Coyotes Rumors & News

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 30

  • John Scott wants to form World Cup team with Phil Kessel, other snubs

    The Score "Call them the people's champions. Following Friday's World Cup roster announcements, NHL All-Star MVP John Scott took to Instagram to address the exclusion of Phil Kessel from Team USA. Scott's proposal, framed around a grainy photo of an infamous preseason stick-swinging incident back in..." May 29

  • Arizona Coyotes players join World Cup of Hockey rosters

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek and forward Tobias Rieder were among the names added to World Cup of Hockey 2016 rosters on Friday, with Michalek joining teammate Martin Hanzal on the Czech team and Rieder named to Team Europe. The Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson already had been named to..." May 28

  • Doan, Coyotes eyeing one-year deal

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes general manager John Chayka doesn’t have a contract to announce after meeting with Shane Doan and Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, but Chayka did say both sides are now focused on a one-year deal. “We’ve discussed both a multi-year deal and a one-year deal, but at this time we’re progressing..." May 27

  • Coyotes name Steve Sullivan director of player development

    The Score "The changes continue in Arizona. Coyotes general manager John Chayka announced the club has promoted Steve Sullivan to director of player development, signing him to a multi-year contract extension in the process. Sullivan served as the team’s development coach over the past two seasons,..." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Georges Laraque helps detain man in attempted child kidnapping at Jeanne-Mance Park

    CBC Sports "Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque helped detain a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl in a Montreal park on Saturday afternoon. A man allegedly spoke to the girl, who was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park, before grabbing her and walking away. Family members..." May 22

  • Coyotes GM: We'll get deal done with Doan

    Arizona Republic "Agreeing to a new contract appears to be the only hurdle the Coyotes need to clear to get captain Shane Doan back on the ice after Doan decided he wants to continue playing next season. “It’s just a matter of going through that process to reach a deal,” General Manager John Chayka said,..." May 21

  • Coyotes are ‘well aware that our spending needs to rise’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just because the Arizona Coyotes have embraced analytics doesn’t mean they’re ignoring the good ol’ power of the dollar. If the Coyotes are going to win a Stanley Cup one day, they understand it won’t come cheap. “The management staff has faith that the current ownership group is going to do..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Coyotes have ‘every intention’ of leaving Glendale in 2017

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes‘ lease agreement with the city of Glendale will keep the team playing its home games out of Gila River Arena until the conclusion of next season, but it appears the team will find itself a new home for 2017 and beyond. Coyotes president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc effectively..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Doan wants to return to Coyotes after meeting with Chayka

    The Score "Shane Doan appears set on playing at least one more season in the desert. "Yeah, I think I'm going to. We've talked about it as a family and we're going to do it. It was one of those things (that) I wasn't sure about, but it's going to work," the Arizona Coyotes captain said Friday on NHL..." May 07

  • The Coyotes would be ‘shocked’ if there was no arena announcement by June 24

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anthony LeBlanc doesn’t want to say the Coyotes are getting close to announcing some arena plans, because he’s already said that a few times and there’s been no announcement yet. But according to LeBlanc, the Coyotes are, um, getting pretty close to announcing some arena plans. “There’s been..." May 05

  • Dave Tippett inks five year extension with Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes made an expected announcement on Thursday when they confirmed 26-year-old former assistant general manager John Chayka as the team’s new general manager for the start of the 2016-17 season – but the team’s press conference included additional news, as well. Head Coach Dave..." May 05

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • 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 "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 "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.