Grading Keith Gretzky: 2007-2011 Arizona Coyotes draft choice review

As consolation for the worst season in franchise history, the Arizona Coyotes rebuild will be bolstered by the third overall pick heading into the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in June. General manager Don Maloney has noted the importance of drafting and developing for a non-traditional market to compete in the salary cap era. When Maloney […] The post Grading Keith Gretzky: 2007-2011 Arizona...
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Table Scraps: Arizona Coyotes bolster roster with undrafted players

Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has been credited for keeping the club competitive through its darkest time since the move from Winnipeg. The bankruptcy and subsequent league-run operation period meant the team was running on a skeleton crew and minimal budget. No bells. No whistles. This included the scouting department, whose amateur department was […] The post Table...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear

Last summer when Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said that the team would be getting faster and younger, many fans expected to see prospects like Max Domi, Lucas Lessio, Hank Samuelsson, or Tobias Rieder make the opening night roster. When the club re-signed Dave Moss out of the Swiss league and sent every forward […] The post Arizona Coyotes put rebuild into high gear...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 60: Beat a bad Arizona team

The New York Rangers, winners of their last three, 7-1-2 in their last ten, and 26-6-2 in their last 34, take on a pretty terrible Arizona Coyotes team that is entering full scale fire sale mode. The Yotes haven’t made any trades yet, but they will. GM Don Maloney said no one on the team Read more → The post Game 60: Beat a bad Arizona team appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Maloney to blame for Arizona Coyotes decline?

It cannot be denied that Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has been an absolute wizard when it comes to pulling together a competitive team with little to no resources. The Coyotes, currently in the midst of a lost season as they battle it out with Buffalo and Edmonton for last place in the NHL, […] The post Is Maloney to blame for Arizona Coyotes decline? appeared first...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Change all but certain for Coyotes as trade deadline approaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's widely assumed that when the Arizona Coyotes return from their four-game, East Coast road trip, they will do so minus some of the players that boarded the plane Sunday at Sky Harbor International Airport. "You think so?" coach Dave Tippett asked, smiling. "Alright, I'll take your word for it." The NHL trade deadline is March 2. The Coyotes do not play again...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Maloney’s best trades as Coyotes’ GM

With the 2014-15 trade deadline upon us, it’s a good time to look back at the best trades of Don Maloney’s tenure as the Coyotes’ general manager. Maloney took the helm of the Yotes in June 2007, just days before the NHL Entry Draft. In the nearly eight years since taking over from Mike Barnett, […] The post Don Maloney’s best trades as Coyotes’ GM appeared first on Along the Boards.
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanzal to undergo back surgery, likely done for season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have surgery on his back next week. General manager Don Maloney said the procedure would "in all likelihood finish his season" and called the chances of Hanzal returning "remote." Hanzal also had back surgery to repair a herniated disc in July of 2008. He will see the same specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, in Los Angeles. Maloney...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Silver linings playbook: Coyotes regaining identity

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes didn't follow up their 3-1-1 road trip the way they hoped. Two goals in two games led to a 0-1-1 homestand. But Arizona has established the kind of identity since the All-Star break that coach Dave Tippett all season had sought from his undermanned team. "Other than a couple hiccups here and there, there's lots of try in our group," Tippett said. ...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Quality of Puck Possession – Arizona Coyotes

In the last feature we explored the Anaheim Ducks and their quality of possession. Once again we must acknowledge the efforts of   A.C. Thomas and Sam Ventura of WAR On Ice for bring the Scoring Chances statistic into the collection of modern hockey statistics. Once again if you are wondering the details of what qualifies as a Scoring Chance, their site has an in depth explanation...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade possibilities with Arizona

Much of the early trade deadline fervor both around the league and in New York has been about what the Arizona Coyotes might do. GM Don Maloney has been screaming “WE ARE SELLERS” at the top of his lungs and Arizona has several attractive pieces, including pending free agent Antoine Vermette. The Rangers are surely Read more → The post Trade possibilities with Arizona appeared...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Coyotes GM can’t believe how bad his team is

This might be in the running for best GIF of 2014-15. With his team trailing the Ottawa Senators by a 6-2 score, Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney can only shake his head in disbelief. That disbelief soon transforms into boredom (he yawns), then returns to disbelief (more head shaking) before settling on pure frustration (head down, hand over face). (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF...
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GIF: Coyotes GM can’t believe how bad his team is

