Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Coyotes outlast Flames in overtime for Tippett's 500th win

    Arizona Republic "The game was reminiscent of so many that came before it – a low-scoring, tight-checking, sometimes ho-hum compilation of minimal shots, too many penalties and one timely finish. But the result, a 2-1 overtime win for the Coyotes over the Flames on Friday in front of 11,495 at Gila River Arena..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Coyotes top Ducks for third time this season

    Arizona Republic "The "A" slapped on Coyotes center Antoine Vermette’s sweater was new, an addition in the absence of captain Shane Doan who was unable to suit up because of a lower-body injury. But the makeover wasn’t exclusive to wardrobe. Vermette made another change, erasing a 14-game goal drought to..." November 26

  • Arizona Coyotes' defense has lessened urgency for trade

    Arizona Republic "Even in training camp when their roster appeared to be set, the Coyotes explored ways to bolster their defense. But the urgency to make a move isn’t so strong as it once was after the unit debuted improvement following last season’s struggles. “That was a real priority to see if we can..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Report: Coyotes pursuing former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos

    The Score "When it was announced Alex Anthopoulos would be vacating his role as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, few expected he would be unemployed for long. But a recent report suggests Sporting News' reigning MLB Executive of the Year may see his next job opportunity outside of..." November 23

  • Jets edge Coyotes 3-2

    Winnipeg Sun "Chris Thorburn probably isn't going to score a prettier goal. While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, Thorburn's individual effort was downright impressive, as his unassisted shorthanded marker at 11:09 of the third period proved to be the game-winner in a 3-2 triumph for the..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Coyotes climb out of road-trip rut with win over Canadiens

    Arizona Republic "They walked the streets, stopped to shop and visited with friends and family. “It was a beautiful day for this time of the year,” goalie Mike Smith said. Instead of practicing on both of their off-days in Montreal after a disappointing 0-2 start to their current four-game road swing, the..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • John Tavares scores twice as Islanders defeat Coyotes, 5-2

    New York Daily News "Commuting from Long Island by train and spending most of the afternoon before home games at a nearby Brooklyn hotel, John Tavares admits it “somewhat” feels as if the Islanders are playing all of their games on the road this season. Fresh off two wins on a three-game California swing, however,..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • BlueJackets get first win at home against Coyotes

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets finally won a home game, jumping on the Arizona Coyotes early and pulling away late for a 5-2 win before 13,072 in Nationwide Arena. The Jackets had lost their first six home games, and were the last NHL team to win at home this season. “It hangs over your head,” Blue Jackets..." November 15

  • Coyotes pull away from Oilers for third straight win

    Arizona Republic "This was supposed to be the Coyotes’ first regular-season survey of generational talent Connor McDavid, the 18-year-old phenom who might have ended up in the desert had Arizona won the draft lottery instead of slotting third. But the Oilers’ prized rookie suffered a broken clavicle last week..." November 13

  • Coyotes complete California sweep with win over Kings

    Arizona Republic "A setup man who ranked among the best to start this season, Coyotes center Martin Hanzal appears to have changed his job title to goal scorer. After tallying 13 assists – the second-highest total in the NHL – Hanzal decided to finish the plays instead of initiate them. His two goals helped..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Rookies help Coyotes rally past Ducks for overtime win

    Arizona Republic "The schedule is set for the remainder of the season, but the Coyotes might want to petition for more games in Anaheim against the Ducks. After a commanding 4-0 victory Oct. 14 that remains the gold standard so far, the Coyotes delivered a comeback performance Monday that was equally..." November 10

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Rangers capture fifth straight with win over Coyotes

    New York Post "It is beginning to come into focus for the Rangers, who, after an opening month through which they were able to win consistently despite not playing up to their — and everyone else’s — demanding standards, are on a pretty impressive roll. And it is through the same formula through which the..." November 08

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

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  • Hanzal shines in return as Coyotes edge Avalanche

    Arizona Republic "When he was accumulating assists at an eye-popping pace to start the season – seven in his first four games – Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was quick to point out the fact he had yet to tally a goal. The schedule has finally flipped to November and Hanzal still hasn’t scored, but the zero next..." November 06

  • Arizona Coyotes, Hanzal ready after five-day break

    Arizona Republic "Concern was certainly an appropriate reaction last week when Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was sidelined with a lower-body injury. Not only had Hanzal been a lightning rod for offense in his first nine games, pacing the entire league in assists with 10 before sitting out the Oct.27 game against..." November 05

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    Dave Vest @davest4yotes

    #Coyotes center Martin Hanzal skated with teammates today and says he is optimistic he will play Thursday vs. Colorado.

