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Mike Smith: Losing Mike Ribeiro ‘real tough’

AP Image On Friday the Arizona Coyotes initialized the buy out of center Mike Ribeiro’s contract.  Ribeiro had signed the contract in July 2013.  It was a four-year contract worth $22 million Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the buyout was to do with the behavior issues of Ribeiro and nothing to do with cost cutting. “Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ goalie Mike Smith says knee injury is fully healed

via theScore The biggest factor of the Phoenix Coyotes missing the playoffs in 2014 was the loss of star goalie , Mike Smith, to an MCL tear in his knee which caused him to miss the last ten games of the season. The good news for Coyotes fans is that Smith says the knee is now ‘100 percent healthy‘. “Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent,” Smith told the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Smith says knee injury has healed

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith said he's completely recovered from a knee injury that cost him the final 10 games of the season and damaged the Coyotes' chances of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent," Smith told the Coyotes website Wednesday. "This past couple of weeks I've really felt I'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes season in review

In the waning moments of the NHL season, the last game of the Phoenix Coyotes season against the Dallas Stars was forming into one of intense proportions – a play-in game of sorts. Winner goes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and loser goes home. Well, the Phoenix Coyotes got their win, a 2-1 victory to end the season. The only problem – it was their only win in the month of April...
Via isportsweb.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith, Listed Day To Day, Could Just Be A Sprain

(prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com) According to Paul Calvisi, per Arizona Sports 620, team officials are saying that the injury to Phoenix Coyotes  Mike Smith, may not be as serious as once thought. Last night the Coyotes took a major punch to the gut in the Big Apple, when they not only lost the lead and the game to the New York Rangers, but also their Franchise Goalie. Rangers’ forward...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith playing best hockey since Coyotes' conference final run

BOSTON -- Mike Smith drops the idea so casually that you almost move on without examining the enormity of it. "With where we are in the standings I have to be the best player on the ice every game out or we're not going to have a chance to make the playoffs," Smith says. The pressure of lesser expectations weighed on Smith earlier this season, as did the impending Olympic...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New attitude helps Smith post season's first shutout

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith was a little cranky recently. With the first half of the season not going according to his imagined script, and with the Canadian Olympic announcement weighing on his mind, the Coyotes goalie just wasn't having fun. So with the help of goalie coach Sean Burke, Smith took a step back, took stock of his predicament and decided to reverse course. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith's goal, re-enacted with bobbleheads

Mike Smith is one of 11 goalies in NHL history to score a goal, but he's almost certainly the only one of those to have his historic achievement re-enacted in bobblehead form. Smith, the Phoenix Coyotes' veteran netminder, shot a puck the length of the ice into an empty net in the final second of a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 19 -- the puck crossed the line...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith’s empty-net goal re-created with bobbleheads (video)

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith became only the 11th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal courtesy of notching an empty-netter against the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings, down by two goals with time running out, had its goalie pulled, and with 5 seconds remaining, Smith took aim and […]The post Coyotes goalie Mike Smith’s empty-net goal re-created...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith smashes his stick against goalpost (Video)

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith smashed his stick against the goalpost after giving up a sixth goal during Sunday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In the third period after the Coyotes had just scored two goals 50 seconds apart to reduce the Blackhawks lead to 5-4 at 5:28 into the third period. However, 22 seconds later, Blackhawks center scored the final goal of the game...
Via Holdout Sports
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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