Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Flyers will keep Sam Gagner past buyout deadline

    CSN Philly "They’re keeping him. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has decided not to buy out forward Sam Gagner for the purposes of clearing more cap space. Gagner, acquired in the bizarre salary cap circumvention deal after the NHL draft on Saturday involving Chris Pronger’s dead contract money and..." June 30

  • Which Coyotes free agents will return; which will not?

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes general manager Don Maloney had barely cleared his head of NHL Draft detritus and a weekend trade for defenseman Nicklas Grossmann when it was time to turn his thoughts to the immediate future. The NHL's free agency period opens Wednesday at 9 a.m. Arizona time. The Coyotes have plenty of..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Ariz GM Maloney after dealing Gagner to #Flyers: "We didn't think he could play center at the National Hockey League level for us."

  • Arizona Coyotes build for the present, future at draft

    Arizona Republic "Improving in the present without compromising the future is the challenge that guides the Coyotes' renovation project this summer, and just how much one objective can be at odds with the other was hard to ignore at the NHL draft. While proven talent was being tossed around for picks and..." June 28

  • Coyotes trade Sam Gagner to Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes added some experience to their blue line by trading Sam Gagner and a conditional pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann. Grossmann has 531 games of NHL experience and instantly becomes the most senior member of the Coyotes' defense. He has one more year..." June 28

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    The #Coyotes have made a trade, shipping pick No.60 to the #Flames in exchange for picks Nos. 76 & 83.

  • Arizona Coyotes select Nick Merkley at #30 overall

    Five For Howling "The Arizona Coyotes added another center to their prospect pool when they selected Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL at 30th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Calgary native was projected as high as #14 by some scouting services, thanks in no small part to his playmaking..." June 27

  • Coyotes select Dylan Strome with 3rd pick in NHL draft

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Coyotes selected Dylan Strome with the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft. Strome played with the Erie Otters last season, where he led OHL in scoring with 129 points in 68 games. The Coyotes also hold the 30th and last pick in the first round." June 27

  • Bruins talking to Arizona about third overall pick

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney has made no secrets about having had pre-draft trade discussions, so it wasn’t a surprise when sources around the league indicated to CSNNE.com on Thursday that the Bruins have talked to Arizona for the third overall pick in the first round. With Connor McDavid going to Edmonton at..." June 26

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets, Jets all interested in Coyotes' No. 3 pick

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes' No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft has landed them on speed dial lists. Rumors have been swirling about what the team will do with their pick and trade talks continue to heat up as the draft approaches, with the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets..." June 26

  • Coyotes considering buying out Sam Gagner

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes are seriously considering buying out the contract of Sam Gagner, which has the Toronto Maple Leafs interested. The cash-strapped Coyotes are on the hunt for centremen, and have come to the conclusion that Gagner simply isn’t a fit. Arizona GM Don Maloney has been attempting..." June 26

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Sens inquired about Coyotes' third overall selection

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the NHL Draft just days away now trade talk between teams is picking up. Arizona Coyotes’ GM Don Maloney holds the third overall pick at Friday’s draft and hasn’t closed the door on dealing the selection for the right price. Bryan Murray told reporters in Vegas on Tuesday that he had..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • Attention agents: Coyotes are at least $18M from cap floor

    Pro Hockey Talk "For many NHL teams, the most relevant salary cap news for 2015-16 is that the ceiling will be $71.4 million. In the case of the Arizona Coyotes, it may be a strenuous race to the floor. The floor is set at $52.8 million, which means the Coyotes will need to spend more than $18 million to get..." June 24

  • Success in draft's later rounds crucial to Coyotes' success

    Fox Sports Arizona "There's a simple reality at work when NHL teams make draft picks after the first round. "There are more questions," said Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt, who recently entered his second year in that position. "The odds of success diminish." Unfortunately for the Coyotes,..." June 23

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Dave Vest @davest4yotes

    Don Maloney: "The idea we're going to trade #3 pick outright for a player to help us next year, I think that's remote, but you never know."

