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Big changes are coming for the Phoenix Coyotes. After another missed playoff season, this time falling short two points behind the Dallas Stars, the Coyotes are hoping that under new ownership they can take advantage of more financial flexibility to develop a playoff-worthy team.
Phoenix finished the season with a 38-30-15 record and put up 216 goals...
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Five Adirondack Phantoms and one Portland Pirate were suspended by the American Hockey League as a result of a massive brawl at the end of Sunday night's game between the two teams.
Coyotes prospect Connor Murphy appeared to get the worst of things as the melee escalated, but Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving told FOXSportsArizona.com on Tuesday that Murphy is...
Who’s in the mood for a good ol’ line brawl? The Portland Pirates and Adirondack Phantoms certainly were Sunday night.
The American Hockey League affiliates of the Phoenix Coyotes and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively, stopped playing hockey and started throwing fists with 22 seconds remaining in an eventual 2-0 Pirates win.
The skirmish appeared to start when Phantoms captain...
With the preliminary rounds concluded at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, hockey fans will have to wait for the playoff rounds to begin. Until then, there are plenty of highlights to keep you entertained from the American Hockey League. And hey, who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned line brawl?
With 21.9 seconds to play in Sunday afternoon’s game between the Adirondack Phantoms...
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Tim Kennedy and defenseman Connor Murphy to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 27-year-old Kennedy has recorded 2-6-8 with four penalty minutes (PIM) in 37 games with the Coyotes this season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound native of Buffalo, N...
The Coyotes on Sunday assigned forward Tim Kennedy and defenseman Connor Murphy to the Portland Pirates, the team's American Hockey League affiliate. The move gives both players the chance to continue getting ice time during the NHL's Olympic break, which lasts until Feb. 19, when teams can return to practice leading up to the first games on Feb. 25.
The 27-year-old Kennedy...
The Coyotes on Monday recalled defenseman Connor Murphy and assigned forward Jordan Szwarz to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Portland.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Murphy has tallied a goal and seven assists in 21 games with the Coyotes this season. He has also posted six assists PIM in 18 games with Portland. The 20-year-old was the Coyotes' first-round draft...
The Philadelphia Flyers overcame a pair of key injuries and completed a comeback in Phoenix to beat the Coyotes by the score of 5-3. Jakub Voracek had the game-winning goal with a little over eight minutes left in regulation and set up Wayne Simmonds for the game-tying goal, while Steve Mason stopped 26 of the Coyotes’ 29 shots on net. Mikkel Boedker had a goal and an assist for...
The Hurricanes ended their road trip on a high note by defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 and have now earned points in three of their last four games. Losing in overtime to Edmonton and Calgary stings, but the Hurricanes did manage to keep ground with the other teams in the Metropolitan Division by winning this final road game and losing only one of their last seven games in regulation...
The Coyotes had been staring down a lengthy list of issues that needed to be corrected.
Avoid an early deficit.
Improve the penalty kill.
After a roster shakeup that saw veteran Rusty Klesla subtracted from the blue line and rookie Connor Murphy added, the Coyotes managed to rectify all three areas in a single game, slugging out a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild...
Coyotes veteran defenseman Rusty Klesla cleared waivers Wednesday morning and will be assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
"It's more of him getting more minutes and playing more games, get his quickness and pace and confidence back where it needs to be, and then he'll be back playing for us," General Manager Don Maloney said. "Whether...
The Phoenix Coyotes demoted defenseman Connor Murphy to the AHL’s Portland Pirates on Sunday. That’s despite Murphy scoring a game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in his NHL debut on Saturday.
Their blue line was short on experience and relying on youth, partly due to injury but also somewhat by design.
With veterans Derek Morris and Zbynek Michalek banged up and Rusty Klesla a healthy scratch, the Coyotes called on 20-year-old Connor Murphy to make his NHL debut and also enlisted David Rundblad to round out the defense.
But no matter what position the revolving door...
Connor Murphy had a memorable NHL debut.
The Phoenix Coyotes defenseman was thrust into action only a day after being called up from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
The 20-year-old was so new that he still had a Pirates shaving kit bag in his locker room stall.
Murphy's first career NHL goal was one of six for the Coyotes in a 6-3 win over the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Martin Hanzal had a goal and three assists and Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Saturday night.
Michael Stone, Mike Ribeiro, Connor Murphy and Shane Doan also scored for Phoenix. Radim Vrbata had three assists.
Richard Panik, J.T. Brown and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning.
The Coyotes kicked off their draft by selecting Domi. (@phoenixcoyotes, Twitter)
The Phoenix Coyotes were on a mission in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, held Sunday night in New Jersey. And that mission was to get some offense down on the farm, not only helping to fill a need but also to make sure this franchise is set for the future, no matter how cloudy that future is.
For the third straight year, the Coyotes on Sunday made their first-round pick the son of a former NHL player.
Phoenix selected center Max Domi with the 12th overall pick in the NHL draft, opting for a skilled forward, which Coyotes general manager Don Maloney had indicated leading up to the draft would be the team's preference given a deep defensive corps.
Domi, the son of...
Nine-year-old Connor Murphy had heard about Sean Kuraly ever since he and his family moved from Atlanta to Dublin, Ohio when his father Gord became an assistant coach for the new expansion team in Columbus. A bright-eyed kid with dreams of following in his father's footsteps and playing in the NHL someday, his first goal was to be the best hockey player in his town.
Earlier this morning, USA Hockey announced their preliminary roster for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
From Baseball America and Pat Hickey
Postseason Recap: Licking County swept the best-of-three series against top-seeded Cincinnati to capture its second title in three years. The Settlers won the final game 6-2, scoring all six runs in the eighth inning, which featured back-to-back home runs to lead off the inning and seven hits total in the outburst. Righthander Connor Murphy...
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By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)
Last night I took in the Sarnia Sting vs. Barrie Colts game on behalf of TheHockeyGuys. The Sting are one of the best and certainly one of the most talented teams in the league. The Colts aren’t too bad, either. Here are some notes on notable drafted and ’12 draft eligible players who took the...