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Another year of off-ice question marks were answered by another year of on-ice solutions.
For the third straight season, the Phoenix Coyotes dealt with the adversity of ownership instability.
But for the third straight season, they responded with the strength of on-ice stability.
Leadership still matters.
For years, a decade and a half plus, we have wondered out loud what it MIGHT be like around here if the Coyotes could find a way to win a round of the playoffs.
We wondered how this town would embrace them, how the media and other teams in town would react to their new-found success and a momentary lead on the all mighty entertainment dollar.
And now we know.
The Stanley Cup playoffs really are hockeys passion play, as Doug McLeod, the first Voice of the Phoenix Coyotes, wrote and said way back in year one, prior to that first-round series versus Anaheim.
It took us a generation of hockey to learn up close and personal that he was right.
That passion was front and center and on display for any and all hockey fans statewide for three rounds.
A first-round triumph over Chicago.
A second-round win over Nashville.
And a third-round exit courtesy of Los Angeles.
Every single game beyond the first round qualified as the next biggest game in franchise history because they were.
And the best part?
It wasnt enough. We want more.
BEST OF MAXIM
She had one final run behind the Phoenix Coyotes bench. Boobs McGee, shockingly her name never leaked into the Arizona media, had her NHL playoffs run come to an end last night. Dave Tippett & Busted Coverage got one final look at the mesmerizing rack during last night’s 4-3 Kings victory and the end of hockey for Boobs.
In other news, who the hell was the other hot chick...
The Kings punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling OT win, but much discussion will revolve around Dustin Brown's questionable hit on the Coyotes' Michal Rozsival.
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...
After listening to Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's post game comments the first thing that came to mind was, the NHL could levy a fine against Smith for his post game comments about the officials.
I will be the first one to admit that the NHL on ice officiating has been really poor during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, but everyone has has had to play...
Heartbroken, hurting, and frankly pissed off.If you look at the faces of this Phoenix Coyotes team, they were clearly upset by last night's outcome. This rag-tag bunch of veterans, journeymen, and a few choice young players capable of playing in such a demanding system, were all forced to pack their bags and start their offseason.The group of players currently assembled, we can...
The Coyotes were livid at the end of Game 5 -- about what they saw as a brutal hit by Kings captain Dustin Brown that sent defenseman Michal Rozsival out of the game with a knee injury, and about the goal by Dustin Penner seconds later that ended their season. "It's very disappointing," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "I've been knocked out in the first...
Isn't all of this Internet chirping getting out of hand?
I mean. That's an erroneous statement. People have been dicks about being fans of something since fandom came to be and since people started using words, so it's been probably millions of years since this whole chirping thing has been ~out of hand.
We'll say it right now and we don't care who reads it...
The Phoenix Coyotes were eliminated last night in game five of the Western Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings, bringing their season to a close. In a year where they won the first Pacific Division title in team history and made it to the conference finals for the first time in team history, negativity should not be the focus here. Unfortunately, the press during this round...
Iâm saying this a lot later than I expected when the playoffs began, the Phoenix Coyotes are officially eliminated from the post-season. Iâm pretty disappointed with how it all ended. They essentially gave the Kings the driverâs seat with the eggs they laid in Gameâs One and Two, only after that did they begin to show signs of who they are and the structure that...
NBCSN has Game Five of Coyotes and Kings Tonight- The L.A. Kings will have another shot at advancing to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals tonight if they can win Game Five of its Western Conference Finals series with the Phoenix Coyotes. Dave Strader, Darren Pang and Brian Engblom will call the action beginning at 9:00p.m. ET. ESPN 3D to
The LA Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in Overtime last night to win the Clarence Campbell Bowl that is awarded to the Western Conference Champions. The Kings won the Western Conference Final in 5 games & never really faced a challenge from the Pacific Division Champion Coyotes.
In the conference semi-finals, the Kings swept the Central Division Champion...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button-hor" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.8" data-message="If you missed the drama that took place in the final three minutes of OT between the L.A. Kings and Phoenix Coyotes last night, then you missed some solid entertainment. Moments before Dustin Penner netted the overtime winner,...
Game 5 between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings was exciting and controversial. We're not here to talk about Dustin Brown's knee and whether or not it clean or dirty. Instead, we're here to analyze an incident involving Brown and Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith. As Smith was reaching to cover a puck with his glove, Brown used...
It was past nine minutes into the overtime period when Drew Doughty was seen erupting in anchor, while protesting an interference call handed down on the back end of the Los Angeles Kings’ zone.
The end result was anything but memorable for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Pitted against the second best penalty kill units this playoffs season, the ‘Yotes and coach Dave Tippett...