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Coyotes' salary cap analysis shows room for maneuvering

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes closed the books on their remaining free agents Thursday when restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley accepted the team's one-year, two-way qualifying offer of $850,500 while restricted free agent goalie Louis Domingue opted to play in Europe. With six weeks until training camp begins, the Coyotes have 12 forwards under contract that finished...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gormley accepts one-year deal; Domingue to play in Europe

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley has accepted the team's one-year, two-way qualifying offer, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Thursday. The contract hasn't been formally filed yet. Gormley made 810,000 last season, so the Coyotes had to qualify him at 105 percent of that salary, or 850,500. He would still make $67,500 in the AHL...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale to vote on amended lease agreement with Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Glendale City Council will hold a special voting meeting Friday at 9 a.m. on an amended version of its arena-lease agreement with the Coyotes. It posted the amended agreement on its website Thursday morning. If the council approves the amendments, the city and team will reach a settlement that will keep the Coyotes at Gila River Arena for at least the next...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBlanc: 'We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes' town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team's continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city's vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal. Coyotes' President, CEO and co-owner Anthony LeBlanc, who was joined onstage by general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett, quickly addressed...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBlanc: 'We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes' town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team's continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city's vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal. Coyotes' President, CEO and co-owner Anthony LeBlanc, who was joined onstage by general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett, quickly addressed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes name John Slaney assistant coach

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes on Wednesday announced the addition of John Slaney as an assistant coach on head coach Dave Tippett's staff. The team and Slaney agreed to a multi-year contract. No other terms were disclosed, per club policy. "We are pleased to add John to our coaching staff," GM Don Maloney said. "John has done a good job developing our young prospects in the American...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes GM tells free agents the honest truth about uncertain future

Things for the Arizona Coyotes are a bit murky. The team has battled the city of Glendale and the future of the franchise is unclear. You’d think that would be a detractor for potential free agents, but the club has managed to convince Zbynek Michalek, Steve Downie, Brad Richardson, Antoine Vermette and Anders Lindback to join the club. While none of those players are marquee...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes GM tells free agents the honest truth about uncertain future

Things for the Arizona Coyotes are a bit murky. The team has battled the city of Glendale and the future of the franchise is unclear. You’d think that would be a detractor for potential free agents, but the club has managed to convince Zbynek Michalek, Steve Downie, Brad Richardson, Antoine Vermette and Anders Lindback to join the club. While none of those players are marquee...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Strome, Domi, Perlini among Coyotes prospect camp attendees

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When Coyotes general manager Don Maloney stepped to the podium for a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, his work-weary face told the story of the past two weeks. The NHL's illogical insistence on holding its draft and free agency period in rapid succession has taken its toll on the Coyotes and other teams' management staffs, but at least Arizona's will get...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Boedker files for salary arbitration

Coyotes restricted free agent forward Mikkel Boedker filed for salary arbitration today, his agent Jarrett Bousquet confirmed.  Bousquet and Coyotes general manager Don Maloney have been discussing a new contract for about three months, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement ahead of the deadline for player-elected salary arbitration today at 2 p.m., Arizona time (Monday...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Tippett onboard with Coyotes' direction

There won't be any statements forthcoming from the Coyotes on this particular topic. They've got enough on their plates thanks to the NHL Draft, free agency and that strange bedfellow of a business partner, the City of Glendale. For Coyotes fans, however, a sigh of relief is likely in order today. Coach Dave Tippett will be back in the fold this season and says he's back onboard...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft: Should Coyotes Trade No. 3 Pick In First Round?

The Arizona Coyotes are in the middle of another rebuild and must have a successful 2015 NHL Draft to accelerate the process. Through clever trading, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has eight picks in this draft to acquire young players or package in trades. He has his own pick in the first round at No. 3 overall, in addition to the final selection in Round 1 (30th overall)...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes willing to trade third overall pick

The Arizona Coyotes own the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, but the team is open to changing that fact. All of the attention has been on the top-2 picks in the draft which will be used on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but what about the third pick? This year’s draft has plenty of depth and the Coyotes are open to giving up their valuable third overall pick if the price...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics expert as assistant GM

What were you doing at the age of 25? Not running an NHL team's analytics department as assistant general manager?Well, then you're a little behind John Chayka, who it was reported Friday has been hired as the Coyotes' assistant GM under Don Maloney. The 25-year-old Chayka was a co-founder of analytics company Stathletes, which according to the site's description offers "over 100...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Along the Boards
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Along the Boards
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...
Via Along the Boards
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...
Via Along the Boards
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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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.
Via Along the Boards
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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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