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Coyotes must look inward to solve their problems

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With Game No. 50 set for Tuesday in Calgary, we can all agree on a few things about the Phoenix Coyotes. They need veteran help along the blue line, they need a better offensive option for their second line left wing, and those turnovers and defensive-zone lapses go hand-in-hand with inconsistent goaltending and a poor penalty-killing unit. But if general manager...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran D Aucoin retires after 17 seasons in NHL

Veteran defenseman Adrian Aucoin is retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL. The 40-year-old Aucoin, who played last season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, recorded 121 goals and 278 assists in 1,108 NHL games. He also played for Vancouver, Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders, Chicago, Calgary and Phoenix. Aucoin scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot in his first regular...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Aucoin Announces Retirement, Joins Blackhawks As Coach by   Steven Ellis

Long time NHL defenseman Adrian Aucoin has announced his retirement and will begin working with the Chicago Blackhawks’ young defensive prospects. Aucoin was drafted 117th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. On February 7, 2001, Aucoin (along with a second-round pick for the 2001 NHL Entry Draft) was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for goaltender Dan...
Via The Hockey House
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Savard once again recalled by Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have retained defenseman David Savard on emergency recall, 12 hours after sending him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. He had been called up on Tuesday but did not play. The Blue Jackets, winners of five in a row, were without defensemen Adrian Aucoin and Nikita Nikitin for all or part of Wednesday night...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackets get David Savard on emergency recall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added defenseman David Savard on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Veteran Adrian Aucoin left with an injury in the second period of Monday night's 4-3 overtime victory over Colorado that moved the Blue Jackets into a tie with Detroit for eighth place in the West. The 22-year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Aucoin: Parker a great influence on his career

Last week, legendary Boston University coach Jack Parker announced he will be retiring at the end of this season, his 40th as head coach of the program. In that time, he has amassed 894 wins, won three NCAA titles, and sent 66 players to the NHL. One of those players is Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Adrian Aucoin, who played at BU for only one season, 1991-92, before turning pro...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 23 notes, prediction…no tweets?

Hello Ohio The Canucks kick off a three game road trip in Columbus this afternoon that also ends in Columbus next week, the circle of hockey life. We’ve now hit the midway point of the season and the Canucks are still mired in a mini-slump where, outside of the Kings game, they haven’t been playing to their potential. Remember, this season is the lightning season where every...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Notebook: Call-ups, An Extended Homestand, and Offensive Frustration Loom in Columbus

  By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) Getty Images Once again this season, close wasn’t simply good enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets. On Tuesday, the Jackets lost 3-2 in a competitive game against the Minnesota Wild, squandering away a solid performance from CBJ netminder Steve Mason. In addition to coming up short on the offensive side of the ice, Columbus was hit hard with a series...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackets' Aucoin showing Moore the ropes

I come from a family of conscientious, talented teachers, so Im a big fan of the profession. And Ive always been especially impressed by teachers who not only know their subject, but theyve lived it; theyve applied their knowledge in the real world and become better teachers for the experience. Take Adrian Aucoin, for instance. Hes in his 18th season in the NHL and is one of the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Open Training Camp

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) On a warm and rainy day in Columbus, Ohio, NHL hockey finally returned. For an organization that finished in last place by nine points last season and then subsequently lost out on the draft lottery for the first overall selection, there were certainly some question marks surrounding the level of fan support in Columbus. But all of that was put to rest...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

No coaches, not many players at Columbus workout

A dozen or so Columbus Blue Jackets players went through a light workout on Monday, their first unofficial meeting since the NHL and the players' union reached a tentative agreement a day earlier after a lengthy lockout. All said they were pleased just to get back to work. Forward R.J. Umberger, who spent his idle time as a volunteer coach with his former college team at Ohio...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL, Union Resume Labor Talks on Wednesday With Mediators at Undisclosed Location

NEW YORK — Talks between the NHL and the union are back under way for the first time in nearly a week as the sides again search for a deal to save the hockey season. Federal mediators are rejoining negotiations being held Wednesday in an undisclosed location under a media blackout. The union, however, has released the names of those players who are taking part in the discussions...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL labor talks resume in undisclosed location

NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks between the NHL and the union are back under way for the first time in nearly a week as the sides again search for a deal to save the hockey season. Federal mediators are rejoining negotiations being held Wednesday in an undisclosed location under a media blackout. The union, however, has released the names of those players who are taking part in the discussions...
Via Fox Sports West
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL talks resume with mediators

