Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Coyotes name analytics expert assistant general manager

    Sporting News "Looking for a hockey advantage in the heart of the desert, the Coyotes are the latest team to turn to analytics in hopes of creating the perfect mix of scouting and talent. According to TSN, the Coyotes have hired 25-year-old analytics guru John Chayka as an assistant general manager. Chayka..." May 23

  • Coyotes' deadline trades working well for all sides

    Arizona Republic "It will take more than a few months — perhaps even a couple of years won't be enough time — for a verdict on which moves at the 2015 NHL trade deadline were hits and which missed the mark entirely. After all, pieces swapped could keep rotating to alter the initial returns, and, in a league..." May 22

  • Coyotes' survival hinges on arena deal battle "Senior elected city officials in Glendale, Arizona, say they are exploring whether legal grounds exist for them to void an arena management contract with the Arizona Coyotes, an agreement that calls for taxpayers to contribute $15 million per year over 15 years to the flagging NHL club. When..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Contrite Boynton pleads guilty to violation in casino incident

    Buffalo News "A contrite and apologetic Nick Boynton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Friday in Buffalo City Court, hoping to put behind him a drunken rampage at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino last March that embarrassed his family and the Arizona Coyotes. Boynton had yelled and cursed at casino workers and..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

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    Chris Roy @Chris_MHJ

    #Coyotes' 2014 1st round draft pick Brendan Perlini has been added to the @PortlandPirates roster.

  • Coyotes, Boedker ‘continue to arm wrestle’ for new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like talks are well underway between Arizona and winger Mikkel Boedker on a new deal. “I’ve been in discussions with his agent,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney explained, per the Arizona Republic. “We’ll continue to arm wrestle to try to get something done.” Boedker, 25, just wrapped a..." April 23

  • Maloney: Coyotes have target with No. 3 pick but will weigh options

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney was on an airplane headed from New York to Zurich, Switzerland, for the World Championships while the NHL held its Draft Lottery on Saturday. He didn't know that Edmonton had won the right to draft Connor McDavid until he landed, but his reaction was a..." April 20

  • Uncertainty hangs over Arizona Coyotes' core as team breaks for the summer

    Arizona Republic "An occasion like Monday used to be a reminder of the possibility the Coyotes might not be able to meet back up in the same place in the fall. When players gathered at the arena to clean out their locker stalls, pack up their equipment and meet with team brass, it could have been their last..." April 20

  • Arizona Coyotes fall to third overall pick in NHL draft after Edmonton Oilers win lottery

    Arizona Republic "Not much went right for the Coyotes during the season, and nothing has changed now that they've stopped playing. The Coyotes' rebuild was dealt a blow Saturday when the team fell to third in the draft order after the Oilers leapfrogged them and the Sabres to win the NHL draft lottery and nab..." April 19

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Shanahan requested and was given permission from the Arizona Coyotes to speak with Sean Burke earlier this week. Ongoing discussions.

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    Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

    G.M. Don Maloney on Shane Doan: "There's a lot of life left in his game and we certainly want him back."

  • Tippett, Doan futures with Coyotes depend on team's plan

    Fox Sports Arizona "Dave Tippett and Shane Doan were key cogs in the most successful run in Coyotes history. Whether they remain so going forward likely will depend on how committed ownership and management are to achieving similar success quickly. Neither man wants to be a part of a lengthy rebuild in the Valley...." April 13

  • Coyotes' Michael Stone keeps an eye on his brother in NHL playoffs

    Arizona Republic "If defenseman Michael Stone was looking for an activity to consume his free time now that the Coyotes season has ended, he could organize a campaign for his brother Mark to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Mind you, the Senators winger has done an admirable job of letting his..." April 12

  • Ducks earn top seed in Western Conference by beating Arizona

    Orange County Register "Some finality and inner peace set in for the Ducks on Saturday night ahead of the craziness of the second season that is about to arrive. Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots, Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg supported their goalie with goals and the Ducks won their final tune-up before the..." April 12

  • Canucks howling after dumping Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "The nearest team to the Vancouver Canucks was the farthest thing on anyone’s mind last September when people discussed playoff projections. Of course, the Canucks weren’t in most of those conversations, either. But here they are, getting ready to face the Lazarus-like Calgary Flames in a..." April 10

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    Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

    UPDATE: Captain Shane Doan will not play tonight at @VanCanucks because of lower-body injury. He is day-to-day.

  • Flames edge Coyotes 3-2, can clinch playoff spot on Thursday

    Calgary Herald "Entering the Ed Whalen Media Lounge at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Bob Hartley made a request before beginning his post-game analysis of Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes. “Let’s do this quick,” ordered the Calgary Flames head coach. No offence to the media, but the Los..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Sabres, Coyotes may seek Savard's contract from Bruins

    Nichols on Hockey "“One of the things they’re looking at is trading Marc Savard. Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar, Marc Savard is never going to play again, unfortunately. He has a concussion issue. However, he has two years left on his contract. The cap hit is just over $4 million. I think it’s $4.07..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Sabres take it to Coyotes in win, cut deficit to four points

    Buffalo News "The Sabres took it to the Arizona Coyotes. By doing so, they’re taking the race for 30th place down to the wire. Knowing a loss would have all but cemented a last-place finish, Buffalo put together one of its more dominating games of the season Monday. The Sabres’ 4-1 victory pulled them within..." March 31