  • E-mails reveal Glendale's case to end Coyotes deal

    Arizona Republic "Glendale officials asked a judge this week to allow the city to skip a $3.75 million payment to the Arizona Coyotes, and in the process outlined the city's legal argument for terminating its arena agreement with the team. The city contends a state conflict-of-interest law concerning contract..." June 20

  • Glendale outlines legal case for killing NHL Coyotes arena deal

    TSN.ca "The city of Glendale has started to lay out its case for cancelling its $15-million-per-year arena management deal with the Arizona Coyotes. City officials included details of their case for the first time in an 88-page document filed in Arizona Superior Court on Thursday. The documents were..." June 19

  • Coyotes hire Rolston as AHL coach

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that Ron Rolston has been hired as the head coach of the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes AHL affiliate. "We are very pleased to name Ron as our new head coach for the Springfield Falcons," said Maloney. "Ron is an experienced head..." June 18

  • Coyotes sitting pretty at upcoming NHL Draft

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Coyotes are the envy of the National Hockey League. Now that we've got your baffled attention, bear with us. The Coyotes' current legal battle with the City of Glendale has turned ugly and will probably get even uglier, damaging both sides' brand and costing both sides oodles in legal..." June 18

  • Glendale won't back down on killing Coyotes arena deal

    Arizona Republic "Glendale is not backing down. The city will go forward with terminating a 15-year, $225 million agreement with the Arizona Coyotesin hopes of striking a better deal, city leaders decided Tuesday. The City Council met in a one-hour, closed-door session, after which Tom Duensing, Glendale..." June 17

  • Glendale to discuss Coyotes' options at closed-door meeting

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Glendale City Council will meet Tuesday in a closed-door executive session to further discuss its recent vote to void a 15-year, $225 million arena lease deal with the Coyotes. On Friday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge granted a temporary restraining order, putting the City..." June 15

  • Angry Coyotes fan legally tases Glendale mayor at charity event

    Yahoo! Sports "Remember Coyotes fan Ronda Pearson who ranted at the Glendale mayor during a special City Council session Wednesday that essentially voided the Coyotes lease in Glendale? She got to live her dream – or many Coyotes fans dreams – and by tasing Glendale mayor Jerry Weiers. It was for charity of..." June 14

  • Judge grants Coyotes temporary restraining order

    Sportsnet "A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday requested by the Arizona Coyotes to prevent the city of Glendale from dissolving its arena lease agreement with the team. The order does not address whether the city must make the next payment due to IceArizona, the Coyotes’ owner, for..." June 13

  • Phoenix mayor contacts Coyotes about potential return to downtown arena

    The Score "As the Arizona Coyotes prepare for a legal battle with the city of Glendale over the decision to nullify the team's lease at Gila River Arena, the mayor of Phoenix is reaching out to the organization. Mayor Greg Stanton contacted the Coyotes after Glendale city council voted 5-2 in favor of..." June 13

  • Coyotes Issue Statement Regarding Legal Actions Taken Against City of Glendale

    NHL.com "The Arizona Coyotes issued the following statement today: "The Arizona Coyotes have acted to defend their rights and reaffirm their continuing commitment to their great fans by seeking a restraining order to stop the City of Glendale's baseless attack on, and improper attempt to void, the..." June 13

  • Statement from NHL regarding recent events in Glendale

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today released the following statement regarding the Arizona Coyotes' current situation with the City of Glendale: "The National Hockey League stands by, and will fully support, the Arizona Coyotes in their efforts to vindicate their contractual rights in response to..." June 12

  • Glendale votes to cancel agreement with Coyotes, who threaten to sue for $200 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "With most of the hockey world focused on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, a drama of a different kind was unfolding in Arizona, where the City of Glendale voted to cancel its arena-management agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. The decision by city council once again throws the future of the..." June 11

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    Rick Westhead @rwesthead

    Coyotes owner Anthony LeBlanc says team will file temp restraining order, file for injunction, file $200M claim later today or tomorrow

  • Coyotes fielding offers for third pick in NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Arizona Coyotes have the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, one general manager Don Maloney would be willing to trade, for the right price. "I'm like, 'First-born, second-born, maybe I could use a helicopter to take me to work,'" Maloney said Tuesday. "That would certainly get us to start..." June 10

