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Coyotes' Mike Smith rocks terrifying Alice Cooper mask against Canucks (PHOTOS)

You don’t have to be a fan of rock legend Alice Cooper to appreciate this nightmarish-looking goalie mask worn by Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith Thursday night. Smith wore the Alice Cooper-themed mask for their game against the Vancouver Canucks in honor of the Arizona native and longtime fan of the Coyotes. The Hall of Fame shock-rock star even came to the game to check out...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes end 10-game skid with shootout win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping the Arizona Coyotes snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Mike Smith kept the Canucks off the scoreboard in the shootout after the Coyotes allowed two third-period goals to relinquish a 2-0 lead. Smith finished with 32 saves for Arizona, which hadn't...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alice Cooper Meets His Coyotes’ Goalie Mask Counterpart

Mike Smith with @RealAliceCooper- who is featured on Smith's Throwback Night mask pic.twitter.com/gsbWw8GSxT — Dave Vest (@davest4yotes) March 6, 2015 As a part of their throwback celebration on Thursday, Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is wearing a special hockey mask that features the likeness of Alice Cooper on the back plate. Artist David Arrigo designed Article found on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

So, Coyotes Goalie Mike Smith Will Terrorize Opponents With This Alice Cooper Mask

On Thursday, the Arizona Coyotes will be celebrating a throwback jersey night and Coyotes goalie Mike Smith will be wearing a special mask just for the occasion. The mask looks pretty straightforward from the front as artist David Arrigo incorporated a throwback Coyotes logo and a classic colorblocking scheme. All in all, a pretty nice Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear

Last summer when Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said that the team would be getting faster and younger, many fans expected to see prospects like Max Domi, Lucas Lessio, Hank Samuelsson, or Tobias Rieder make the opening night roster. When the club re-signed Dave Moss out of the Swiss league and sent every forward […] The post Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith jumps over the puck to avoid making a save

All of the goaltending talk on Tuesday night focused on the Florida Panthers and the fact Rob Tallas was nearly called into action. Mike Smith wasn’t the center of attention, but he maybe should have been as he jumped over a shot and avoided the puck in a bizarre scene which may make fans think the Coyotes are tanking on purpose. http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/wp-content/uploads...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NYR Quiet On Deadline Day; Yandle, Sather Address Media

"It's special to be here" – #NYR Keith Yandle pic.twitter.com/mCG1cepWzi — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 2, 2015 Yandle: "These guys are a heck of a team, they know how to win games." Says he's just here to help. — Seth Rothman (@RothmanHockey) March 2, 2015 Yandle was at a bouncy house at his four-year-old's birthday party when he got the phone call about the trade...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues acquire veteran defenseman Zbynek Michalek from Arizona

Just a few hours before Monday's trade deadline, the Blues finally found a new defenseman.  Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michalek will join St. Louis for a draft pick and a prospect yet to be determined, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Michalek has two goals and six assists in six games for the Coyotes, who are out of the playoff race in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Keith Yandle from Coyotes in blockbuster trade

The New York Rangers made a huge splash ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline by acquiring defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes. Keith Yandle, was clearly the most offensively gifted defenseman available for trade with: 4-37-41 in 63 games.Yandle, is that big fish every playoff team is trying to add at this time of the year.   Keith Yandle was considered one of Arizona’s...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Keith Yandle from Coyotes

The New York Rangers made a surprise run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, and general manager Glen Sather has made a bold NHL trade deadline move to increase his team’s chances of going on a similar playoff run this season. New York has acquired Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle in a blockbuster trade involving several players and draft picks, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. ...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Antoine Vermette

The long-rumored end of Antoine Vermette’s days in Arizona has finally arrived, and he’s headed to Chicago. On Saturday night, the Blackhawks reportedly acquired the 32-year-old center from Arizona for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round pick. Vermette was … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Acquire Antoine Vermette appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette: Position Before NHL Trade Deadline ‘Not A Fun One’

BOSTON — Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette has been one of the most talked about players ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. As a top-six caliber forward who could provide scoring, penalty killing, good faceoff skill and versatility (plays as a center or winger) to a contending team, Vermette is among the best rentals for teams to pursue. Vermette was emotional after...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent for Vermette, Michalek expects trades; offseason return possible

