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Barry Melrose Rocks:
If you’re reading this, your team has probably been eliminated from the playoffs. As a service to our readers, here is your guide to cheering for the remaining teams.
Pros: This is probably the most trollish result. The Coyotes winning the Stanley Cup would piss off anyone who still insists that hockey in the Sunbelt is a bad idea. It would force those who make relocation jokes to come up with new material.
Cons: In a way, you’re still supporting Gary Bettman. But then again, aren’t we all, even indirectly?
Los Angeles Kings
Pros: You get to piss off the non-sunbelt fans, but not as much as the Coyotes. Then again, LA has had a team since 1967 (obligatory Leafs joke), so maybe that makes it ok. You also stand a chance to see famous people, like That Guy from That Thing, and What’s-her-face from this show, man, it was awesome, but it only lasted like three years but has a huge cult following on Netflix and the internet.
Cons: More lame Star Wars posts from Rya...
BEST OF MAXIM
If only every center ice slapshot produced results like this!
During the NHL playoffs, you don’t expect ridiculous shots from halfway down the ice to find the back of the net. Watch as Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris nails this crazy knucklepuck from center ice on the usually reliable Jonathan Quick. Maybe the Coyotes should have attempted more long-range shots seeing...
Wayne Gretzky provided a big boost to hockey in Los Angeles in eight seasons with the Kings. He did the same during his stint as owner and later coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
There won't be a lot of carry-over affection once the Great One's former teams meet in the Western Conference finals.
The Kings and Coyotes, Pacific Division rivals, don't like each other much...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The Kopitar unit with Brown and Justin Williams murdered the Coyotes all night long with stretches in the Phoenix defensive zone and created numerous scoring chances aside from the two goals the line produced. The line combined for 15 shots, Brown leading the team with seven and Kopitar had six.
Know this: It’s going to be a short series unless the...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris scored a goal from center ice in the first period of Sunday night's NHL Western Conference final playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Morris took a slapshot from center ice towards the Kings net and caught goalie Jonathan Quick napping. However, the Kings were able to overcome Quick's mistake and defeated the Coyotes...
Unless you’re one of the 13 people that watched Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings, you missed this little diddy.
Instead of dumping the puck into the Kings’ zone, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris decided to let one rip at the net. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick wasn’t (say it with me) quick enough. You can’t really...
PHOENIX -- All that was missing was the howl.
The Diamondbacks staged their own "WhiteOut" in support of the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, wearing white t-shirts with the open-jawed Coyotes logo on the front during batting practice and pregame work.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, also a hockey guy, wore the t-shirt to his pregame media briefing.
The two teams seem to have...
In tonight's Western Conference Final game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings game, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris scored an improvable goal on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick from center ice. Quick has been almost unbeatable through two rounds in the playoffs. This just proves that there is nothing bad about a shot on goal.
The Phoenix Coyotes will be hosting the Los Angeles Kings tonight in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.
The puck will drop shortly after 8:00pm ET and can be watched on NBCSN, TSN and RDS.
Most of expect a close, low-scoring game tonight plus the ice conditions may be a factor. Reports are the temperature nearing 105 degrees, but of course it is a dry heat.
During Game 1 of the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes Western conference finals playoff match-up, Jonathan Quick finally looked human. Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris got a lucky bounce and was able to put the puck past Quick from center ice. I’m sure Quick wasn;t given too much flack following the game as the Kings went on to win 4-2.
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This series has been in the books for almost a week and there has been plenty of time for the pundits and bloggers to create their narratives about the Coyotes sending the Preds home in only five games. Last time I checked, the ongoing story is that that the Preds ran into the "hungrier team" and had their chemistry ruined by two lazy, misbehaving players. Some other explanations...
from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail, ... But even Gary Bettman’s harshest critics must take a look at what is transpiring in these playoffs and wonder if the NHL commissioner is on some kind of roll. True, the hockey has on many nights been a mundane festival of shot blocking and is over-coached to the point of tedium but the only people noticing seem to be Canadian hockey fans...
#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #8 Los Angeles KingsRegular Season Series: Tied 3-3The Lead Up:The Western Conference Finals will be an All-Pacific affair with the Los Angels Kings battling the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes and Kings were not expected to make it this deep in the playoffs, and to the surprise of many have made it to this point in dominating fashion.The Kings have eliminated...
GLENDALE, Ariz. When discussing the successes orfailures of the NHLs so-called Sun Belt or non-traditional-market teams, NHLCommissioner Gary Bettman believes a semantics lesson is in order.
I reject this notion of non-traditional markets, Bettman said. I thinkpeople need to readjust their thinking.
We werent pleased with the commissioner for grounding our premise before itever...
LA KINGS 40-27-1595 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHLvsPHOENIX COYOTES42-27-1397 pts, 3rd in Western Conference, 11th in NHL
Regular Season Series Tied 3-3
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BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS THAT PLAYEDIN THE 3RD ROUND FOR THE KINGS IN 1993:
BEST PLAYER THAT LOOKS LIKE ANDY DWYER FROM PARKS AND RECREATION:
from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail, The last time the NHL was riding this high, in the estimation of American public opinion anyway, was during the spring of 1994 when the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. The league promptly celebrated its success by locking out its players for the first three months of the next season, thereby squandering almost...