Talks between the NHL and the union are back under way for the first time in nearly a week as the sides again search for a deal to save the hockey season. Federal mediators are rejoining negotiations being held Wednesday in an undisclosed location under a media blackout. Multiple reports say the talks are going on in New Jersey. The union, however, has released the names of those...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Announcing "Before the Battle"

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce Before the Battle, a new 30-minute special featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Columbus Blue Jackets throughout the NHL Draft. The Jackets held the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft, andFOX Sports Ohiofollowed the Blue Jackets to Pittsburgh for the event. The undercurrent of change was the tenor of draft weekend, and in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Foligno, Aucoin say they're good fit with Jackets

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Nick Foligno and Adrian Aucoin plan on introducing a breath of fresh air to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both say they love being with the franchise. Both say brighter days are ahead. Both say the beleaguered Blue Jackets aren't far from being a really good team. "I think we're going to surprise a lot of people this year," Foligno said. Foligno...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Foligno, Aucoin say they're good fit with Jackets

Nick Foligno and Adrian Aucoin, the newest Columbus Blue Jackets, both express how happy they are to be with the club and how excited they are to be part of a new start. The big question lurking behind their words is what the team will look like if and when the Blue Jackets meet captain Rick Nash's demand to be traded. Until that situation is clarified, Foligno - acquired in...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NHL free agent defensemen

Last week I took a look at the crop of 1012 NHL free agent forwards and today I will take a look at the group of free agent defensemen.  As I did with forwards, I will use my HARO+ (offensive), HARD+ (defensive) and HART+ (total/overall) rating system which takes into account on-ice performance, quality of teammates, and quality of opposition.  Generally speaking, a rating over...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes preparing lengthy offseason to-do list

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the Coyotes season concluded this week, the temptation was to declare this maiden Western Conference final voyage the beginning of sunnier days. Unfortunately, history isnt kind to that notion. Of the four teams that made the conference semifinals last year, Boston, Vancouver and San Jose all lost in the first round this year, while Tampa Bay didnt even make...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes notebook: OEL making himself known

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Lost in the hysteria of the Game 1 WhiteOut, a blown late lead and Martin Hanzals overtime dramatics was that fact that 20-year-old defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson logged a game-high 31 minutes, 14 seconds of ice time. For those doing the math, yes, thats darn near half of Thursdays 69-plus-minute game. I felt pretty good, Ekman-Larsson said. I played with a lot...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes face tough road to playoffs with 5 left

GLENDALE, Ariz. Sometimes the odds are too long. Sometimes the task is too tall. The Coyotes knew what they were up against Sunday at Jobing.com Arena. After arriving home at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, following an emotional Pacific Division game in San Jose, the Coyotes had the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues lying in wait for an early Sunday evening start. Back-to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes face tough road to playoffs with 5 left

GLENDALE, Ariz. Sometimes the odds are too long. Sometimes the task is too tall. The Coyotes knew what they were up against Sunday at Jobing.com Arena. After arriving home at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, following an emotional Pacific Division game in San Jose, the Coyotes had the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues lying in wait for an early Sunday evening start. Back-to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Mike Smith Save of the Year Candidate

A penalty shot in hockey is one of the more exciting plays in sports. A penalty shot in overtime raises the bar a few notches. The Rangers received a penalty shot after Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin picked up a slashing penalty against Rangers nastyman Marian Gaborik. Gaborik, who has the moves like Jagger (sorry), used them to fake Smith out of his socks. The result: Smith...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes notebook: Schlemko out, Smith back

While the Coyotes' focus was on Shane Doan's first career hat trick Saturday night in a dominant 5-1 win over the Islanders, the defensive corps took a painful hit. With Adrian Aucoin already on the sidelines after taking a puck to the right eye Thursday night in Los Angeles, the Coyotes lost another defenseman Saturday when David Schlemko suffered a lower-body injury in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Today on FOX Sports Arizona: Coyotes vs. Islanders, 6 p.m.

By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor Scoring goals has been a problem all season for the Phoenix Coyotes. The New York Islanders are in no position to offer any sympathy in that department. Two of the league's weakest offenses will be on display Saturday night when the Islanders close a three-game road trip against the struggling Coyotes. Phoenix (19-17-5) ranks near the bottom of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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