Found May 25, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The NHL is further investigating the postgame actions and comments of some Phoenix Coyotes players after their season-ending, overtime loss in the Western Conference finals, league executive vice president Colin Campbell told on Thursday. The league is not pleased with some of what happened after Dustin Penner’s overtime winner Tuesday night for the Kings, including Coyotes center Martin Hanzal skating aggressively toward a referee and making a gesture, goalie Mike Smith throwing his stick and Keith Yandle’s postgame comment in which he suggested it was no surprise the calls didn’t go his team’s way given the similar colors of the refs’ and Kings’ uniforms. “Their actions were unprofessional and unacceptable,” Campbell told The Coyotes were upset and emotional after their season ended just moments after Kings winger Dustin Brown crushed Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival with a controversial, borderline hit. There was no penalty on th...

Coyotes preparing lengthy offseason to-do list

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the Coyotes season concluded this week, the temptation was to declare this maiden Western Conference final voyage the beginning of sunnier days. Unfortunately, history isnt kind to that notion. Of the four teams that made the conference semifinals last year, Boston, Vancouver and San Jose all lost in the first round this year, while Tampa Bay didnt even make...

NHL investigating Coyotes for post-Game 5 incidents

Incidents after the Phoenix Coyotes' Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday reportedly are being investigated by the NHL. The Coyotes' "actions were unprofessional and unacceptable," NHL executive vice president Colin Campbell told on Thursday night. After Dustin Penner's overtime goal won the Western Conference finals, Coyotes Martin Hanzal...

NHL looking into Coyotes' antics

Phoenix Coyotes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You had to wonder after listening to some the comments that were made by the Phoenix Coyotes - during post game interviews - if there was going to be repercussions from the NHL. I understand that the refs weren't as good as they could have been. Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.COM --- The NHL is further investigating the postgame actions...

Coyotes finish off best season ever

The Phoenix Coyotes took the end of the season particularly hard. Just three wins from playing in the Stanley Cup finals, they were left frustrated and bewildered after an overtime goal by the Los Angeles Kings simultaneously ended Game 5 of the Western Conference finals and their season. Two days later, the disappointment was still there, but tempered by a sense of accomplishment...

Shane Doan Talks Handshake Line

from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic, Shane Doan feels sheepish, as he should. But he wants to make something clear: “I didn’t swear at him. I didn’t say anything rude or disrespectful,” Doan said of his postgame dust-up with Kings’ captain Dustin Brown. “I just wasn’t as cordial as I should’ve been.” Alas, there were two endings to the Western Conference...

NHL Must Fine Shane Doan, Other Coyotes For Complaints

After they were eliminated from the playoffs by the LA Kings, the Phoenix Coyotes once again distinguished themselves by crying about… wait for it… the officiating. Here are the comments of their captain after the loss: The NHL needs to … Continue reading →

Dustin Brown picture after hit on Michal Rozsival

I found this picture on my Twitter feed, this might not sit well with Phoenix Coyotes fans.

Define Poaching

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Joyce Clark admits that she is a hockey “newbie.” On her Twitter account, the Glendale, Arizona, councilor prefaces her opinions on the play of the Phoenix Coyotes with qualifiers like, “I am a novice hockey fan.” So it’s probably fair to assume that she wouldn’t have a clue about how her new favourite team came to be at the expense of...

Late Evening Line

“I was watching the Rangers-Devils game [Wednesday night] and I’m thinking ‘I should be playing [Thursday] to see if I can play against them.  ou think that after waiting so long [to win two playoff series] that a sense of accomplishment would be there. But if anything, the frustration is worse. “Your goal is to win, to win it all. We thought we had a shot at it. But we...

The State of the NHL Officiating Corps.

I have to be the guy to agree with a lot of what has been said regarding officiating but I also am going to be the guy to pose a theory to the masses for public consumption. And, yeah, it is going to sound a lot like an apology for Brenden Shanahan but it isn't. Brenden Shanahan is in a position no one wants to have but everyone has an opinion of what should be done by...
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