COYOTES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says

While Coyotes players were packing up their equipment Monday inside Jobing.com Arena before scattering to their off-season destinations, goalie Mike Smith was finally ready to unload his. Smith said "about now" was the time he would have been ready to return from what General Manager Don Maloney revealed was an MCL sprain to Smith's right knee — an injury suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Smith's injury, free agents' future

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Had the Coyotes defeated the Predators on Thursday in Nashville, goalie Mike Smith would have tried to return for the final two games of the season against the Sharks and Stars, he said Monday. But the Coyotes lost that game and were eliminated from playoff contention the following day, removing any sense in speeding up his timeline. "I know I was playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes To Bring Back Retro Jerseys, Become ‘Arizona’ Coyotes (Photo)

The Phoenix Coyotes fell short of reaching the NHL playoffs this year, and the team is already making moves — just not with regards to personnel. According to Arizona Republic hockey reporter Sarah McLellan, the team will bring back their old retro jerseys for at least one game next season. They will likely be used in favor of the team’s “third” jerseys. Retro jersey night...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A look at the highs and lows of the Coyotes' season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Moss scored with 2:31 remaining in regulation to give the Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Stars on Sunday in the season finale at Jobing.com Arena. The victory ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak. And that's all we'll have to say about that. Instead of recapping a meaningless game or this disappointing season, we decided to leave you with seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes officially eliminated, last game tonight

Well, it's official. There is absolutely no scenario left where the Coyotes can make the playoffs. The Dallas Stars have statistically eliminated Phoenix from playoff contention with six wins in their last ten games. The Stars have 91 points in 81 games to date, while the Coyotes managed only 87 in 81. Ironically, the two teams face off tonight in what could be called a grudge...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason direction will speak volumes about Coyotes ownership

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett experienced a level of disappointment on Friday night that he had never experienced in his NHL coaching career -- missing the postseason for two consecutive years. "It's a frustrating time. You're in this business to win," the Coyotes coach said. "Ultimately, when you don’t make the playoffs, you have to make changes to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Report: Powerplay is key to balanced offense

Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes is quick to credit assistant coach Newell Brown for the clubs improved powerplay which has led to more balance in the teams offensive output. The attribution to Brown appears in a note on nhl.com. Balanced offense has been one of those aspects of the game that the majority of teams in the NHL have strived to find.photo from Wikimedia.orgYandle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro has been worthless

Say, whatever became of Mike Ribeiro?The veteran NHL center was supposed to provide offensive support for the Phoenix Coyotes. He had excelled in his previous time with coach Dave Tippett with the Dallas Stars.He did pretty solid work for the Washington Capitals behind tip center Nicklas Backstrom. The Coyotes invested $22 million over four years into his playmaking ability, believing...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Greiss still has goal to start in goal full time

His profession requires him to wear a mask, one he chose to decorate with blood-stained teeth and the bulging eyeballs of a yeti, but even without it on, Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss still seems to be hidden. The mellow, easy-going facade is genuine but plenty more lurks behind it — like a passion for mountain biking the Alps, a trip to Chile on his to-do list and an affinity...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ Martin Hanzal suffers lower-body injury

The Phoneix Coyotes have announced that second line center, Martin Hanzal is out after suffering a lower body injury in the third period of Friday nights game against the Edmonton Oilers.More information regarding Hanzal's status is expected to be released sometime this weekend. No stranger to injury or missed games; Hanzal, the one-man wrecking crew , has amassed a total of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Winger Paul Bissonnette Rips Mike Milbury: ‘Guy’s A Zero’

Phoenix Coyote Paul Bissonnette might be more well known for his Twitter posts than his rather limited time on the ice. Bissonnette’s latest charade on social media came when he issued the below statement on former Bruins defenseman and current broadcaster Mike Milbury. Knowing Mike Milbury has a job talking hockey makes me feel good about life after I'm done playing. Guy&...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Playoff Hopes On Thin Ice

  (www.zimbio.com) The end of the 2014 NHL season, is rapidly approaching. With only two weeks remaining until the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes are fighting for their lives to, earn themselves a playoff spot. The issue with a run for Phoenix, is a lower body  injury to Phoenix Goalie Mike Smith. It has has sidelined him for at least a week or so and  in his absence...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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