Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Antoine Vermette trade speculation heats up "The Arizona Coyotes very well could become one of the more interesting teams to watch in terms of the personnel decisions they could make over the coming weeks and months. It looks like the Coyotes are going to be in sell mode after a disappointing start to the season on top of other recent..." December 19

  • Smith ‘hasn’t been able to get it done’ for Coyotes, says Tippett

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Smith has been a major disappointment this season — 5-14-2 record, 3.35 GAA, .889 save percentage — and on Thursday, Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett expressed frustration and confusion as to why his No. 1 goalie has gone south. “You have to continue to push and prod and get his game in..." December 18

  • Shane Doan's commitment to Coyotes remains strong

    Arizona Republic "Ticker tape and champagne corks weren't littering the ice Wednesday when the Coyotes met for practice, their first get-together since a long-awaited cleanse the night before. The Coyotes nixed a franchise-worst nine-game losing streak on home ice and a five-game skid overall Tuesday with a 2-1..." December 18

  • Coyotes end home skid with Ekman-Larsson OT goal

    Arizona Republic "In and around the many pitfalls that have clogged the Coyotes season, reprieves of optimism have regularly popped up when a meeting with the Oilers awaited. They'd been able to take advantage of the 30th-ranked club in every opportunity, and actually this reign of success predated this season..." December 17

  • Predators hammer Coyotes 5-1

    Tennessean "Mike Fisher has been frequently working on tip drills ever since he returned to the lineup. That practice turned into a power-play goal and a spark for the Predators in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes. "I haven't played in front of the net for a little while, so it's taken a bit of time..." December 12

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Also hearing the Coyotes deal with Barroway may be dead. Mess with that team never ends. Only one interested in buying it was to flip it.

  • Pens acquire Klinkhammer from Coyotes for Samuelsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last week, Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said his club needed “more balance” at forward and vowed to “make some changes” for it to happen. Today, he did exactly that. The Pens have acquired forward Rob Klinkhammer from Arizona in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson, the club announced..." December 07

  • Martin Jones posts second straight shutout as Kings beat Arizona, 4-0

    Los Angeles Times "History meant nothing to the Kings on Thursday, except for the lasting feat their backup goalie is compiling. As his team ended a five-game losing streak to the Arizona Coyotes and humbled troublesome opposing goalie Mike Smith in a 4-0 victory, Kings goaltender Martin Jones produced his second..." December 05

  • Report: Coyotes’ GM Don Maloney threatens to trade players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following the Coyotes 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, GM Don Maloney went into the Arizona dressing room, which he rarely does post-game, to have conversation with his players. According to hockey insider Bob McKenzie, Maloney threatened all his players, who currently have..." December 04

  • Josh Jooris, Calgary Flames jolt Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "So much for playing it cool. Sizing up an empty net and with every would-be defender in his rear-view mirror, Calgary Flames rookie Josh Jooris wasn’t going to jeopardize his first NHL hat-trick with a delicate shot or fancy finish. Instead, he tried to rifle a wrister through the twine,..." December 03

  • Coyotes' offensive explosion secures 5-2 win over Oilers

    Five For Howling "Welcome back, offense. And hello Tobias Rieder, who scored two short-handed goals in 58 seconds to ignite the Arizona Coyotes past the struggling Edmonton Oilers for a 5-2 victory Monday night. The Coyotes snapped a three-game losing streak while subsequently handing the Oilers their tenth..." December 02

  • Arizona Coyotes look to break scoreless streak vs. Edmonton Oilers

    Arizona Republic "Bodies collided, sticks clanked against the boards and snow shavings danced in the air. Less than 13 hours after getting dropped for their fifth straight home loss and third defeat overall, the Coyotes took to the practice ice Sunday with no shortage of focus and intensity before they shipped..." December 01

  • Calgary Flames shut out host Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Jiri Hudler, the silent killer. The Calgary Flames rode a second consecutive perfect performance from goalie Karri Ramo between the pipes but Hudler’s offensive wizardry ensured it wasn’t wasted. Hudler, who’s notorious for avoiding media attention, was more than visible enough in..." November 30

  • Avs Storm Back in the 3rd; Neuter Coyotes in Overtime

    Mile High Hockey "After an awful 1st period by the Avs and Berra, Pickard came in as relief and the Avs had 4 unanswered goals to beat the Coyotes in overtime. Game 22 Recap: Thanksgiving Edition Hi there!! It’s been tooooooo long. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to not call or text after we last hung out. I was..." November 26

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    Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

    Shane Doan will move into sole possession of 48th place on the @NHL's all-time games played list tonight with 1,338.

  • Anaheim Ducks mostly get it right in victory over Arizona Coyotes

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks dominated the first 40 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes at the Honda Center. They scored twice in the pivotal second period and might have held a larger lead if not for the superb goaltending of Mike Smith. Then came the inevitable letdown, when the Ducks halted..." November 24

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Hanzal won't play tonight. Skated this morning. Tippett thinks Tuesday's game is a possibility if Hanzal keeps progressing.

