Coyotes have new lease on life with four games to play

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The weekend placed the Coyotes in a pair of unfamiliar situations. First, they had a chance to rest, regroup and actually practice during a rare three-day break in their late-season grind. On the flip side, they had to watch helplessly as the Dallas Stars made up their two games in hand, not knowing whether they'd still be in realistic striking distance of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 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 Balanced offense has been one of those aspects of the game that the majority of teams in the NHL have strived to from Wikimedia.orgYandle...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Playoff Hopes On Thin Ice

  ( 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings can't hold on against Coyotes, drop third straight

LOS ANGELES -- It seems as though the Kings are getting more and more used to games being decided on controversial calls and flukey shots.  Saturday night's game against Freeway Series rival Anaheim featured a debacle that saw a goal taken away from Los Angeles. This time, it was a game-winning goal that was initially ruled a save that was given to the Coyotes with only three...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yandle, Halpern lift Coyotes over Kings 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Halpern's late goal lifts Coyotes over Kings

LOS ANGELES -- Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes need reward to outweigh risk in Yandle's game

Nobody divides the Coyotes fan base quite like defenseman Keith Yandle. One faction loves his ability to ignite the offense with stretch passes, up-ice rushes and power-play prowess. The other faction wants to ship him out of town for a top-end scorer because they can't live with his defensive liabilities. Remember the blunt assessment of Yandle's game revealed in ESPN columnist...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

'Everybody knows the math' as Coyotes' opportunities dwindle

BOSTON -- When the Coyotes tally up all the opportunities they squandered this season, Thursday's game in Boston probably won't be one of them. Phoenix knew it was facing its toughest opponent of this four-game road trip. The Bruins had won six straight coming in, and they had looked every bit the part of defending Eastern Conference champs. That's why that third-period...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Capitalizes On Coyotes Turnover To Open Scoring (Video)

A turnover from Phoenix defenseman Keith Yandle in the first period of Thursday’s Bruins-Coyotes game helped Boston open the scoring. Yandle’s poor pass missed his teammates as the puck rolled toward the blue line, where Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara picked it up, skated toward the Coyotes net and fired a shot past goaltender Mike Smith. The goal gave the B’s a 1-0 lead, and...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Coyotes: first meeting since 2011

The Bruins are done with their three game road trip and are back in Boston to play the Phoenix Coyotes. This is the Bruins and Coyotes first meeting since 2011 and its a chance for Boston native Keith Yandle to get his family in the building for a game.The Coyotes are 31-24-11 and 4th in the Pacific. The Coyotes are always a decent team, a playoff team, but they aren't quite...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes running out of time to fix problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Coyotes are running out of mulligans, they're running out of time and they're completely spent on new evaluations of season-long issues.  "To win hockey games in this league you have to pay the price to win," said coach Dave Tippett after Phoenix blew a two-goal, third-period lead in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday at Verizon...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Miracle’ team stirs Phoenix Coyotes to shutout over Chicago Blackhawks

Defenseman Keith Yandle isn’t the only American on the Coyotes roster, but the pregame ceremony that honored the gold-medal winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team seemed to resonate just a little bit more with him. Maybe because he’s familiar with some of the players. Captain Mike Eruzione, who stopped to give Yandle a handshake and a few pats on the chest before dropping the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Olympic snubs steal show in Coyotes' big win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team stole the pregame show Friday at Arena. Two Olympic snubs and a goalie who isn't expected to play much in Sochi took over once the puck was dropped. Team USA snub Keith Yandle buried a bullet from the point 1:09 into the game, Czech snub Radim Vrbata followed with a late second-period goal, and Team Canada goalie...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane Doan offer up Super Bowl Predictions

Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane Doan worked together with the Phoenix Coyotes production crew to create this hysterical video. The three of them offer up their Super Bowl predictions and then discuss some different prop bets for the big game. It’s easy to see that Bissonnette was born to be in front of a camera. [YouTube] The post Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes announce name change

Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced Wednesday that the Phoenix Coyotes will officially change their franchise name to the Arizona Coyotes beginning at the start of the 2014-15 NHL season. “We are very excited to announce that our franchise name will change to Arizona Coyotes for the start of the 2014-15 NHL season,” said LeBlanc. “Becoming...
Via Sports-Glory
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Yandle suffering from an Olympics-snub hangover?

Is Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle suffering from a lack of confidence after he was left off the U.S. Olympic team's roster with reported insight from the selection committee that he was viewed as a high-risk, high-reward player? Coach Dave Tippett doesn't think so. "If anything, I think he's trying to do too much," Tippett said. "The two months leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes keep letting opportunities slip away

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The talk after Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Wild was of missed opportunities within the game. But a big-picture opportunity is also slipping through the Coyotes' hands. With one game left on this six-game homestand, Phoenix is 2-3 and has slipped from playoff position ... and oh, look, here come the red-hot, NHL-leading Ducks to close out the carnage on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keith Yandle Calls Team USA Olympic Snub ‘A Tough Pill to Swallow’

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle was one of the most egregious snubs from the United States men’s hockey roster that will compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Despite Yandle being one of three NHL defensemen to tally 200 or more points over the last three years, and having the perfect skill set for international-size ice, the Team USA brain trust led by general...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

team USA is the black lodge

Derek from TPB wrote this for PDL about the Burnside exposé on the Team USA selection process: Felt the same way reading it--it was very uncomfortable to read such things said about Keith Yandle and Bobby Ryan. The way we see it...
Via Puck Huffers
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Yandle left off Team USA's Olympic roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Yandle grew up dreaming two big dreams: to play in the NHL and to wear the red, white and blue in the Olympic Games. The Coyotes defenseman has clearly achieved the first goal, but the second one eluded him on Wednesday when the United States Olympic roster for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was announced following the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan, Keith Yandle Among Biggest Snubs From Team USA Men’s Hockey Roster For 2014 Winter Olympics

The United States roster for the men’s hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was announced on Wednesday, and there were several star players left off the team. The blue line was a particular point of emphasis, where veterans such as Keith Yandle and former Olympians including Jack Johnson were not selected to the final 25-man squad. Here’s a look at the biggest...
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes’ Keith Yandle nets winner in overtime win over Edmonton Oilers

Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle hasn’t received any inside information on his candidacy for Team USA’s Olympic roster. “I haven’t gotten any hints whatsoever,” the Massachusetts native said. “From what I’m told, we’re going to find out when everyone else finds out.” So hours before the team was set to be revealed, at the conclusion of Wednesday’s Winter Classic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yandle, Coyotes close year in style

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Yandle figured he wouldn't sleep much on New Year's Eve. Not because of any celebration, but because of what's coming the next day: Team USA's Olympic roster announcement. Yandle certainly bolstered his credentials for Sochi with the latest demonstration of his offensive abilities. Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes claw back for 4-3 overtime win over Oilers

Keith Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on the overtime clock and set up Mikkel Boedker's tying goal with 70 seconds left in regulation, helping the Phoenix Coyotes rally for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Phoenix dominated most of the opening period, ripping off 15 shots, before the Oilers scored three goals in a little over seven...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

When you think of the Coyotes, you think of ... offense?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With the Coyotes trailing 3-1 heading to the third period of Saturday's game with the red-hot Capitals, assistant captain Keith Yandle delivered one of those impassioned intermission speeches that is sure to resonate throughout history. "Yands said, 'We can't lose on bobblehead night," according to goalie Mike Smith, who was the subject of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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