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Coyotes owner Richard Burke, executive vice president of hockey operations Bobby Smith, general manager John Paddock and assistant general manager Taylor Burke had just arrived with the transplanted Winnipeg Jets in Phoenix in the summer of 1996.
They liked the young talent on their roster and liked the opportune timing of their arrival.
The Suns were three days away from trading Charles Barkley to Houston, ending a memorable yet unfulfilled era for the franchise. The Diamondbacks wouldnt begin play for two more seasons, nobody knew what was in store for the 1996 Arizona State football team and brash-talking coach Buddy Ryan had just been fired because the Cardinals were still the same ol' Cardinals.
But the Coyotes' brain trust knew it needed something more to sell hockey in a nontraditional market.
"We didnt have a face," Taylor Burke said, "an elite, exciting player that the community could rally around."
Jeremy Roenick was that guy. He had poste...
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Jeremy Roenick entered the Coyotes' Ring of Honor having his No. 97 jersey retired on Saturday.Roenick was honored in a pregame ceremony before the Coyotes game against the Chicago Blackhawks.Roenick played eight seasons with the Blackhawks before he was acquired
by the Coyotes in 1996. He played 454 games in Phoenix, collecting 152
goals, 227 assists and 379 points.The outspoken...
Being JR. The thought befuddles the most level-headed and rationale among us. Successful hockey player, turned commentator, with eyes on the prize of ownership. And last night, he was the honored man in a city known best for triple digit temperatures.
Roenick’s comments about wanting to own the club sent ripples of speculation through the press and other observers of the dysfunctional...
Bickley: Jeremy Roenick was once a star in Phoenix. And he's proof that hockey can work in the desert.
Notes: Always a flamboyant and outspoken player, Jeremy Roenick admits he was "totally blown away and humbled" when told he would be inducted as the seventh member of the Coyotes Ring of Honor.
Both Mats Sundin (Toronto) and Jeremy Roenick (Phoenix) were honored by their former teams last night, as each had their number retired by their respective teams.
Sundin, who played 13 season with the Maple Leafs, had his No. 13 raised high to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre, prior to the Leafs contest with the Montreal Canadiens.
Over his 13 seasons in Toronto, the former...
from NHL.com, Mats Sundin thanked his family, teammates, coaches and the fans of Toronto before a banner honoring his No. 13 was raised to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre prior to the Maple Leafs’ game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
The Leafs also honored Sundin, the franchise’s all-time leader in goals (420) and points (987) by having all of their players...
6:30 p.m.: It's a big night for the Coyotes. They will induct Jeremy Roenick into their Ring of Honor and aim for their fifth consecutive victory against the Blackhawks. Follow our Twitter updates!
The Phoenix Coyotes, on the night they inducted Jeremy Roenick into their Ring of Honor, increased their win streak to five games with a 3-0 shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jeremy Roenick, the former captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, says he's now part of a group interested in buying the team.
More intrigue in the Phoenix Coyotes sale, and by "intrigue" I mean random happenstance that concerns Jeremy Roenick. As mentioned on Puck Daddy, he was interviewed on local Phoenix radio show "Calling All Sports With Roc And Manuch" regarding the future of the Phoenix Coyotes. He mentioned he was talking to other people who might be interested in forming an ownership...