Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Martin Hanzal's time with Coyotes has been memorable

    Arizona Republic "Center Martin Hanzal filed onto the ice second-to-last in his usual spot just ahead of captain Shane Doan. He circled the zone with the puck on his stick, eventually ditching it when he wired a shot on net before turning toward center ice. There, he dropped down to one knee to stretch as his..." February 26

  • Lightning acquire winger Stefan Fournier from Coyotes for Jeremy Morin

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired winger Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Fournier, 24, has split his entire professional career between the AHL and ECHL, with his latest stop being with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season where he’s put up..." February 26

  • Stars earn much-needed win vs. Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Coming off a five-day break, the Dallas Stars showed few signs of rust, getting the winning goal from captain Jamie Benn early in the third period and 25 saves from Kari Lehtonen in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at American Airlines Center. After his older..." February 25

  • Mike Smith is out with illness that is not the mumps, Coyotes say

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan reports that she was told Mike Smith is missing tonight’s game because of an illness that is not the mumps. You may recognize “not the mumps” as the NHL’s version of letting out a barrage of coughs and then insisting the issue is not contagious. Anyway,..." February 25

  • Blackhawks ride Kane hat trick to rout of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Given how well Jonathan Toews and the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks' top line has performed of late, Patrick Kane doesn't feel like he has carry too much of the offensive load. But even with how much firepower the Blackhawks have spread throughout their roster, sometimes it just..." February 24

  • Tippett calls out Smith, Goligoski, Schenn for ‘brutal’ efforts

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s not very often head coaches call out underperforming players by name, but that’s exactly what Arizona bench boss Dave Tippett did following Thursday’s defeat in Chicago. The Coyotes website has full video of his postgame availability, but here are the key parts: Q: Is the disappointment..." February 24

  • Arizona Coyotes proposed $395 million arena deal on life support

    Arizona Republic "A plan that would provide $225 million in public financing for a new $395 million Arizona Coyotes arena likely does not have the votes to pass the state Senate, key lawmakers told The Arizona Republic/azcentral Thursday. Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, and John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said..." February 24

  • Coyotes' Smith rips conussion protocol

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced out of his team's 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks Monday as the NHL's concussion spotter flagged him for testing. The 34-year-old was forced to leave the game after a collision with Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, which knocked Smith's mask..." February 22

  • Coyotes jump out to fast start in win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A reporter asked Arizona coach Dave Tippett recently if he was concerned about his young team's ability to focus with the NHL trade deadline approaching and several Coyotes being mentioned in trade rumors. "I won't be able to answer that question until we're in the middle..." February 21

  • Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Calgary for draft picks

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes’ first move before the trade deadline came Monday when they traded defenseman Michael Stone to Calgary for the Flames’ third-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 on Monday. The conditional pick kicks in if Calgary re-signs Stone. The Coyotes made the deal official..." February 20

  • 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 "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 "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 "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