Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Burns scores twice as Sharks stop Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Jose Sharks had a pair of objectives Saturday in Arizona: Solve goalie Mike Smith and the Coyotes, who had won three of the teams' prior four meetings this season, and go into their week off on a high note. Brent Burns, the Sharks' fourth line and their backup..." February 19

  • Coyotes defeat rusty Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings were well aware of the trend that has developed among NHL teams coming off their league-mandated week off from practice and play. The Coyotes wanted to take advantage of any rust that developed on the Kings while the Los Angeles..." February 17

  • Shane Doan hasn't asked Coyotes for trade

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan has not asked general manager John Chayka to trade him before the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline on March 1 at 3 p.m. ET, Chayka said Friday. However, Chayka said Doan still has time to determine if he wants to play for a Stanley Cup contender, and if that's the..." February 17

  • Oilers overcome slow start to top Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers took a while to get going, but once they did there was no stopping them in a 5-2 home ice victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Mark Letestu, Oscar Klefbom and Patrick Maroon scored for the Oilers, who were outplayed badly..." February 15

  • Coyotes' Duclair admits he's having 'an awful year'

    Arizona Sports "Anthony Duclair has never experienced a scoring drought of this magnitude in his life. In 50 games split between the Coyotes and Tucson Roadrunners, the 21-year-old right wing had four goals before the Roadrunners’ game on Tuesday night in San Jose. “It’s been an awful year for myself and I..." February 15

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes haven’t made extension offer to Hanzal

    Pro Hockey Talk "“I haven’t got an offer yet from the Coyotes. We haven’t talked.” That was Martin Hanzal to the Arizona Republic this week, updating where negotiations are between him and the the club regarding a new deal. Hanzal, set to become a UFA this summer, already seemed likely to be moved by the..." February 14

  • Hanzal's two goals help Coyotes to OT win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were 10 scouts in attendance when the Arizona Coyotes hosted the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins before 15,879 fans on Saturday at Gila River Arena. Many were likely there to watch Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, who is playing with an expiring contract and..." February 12

  • Mike Smith rips ice quality at Gila River Arena after gaffe

    Arizona Republic "History wasn’t made at the expense of the Coyotes. Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby went pointless Saturday to remain two shy of 1,000 for his career, but the game still featured a meaningful milestone. Defenseman Connor Murphy scored the first overtime goal of his career to salvage a 4-3..." February 12

  • Pacioretty leads Habs past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Despite a TVA Sports report that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin met separately with players and coach Michel Therrien on Wednesday, Therrien took a calm approach to the Canadiens' 3-6-2 slide heading into Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila..." February 10

  • Coyotes Reaffirm Their Commitment to Arizona

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc issued the following statement today regarding recent Glendale Star reports. "Recent reports by the Glendale Star that the Coyotes ownership group has explored arena options outside the Arizona market are completely false. The Star referenced an..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • So… what do the Coyotes do now?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes said it would be different this time. They said their ownership group was comprised of “people that can get this done.” And yet, who was surprised to hear Friday that the team’s plans to build a new arena in Tempe were dead? The answer is, nobody was surprised. Friday was..." February 06

  • Coyotes stop Sharks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Arizona may be at the opposite end of the Pacific Division from first-place San Jose, but the Coyotes sure seem to have the Sharks' number. Forwards Brendan Perlini and Radim Vrbata converted while goalie Mike Smith stopped two of three shots as Arizona improved to 3-0-1..." February 05

  • ASU pulls out of plan to bring Arizona Coyotes to Tempe

    Arizona Republic "A plan to build a new home for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe is dead. Arizona State University said in an email Friday evening that the university "has no intention of proceeding to sign a development agreement or an option to lease or any other agreement with the Coyotes." ASU's master..." February 04

  • Kane line breaks out in Blackhawks' victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Moments after a morning skate at Gila River Arena, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was lamenting his team's inability to get all of its offensive pieces clicking at the same time. "I don't feel like we've peaked all together in one single game,"..." February 03

  • Chayka hasn’t talked Doan trade in ‘several weeks’

    Arizona Sports "Shane Doan has been with the Arizona Coyotes dating back to the days when they were the Winnipeg Jets, but he could potentially be suiting up for another team before the end of the 2016-17 season. The 40-year-old captain has suggested that he would potentially waive his no-trade clause if the..." February 02

