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Mike Smith has lead the Coyotes to 11-0-1 for the month of February and first place in the pacific division. But what do we really know about #41 for the Coyotes? At 29, Smith signed as a free agent with the Coyotes in the summer of 2011. It was expected he would be started by most fans while LaBarbera did what he’s best at... backup. Smith came from a deep playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning after struggling with the team over his tenure. Who doesn't love a goalie with crazy hair? At least his hair is the only crazy thing about him...(photo from Coyotes website)Smith was drafted by Dallas in 2001, 161st overall in the fifth round. Ironically his NHL debut was a shutout against Phoenix in 2006. While in Dallas Smith was backup to Marty Turco, a goalie well known for his roaming style of play. Smith had a pretty decent run in Dallas but was later traded to Tampa Bay.What makes Smith stand out from most goalies is his ability to act as another defense man. He can handle the p...
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Antoine Vermette is trying to let his stick breathe.
It was OK that he wasn't producing points when the Coyotes won their first three games with him in the lineup. He was still playing sound defense, still winning face-offs, still getting chances like the two posts he hit against Calgary and the goal he had disallowed against Edmonton. He was still contributing...
The Coyotes' Mike Smith, who spearheaded a stellar February with an 11-0-0 record, is the NHL's top star for the month.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- We're not in February any more, Toto. The Coyotes are suddenly mortal.
You knew this loss was coming. Phoenix had overcome great deficits, great goaltending, great teams and just about every other obstacle you could throw its way during February's remarkable 11-0-1 streak.
On Thursday, the Coyotes couldn't overcome an abysmal first period in a 4...
Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star for February on Thursday.
Smith won all 11 of his starts this month, posting a slim 1.42 goals-against average and an impressive .952 save percentage. The 29-year-old Smith set a franchise mark for consecutive wins and has the Coyotes in first place in the Pacific Division.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik...
The Phoenix Coyotes won nearly every game in February, including some recent comebacks from poor first periods. That formula dried up in their first game in March. The Coyotes look to bounce back from their first regulation defeat in more than a month when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Phoenix (33-22-9) went 11-0-1 in February to seize the Pacific Division...
Few teams were happier to see the month of January come to a close than the Phoenix Coyotes. The 'Yotes started the new year with three wins in the first month, in addition to falling in overtime on four occasions and dropping contests with the Columbus Blue Jackets, last place in the West, and twice with the Anaheim Ducks, 13th at the time.
On February 1, the Coyotes sat twelfth...
from Bob McKenzie of TSN, Obviously, if the NHL is faced with relocating another franchise—those options may have to be legitimately explored in the coming weeks or months with regards to the long-term future of the Phoenix Coyotes—the most logical landing-spot candidates are Seattle, Quebec City, Kansas City and perhaps Las Vegas.
But interested parties in Saskatoon have contacted...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Olli Jokinen capped Calgary's three-goal outburst in the first period and the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Thursday night.
The loss was the first for Phoenix at home since falling to Anaheim in late January, and ended a Coyotes run of 11-0-1 in the last 12 games. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had only one loss in his last 12 games before he was...
The Phoenix Coyotes head into March with the Pacific Division lead, thanks to another fantastic February.
The Phoenix Coyotes won nearly every game in February, including some recent comebacks from poor first periods. That formula dried up in their first game in March.
The Coyotes look to bounce back from their first regulation defeat in more than a month when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Phoenix (33-22-9) went 11-0-1 in February to seize the Pacific Division...
Unless it's a story about the franchise's potential move to another city, the Phoenix Coyotes have a hard time cracking the headlines in the world of professional hockey.
Video: What's the key to Dave Tippett and the Phoenix Coyotes' success in February and can they maintain it moving forward? Paola Boivin discusses.
NEW YORK (March 1, 2012) – Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the month of February.
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