to..." June 07

  • Coyotes goalie Smith says knee injury has healed

    NHL.com "Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith said he's completely recovered from a knee injury that cost him the final 10 games of the season and damaged the Coyotes' chances of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent," Smith told the Coyotes website..." June 06

  • Coyotes Sign Summers to Two-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Chris Summers to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Summers totaled 2-1-3 and 15 penalty minutes (PIM) in 18 games with the..." May 12

  • Phoenix Coyotes sign goaltending prospect Marek Langhamer

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes signed goaltending prospect Marek Langhamer to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday. Langhamer was drafted in the seventh round, 184th overall, by the Coyotes in 2012. He spent the previous two seasons between the pipes for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the..." May 08

  • Coyotes lose team president to Fiesta Bowl

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Monday, the Phoenix Coyotes announced that team president and COO Mike Nealy would be leaving the organization to become the executive director of the Fiesta Bowl. “On behalf of the entire Phoenix Coyotes organization, we would like to congratulate Mike Nealy on being named as the new..." May 05

  • Darcy Regier on radar for assistant GM job in Phoenix

    Buffalo News "Darcy Regier has been out of the spotlight since getting fired by the Sabres in November, but his name surfaced in Phoenix over the weekend. The Coyotes have an opening for an assistant general manager, and Fox Sports Arizona has listed Regier as a potential candidate. Regier has ties to..." May 05

  • Coyotes' Mike Ribeiro says he failed to find 'groove'

    Arizona Republic "It almost seems comical that after years of embracing the journeymen, the grinders and the lunch-pail workers, the Coyotes finally roped a prized free agent with an impressive offensive track record ... and he fizzled. Mike Ribeiro's output in Year 1 wasn't only a disappointment in light of his..." May 01

  • Coyotes’ Maloney in no hurry to hire new assistant GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Phoenix Coyotes have an opening for a new assistant general manager, but they’re in no hurry to fill it. With Brad Treliving off to Calgary to be the Flames new general manager there, Coyotes GM Don Maloney said he isn’t eager to hire someone new as Dave Vest at the Coyotes site..." April 30

  • Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker aims to continue building case for big payday

    Arizona Republic "Despite having negotiations drag out almost the entire off-season, the two-year contract Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker ultimately accepted days before training camp started last fall wasn't his top choice. But before the Coyotes would willingly hand out more long-term security, and consequently..." April 23

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range

    CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says

    Arizona Republic "While Coyotes players were packing up their equipment Monday inside Jobing.com Arena before scattering to their off-season destinations, goalie Mike Smith was finally ready to unload his. Smith said "about now" was the time he would have been ready to return from what General Manager Don..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Coyotes end season with win over the Stars

    Arizona Republic "They gathered for one last showing Sunday before convening one more time today when they empty out their locker stalls, and it wouldn't be unrealistic to expect the Coyotes to look different when they reassemble in the fall. Change, it seems, is the current preferred flavor. Sunday's season..." April 14

  • San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix Coyotes in regular-season finale

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Pavelski reached the 40-goal milestone, then added one for good measure. Antti Niemi made 30 saves and gave up fewer goals than he had in four of his past five starts. Oh, and the Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night to head into the playoffs on a two-game winning..." April 13

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Visentin is indeed starting tonight. Doesn't look like Smith will play either game. Hanzal won't go tonight. Maybe tomorrow.

  • Nashville Predators shut out Phoenix Coyotes

    Tennessean "A team that had nothing to play for played surprisingly inspired hockey on Thursday night. Two days after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators earned a 2-0 win over Phoenix — a team that had everything to play for — in front of 17,174 fans at Bridgestone Arena. Phoenix..." April 11

  • Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Johansen turns pass into winner

    Columbus Dispatch "When Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski gathered the puck and looked up the ice, he saw rookie Boone Jenner ahead to his right and, in the corner of his left eye, a blue blur going through the neutral zone. “I let the pass go first, and then I realized it was Joey,” Wisniewski said. “And..." April 09

  • Thomas Greiss still has goal to start in goal full time

    Arizona Republic "His profession requires him to wear a mask, one he chose to decorate with blood-stained teeth and the bulging eyeballs of a yeti, but even without it on, Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss still seems to be hidden. The mellow, easy-going facade is genuine but plenty more lurks behind it — like a..." April 06