Found March 21, 2013 on
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
Meet Raffi The Reformer. Or Raffi The Reformed. Take your pick.
When your reputation precedes you and results in six career supplemental disciplines, any pledge to reform receives a doubting roll of the eyes because talk it easy. Change is hard. For Raffi Torres to remain effective — without leaving his feet and targeting the head on those heavy and suspendable hits — the Phoenix Coyotes winger would have to wrap his head around where the league is going or it would leave the pending unrestricted free agent and others like him behind. Far behind.
“I’m at the right point now,” Torres said in advance of Thursday’s meeting with the Vancouver Canucks.
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Radim Vrbata has been skating a lot since he suffered a cracked bone in his foot Feb. 16 against Columbus. The idea was to test the foot continually to see what it could take, but the approach wasn't working, so Vrbata took a different tack last week.
"I took a couple days off not skating," he said Tuesday night in Los Angeles. "And once I got back it was a totally...
Shane Doan had a night to remember when the Phoenix Coyotes took on the LA Kings on Tuesday night. Despite the fact the Coyotes dropped the contest by a score of 3-2, Doan was easily the most impressive player on the ice.
Just how impressive was Doan's performance? We'll let his stats do the talking. Doan scored both of Phoenix's two goals and was a +1 on the night...
GLENDALE, Ariz. If you were expecting a Coyotes post mortem following Thursday's 2-1 loss to Vancouver at Jobing.com Arena, we'll give you the bullet points.
Phoenix called a players-only meeting after the game to address some long-standing issues.
"The thing that guys love playing here for is that we count on you. It's not like you're on this team and you...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer The Phoenix Coyotes have gotten away from what made them successful the past three years.
They need to get back on track quick in this truncated season.
A team that relies on keeping it simple and playing with desperation, the Coyotes have gotten too complicated and too complacent during a five...
This is not the first time that Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has been run over behind his own net when he went to play the puck, but this time seemed way more painful. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler went to forecheck Smith as he was playing the puck and made no effort to skate around Smith. Edler plowed into Smith at full speed, knocking him down to the ice...
NHL general manager spent Wednesday talking about everything from embellishment and goalie equipment to trying to maintain the integrity of faceoffs.
Mathieu Schneider of the National Hockey League Players' Association was part of a larger group discussion with the GMs at the NHL offices. On the issue of visors, Schneider said the union will be talking to players later this...
Via Puck Daddy, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler saw Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith playing the puck behind Phoenix's goal, and Edler decided to keep skating...
Edler received a 5-minute major for charging.
A return home might be what the Phoenix Coyotes need to consistently generate some offense and end their longest skid of the season.
The Coyotes look to avoid a fifth straight loss while trying for a fourth consecutive victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Phoenix (13-13-4) ended its franchise-record three-game stretch without a goal, but concluded an 0-3-1 trip...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
“The law,” as Mr. Bumble so aptly put it in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “is a ass — a idiot.”
In this case, we are not talking about 17th-century English law, the part that supposed that a man’s wife acted under his direction at all times. (“If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor,” Bumble lamented...