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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes back in McDavid-Eichel conversation

Remember when we told you it would be nearly impossible for the Coyotes to fall behind Edmonton in the Western Conference standings -- that it would require a divine act to fall behind Buffalo in the overall league standings? Well ... Following Arizona's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday -- the Coyotes' seventh straight loss and ninth in their last 10 games (1-8-1)...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day 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
2 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics go mainstream as 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike McKenna struggles vs. Avs in his first start of season

  The Colorado Avalanche gave Arizona goalie Mike McKenna a rough welcome in his first NHL start of the season. Cody McLeod and Matt Duchene scored 9 seconds apart early in the first period, Jarome Iginla had two assists and the Avalanche beat the slumping Coyotes 5-2 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden also scored for the Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes buried by Avalanche of errors

DENVER -- Mike McKenna insisted it wasn't a big deal that he hadn't played an NHL game since Dec. 23, 2013 against Carolina.  "I've played a lot in the American League this year," the Coyotes goalie said before his start Monday in Colorado. "Game experience is game experience, regardless of your level as a goalie. You're in that flow. You have that feel of the game so I think it...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Arizona Coyotes Were Hot/Not During Week 18?

For the week of February 8th-February 15th, I will be breaking down which Arizona Coyotes were hot or not. Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Hot   View image | The young defenseman is the team’s best player, and has shown that throughout this entire season.  “OEL” has really impressed me this year, and while this week wasn’t his greatest of the season...
Via TopSportsReport
11 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
11 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanzal to undergo back surgery, likely done for season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have surgery on his back next week. General manager Don Maloney said the procedure would "in all likelihood finish his season" and called the chances of Hanzal returning "remote." Hanzal also had back surgery to repair a herniated disc in July of 2008. He will see the same specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, in Los Angeles. Maloney...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes can’t move forward with Mike Smith

This hasn’t been the most memorable of seasons for the Arizona Coyotes. As of today’s standings, there are only two teams in the NHL worse than the Coyotes and their 45 points: the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers. They still can’t score goals and now they’re having a huge issue stopping them. A big part […] The post Arizona Coyotes can’t move forward with Mike Smith...
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Smith playing like an albatross

Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports   This hasn’t been the most memorable of seasons for the Arizona Coyotes. As of today’s standings, there are only two teams in the NHL worse than the Coyotes and their 45 points: the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers. They still can’t score goals and now they’re having a huge issue stopping them. A big part of that problem happens to...
Via Sports-Glory
17 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
18 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade possibilities with Arizona

Much of the early trade deadline fervor both around the league and in New York has been about what the Arizona Coyotes might do. GM Don Maloney has been screaming “WE ARE SELLERS” at the top of his lungs and Arizona has several attractive pieces, including pending free agent Antoine Vermette. The Rangers are surely Read more → The post Trade possibilities with Arizona appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores shorhanded goal from center ice (Video)

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson somehow scored a shorthanded goal from beyond center ice to open the third period of Thursday night's game against Toronto.After the Coyotes won the face-off to open the third, Ekman-Larsson launched the puck down the ice towards the Maple Leafs net, and somehow it bounced past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier for the score. Even...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  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...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes Prospect Max Domi Floats One To Himself For Absurd Goal

Max Domi is considered one of the top prospects in hockey and, on Friday night, he gave us another spectacular highlight to remind us why. The Phoenix Coyotes prospect – drafted with the 12th overall pick in last year’s draft – scored an absolute beauty while playing for the London Knights in OHL action, and Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes will wear original jerseys on March 5th

Do you miss the old days when the Phoenix Coyotes (now the Arizona Coyotes) wore crazy uniforms that had a Coyote holding a hockey stick surrounded by a ton of colors and designs? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Rejoice, original Coyotes fans. The team will return to their roots on March 5th and bring back the iconic (for better or worse) uniform they wore when they first entered...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 14, 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

Arizona Coyotes Prospect Max Domi Shines At WJC

View image | For Max Domi, the road to the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships has been one paved with much travail after failing to make Team Canada’s roster the previous year. Domi approached the decision made my Team Canada’s management and coaching staff in stride as made evident by comments prior to roster selections in the summer. “You have to be...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tobias Rieder Scores Two Shorthanded Goals On Same Penalty Kill (Video)

Arizona Coyotes rookie Tobias Rieder earned his place in franchise history Monday night. The forward became the first rookie and second player in Coyotes history to score two shorthanded goals in one game. But Rieder’s feat is made even more impressive by the fact that his tallies against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night came on the same penalty kill. With Arizona’s Shane...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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