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from Chris Lomon of NHLPA.com,
Keith Yandle playing goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes? No, one of the game’s top two-way defenceman won’t be tending the twine in Arizona. But there was a time when the blueliner did turn away his fair share of slapshots.
During his days growing up in Massachusetts, Yandle had his sights set on the goaltending position when he first started playing minor hockey.
He ultimately got his wish, albeit not a full-time role between the pipes. In fact, it was not an uncommon sight to see Yandle split each game between defence and goalie.
“My dad and the other coach, I remember them having to rip off my goalie pads and put on shin pads really quick,” recalled Yandle, who also excelled at several other sports, including baseball, football and lacrosse. “I enjoyed playing both positions. It was just a little hectic trying to do both.”
The high cost of goalie equipment, accompanied by Yandle’s strong play on the blueline, eventually led to h...
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This 2013-14 NHL season preview features the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Coyotes have dealt with ownership uncertainty for years now and, until last season, were able to make the best of it making the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons.
This past season was a little more difficult. The general lack of depth and consistent offensive production were constant obstacles in the tough Western...
NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) – Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette has been automatically suspended for 10 regular-season games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a Game Misconduct penalty for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to join an altercation during NHL Preseason Game No. 9 against Los Angeles Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.
At 12:09 of the...
The NHL is suspending Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Coyotes forward left the bench to fight during a preseason game.
Bissonnette was given a game misconduct 12:09 into the first period Sunday night against the Kings when he came off the bench on an illegal line change to fight Jordan Nolan after Nolan hit Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla.
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is resting at home a day after being wheeled off the ice following a hit by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jordan Nolan.
Klesla was injured in the first period of Phoenix's opening preseason game Sunday night when Nolan knocked him off his skates. The hit triggered a series of fights among players on both teams and led to four 10-minute...
The Phoenix Coyotes will be without their enforcer for the beginning of the regular season.
The NHL suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Coyotes left winger left the bench during an altercation during Sunday night’s preseason tilt against the Los Angeles Kings. Bissonnette was given a game misconduct during the first period when he came off the bench...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla was resting comfortably at home Monday after suffering a concussion and whiplash during a preseason game Sunday game against the Los Angeles Kings coach Dave Tippett said at an afternoon press conference.
Klesla was taken from the ice at Jobing.com Arena on a stretcher midway through the first period after a hit by Kings forward Jordan...
The NHL on Monday suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Phoenix Coyotes forward left the bench to fight during a preseason game.
Bissonnette was given a game misconduct 12:09 into the first period Sunday night against the Kings when he came off the bench on an illegal line change to fight Jordan Nolan after Nolan hit Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla left the ice on a stretcher after absorbing a big open-ice hit from the Los Angeles Kings' Jordan Nolan at 9:44 of the first period of the teams' preseason opener Sunday at Jobing.com Arena.
Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said the issue appeared to be with Klesla's neck. Klesla was examined at the arena before...
The first major suspension of the year has been handed out. This statement is pretty incredible considering the NHL's regular season hasn't even started yet. The league has suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular season games after he left the bench to join in on an altercation during a preseason game between Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Paul Bissonnette has been automatically...
from QMI AGENCY/Toronto Sun,
It didn't look good for Coyotes defenceman Rostislav Klesla as he took a brutal hit to the head Sunday night and had to be taken off on a stretcher during a pre-season NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Unfortunately, the game was not televised locally, but was recorded.
One of two games played between both clubs -- one in Glendale...
Keith Yandle and Jordan Szwarz scored short-handed goals to lead a Phoenix Coyotes split squad to a 4-2 preseason victory over a Los Angeles Kings split squad on Sunday night.
The Coyotes completed a sweep of the Kings in the pair of split-squad matchups after earning a 5-1 victory earlier Sunday in Los Angeles.
With Phoenix leading 3-2 early in the third period, Yandle converted...
It might take long for the first suspensions to be doled in this 2013-14 season.
In case you missed it last night there was an ugly incident with about eight minutes remaining in the first period in last night's Kings/Coyotes game at Jobing.com Arena.
Apparently defenseman Rostislav Klesla of the Coyotes was coming across neutral ice carrying the puck when he was hit by...
No supplemental discipline for Jordan Nolan for bodycheck on Rostislav Klesla. Video: http://t.co/QESZ8YMqYK
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 16, 2013
It's only pre-season and the points don't matter, but nonetheless a 6-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes felt good.
To be fair to Phoenix, it was their third game in three nights and the rosters were definitely a bit lopsided in Anaheim's favor. Still, a win is a win and those on the Ducks roster who were expected to make an impact did.
Teemu Selanne, who usually...
According to Sarah McLellan of AzCentral sports, the Coyotes' Paul Bisonette's agent has said he will be appealing the 10 game automatic suspension he received after leaving the bench to fight the Kings' Jordan Nolan:
#Coyotes Paul Bissonnette will be appealing his 10-game suspension, according to his agent, Mark Guy.
— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan...