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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 would finally get the message through the skull of Torres. It certainly wasn’t the first time he had taken liberties on the ice, and his past gave no reason to be his last.
Now, as Torres gets set to miss the first eight games of the truncated 2013 season after being leveled with a 25-game suspension (later reduced to 21 games) last spring, he claims that he is a changed man. The message, it would appear, has finally been heard.
“I can’t afford to go through something like that again,” Torres told azcentral.com “There are some things that I’m going to have to change if I want to keep playing in this leagu...
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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...
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...
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...
Per TSN's Darren Dreger, the Leafs have traded forward Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional draft pick. Will update