Allan Walsh had just set his phone down after a long call on Thursday at his office when it began to chirp incessantly with text messages, voice mails and emails from reporters, team executives and others wanting to talk about the NHL trade deadline. "Everyone around me was watching it go 'ding, ding, ding,' " Walsh said, laughing.  Walsh is playing a role in the Coyotes' future...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes recall Samuelsson from Portland

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Coyotes recalled forward Henrik Samuelsson from Portland on Wednesday and sent forward Jordan Martinook to the American Hockey League affiliate. The 21-year-old Samuelsson has 10 goals and 15 assists in 50 games for the Pirates this season. The son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, he was drafted 27th overall in 2012. The 22-year-old Martinook...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Arizona Coyotes the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Oliver...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Change all but certain for Coyotes as trade deadline approaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's widely assumed that when the Arizona Coyotes return from their four-game, East Coast road trip, they will do so minus some of the players that boarded the plane Sunday at Sky Harbor International Airport. "You think so?" coach Dave Tippett asked, smiling. "Alright, I'll take your word for it." The NHL trade deadline is March 2. The Coyotes do not play again...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics go mainstream as NHL.com adopts advanced stats

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett believes wholeheartedly in the importance and value of hockey analytics. His secret and sizeable stash of advanced statistics allows the coaching staff to analyze game situations down to the tiniest detail.  Ask Tippett about Corsi and Fenwick, however, and you'll get a scowl that speaks a thousand words. "I'm not a big fan of Corski...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes Mascot is Apparently Horny

Howler Coyote, the Phoenix Coyotes mascot appears to be looking for a hook-up. He sent out this Tweet: Howler is apparently on the prowl and looking for a “friend”. For those of you not familiar with Tinder, it is a “dating” application for your smartphone. And the term “dating” is used loosely here. Tinder is not a traditional dating app like Match, ChristianMingle,...
Via Sports Mockery
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes C Hanzal likely done for season with back injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to have back surgery and is likely done for the season. An alternate captain for the Coyotes, Hanzal has played in 37 of Arizona's 55 games, none since Jan. 29. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the injury is something that has been nagging the Czech center the past few seasons and has gotten progressively...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Who’s for sale?

The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, so it’s time to ask the question: which Coyotes are on the market? With waiver pick-up Mark Arcobello joining the likes of other Edmonton Oilers players who recently found their way to the desert (Sam Gagner, Devan Dubnyk), the Coyotes hope he can step in […] The post Arizona Coyotes: Who’s for sale? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Silver linings playbook: Coyotes regaining identity

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes didn't follow up their 3-1-1 road trip the way they hoped. Two goals in two games led to a 0-1-1 homestand. But Arizona has established the kind of identity since the All-Star break that coach Dave Tippett all season had sought from his undermanned team. "Other than a couple hiccups here and there, there's lots of try in our group," Tippett said. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Quality of Puck Possession – Arizona Coyotes

In the last feature we explored the Anaheim Ducks and their quality of possession. Once again we must acknowledge the efforts of   A.C. Thomas and Sam Ventura of WAR On Ice for bring the Scoring Chances statistic into the collection of modern hockey statistics. Once again if you are wondering the details of what qualifies as a Scoring Chance, their site has an in depth explanation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NHLPA Not Fans Of 3v3 OT

NHLPA suit Mathieu Schneider told Kevin Allen at USA Today yesterday that the players’ union potentially sees issues if the league were to go ahead and implement the 3v3 OT that is currently being experimented with in the AHL. Schneider told USA Today that “(Schneider’s) real concern is that top guys are going to be put in these situations, and there will be more wear and...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Prospect Max Domi Scores Incredible Goal During OHL Game (Video)

The Arizona Coyotes are a team in need of playmaking forwards and they have one prospect who should deliver that skill set for many years to come. He is Max Domi of the London Knights, and on Friday night, the 19-year-old center scored one of the best hockey goals in any league in 2015. Domi was on a breakaway and the Sarnia Sting goaltender came out to play the puck, but he was...
Via NESN.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is this the year the Arizona Coyotes finally trade Keith Yandle?

While they’ve managed to demonstrate a bit of competence lately, going (technically) over .500 in their last ten games, the Arizona Coyotes have had a rough go of things this season. With the calendar having just turned over to 2015, don’t expect those struggles to come to an end anytime soon. In fact, as the weeks begin to wear on, the news coming out of the desert could relate...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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