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GLENDALE, Ariz. On game days in the Coyotes locker room, Antoine Vermette feels like a representative at the United Nations General Assembly.
Theres the Czech corner, where Martin Hanzal, Radim Vrbata, Rostislav Klesla and Michal Rozsival converse in their complex array of consonant clusters.
Theres the Scandinavian contingent, with Swedish defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Danish forward Mikkel Boedker and Finnish wing Lauri Korpikoski.
Theres the English-speaking Canadian majority, and then theres defenseman Keith Yandle, the lone American regular, whose Boston dialect should probably qualify as a foreign language.
We really mix it up, dont we? said Vermette, the team's lone Qubcois, unless Marc-Antoine Pouliot happens to be up from the American Hockey League.
Hockey has long held multi-cultural bragging rights among the major professional sports, with about a third of its players born outside North America. The vast minor league systems afford foreigners time to absorb...
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LOS ANGELES -- Shane Doan was livid. The cameras and tape recorders were off, but the Phoenix Coyotes captain lingered in the locker room after Game 3 of the Western Conference final, venting his displeasure to a reporter while sitting in another players stall.
It wasnt just the loss and the 3-0 series hole that had Doan annoyed. The Game 3 officiating was playing a starring role...
The Kings punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling OT win, but much discussion will revolve around Dustin Brown's questionable hit on the Coyotes' Michal Rozsival.
After listening to Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's post game comments the first thing that came to mind was, the NHL could levy a fine against Smith for his post game comments about the officials.
I will be the first one to admit that the NHL on ice officiating has been really poor during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, but everyone has has had to play through...
Shane Doan scored two goals, Mike Smith made 36 saves in his third playoff shutout, and the Phoenix Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.
Ray Whitney and Antoine Vermette had assists for the Coyotes, who escaped a series sweep by snapping the eighth-seeded Kings' eight...
Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan scored two big goals to help the Coyotes extend the Western Conference Finals series between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings. With the victory last night by the Coyotes in Los Angeles, game five is tomorrow night at 8:00 PM Central in Glendale, Arizona, at Jobing.com Arena.
Shane Doan wouldn't let the...
The Coyotes were livid at the end of Game 5 -- about what they saw as a brutal hit by Kings captain Dustin Brown that sent defenseman Michal Rozsival out of the game with a knee injury, and about the goal by Dustin Penner seconds later that ended their season. "It's very disappointing," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "I've been knocked out in the first...
The Phoenix Coyotes were eliminated last night in game five of the Western Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings, bringing their season to a close. In a year where they won the first Pacific Division title in team history and made it to the conference finals for the first time in team history, negativity should not be the focus here. Unfortunately, the press during this round...
Isn't all of this Internet chirping getting out of hand?
I mean. That's an erroneous statement. People have been dicks about being fans of something since fandom came to be and since people started using words, so it's been probably millions of years since this whole chirping thing has been ~out of hand.
We'll say it right now and we don't care who reads it...
NBCSN has Game Five of Coyotes and Kings Tonight- The L.A. Kings will have another shot at advancing to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals tonight if they can win Game Five of its Western Conference Finals series with the Phoenix Coyotes. Dave Strader, Darren Pang and Brian Engblom will call the action beginning at 9:00p.m. ET. ESPN 3D to
Sure, it was a classy move by the Los Angeles Kings organization to invite the Alumni of the 2011-2012 Regular Season team to Staples Center for Game 4... but honestly... who cares? I got to take my Dad to Round 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. And that's pretty cool.
Honestly... this photo above is the second most awesome photo that involves my Dad and hockey...
This is the...
It was past nine minutes into the overtime period when Drew Doughty was seen erupting in anchor, while protesting an interference call handed down on the back end of the Los Angeles Kings’ zone.
The end result was anything but memorable for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Pitted against the second best penalty kill units this playoffs season, the ‘Yotes and coach Dave Tippett...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cancel the coronation, or at least postpone it. The Phoenix Coyotes are still hanging around.
Shane Doan scored two goals, Mike Smith made 36 saves in his third playoff shutout, and the Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.
Ray Whitney and Antoine Vermette...
The Phoenix Coyotes had every reason to concede the Western Conference finals to the Los Angeles Kings.
They had been overwhelmed in opener, lost their composure in Game 2 and found themselves on the brink of elimination despite playing better the third game. Even with a sweep, it would have been considered a good season in Phoenix.
That's just not the makeup of this team....