Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Report: Coyotes set to hire youngest GM in NHL history

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Coyotes are expected to announce the hiring of their new general manager on Thursday, and when they do they are going to make a little bit of history by hiring the youngest GM in NHL history. According to multiple reports, including the Associated Press and ESPN's Craig Custance,..." May 05

  • Arizona Coyotes land 7th pick in NHL draft lottery

    Arizona Republic "A team other than the Oilers won this year's NHL draft lottery. But it wasn't the Coyotes. The Maple Leafs secured the No. 1 pick Saturday with the Coyotes slotting seventh, the position they were likely to land in based on regular-season points. “I’m grateful that we didn’t slip,” said..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Glendale approves new Gila River Arena-management contract with AEG Facilities

    Arizona Republic "The Glendale City Council placed the city's reputation as a big league hockey and entertainment mecca into the trust of arena-management firm AEG Facilities on Tuesday night. The council voted 7-0 to approve a $28 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles-based company to run Gila River..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Coyotes could name new GM as early as next week

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes could have their next general manager in place as soon as next week. That's the latest from club president Anthony Leblanc, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's "Headlines" segment. There are two leading candidates, Friedman added. "That leads to one..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Dubas: ‘I don’t believe I’m ready to be an NHL general manager’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes could name a new general manager in the next week or two. They’ve already had “multiple discussions with multiple individuals,” co-owner Anthony LeBlanc told the Arizona Republic this week. But whoever they end up hiring, it won’t be Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle..." April 20

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Coyotes Sign Agreement to Purchase Springfield Falcons AHL Franchise

    NHL.com "The Arizona Coyotes and the Springfield Falcons announced today that the two clubs have signed an agreement for the Coyotes to purchase the Falcons American Hockey League (AHL) franchise. The agreement is contingent upon AHL Board of Governor approval, finalizing closing conditions, and signing an..." April 19

  • Report: John Scott approached about analyst role at TSN

    Awful Announcing "John Scott’s career may be over, but it appears he might not be walking away from the game for good. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports the 33-year-old has been approached by TSN to become an analyst. “A few months ago, Scott was convinced he would need his Michigan Tech engineering degree..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Arizona Coyotes' Michael Stone upbeat during injury recovery

    Arizona Republic "Although the stitches are gone, signs of a lengthy recovery still exist. There’s the brace strapped to his left knee and the crutches that help him walk. But what doesn’t tip off the challenges that await Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL and MCL is..." April 17

  • Tippett’s ‘gut feeling’ is that Doan won’t retire

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shane Doan‘s contract expires in July, and he turns 40 in October. But Shane Doan also scored 28 goals this year, the third-highest total of his career. The former is why he’s mulling retirement, and wants to discuss his playing future with his family. But the latter is why some think..." April 14

  • Report: Arizona Coyotes interested in Kyle Dubas for GM

    Puck Drunk Love "The Arizona Coyotes relieved general manager Don Maloney of his duties on Monday, opting to go all-in on an analytical approach. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the Coyotes would hand over more personnel control to 26-year-old assistant GM John Chayka, but said he doesn’t think Chayka will..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    Hearing #Coyotes management shake -up coming as early as today in Arizona. Maloney expected to relieved of his duties.

  • Arizona Coyotes fire GM Don Maloney

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes wrapped up their fourth consecutive non-playoff season Saturday night with a loss to the San Jose Sharks. According to a report from Canada, they’ll change the makeup of their front office Monday. Maloney, 57, has served as the Coyotes general manager for the last nine..." April 11

  • Arizona Coyotes set to close out season feeling encouraged by progress

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes coach Dave Tippett circled the ice with captain Shane Doan by his side, words spilling out of the smile on his face as the two skated laps. . After the conversation ended, Tippett blew a whistle and whacked the ice twice with his left-handed..." April 09

  • Predators celebrate records in OT win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With nothing at stake except pride and contractual obligation, the Nashville Predators celebrated Thursday night's win as though it were one obtained in a more important game, such as the ones they'll play next week. Left winger..." April 07

  • Coyotes' Antoine Vermette won't face discipline for hit on Artem Anisimov

    Chicago Tribune "Coyotes center Antoine Vermette will not face additional discipline for his hit on Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov on Tuesday night that forced him to leave the game. The hit occurred during the second period of the Hawks' 6-2 victory. With Anisimov hunched over while playing the puck near..." April 07

  • Blackhawks put it together against Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews figured it was just a matter of time before the Chicago Blackhawks put things together following a skid when not much of anything was working. The timing of the Blackhawks resurgence could not be better. Toews had a goal and two assists and rookie Artemi..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Shane Doan has an idea to eliminate tanking in the NHL

    Arizona Republic "Only four games – less than a week’s worth of work – separate the Coyotes from the offseason, an expiration date that was confirmed last week when the team was officially eliminated from postseason contention. That leaves not much at stake during this season-ending road trip that begins Monday..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Blues tied atop division with win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Overcoming one injury after another has been the story of the St. Louis Blues season. So why should they expect anything to be different with a week to go before the playoffs? Some of the players arrived for Monday night's game against the Arizona Coyotes unaware that their..." April 04

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    Craig Morgan @craigsmorgan

    Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (upper body) will not start the Coyotes' season-ending 4-game road trip w/the team. He may join them at some point.

