Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Ducks complete three-game division sweep with 5-2 win over Arizona

    Orange County Register "So much has changed with the Ducks over the past few weeks, and they scratched solving the Arizona Coyotes from their checklist. Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored goals in a 1-minute, 41-second span early in the third period Friday night to lift the Ducks to their sixth straight victory, a..." February 06

  • Jonathan Toews' fifth OT goal gives Blackhawks victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joel Quenneville bolted to the front of the bench and leaned over the boards, his arms waving frantically and his mouth spewing a string of incredulous obscenity. The Blackhawks coach was so irate over an overturned Marian Hossa goal in the first period that he actually earned himself an..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Kings down Coyotes, win it for Bob

    Jewels From The Crown "I hate the Coyotes so much. It isn't like, bitter rival hatred. It's more like, they're trash to watch and I would rather pour acid in my eyes than actually focus my eyeballs on a Kings/Coyotes broadcast. Games against the Coyotes are frustrating because the Kings usually look like they are a..." February 03

  • NHL All-Star MVP John Scott Could Be Getting His Own Movie

    Uproxx "“It’s like something out of a movie” is a cliche that usually carries very little water, but the story of John Scott’s journey to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game is truly the stuff of Hollywood. After a career as an enforcer, Scott became the centerpiece of an online voting campaign for the game. He..." February 02

  • The Habs need a "spark"--could it be recalling John Scott?

    Yardbarker "In the bevy of tweets congratulating John Scott on his MVP performance in the NHL All-Star game and subsequent NHL First Star of the Week, there was the obligatory chirp from the Montreal Canadiens’ account. You know, the team who got him in a trade a couple weeks ago and then immediately assigned..." February 01

  • John Scott gave the NHL back to hockey fans

    SB Nation "We will never have an All-Star Weekend quite like the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend. Never, in any sport. I feel pretty comfortable going on the record with that. It doesn't need to be illustrated for you, because if you clicked on this story you certainly know the theme: journeyman NHL player John..." February 01

  • St. John's IceCaps selling John Scott jerseys

    The Score "After his whirlwind weekend where he was named All-Star Game MVP and instantly became one of the most popular players in the league, John Scott will return to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps - who are wasting no time marketing their star player." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Rookies a catalyst for Arizona Coyotes' success

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes’ transformation from a footnote in the standings to a viable playoff candidate in less than a year isn’t a fluke. Plenty of decisions executed in the offseason or training camp have panned out, lifting the team to the No. 3 seed in the Pacific Division amid a 24-20-5 record for 53..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Official John Scott NHL All-Star Game shirts sell out 4 days before the game

    SB Nation "Like all things related to John Scott and the All-Star Game, the NHL probably didn't expect this when estimating demand for their merchandise. As of Thursday morning, the fan-voted John Scott's All-Star shirts on NHL.com were sold out. On Wednesday, the only remaining shirt size was a small...." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • A Guy Like Me - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "Hey, John, can we talk for a second?” I guess I should have known. But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming. I’m in the weight room, hanging out with the guys, when my GM asks me to take a walk. I’ve been gone for a couple of days — but now I’m back in Phoenix, at the Coyotes practice..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Jets end January stupor with a much needed decisive win against Coyotes

    Winnipeg Free Press "It’s just one of 82. And by season’s end, whether the Winnipeg Jets are playoff spectators or — by some small miracle, playoff participants — it will likely be all but forgotten. But, man, did the Jets and their faithful ever need what happened Tuesday night at MTS Centre. Struggling to..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Arizona Coyotes overcome slow start, rally for shootout win over Minnesota Wild

    Arizona Republic "As Coyotes winger Max Domi closed in on the Wild net in the second period, cutting to the inside while a defender shadowed him, he wound up for a shot that looked like it could definitely challenge goaltender Devan Dubnyk. But not only did the puck miss the net entirely, the momentum of the..." January 26

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Grossmann (ill) is a possibility to play, Tippett said. Domingue will start tonight vs. #mnwild.

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Coyotes snap losing streak with win over Kings

    Arizona Republic "No matter how many times the Coyotes motioned the officials over to their bench for a chit-chat, the ruling wasn’t going to change. The Kings had capitalized on a bizarre sequence, burying the puck into a yawning cage while goalie Louis Domingue held his mask in his left hand outside the top of..." January 24

  • San Jose sets the right tone in the first of five meetings with Arizona

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks delivered the message they wanted to Thursday night against a division rival they were playing for the first time this season. Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney both scored in the first period and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fifth straight victory as the Sharks earned a 3-1 win..." January 22

  • If Oilers win draft lottery again, they should trade chance at Auston Matthews for prize defenceman Ekman-Larsson

    Edmonton Journal "Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will probably be on the horn to his Arizona counterpart, Don Maloney, five minutes after the televised lottery show, knowing that the Coyotes would be falling all over themselves to get the marketing jewel, Scottsdale-born Matthews, for a much-needed boost in ticket..." January 22

  • Bettman: 'Never any doubt' Scott would go to All-Star Game

    CSN Bay Area "And now for the final word on one of the NHL’s biggest stories of the season (we hope). Appearing at the Sharks’ 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday night at SAP Center, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the league’s decision to allow former Sharks forward John Scott to attend the..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Sabres show plenty of fight in victory over Arizona

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have had plenty to talk about lately. Their power play is hot. Their penalty killers are hotter. Chad Johnson's goaltending has been impressive. All those things shined Monday night as Buffalo won for the fourth time in five games. But as the players milled around the Gila River..." January 19