  • Glendale City Council considering canceling Coyotes' arena lease agreement

    The Score "The drama between the Arizona Coyotes' ownership group and the city of Glendale never seems to end. Despite claims by Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc on Tuesday that the franchise is staying put, Glendale City Council could complicate matters in a special meeting Wednesday. The meeting's..." June 10

  • Coyotes up their analytics game with stats guru Chayka

    Fox Sports Arizona "John Chayka doesn't expect to find the holy grail of fancy stats in his new role as Coyotes assistant general manager for analytics. "There is not one measure that will embody the value of a player," Chayka said. "There are different metrics and they have different strengths and weaknesses...." June 08

  • Daniel Briere considering retirement after 18 NHL seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "Has Daniel Briere skated his last shift in the NHL? Alain Sanscartier of RDS and Ottawa 94.5 FM reported on Thursday that Briere will announce his retirement this summer after 18 years in the NHL, most recently with the Colorado Avalanche. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent on July..." June 06

  • Ordinary offseason so far for Coyotes' Doan

    Arizona Republic "To gauge captain Shane Doan's commitment to the Coyotes and the Valley on the heels of the worst season during his 20-year tenure, look no further than his itinerary this offseason. He took a shift in the anchor chair, co-hosting a local Sunday night sports show, later admitting, "That's pretty..." June 05

  • Ordinary offseason so far for Coyotes' Doan

    Arizona Republic "To gauge captain Shane Doan's commitment to the Coyotes and the Valley on the heels of the worst season during his 20-year tenure, look no further than his itinerary this offseason. He took a shift in the anchor chair, co-hosting a local Sunday night sports show, later admitting, "That's pretty..." June 04

  • Coyotes considering options with third pick in draft

    NHL.com "The last time the Arizona Coyotes owned a top-five pick in the NHL Draft was eight years ago when center Kyle Turris was chosen third in 2007 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney, who was serving as GM at the time Turris was drafted, enters the 2015 NHL Draft, to..." June 03

  • Coyotes’ Bolduc signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Veteran forward Alexander Bolduc has signed with KHL club Traktor, the team announced on Wednesday. Bolduc, 29, has spent the last four seasons with the Coyotes organization, shuttling between the parent club and its AHL affiliate. Last year he appeared in three games for Arizona, but failed to..." June 03

  • Coyotes reinstate color analyst Boynton after guilty plea in casino incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have reinstated radio color analyst Nick Boynton, who earlier this month plead guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Buffalo casino in March. “I’ve met with Nick several times and he knows he made a terrible mistake,” Coyotes co-owner, president and CEO..." May 30

  • Coyotes sign F Plachta to entry-level deal

    Covers.com "The Arizona Coyotes signed forward Matthias Plachta to a one-year, entry-level contract on Thursday. The Coyotes did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Plachta, 24, logged 14 goals, 35 points and 73 penalty minutes in 47 games for Alder Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga this..." May 28

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Coyotes name analytics expert assistant general manager

    Sporting News "Looking for a hockey advantage in the heart of the desert, the Coyotes are the latest team to turn to analytics in hopes of creating the perfect mix of scouting and talent. According to TSN, the Coyotes have hired 25-year-old analytics guru John Chayka as an assistant general manager. Chayka..." May 23

  • Coyotes' deadline trades working well for all sides

    Arizona Republic "It will take more than a few months — perhaps even a couple of years won't be enough time — for a verdict on which moves at the 2015 NHL trade deadline were hits and which missed the mark entirely. After all, pieces swapped could keep rotating to alter the initial returns, and, in a league..." May 22

  • Coyotes' survival hinges on arena deal battle

    TSN.ca "Senior elected city officials in Glendale, Arizona, say they are exploring whether legal grounds exist for them to void an arena management contract with the Arizona Coyotes, an agreement that calls for taxpayers to contribute $15 million per year over 15 years to the flagging NHL club. When..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Contrite Boynton pleads guilty to violation in casino incident

    Buffalo News "A contrite and apologetic Nick Boynton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Friday in Buffalo City Court, hoping to put behind him a drunken rampage at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino last March that embarrassed his family and the Arizona Coyotes. Boynton had yelled and cursed at casino workers and..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07