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For Coyotes, maintaining ice in the desert is as hard as it sounds

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At times during the legal battle between the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale this summer, it seemed as if the Coyotes would never skate in Gila River Arena again. Now training camp is underway with stars like Shane Doan and Mike Smith skating on a fresh sheet of ice barely an inch thick. "It's been a long time since we've been here," Smith said. "I'm excited...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Doan voted most popular athlete in Arizona

The turmoil surrounding the Arizona Coyotes has been well documented. The future of the franchise continues to appear unsettled and the 2014-15 season attendance figures supported that fact as the club ranked 28th in average attendance. With all of this in mind, it seemed pretty unlikely that any Coyotes skater would register when AZ Central held a poll to determine who was the...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Doan says the Coyotes have been “kind of embarrassing”

The Arizona Coyotes are one of the worst teams in the NHL. Actually, they may be the worst team in the NHL, but there are still some games left which will determine whether that honor belongs to the Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers or Buffalo Sabres. Fans are rooting against their squad in the hopes of improving their chances to land Connor McDavid. How are the players holding up during...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Doan could be back this weekend

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan has been cleared to return after a bout with Rocky Mountain Fever and could play this weekend. Out since Dec. 4, Doan made a slow recovery, but has been skating with the team and hopes to play against Philadelphia on Saturday night. ''I think my energy level is high,'' Doan said Friday. ''Obviously, it's the first game and with everything kind...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Doan cleared to return to Coyotes for Saturday game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes finally got the news they've been waiting to hear for a month. Captain Shane Doan is ready to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. "We kind of had targeted next week, but with the way he looks out there and he's got the green light by the doctors, I think it would be hard to keep him out of the game," coach Dave Tippett...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes captain Doan has Rocky Mountain fever

Coyotes forward Shane Doan, who has missed two weeks with what the team has referred to as an illness, has been diagnosed with a form of Rocky Mountain fever, general manager Don Maloney confirmed Friday. Doan, the longtime team captain, had been scheduled to skate on Friday but will not do so, Maloney said. There is no estimated date for his return, with Maloney saying that Doan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Doan back with Coyotes after illness

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan still doesn't know what made him so sick for the past 10 days, but he's responding to medicine and starting to feel better. Doan missed his fourth straight game Saturday night against Carolina, but joined the team in meetings and was in the arena for the game. He started feeling sick after the Coyotes played Edmonton on Dec. 3 and went to see...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Doan: 'Its going to take a little bit of time, but I'll be back'

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes forward Shane Doan spoke to reporters briefly after the second period of Saturday's game against the Hurricanes at Arena. The main reason? To assure a nervous and loyal fan base that he was still alive and kicking. "Its going to take a little bit of time, but I'll be back," Doan said. "Hopefully sooner than later." Doan said he first started...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Shane Doan destroys GoPro camera with well-placed shot in practice

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan destroyed a GoPro camera in practice when it was mounted on the net with this fantastic shot. I’m not sure why they put the GoPro camera on the net when this was clearly going to be a risk, but it’s a good thing the Coyotes can afford a new one now that they have new owners. [YouTube]
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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