This might be in the running for best GIF of 2014-15. With his team trailing the Ottawa Senators by a 6-2 score, Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney can only shake his head in disbelief. That disbelief soon transforms into boredom (he yawns), then returns to disbelief (more head shaking) before settling on pure frustration (head down, hand over face). (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Throughout the season, the Colorado Avalanche have been looking for fixes on their team, specifically on defense and now there is a name that has officially arrived in trade rumors that they should strongly consider: Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When Don Maloney said he wanted to blow things up in Arizona, we had no idea how serious […] The post Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Coyotes prospects (not named Domi) to watch

Max Domi's World Junior Championship performance and eye-popping goals are generating such buzz right now it's hard to focus on any other Coyotes prospect as fans look past the present to a potentially brighter future. "It just reinforces the decision to send him back to juniors and let him develop," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said of Domi. "He's playing with such confidence now -- and...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' roster overhaul begins in earnest with trade of Dubnyk

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes' roster overhaul has begun in earnest. Arizona shipped backup goalie Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick in 2015. Dubnyk will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He signed a one-year, $800,000 deal in the offseason, so the move made sense for the Coyotes. He wasn't going to be back anyway and the Coyotes...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 92

Only one Islander has worn the number 92, and he did so in just 26 games. Drafted in the tenth round, 191st overall in the 1989 draft, defenseman Vladimir Malakhov had to wait four years before making an impact with the Islanders. Playing with KHL club CSKA Moscow Four, Malakhov made his NHL debut in 1992, after winning Olympic gold with the Unified Team (formerly Soviet Union...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Announcement of Barroway-Coyotes deal likely to come Wednesday

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The NHL is likely to announce the completion of Andrew Barroway's deal to purchase a majority stake in the Coyotes on Wednesday, two league sources confirmed, with one calling it "a strong possibility." The only holdup is the final tallying of votes by the individual members of the NHL Board of Governors -- a process that is being done piecemeal, since there was...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes give better effort in 9th straight home loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Remember what Don Maloney said when he traded Rob Klinkhammer, waived Kyle Chipchura and demoted David Schlemko a week ago? "I can take the losses if the losses are out of simply being out-skilled, but what I can't accept is getting outcompeted."  Maloney wasn't at Gila River Arena on Saturday when the Coyotes fell to the Minnesota Wild, 4-3 in a shootout. He...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Years of lean scouting impacting Coyotes on ice

Wild (15-11-1) at Coyotes (10-16-3) When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale Injuries: Wild F Matt Cooke (hip flexor), D Keith Ballard (facial lacerations/fracture) and D Marc Scandella (suspended) won't play. Coyotes: D Brandon Gormley (lower body) is expected to play, returning Arizona to full health. Quick facts: The Coyotes recalled F Alex Bolduc and re-assigned...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes have a really bad day at the office

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's hard to decide which was worse for the Coyotes on Thursday, the day or the night. Before Arizona ever took the ice against its most hated rivals, the Los Angeles Kings, at Gila River Arena, TSN reported that GM Don Maloney went into the Arizona dressing room after the team's listless loss to Calgary on Nov. 29 and threatened his players who currently have...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes GM says changes are coming sooner than later

The Arizona Coyotes have sputtered out of the gate and fans are already asking what’s going to be done to get the team back on track. Rumors continue to swirl about whether the team will eventually head to Vegas, but for now GM Don Maloney is worried about putting a winning product on the ice. After slipping to the bottom of the Pacific, are changes coming? Here’s what Maloney...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes add Brian Rolston to scouting staff

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced Monday that the Coyotes have added Brian Rolston to the team's pro scouting and analytics staff. Rolston joins the Coyotes after concluding his 17-year NHL career in 2011-12. He scored 342 goals while playing in 1,256 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch: Coyotes at Minnesota, 4:30 pm, FOX Sports Arizona

Here's what to watch tonight on FOX Sports Arizona, coverage beginning with "Coyotes Live" at 4:30 p.m. PREGAME, 4:30 p.m. --Sit-down interview with Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. --A conversation with Coyotes goalie coach Sean Burke about Mike Smith's early struggles. --A tribute to former 1980 USA Hockey player Bob Suter, father of Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who died unexpectedly...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuts, games will come quickly at Coyotes camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes will play their first preseason game on Monday; just three days after training camp started. Too soon? "No," defenseman Keith Yandle said emphatically. "More time just means more practice." The fringe players may not appreciate this approach, but the veterans and the coaches prefer to get right down to business, whether that means playing games or whittling...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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