Coyotes Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • The Coyotes were hours away from moving to Seattle

    Seattle Times "Against a backdrop of 100-degree temperatures, workers last month began implementing the latest changes for a hockey team once just a lone councilman’s vote from winding up in Seattle. They spent a sweat-filled Saturday tearing down the outdoor facade at the Arena to replace it with..." October 08

  • Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the brink of stardom

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has long been the team's best-kept secret, an elite blueliner unable to achieve league-wide recognition. "OEL" is confident but far from outspoken and egotistical. To find a sharp indication of Ekman-Larsson's North American perception, we found a..." October 05

  • Coyotes cut prospects because ‘we need to be a playoff team’

    Arizona Republic "Talk of a youth movement among the Coyotes first surfaced at the trade deadline, and it only gained momentum once their playoff hopes expired last season. While roster spots were left open and an unbiased evaluation was made on the prospects that attended training camp, it became clear heaping..." October 04

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Spurned Islanders buyer to purchase Coyotes instead

    New York Post "The NHL’s problem child franchise in Phoenix is about to change hands again, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway, who attempted to buy the Devils two years ago and believed he had an agreement to buy the Islanders earlier this year before Charles Wang switched course and instead reached a..." October 03

  • Max-ed Out: Coyotes send Domi back to junior

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes made a bit of a surprise decision on Thursday, sending highly-touted prospect Max Domi back to his junior club in OHL London, per the Canadian Press. Domi, 19, was the club’s first-round pick (13th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and made waves last preseason, appearing..." October 03

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    #Marlins Jose Fernandez made 25 throws from 30 feet today at Marlins Park. It went well. He said he felt great.

  • Lessio aiming to stick with Coyotes this time around

    Fox Sports Arizona "The first of the Coyotes' split-squad training camp practices had finished at least an hour earlier. Most of the players were either grabbing lunch in the Rinkside Club or chatting in the team lounge at Gila River Arena. Lucas Lessio was pacing the hallways. He'd appear at one end, still..." September 30

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    #Coyotes 2014 top pick Brendan Perlini needs surgery on his right hand after breaking a bone. Source says surgery was scheduled for Friday.

  • Coyotes assess first-rounder Perlini’s broken hand

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes are already licking their wounds as training camp is barely under way, but perhaps the biggest concern revolves around 2014 first-rounder Brendan Perlini. Perlini, 18, is apparently suffering from a broken right hand, AZ Central’s Sarah McLellan reports. Coyotes GM Don..." September 21

  • Arizona Coyotes calling on rookie Max Domi for points

    Arizona Republic "With top scoring forwards Radim Vrbata and Mike Ribeiro moving on during the summer, the Arizona Coyotes are looking for help offensively. Enter Max Domi. The solution for most of the Coyotes' offensive deficiencies is already a member of the organization. A proven scorer with creativity..." September 15

  • Elite NHL teams are selling, and Arizona Coyotes should be buyers

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Coyotes are not Stanley Cup contenders. This is not a mind-blowing statement. The Coyotes finished out of the playoffs last season, losing their grip on a wild-card spot in the final week of the season. They are a hot pick for a surprise playoff team this season, but nobody is..." September 06

  • Chairman: Coyotes could achieve profitability earlier than expected

    Fox Sports Arizona "George Gosbee just doesn't get it. No matter how many long-term commitments the Coyotes make, all anybody wants to talk about is their short-term exit strategy. "I wish people would stop looking at the five-year out clause and start looking at all the long-term deals we're signing," the team's..." August 19

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    David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

    Coyotes announce 9yr deal w/ Gila River Casino for arena name rights (Gila River Arena). Deal pending Glendale City Council approval on Sep9

  • How will Arizona replace the offense lost this summer?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney bought out Mike Ribeiro’s contract over “behavioral issues” and let Radim Vrbata walk because he demanded a no-trade/no-movement clause. Those forwards tied for fourth and second on the team in points respectively, so the obvious question now is how will the Coyotes..." August 10

  • No longer underrated, Ekman-Larsson looks to lead in Arizona

    Pro Hockey Talk "By now you should all know about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, Ekman-Larsson wowed fans who hadn’t had much of a chance to see him play with his ability to carry the puck and generate offense from the blue line...." August 10

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Possible Open Meeting violation last year could force Coyotes to relocate "Maybe we shouldn't get too attached to the name "Arizona" Coyotes just yet. According to a report in the Arizona Republic, a previously undisclosed meeting of City Council members and an Arizona Coyotes attorney last June may have violated Arizona's Open Meeting Law and revealed key information..." July 23