  • Antoine Vermette scores in shootout to lift Coyotes over Sharks

    Arizona Republic "The objective outlined before the game was to make sure their start didn't derail them, and the Coyotes took that priority to heart. Coyotes backup Devan Dubnyk did his part to weather the early onslaught by the Sharks, and the players in front of Dubnyk also pulled their weight as they scored..." November 23

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes don't run lines but Dubnyk is first off the ice so he looks like starter vs. #Sharks.

  • Three-Goal Third Powers Dallas Stars to 3-1 Win Over Phoenix Coyotes

    Defending Big D "Scoring first- Against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, and against the Carolina Hurricanes, hadn't been working for the Dallas Stars as their protracted home woes continued into the holiday season. Thursday they tried it the other way around: It was the visitors that put the Stars down early..." November 21

  • Eric Fehr scores game-winner in overtime as Capitals find a way against Coyotes

    Washington Post "They had weathered the storm of four second-period penalty kills, grinded through another low-scoring night and now, as the Washington Capitals stormed the Gila River Arena ice Tuesday night and mobbed their overtime savior, grinned with relief after flipping around a crushing weekend. “We really..." November 19

  • Dubnyk carries Coyotes to victory in Edmonton

    Arizona Republic "The roles are clearly defined, particularly when it comes to paychecks and contract length, but all Coyotes backup Devan Dubnyk has done when he's received playing time is deserve more. Obviously, the Coyotes haven't positioned Mike Smith to be their franchise goaltender to sit on the bench but..." November 17

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    #Coyotes have placed D David Schlemko on waivers. Have tried to get something for him in a trade since before they recalled Brandon Gormley.

  • Martin Hanzal leads Coyotes over Canucks in Vancouver

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes are used to doing more with less. It's been their way of business while their payroll has been stranded among the league's lowest totals for the past five years. That opportunistic identity hasn't popped up nearly enough this season, but it headlined their effort Friday as they..." November 15

  • Sven Baertschi & Paul Byron lead Flames to victory over Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Thanks to a nasty virus, Sven Baertschi — temporarily — shed four pounds earlier this week. Thanks to a couple of assists in Thursday’s 5-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames callup probably feels like he’s dropped 50. Flames sparkplug Paul Byron potted a..." November 14

  • Stars halt losing streak, escape Arizona with 4-3 win against Coyotes

    Dallas Morning News "Coyotes: Stars defenseman Jordie Benn cleared the puck up the middle of the ice in his own zone, and it landed on the stick of Arizona defenseman Connor Murphy. Murphy then blasted a shot past Kari Lehtonen from distance at the 1:42 mark of the first period. Coyotes 1, Stars 0. Coyotes: Joe..." November 12

  • Arizona Coyotes may be rediscovering their identity

    Arizona Republic "It wasn't a new philosophy — it's actually been the company line for the past five years — but the Coyotes have finally started to execute the tight, defensive style that was identified as their calling card before the season began. Their past three games have all been one-goal contests with..." November 11

  • Streaking Islanders nip Coyotes for third straight West Coast win

    New York Post "The way the Islanders began their five-game trip out West, finishing it with three straight wins was quite rewarding. Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the Islanders held on for a 1-0 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday..." November 09

  • Arizona Coyotes roar back, top Anaheim Ducks in shootout

    Arizona Republic "Better habits had started to settle into their play and a two-game win streak spiked their confidence, but a meeting with the NHL's best at this juncture still seemed to be too premature of a test for the Coyotes. The Ducks paced the league with 21 points and had won all five meetings with the..." November 08

  • Arizona Coyotes' defense keys win over Toronto Maple Leafs

    Arizona Republic "As they swirled into an offensive slump at the outset of their East Coast excursion last week, the Coyotes bemoaned the lack of puck luck. But the breaks weren't going to be handed out. They'd have to earn them. The pendulum started to swing back in their favor in a road-trip ending win..." November 05

  • Time for Coyotes to blow it up? "For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference..." November 04

  • Shane Doan, Coyotes snap 3-game skid, beat Capitals

    Arizona Republic "Following their worst 10-game start in eight years, a shakeup hit the Coyotes in time to salvage at least one game on their four-game trek up the East Coast. It wasn't of seismic proportions – the Coyotes aren't currently in a position to execute such drastic change – but in an attempt to spark..." November 03

  • Ward, Hurricanes shut out Coyotes for first win of season

    Raleigh News & Observer "There was a sense of both celebration and relief. There were smiles in the locker room afterward, for once, and the joy that comes with hard-earned victories. The Carolina Hurricanes are winless no longer. The Canes finally picked up their first victory of the season, and gave Bill Peters his..." November 02