  • John Scott considered not going to NHL All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Despite playing for a very Atlantic team — the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps — and thinking his opportunity was “out the door,” John Scott will indeed captain the Pacific Division team at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, the National Hockey League announced Tuesday. “Happy, excited, lots of..." January 19

  • Coyotes Assign Downie to AHL

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL). The 28-year-old Downie has collected 3-3-6 in 25 games with the Coyotes this season. The 5-foot-11,..." January 18

  • Cory Schneider’s heroics help Devils blank Coyotes

    New York Post "Cory Schneider enjoys facing the Coyotes. Schneider stopped 38 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, leading the Devils to a 2-0 win over the Coyotes on Saturday. Schneider, selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career earlier this month, shut out Arizona for the third time..." January 17

  • John Scott All-Star Game T-shirts now being sold for charity

    Sportsnet "When John Scott was voted by the fans to captain the Pacific Division at the 2016 All-Star Game, he said he would be taking the nomination in stride in an attempt to have fun with a bizarre situation. As it turns out, the enforcer, now a part of the Montreal Canadiens organization, had planned..." January 17

  • Coyotes waive Steve Downie

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona has placed veteran agitator Steve Downie on waivers, per TSN. Downie, 28, has appeared in just two games this month, which included a 7:12 stint in a 2-0 loss to the Devils yesterday" January 17

  • Coyotes GM considered waiting on Scott trade until after All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Don Maloney admits he considered not making the Jarred Tinordi trade until after the All-Star Game, but says there’s “no way” he would intentionally bury John Scott in AHL so he couldn’t go. “We have (the maximum) 23 players on our roster,” the Coyotes’ general manager said Saturday. “Someone..." January 17

  • Coyotes GM expects all-star replacement after Scott trade

    Sportsnet "General manager Don Maloney expects the NHL will invite another player from his Arizona Coyotes to participate in the league’s All-Star Game on Jan. 31. Maloney traded his club’s only all-star selection, John Scott, to the Montreal Canadiens Friday in a multi-player deal that saw the Coyotes..." January 16

  • Drew Doughty: Have Ekman-Larsson replace Scott in the All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "With John Scott having been traded to the Montreal Canadiens, the Arizona Coyotes are expecting to send another player from their roster to represent their team, and the Pacific Division, at the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville. Max Domi, Shane Doan, and perhaps Mikkel Boedker are prime suspects..." January 16

  • Trade to Habs likely will cost John Scott his spot in NHL All-Star Game

    CBS Sports "There's one thing that John Scott did for the NHL All-Star Game that even a dramatic format change could not. People actually talked about it. A lot. After being elected by the fans as captain for the Pacific Division following a comical and effective initiative to get him in, it appears that..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Told John Scott is in deal to Montreal for Jarred Tinordi.

  • Wings storm back in third, beat Coyotes in OT

    Detroit News "Down by two goals to the upstart Coyotes with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, perhaps not much was expected from the Red Wings in their last game of an extended road trip. And the likelihood of the determining boost coming from a power play ranked 25th in the NHL seemed..." January 15

  • Habs close to acquiring Scott, Elliott from Coyotes for Tinordi

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens are close to trading defenceman Jarred Tinordi to the Arizona Coyotes for forward John Scott and defenceman Stefan Elliott, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says Elliott could be flipped to the Nashville Predators for Victor..." January 15

  • Coyotes send All-Star captain Scott to AHL, will be back shortly

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward - and All-Star captain - John Scott was sent to the AHL on Wednesday, hours after the club claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Scott won't be gone for long, though: Scott previously cleared waivers, according to McLellan,..." January 14

  • Domi's hat trick helps Coyotes rally for OT win over Oilers

    Arizona Republic "For 15 games – more than five weeks – Coyotes rookie Max Domi had been unable to do what he made look so easy at times in his first few months in the NHL: Put the puck in the net. But Domi didn’t just snap that skid Tuesday against the Oilers. He ripped it to shreds. “I actually got a..." January 13

  • John Scott on what NHL All-Star spot means to him, his family

    Yahoo! Sports "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton doesn’t usually make time to watch the NHL All-Star Game, unless he’s competing in it. He takes time off, leaves hockey behind for a weekend. But this year? He’s watching All-Star weekend. Because of John Scott. “One of the best guys ever,” said..." January 11

  • Coyotes, Louis Domingue shut out Predators

    Arizona Republic "Bursts like this aren’t necessarily easy to construct, but they seem to be characteristic of teams that receive playoff invites. And at the midway point of their season, the Coyotes certainly haven’t disqualified themselves from contention. Actually, they appear to be finding a rhythm that..." January 10

  • Arizona Coyotes wrap road trip with win over Calgary Flames

    Arizona Republic "It might be too early to analyze the numbers scattered throughout the Pacific Division to decipher playoff potential, but this math was too obvious to ignore. With the Coyotes owning a two-point lead over the Flames for the No. 2 spot entering Thursday’s tilt, they would either increase their..." January 08

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Coyotes' Hanzal set to return after missing 11 of last 12 games

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes will welcome back Martin Hanzal on Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Hanzal's missed 11 of the last 12 games due to a lower-body injury, last suiting up on Dec. 19. "It's been a while," Hanzal said, according to azcentral sports' Sarah McLellan. Hanzal's been..." January 07