  • Doan won't face supplemental discipline for hit on Letang

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not face supplemental discipline for Saturday's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang that sent Letang tumbling backwards into the boards -- a play that was not penalized on the ice. In the reasoning for declining supplemental punishment, a spokesperson for the..." March 30

  • Doan on Letang: 'You feel awful as a player when something like that happens'

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Josh Yohe, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will remain in hospital overnight for observation. Letang was hit by Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan late in the second period Saturday afternoon and needed assistance leaving the ice. Doan, who didn’t receive a penalty..." March 29

  • Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton arraigned in Buffalo City Court

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes radio analyst and former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday after he was hit with a handful of charges Thursday -- including assault -- following an incident at a casino. Boynton posted bail, which was set at $10,000, and his next court appearance is..." March 28

  • Coyotes hold off Sabres for back-to-back wins on the road

    Arizona Republic "The sight was peculiar, but it was the sound that was the most jarring. Cheers whistled around the First Niagara Center Thursday when the Coyotes scored, and only some of them belonged to the smattering of fans clad in Coyotes gear. Tethered to last place overall in league standings, the..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18 "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Report: Coyotes radio analyst accused of biting officer

    Arizona Republic "Nick Boynton, who joined the Arizona Coyotes' broadcast team prior to this season, is accused of causing a disturbance at the Buffalo Creek Casino on Wednesday night and fighting with Buffalo police officers assigned there to provide security, according to a report in The Buffalo News. "He was..." March 26

  • Coyotes find offense in back-and-forth OT win over Red Wings

    Arizona Republic "While bouncing among four NHL teams this season, winger Mark Arcobello somehow managed to avoid playing at Joe Louis Arena until he made a trip there Tuesday with the Coyotes to open a three-game road swing. "It's funny how that works," Arcobello said. The 26-year-old made quite the debut,..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Ekman-Larsson blazing trail to stardom

    Fox Sports Arizona "Three summers ago, Oliver Ekman-Larsson received a check in the mail for about $200,000. He wasn't expecting it because he didn't know there was a bonus in his contract for reaching a certain number of blocked shots. "That just kind of shows where EL's focus is," said Coyotes assistant coach..." March 24

  • Sean Burke granted permission to discuss management roles with other NHL teams

    Fox Sports Arizona "Sean Burke has wanted a significant management role since he joined the Coyotes organization in 2009 as its goaltending coach. He may get that opportunity somewhere else this offseason. Coyotes GM Don Maloney recently granted Burke permission to talk to other clubs about management positions,..." March 24

  • Jacob Markstrom makes most of second chance as Canucks edge Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "Jacob Markstrom insisted his previous start as a Vancouver Canuck had been pretty much erased from his memory. What happened March 3 wasn’t there in the back of his head Sunday night when he finally got his second start of the season. Well, he may have forgotten about that game, but Canuck..." March 23

  • Penguins end 4-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Coyotes

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With forwards Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist out of the Penguins' lineup, it could be argued that the team's strength is on the blue line. The defensive group — all five of them — led the way to a 3-1 victory over Arizona that didn't seem likely following a horrendous first..." March 22

  • Doan: Arizona’s situation is ‘kind of embarrassing’

    Pro Hockey Talk "With just 12 games left in the season, the Arizona Coyotes find themselves sitting 28th in the NHL, tied on 50 points with Edmonton, just three up on last-place Buffalo and right in the thick of the McEichel Derby. For the organization, there’s silver lining in the prospect of landing a..." March 21

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Kings' Coyote-ugly win over Arizona a thing of beauty to Andy Andreoff

    Los Angeles Times "He smiled after the puck got past Arizona goalie Mike Smith late in the second period. It lingered. He kept smiling on the bench and was still smiling at the end of second period. You can guess that 23-year-old Andy Andreoff was still smiling on the drive home after the Kings' game against the..." March 17

  • Coyotes' operating loss lower than expected in IceArizona's first year

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes opened up their books to the City of Glendale Friday, reporting losses from the 2014 fiscal year as approximately $34.8 million. But the actual loss from operating the franchise from the first year of IceArizona's ownership was lower than anticipated. That loss came in at about..." March 14

  • Power play comes alive in Blackhawks win vs. Coyotes

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ power play has been much maligned lately, and for good reason. There were times when even entries or getting set up on it was becoming difficult. But on Thursday night, the power play wasn’t the typical thorn in the Blackhawks’ side. Instead, it was the game-decider. Andrew..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Predators snap losing streak

    Tennessean "In the shadow of the desert, the Predators finally found their oasis on Monday. After going six games and nearly two weeks without a victory, they snapped their slide on Monday, edging Arizona 2-1 in overtime for their first win since Feb. 24 against Colorado. It wasn't a victory that came..." March 10

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Tippett said Gormely has been putting good work in while waiting for his turn. Also, Murphy battling sickness last few days so Gormley plays

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Coyotes co-owner thinks ‘a real championship team’ could emerge in 2-3 years

    Pro Hockey Talk "Despite the 10 straight regulation losses and 20-37-7 record, not to mention the recent trades of key veterans Antoine Vermette and Keith Yandle, Arizona Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc doesn’t believe his team is too far from a return to respectability, and is “pretty excited about where this..." March 06

  • Ducks' trades pay off in 4-1 win over Arizona

    Los Angeles Times "Among the Ducks' aims in making one trade last week and four more in the hours before the NHL deadline was to become faster and better equipped to handle any style opponents throw at them. They needed to add speed on defense and add skill, but General Manager Bob Murray knowingly took a risk by..." March 04