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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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' young players could play big roles on team

  The Arizona Coyotes have been reluctant to put young players into prominent roles in the past, preferring to allow them and their games to mature in the minors before bringing them up to the NHL. That could change this season. Coming off two playoff-less seasons and with several roster spots up for grabs, the Coyotes will be taking a hard look at their talented group of youngsters...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young players in the mix for Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have been reluctant to put young players into prominent roles in the past, preferring to allow them and their games to mature in the minors before bringing them up to the NHL. That could change this season. Coming off two playoff-less seasons and with several roster spots up for grabs, the Coyotes will be taking a hard look at their talented...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Preview: Blue Line Scoring Key To Playoff Chances

The Coyotes ditched the “Phoenix” part of their name after last season to officially become the “Arizona Coyotes.” The franchise’s success has been built on a deep, talented blue line over the last four years and 2014-15 should be no different. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is the best defenseman on the team as a two-way player who plays against elite competition and excels on special...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Devils’ Cory Schneider, Coyotes’ Keith Yandle Join Informal Practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins held an informal practice Thursday — their third of the week at Ristuccia Arena — to help get back into shape and rekindle chemistry before the start of rookie camp on Sept. 11 and training camp on Sept. 18. The skate also is open to players from other teams who live in the Boston area. One player who showed up Thursday was Phoenix Coyotes...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bissonnette's crazy ice bucket challenge cost him only $175?

Everything about Paul Bissonnette’s Ice Bucket Challenge looked expensive, but it turns out the free agent knows how to snag an impressive bargain. Bissonnette, who was challenged by former Phoenix Coyotes teammate Keith Yandle, took the challenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS to another level as he incorporated a helicopter, glacier water and an entire crew to capture the...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The story behind Biz's Ice Bucket Challenge and that awful Speedo

Paul Bissonnette was out having a beer with a buddy on Friday night when former Coyotes teammate Keith Yandle called him out him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a thing for athletes and sports figures in the past couple weeks. The following morning, Bissonnette answered the call, turning in the best Ice Bucket Challenge to date with this showing: Please use this...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes announce contract extensions for Playfair, Effinger, O'Hearn

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes signed associate coach Jim Playfair and director of pro scouting Frank Effinger to multiyear contract extensions, the team announced Monday. Chris O'Hearn also was promoted to vice president of hockey operations. As per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Playfair enters his fourth season as Coyotes' associate coach in 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: If the Red Wings Make a Deal, Which Defenseman Should Be the Target?

Trade rumors continue to circle Hockeytown, as Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland seeks out some help (particularly on defense) for the 2014-15 version of his hockey team. Should the Wings try to pull the trigger on a trade for someone like Mike Green or Tyler Myers? Or does a short-term contract for a remaining free agent make sense? We debate the Wings’ next move in our latest...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Keith Yandle to Ottawa Senators

Matt Kartozian-USA Today Sports The Arizona Coyotes are receiving several trade offers for defenseman Keith Yandle. The Coyotes are deep in defensive prospects and could use some immediate help up front. Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro was bought out due to "behavioral issues" and GM Don Maloney is eager to trade for a replacement. Yandle has an annual cap hit contract...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings may be in on Keith Yandle trade, more interested in Buffalo’s Tyler Myers

Looking to upgrade at the blue line the Red Wings seem to have their name linked to just about every free agent defenseman on the market this summer. Earlier this week we’ve heard that Detroit may be interested in Dan Boyle (now of the Islanders) when he becomes a free agent on July 1st as well as Matt Niskanen who may be the most coveted free agent defenseman this off-season....
Via The Majors Detroit
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Time Of Year To Talk Keith Yandle Trade

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, ... it is an annual rite of summer to have Keith Yandle trade rumors swirling, and this is an important offseason for the Phoenix Coyotes, who were some folks' pick (OK, mine and mine alone) to win the Stanley Cup last year.... Phoenix is deep along the blue line and Yandle would command a handsome return, but the guess here is that if Yandle...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes to be known as Arizona Coyotes in new season

Keith Yandle will be playing for the Arizona Coyotes next season. (AP Image) Phoenix Coyotes fans have known that the team would change it’s name from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Arizona Coyotes for some time now.  But until Wednesday when co-owner, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced it, it wasn’t really officially official. “We are very excited to announce our franchise...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phoenix Coyotes Best “Cellys” of 2013-2014

  Everyone loves a good hockey celly, right? The Phoenix Coyotes had no shortage of great goal celebrations this year, including Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mike Ribiero, Antoine Vermette and of course, Mike Smith’s patented celly following a Coyotes’ win.   Phoenix Sports-Kings Lead Columnist Dylan Veltkamp @DylanVeltkampSK
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 25, 2014  |  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 nhl.com. Balanced offense has been one of those aspects of the game that the majority of teams in the NHL have strived to find.photo from Wikimedia.orgYandle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 07, 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

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...
Via NESN.com
March 13, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Diehardsport
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

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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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