DEREK MORRIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derek Morris continues steady defensive play for Coyotes

His offensive production ranks among the best for those whose primary job description is to patrol the blue line, but veteran Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris isn’t attempting a career makeover at age 35. He’s a hard-nosed, crusty, stay-at-home defenseman, and that isn’t about to change – even if the new twig he’s using is helping him handle the puck better in the offensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes win fifth in a row, lose Derek Morris (lower body)

The Phoenix Coyotes are another Western Conference team that are on a roll lately. The bad news is Derek Morris had to leave the game last night for what is being described as a lower body injury. This reported by Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan. This is a cause for concern from the standpoint that a lot of their offense has been generated from the blueline. Last night the Coyotes...
Via NHL Injury News
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisdom and wood produce synergy for Coyotes' Morris

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Fictional baseball legend Roy Hobbs had the Wonderboy bat. Derek Morris has the Synergy blade. Its resurrection could fast become the stuff of legend. As the story goes, Morris was looking over some of his old statistics this offseason with his boys, Traiten, Presley and Asher, when they asked why he no longer puts up big numbers. Morris was stumped and a little...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes top Predators in shootout

Derek Morris and his Phoenix Coyotes teammates have their offense going strong and are piling up victories. Mikkel Boedker scored the lone shootout goal in the fifth round to lift the Coyotes to a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night after falling into an early three-goal deficit. "It was a Jekyll-and-Hyde night," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said, "...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Morris and Islanders' Clutterbuck sit out

The Phoenix Coyotes are without veteran defenseman Derek Morris for their game against the New York Islanders. Morris was a question mark for Tuesday night's contest after he missed practice in Arizona on Monday because of an upper body injury, but he took part in the team's morning skate on Long Island hours before the game. Fellow defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson also...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Morris attacks Ryan Whitney during Oilers' OT victory celebration (Video)

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris attacked Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney as he celebrated teammate Nail Yakupov's game-winning overtime goal in Wednesday night's 2-1 Oilers victory. Whitney got the assist on Yakupov's power play goal at 3:52 into overtime, but Morris thought the puck deflected off Whitney's glove, which would have been a hand...
Via Holdout Sports
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes score on slapshot from center ice

If only every center ice slapshot produced results like this! During the NHL playoffs, you don’t expect ridiculous shots from halfway down the ice to find the back of the net. Watch as Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris nails this crazy knucklepuck from center ice on the usually reliable Jonathan Quick. Maybe the Coyotes should have attempted more long-range shots seeing...
Via Sweater Punch
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Morris scores goal from center ice (Video)

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris scored a goal from center ice in the first period of Sunday night's NHL Western Conference final playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings. Morris took a slapshot from center ice towards the Kings net and caught goalie Jonathan Quick napping. However, the Kings were able to overcome Quick's mistake and defeated the Coyotes...
Via Holdout Sports
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Morris goal from center ice

In tonight's Western Conference Final game between the Phoenix Coyotes and  Los Angeles Kings game, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris scored an improvable goal on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick from center ice. Quick has been almost unbeatable through two rounds in the playoffs. This just proves that there is nothing bad about a shot on goal. Related...
Via Goon's World
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
NIFTY SLAPPER

Coyotes player scores from center ice

Unless you’re one of the 13 people that watched Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings, you missed this little diddy. Instead of dumping the puck into the Kings’ zone, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris decided to let one rip at the net. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick wasn’t (say it with me) quick enough. You can’t really...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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