  • Backup Bachman helps Canucks keep Coyotes at bay

    Vancouver Sun "Backup Richard Bachman took care of business. Meanwhile, a collection of Vancouver Canucks youngsters seem to be suggesting we ain’t seen nothing yet. Bachman, who hadn’t played a full game since May, was solid in his first action as a Canuck and rookies Brendan Gaunce, Jared McCann and Jake..." October 31

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    Craig Morgan @craigsmorgan

    Antoine Vermette will return to the Coyotes lineup tonight. With 5 days rest coming, Martin Hanzal will sit this 1 out. Mike Smith's in goal

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Bruins crush Coyotes for first win at home, 6-0

    CSN New England "The Bruins were furiously in search of some good results on home ice, and they finally got what they were looking for in the Arizona Coyotes. The Bruins took a lead early in the first period, and stepped all over the Coyotes on the second night of their back-to-back games while taking a 6-0 win..." October 28

  • Coyotes looking to get out of Glendale, head to Phoenix or Scottsdale

    The Hockey News "Talk about the potential relocation of the Arizona Coyotes has run rampant for much of the past five seasons, but it appears a move could be actually be on the horizon. Don’t expect that move to see them move out of the desert, however. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the City of Glendale’s..." October 28

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes scratch Vermette, Hanzal and Murphy. All have lower-body injuries.

  • Coyotes withstand Maple Leafs for win in Max Domi's homecoming

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Max Domi knew the prank. He actually expected it to happen to him before the first game of his career earlier in the season. “Oh, I got away with it,” Domi thought to himself. Instead, goalie Mike Smith waited until Monday to ask Domi to lead everyone onto the ice for the..." October 27

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Hanzal has a lower-body injury and will not return.

  • Mikkel Boedker's hat trick helps lift Coyotes over Senators

    Arizona Republic "He kept the towel, a souvenir embossed with the Hockey Night in Canada logo, and Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker understood the significance. Playing junior hockey about a five-hour drive south of Ottawa, in Kitchener, Ont., he watched the Saturday-night broadcasts that usually included the..." October 25

  • Rangers rip Coyotes as Keith Yandle helps beat former team

    New York Post "This slow start to the season in which the Rangers haven’t been able to create a whole lot of traction has produced a 5-2-1 record that, by the way, translates to a full-season pace of 112.75 points. Which means that somehow the Blueshirts are one-quarter of a point off their franchise record..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Adam Larsson leads Devils past Arizona Coyotes, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Defenseman Adam Larsson scored 43 seconds into overtime as the Devils overcame the Arizona Coyotes, 3-2, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. It was the second straight overtime victory for the 2-3-1 Devils and goalie Cory Schneider. HIGHLIGHTS Travis Zajac scored his first goal of the..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

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    Dave Vest @davest4yotes

    Per #Coyotes G.M. Don Maloney: forward Joe Vitale has suffered a fractured orbital bone and is out for 4-6 weeks.

  • Shane Doan reaches 1,400-game milestone with Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "Not until he’s done playing professionally will Coyotes captain Shane Doan be able to fully appreciate the accolades he amassed during his time in the NHL. “It’s something that makes me pause for a second but get right back at it right away,” he said. That focus is probably one of the..." October 21

  • Coyotes bring up ‘big, skilled’ German free agent signing Plachta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Potentially noteworthy move out of the desert on Monday — Arizona has recalled former German League power forward Mattias Plachta from its AHL affiliate in Springfield. Plachta, 24, signed with the Coyotes in May after spending the last three seasons with Adler Mannheim. Last year he showcased..." October 20

  • Former NHLer Patrick O'Sullivan reveals childhood of physical, emotional abuse

    The Score "Former NHL forward Patrick O'Sullivan has opened up about his abusive childhood in a new memoir. The 2003 second-round pick of the Minnesota Wild revealed the physical and emotional damage done by his father in "Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage and..." October 20

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19

  • Shane Doan becomes 2nd player in Coyotes history to collect 900 points

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan scored a memorable goal early in Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins. The captain got credit for the opening goal at the 2:12 mark of the first period after a wild scramble in front of the Bruins' net, and in doing so, collected his 900th career point." October 18