Found November 16, 2011 on Fox Sports Arizona:
Actor Jack Palance once uttered the line: "Confidence is very sexy." Palance was anything but sexy. I checked with my wife and my mom on this, which makes you wonder where Im going with this thread. I wont string you along. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is sexy on the local airwaves and media websites these days. Why? You could say Im playing with a lot of confidence, Smith said Wednesday in the midst of the Coyotes brutal five-game road trip in which Smith has allowed just two goals in two wins. Now youre thinking: Wow, what a weak thread, but consider how so-not-sexy Ilya Bryzgalov is in Philadelphia, which is where the Coyotes are right now as they prepare for a Thursday evening game against the Flyers. Now weve tied it all together. Bryzgalov has played better of late, allowing nine goals on his last 148 shots over five games for a .939 save percentage and a 1.80 goals against average. But a quick comparison of the two goalies season stats offers affirmation for ge...

Coyotes' constants: Innuendo and uncertainty

If I had a dollar for every Canadian media report thats surfaced the past three seasons regarding the sale of the Coyotes, I would have bought the team by now. This is not to disparage my cohorts north of the border not all of them, anyway but when you deal primarily in unnamed sources, rumor and innuendo, what you get is suspect journalism. The latest report surfaced today in...

O'Sullivan, Vrbata, lift Coyotes over Leafs in SO

Patrick O'Sullivan and Radim Vrbata scored shootout goals, and the Phoenix Coyotes overcame Toronto's furious rally to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Coyotes-Flyers Preview

The Phoenix Coyotes weren't able to throw a big-money deal at Ilya Bryzgalov during the offseason, but the Philadelphia Flyers were happy to oblige. It seems the trade which sent him from the Coyotes to the Flyers is working out well for both parties. They're two of the NHL's hottest clubs going into their matchup in Philadelphia on Thursday night, when Bryzgalov will...

Patrick O'Sullivan, Radim Vrbata lift Phoenix Coyotes over Toronto Maple Leafs in SO

Patrick O'Sullivan and Radim Vrbata scored shootout goals, and the Coyotes overcame Toronto's furious rally to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2.

A total eclipse of the heart : Coyotes vs Flyers

Yes dear readers... It is really me. I know, you thought I had dropped off the face of the plant but alas, I have not. Life has just been so busy... I haven't had a moment to breathe it seems. Also, I haven't been to many hockey games this year nor been able to see them on tv due to myschedule and the fact most of them have not been on the channels I get. I hae been...

Phoenix Coyotes at Philadelphia Flyers - game chat

5 p.m.: The Coyotes travel to Philadelphia to face former goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers.

Phoenix Coyotes (8-4-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (10-6-1), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avoid their fourth loss in five games when they welcome the Phoenix Coyotes for tonight's battle at Air Canada Centre.

Phoenix Coyotes (9-4-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (10-4-3), 7 p.m. (ET)

Ilya Bryzgalov was one of the main reasons Phoenix made the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Tonight, the Coyotes will be trying to score against their former No. 1 goaltender, as they visit Bryzgalov's Philadelphia Flyers for a battle at Wells Fargo Center.
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