  • That’s right, John Scott is back in the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this year, when asked if John Scott could join the team at some point, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said “you never know”. Now, we know. The Canadiens officially recalled Scott from the AHL on Sunday. Scott was named the 2016 All-Star game MVP despite many around the league not..." April 03

  • Auston Matthews: 'Coyotes are the reason I started playing hockey'

    The Score "Music to Gary Bettman's ears. Auston Matthews remains a long shot to be drafted by his hometown team, but regardless, the Arizona Coyotes will stay close to the projected No. 1 overall draft selection's heart. "(The) Coyotes are the reason I started playing hockey," Matthews said while in..." April 03

  • Coyotes' Stone underwent knee surgery, out at least 6 months

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone underwent surgery Friday to repair ACL and MCL injuries, and will miss a minimum of six months, head coach Dave Tippett announced Saturday. The 25-year-old was hurt near the end of a 2-1 win on March 26 against the Philadelphia Flyers, in which he was..." April 02

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    Dave Vest @davest4yotes

    Per Dave Tippett: @OEL_23 likely will play tonight, but Martin Hanzal & Eric Selleck are out tonight, day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've recalled center Laurent Dauphin from the AHL.

  • Stars officially eliminate Coyotes, Benn hits milestone

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Much like Mike Modano was during his long, successful run with the Dallas Stars, current captain Jamie Benn is the face of the franchise. On Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes, Benn scored his 40th goal of the season and Antti Niemi stopped 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 win. Benn..." April 01

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Young Flames come up big in win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Expectations for the Calgary Flames may have been unrealistic after last season's surprising playoff berth and first-round series win over Vancouver. "We're still a young and developing team," Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. The Flames won't be going to..." March 29

  • Coyotes' Doan day to day, will go through concussion protocol

    The Score "Shane Doan will miss at least one game with a suspected concussion. The Arizona Coyotes captain won't play Monday against the Calgary Flames and will enter the league's concussion protocol, head coach Dave Tippett said, according to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's Craig Morgan. Doan left Saturday's..." March 28

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    Stone getting image done today. Tippett: "It’s longer-term than the season has left in it. I would say he would be done for the season."

  • Flyers' Gudas, Coyotes' Hanzal won't have hearings for Saturday hits

    The Score "After knocking the opposing teams' captains out of Saturday's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes, Radko Gudas and Martin Hanzal will both avoid discipline from the league and not have hearings for their hits, a source told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Coyotes..." March 27

  • Coyotes stymie Flyers in 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Philadelphia Flyers are in desperation mode as they chase an Eastern Conference playoff spot. Desperation wasn't enough to solve the streaking Arizona Coyotes and red-hot goaltender Mike Smith on Saturday night. Shane Doan scored his 26th goal of the season, Michael..." March 27

  • Arizona Coyotes won't trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson to draft Auston Matthews

    Arizona Republic "This year’s NHL draft is still months away and the order of selection has yet to be finalized, but don’t expect the Coyotes to sacrifice franchise defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson for the chance of taking Scottsdale native Auston Matthews with the first overall pick. “That will never happen,”..." March 27

  • Matthew Tkachuk is more practical target for Coyotes in NHL draft

    USA Today "All of the speculation about the Arizona Coyotes' interest in making an aggressive bid to move up in the NHL draft this summer may be focusing on the wrong target. The Coyotes want to draft homegrown Arizona talent Auston Matthews. It would be a major boost to be able to market a potential star..." March 26

  • Hanzal powers Coyotes past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Net presence is one of the many assets Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal brings to the table. On Thursday against the Dallas Stars, that asset paid off in production. Hanzal had a pair of goals, including his first short-handed tally since Dec. 4, 2008, and goaltender..." March 25

  • Coyotes continue to dominate Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The rosters have changed over the past seven years. So have the respective strengths of the teams. One thing has remained constant. Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett owns the Edmonton Oilers. Alex Tanguay, Tobias Rieder, Martin Hanzal and Max Domi scored, and goalie Mike..." March 23

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • What would it take for the Coyotes to land Auston Matthews?

    Sportsnet "It is an assumption that follows the Arizona Coyotes through these final few weeks of another fruitless regular season. Wherever the Coyotes finish, they’ll talk trade for the consensus No. 1 overall pick, Auston Matthews — a Scottsdale native who scouts say is the best player available at the..." March 22

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