Found November 05, 2013 on The Hockey Daily:
Maybe Phoenix, Arizona is just one of those markets where hockey needs more time. According to Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal, the Coyotes aren’t drawing well at the gate, again. Willis tweeted today that the Yotes are below 70%…Read more →The post Phoenix Coyotes: Good team with bad attendance appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Smith hitting his stride in net for Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie coach Sean Burke files a report on his pupils after every game. The current three-game stretch represents the peak of Mike Smith's performance this season. Following a 31-save game in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks at Arena, Smith has stopped 120 of 125 (96 percent) shots in his past three games, all Phoenix...

Coyotes notebook: Pacific the NHL's premier division

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If the Coyotes played in the Eastern Conference, their 22 points would be a good for a share of the conference lead with the Penguins. In the NHL's best division, the Pacific, those 22 points are only good enough for third place -- and just a mini-slump away from fifth. "Our division is obviously pretty good," captain Shane Doan said. "(A record...

Coyotes win fifth in a row, lose Derek Morris (lower body)

The Phoenix Coyotes are another Western Conference team that are on a roll lately. The bad news is Derek Morris had to leave the game last night for what is being described as a lower body injury. This reported by Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan. This is a cause for concern from the standpoint that a lot of their offense has been generated from the blueline. Last night the Coyotes...

Vermette gives Coyotes 2nd straight shootout win

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Winning the close ones has become a habit for the Phoenix Coyotes. So has winning at home. Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal in the shootout for the second straight game, and the Coyotes won their fifth in a row, 3-2 over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Vermette, who gave the Coyotes a victory at San Jose on Saturday...

Gameday skate: Canucks in Phoenix for battle with Smith & Coyotes

Desert Dogs Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction The Vancouver Canucks visit Mike Smith and the Phoenix Coyotes tonight for a battle between two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams. The Canucks are 5-0-1 over their last six games, while the Coyotes have won six of their last seven contests. Below are five keys to tonight’s clash of Western...

Coyotes top Canucks 3-2 in SO, extend win streak to 5

From what the Coyotes experienced so far, competition in the Pacific Division was wasn’t to be taken lightly. The top four teams are huddled within three points, but the slim margin of error has only seemed to help the Coyotes. After hosting the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday, the Coyotes have played against every division opponent and the results are encouraging – especially after...

Hockey Thoughts On A Wednesday Morning

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - One NHL exec on Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson: "If he played for a Canadian team, he'd have won the Norris already." - Everyone in Montreal needs to take a deep breath. Does anyone really believe that Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien's lack of public praise for PK Subban will cost him a spot on Canada...

High-flying, standings-challenged divisional rivals meet in the desert

As Phoenix Coyotes' captain Shane Doan told a reporter Monday: “10-3-2 doesn't get you a lot right now.” And 10-5-1 gets the Vancouver Canucks even less. As the new rivals in the Pacific Division face each other for the first time this season tonight in suburban Glendale (6 p.m., Sportsnet Pacific, Team 1040), the fast-starting Coyotes are only third behind the Anaheim...

Canucks-Coyotes Preview

The Phoenix Coyotes seek to extend their longest win streak in two seasons when they return home Tuesday night. Waiting for them is an opponent that's given them trouble in the desert. The Vancouver Canucks attempt to earn a fifth win in six visits to Phoenix while trying to deny the Coyotes a fifth consecutive victory and sixth in a row at home. Phoenix (10-3-2) hasn't...

Late Afternoon Line

"I try to win with what I have. Those first couple of years here in Phoenix, we were a little lean on the scoring end, so we just couldn't give up anything. Now, we've got pretty good balance." "Nobody ever mentions we were in the Western finals two years ago because all that's been focused on was our ownership issues. Now that's been taken care...
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