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2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Preview: Blue Line Scoring Key To Playoff Chances

The Coyotes ditched the “Phoenix” part of their name after last season to officially become the “Arizona Coyotes.” The franchise’s success has been built on a deep, talented blue line over the last four years and 2014-15 should be no different. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is the best defenseman on the team as a two-way player who plays against elite competition and excels on special...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer underrated, Ekman-Larsson looks to lead in Arizona

By now you should all know about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, Ekman-Larsson wowed fans who hadn’t had much of a chance to see him play with his ability to carry the puck and generate offense from the blue line. His ability to play strong in all three zones had many believing they were watching a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ekman-Larsson score another spectacular goal

Last month, Phoenix Coyotes defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a pretty special solo goal.  He skated past several defenders to score in the 4-2 defeat to the Boston Bruins. On Tuesday night, he scored another against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  This time it was a clutch goal that allowed the Coyotes to tie the game and send it to overtime.  The Coyotes would eventually lose...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oliver Ekman-Larsson shows off amazing hands

Phonies Coyotes’ Swedish defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored an amazing goal against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.  Receiving the puck in his own half, Ekman-Larsson rushes through the Boston defense to score. The goal came in the second period to put the Coyotes 2-1 up.  Mikkel Boedker and  Keith Yandleprovided the assists.  The Coyotes lost the game 4-2 after a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson willing to scrap

The evolution of Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s game has focused on his defending style, his passing and his shot. But one of the more-noticeable developments is probably one of the more unexpected — he can be pretty scrappy, too. “I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “I’m a pretty mean person.” Obviously, his ability to defend and offensive instincts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson boarded, considered game-time decision

The Phoenix Coyotes may have dodged the proverbial bullet as defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson appears to have escaped serious injury from taking a vicious shot into the boards on Thursday night.Widely regarded to be the Coyotes' best and most trustworthy blue liner and a lock for the Swedish National Team preparing to participate in the Sochi Olympic games, Ekman-Larsson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson injured in listless loss to Columbus

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of the team's 2-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena. That simple fact overshadowed all else that transpired Thursday. Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie drilled Ekman-Larsson from behind on what looked like an obvious boarding penalty in the neutral zone...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson tardy for training camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was the only player who missed the first official day of training camp on Wednesday at Jobing.com Arena. Neither general manager Don Maloney nor coach Dave Tippett were satisfied with the reason. Oliver has an immigration issue, and were just waiting for him to get his visa back -- hopefully sooner rather than later, Maloney...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson signs 6-year extension

The Coyotes signed Oliver Ekman-Larsson to a six-year extension.TSN's Darren Dreger reports the deal has an average annual value of $5.5 million per year. That's certainly a hefty chunk of change, but the 21-year-old has already established himself as one of the better all-around defensemen in the league. Ekman-Larsson has 17 points in 27 games this year, to go with a plus...
Via Hockey Fan Land
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes lock up Ekman-Larsson for six years

Calgarys decision to sign Ryan OReilly to an offer sheet earlier this season didnt produce the results that the Flames had hoped for. But it created a ripple effect around the National Hockey League one that was felt in Phoenix. With budding star Oliver Ekman-Larsson entering the final season (a shortened one, no less) of his contract, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney and assistant...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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