  • Kings get late winner at Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter likened the jumbled Western Conference playoff race to the peloton at the Tour de France, where the main pack of cyclists are lumped together. "You've got to stay in that group," Sutter said. "Don't get caught in any of that..." February 01

  • Oilers Trade For Samuelsson: King For A King

    HockeyBuzz "The Edmonton Oilers have made a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. Edmonton has sent Mitch Moroz to Arizona, while the Coyotes have sent Henrik Samuelsson to the Oilers in an Oil King for Oil King swap. The two players were taken five picks apart in the 2012 NHL Entry draft. The Oilers..." February 01

  • Stars acquire G Justin Peters and D Justin Hache

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Justin Peters and defenseman Justin Hache from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock. Peters, 30, has split the 2016-17 season between Arizona and the Tucson..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Coyotes in a happier place as they reach the All-Star break

    Fox Sports Arizona "As the All-Star break dawns upon the NHL, there’s plenty of reason for disappointment among the Arizona Coyotes. Even with a roster populated by five players not yet old enough to order a beer, no one in the organization would have anticipated ranking 29th among the league’s 30 teams or a..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • Coyotes' Mike Smith hasn't considered waiving no-trade clause

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes goalie Mike Smith wondered if he’d actually earned the recognition. That was his initial thought, when he was told he’d be starring in his first All-Star Game on Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles as the team’s lone representative. Do I really deserve it this year? His .917..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Smith, Coyotes shut down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have been preaching patience and small victories with their young core of players. The pups got a little payoff in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Gila River Arena. Lawson Crouse, Alex Burmistrov and Tobias Rieder scored and..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Chayka taps brakes on Doan trade talk

    Fanrag Sports "Shane Doan has been with the same NHL franchise for his entire career, but it’s still possible he could opt for one last crack at a Stanley Cup run with another team before the March 1 trade deadline. Aside from holding a no-move clause in his contract though, the Coyotes simply wouldn’t deal..." January 25

  • Rieder's overtime goal lifts Coyotes past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes haven't received many positive results from their youth movement this season, but the team is starting to see signs of hope as it approaches the All-Star break. Tobias Rieder buried a Alex Burmistrov feed from the right circle just 48 seconds into..." January 24

  • Coyotes' Holland fined for sucker punch on Palat

    Fanrag Sports "Since arriving with the Arizona Coyotes earlier this season, center Peter Holland – dealt for a conditional draft pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs – has managed to put up a goal and five points in 18 regular season appearances. Now, though, he’s also managed to get himself slapped with a bit..." January 24

  • Vrbata ( four points) helps Coyotes past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes made a free-agent splash this offseason by signing defenseman Alex Goligoski and forward Jamie McGinn, but their bargain shopping for a familiar face is paying the biggest dividends this season. Veteran right winger Radim Vrbata matched a career high..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Hanzal, Stone most likely to be dealt at trade deadline

    Arizona Sports "Martin Hanzal and Michael Stone are the players most often mentioned when the NHL’s trade deadline talk turns to the Coyotes. Here’s another reason to believe both will be dealt by March 1: A league source said the Coyotes and those players’ agent, Craig Oster, have not discussed terms of a new..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Niederreiter powers Wild over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two quick goals by the Arizona Coyotes proved the Minnesota Wild would be in for another unexpectedly tough home game. The two game-tying goals in the second period also provided the waking jolt Minnesota needed this time. Nino Niederreiter scored twice on the power..." January 20

  • Coyotes send Duclair down to AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes sent prospect forward Anthony Duclair down to the Tucson Roadrunners, reports AZ Central’s Sarah McLellan. Duclair’s demotion opens up a roster spot for Ryan White, who returns tonight after missing 11 games with a lower body injury. Duclair has struggled this season,..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Pavelec, Jets trip up Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ondrej Pavelec returned from AHL purgatory to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night at the MTS Centre. The 29-year-old Czech stopped 30 shots -- more than one of the spectacular variety -- to..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Goalie tears into Coyotes after loss at Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Goalie Mike Smith is the lone NHL All-Star from the Arizona Coyotes, a team that sits in last place in the Pacific Division with just 13 wins in 43 games this season. He put on another All-Star performance Monday, making a series of spectacular saves to keep his team..." January 17