  • Scottie Upshall's third-period goal lifts Panthers to 2-1 victory over Coyotes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers coach Gerard Gallant held an optional morning skate Thursday but the only player to take off was veteran forward Scottie Upshall, prompting goalie Roberto Luongo to jokingly rename the game-day ritual, "the Upshall-nal.'' Well, Upshall may not participate in another optional skate this..." October 31

  • Coyotes hoping early problems can be fixed

    Arizona Republic "One game could be a fluke, two bad luck but three lopsided losses for the Coyotes through the first three weeks of the season is morphing into a disturbing trend. Their 31 goals against in eight games became the third-worst mark in the NHL after a season-high seven goals were let in Tuesday..." October 30

  • Kucherov gets 1st hat trick in Bolts’ 7-3 win over Coyotes

    Tampa Tribune "Nikita Kucherov burst onto the NHL scene as a rookie last season, scoring his first career goal on his first ever shot on goal, coming on his very first shift. By the end of the season and into the playoffs, the former second-round pick in 2011 was a healthy scratch, forced to watch games from..." October 29

  • Report: Bissonnette to join AHL club

    Pro Hockey Talk "The agent for Paul Bissonnette has confirmed to ProHockeyTalk the forward is in talks to join an American Hockey League team. According to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Coyotes have had discussions with Bissonnette. Arizona’s AHL affiliate is the Portland..." October 27

  • Coyotes win 2-1 in OT over the Florida Panthers

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes center Justin Hodgman had played in a growing list of leagues except the one he wanted most: the National Hockey League. He starred in the now-defunct International Hockey League, saw days in the East Coast Hockey League and even had a tour overseas in Finland and Russia. But once he..." October 26

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    Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

    Head Coach Dave Tippett said injured wing David Moss will get more tests but he suspects the injury will be a long-term one.

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    #Coyotes F David Moss (upper body) is seeing a doctor this afternoon. Status will be updated at Saturday's morning skate.

  • Kuemper gets third shutout of season in Wild's 2-0 win over Coyotes

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When the players are bemoaning the number of days off, when even the coach is “sick of practicing,” you know the bored-to-death Wild is tired of watching every other team play night after night and is ready to join the party more than once or twice a week. In large part because of a nonsensical..." October 24

  • Preds beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootout

    Tennessean "The Predators' streak of gaining a point in the standings in every game this season continued Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes. This time it came in the form of a 4-3 shootout victory at Bridgestone Arena, the first shootout win for the Predators this season. Derek Roy and Ryan..." October 22

  • Schwartz nets hat-trick in Blues' 6-1 win over Arizona

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaden Schwartz headed to the Blues' bench at the end of what he thought would be his final shift, but with two goals on the night, the Blues wouldn't allow him to take a seat. "I was coming off and my teammates told me to stay on and try to get the hat-trick, so that was pretty cool," Schwartz..." October 19

  • Former Oilers Sam Gagner getting used to Coyotes system

    Edmonton Sun "Once upon a time, Sam Gagner, Robert Nilsson, Andrew Cogliano and Tom Gilbert were going to be the core of a contender in Edmonton. It didn’t quite work out the way they all hoped, however, and the last remaining member of Edmonton’s first rebuild went to the Coyotes last summer while the..." October 16

  • Mikkel Boedker scores hat trick to lead Coyotes past Oilers

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes coach Dave Tippett ushered his players off the ice earlier than normal during Wednesday's morning skate, even getting captain Shane Doan to abandon his routine of loitering long after the others have left the ice. "They need energy for tonight," he said. But the extra bit of rest..." October 16

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    Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

    #Coyotes GM Don Maloney has announced that the Coyotes have assigned F Justin Hodgman to Portland (AHL).

  • Arizona Coyotes fight for OT win over LA Kings

    Arizona Republic "Suspect goaltending helped derail the Coyotes in Game 1, and coach Dave Tippett tried to rectify that for his team's second challenge of the season by switching up his netminders. Starter Mike Smith, who was between the pipes for all six goals Thursday against the Jets, took a seat Saturday..." October 12

  • Coyotes reach agreement to make Andrew Barroway majority owner

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Coyotes are set to have a new majority owner. Andrew Barroway agreed to purchase 51 percent of the team Friday, subject to approval by the NHL Board of Governors. The team made the move official with the following press release: The Arizona Coyotes announced today an agreement..." October 12

  • Jets win season opener 6-2 against Coyotes

    Winnipeg Free Press "After a six-month hiatus, tonight marks the resumption of meaningful games for the Winnipeg Jets. They begin their fourth NHL season in Winnipeg on the road, starting at Gila River Arena against the Arizona Coyotes. The Jets were 37-35-10 and missed the playoffs by seven points last season...." October 10

  • Coyotes stress key facets of the penalty kill

    Arizona Republic "The shot block, judging by the way Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle's eyes widened following the impact, wasn't intentional. But after the puck caught him on the leg during Tuesday's practice at Gila River Arena, instead of falling to the ice, Yandle remained upright to a chorus of cheers that..." October 09