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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If Don Maloney were the general manager of the Suns, Diamondbacks or Cardinals, hed be a rock star in the Valley. Hes photogenic, hes likeable, hes refreshingly candid for a man in his position and, most important, hes very good at his job.
In five seasons as the Coyotes' GM, he has distinguished himself with a litany of shrewd financial moves, his ability to manage a tight cap yet still field a competitive team, and his ability to find hidden gems through trades or free agency.
Maloney was criticized in most corners for allowing goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to walk in free agency while he grabbed Mike Smith off the discount rack to replace him. We all know how that worked out, but the list of similar moves is staggering when viewed in its entirety.
Ray Whitney, Antoine Vermette, Rusty Klesla, Boyd Gordon and Lauri Korpikoski are just a few of the recent success stories beyond Smith. Clearly, Dave Tippetts coaching staff and the players themselves have contributed...
BEST OF MAXIM
GLENDALE, Ariz. Heres what we already know about the Coyotes 48-game schedule.:
One-third of their games (16) will be played in back-to-back sets. The season will end about three weeks later than last season, and there arent many minor-league players in training camp because the coaching staff and general manager Don Maloney dont have time to evaluate up-and-coming talent or alter...
Everything fell perfectly into place for the Phoenix Coyotes last season as they picked up fans and potentially a new owner on the way to their first Western Conference finals.
Even after the 113-day NHL lockout, the Coyotes believe they can keep the momentum rolling.
With essentially the same roster that won the Pacific Division and potential owner Greg Jamison on the cusp of...
The last time we saw Raffi Torres on NHL ice in game action was last spring. The Phoenix Coyotes forward had just launched himself into Chicago Blackhawks star Marian Hossa, leaving the playmaking forward motionless on the ice.
It was clear to anyone who had seen the hit that the NHL needed to come down hard on Torres for the despicable hit, with the hopes that a lengthy suspension...
Momentum is a term of convenience. When things are rolling a teams way, every player, coach and manager swears its real, but when the losing starts, momentum is just a tool for reporters and fans, a spell easily broken in the next game.
Maybe thats as it should be. Confidence is a mandatory commodity for pro athletes every time they compete. Why introduce a negative vibe? On the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Phoenix Coyotes Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy announced today that 44 Coyotes regular season games will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus during the 2012-13 National Hockey League season, including the season opener on Jan. 19 at Dallas. In addition, to the 44 games offered by its local television partner, three others will be broadcast...
I'm running a bit behind here. Training camps opened on Sunday across the NHL and the Coyotes had their first public practice on Monday. I did attend and took a few pictures (after the jump). Being that it was the first day it is hard to say anyone really stood out or knocked my socks off. I didn't get to see any more so this is all I can go on.Andy Miele did completely undress...
The Phoenix Coyotes had to wait a little longer than expected to build off the most successful season in franchise history.
The 113-day lockout, however, was nothing compared to the four years that have passed since the Dallas Stars' last trip to the postseason.
With the core of their roster back from last season's historic run, the visiting Coyotes open the 48-game season...
You know the NHL is close to returning when Duhatschek's notebook makes a return...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Dave King, the Phoenix Coyotes’ development coach, has a theory that will bear watching as the 48-game season unfolds – that NHL teams are going to have to pay closer attention to shootout preparation than ever before, because the margins...