Coyotes Need More Goals

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, It's clear the Coyotes need to bolster their scoring options, but by late July or early August the remaining free agents don't usually provide that type of impact. A trade still is a possibility, and that might be the best remedy. But even that might take some time to execute — perhaps in training camp when teams have...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

. @2ITB_Buffalo: Murray will have few partners in his quest to get back into the first round

Tim Murray dropped a bombshell at the GM meetings when he told Pierre LeBrun that he wants another first round selection in the upcoming draft and that he’s willing to take on salary in order to accomplish that goal. Perhaps it wasn’t a bombshell so much as an indication that Murray plans on being busy ahead of and through this month’s draft. Here’s his quote from LeBrun’s...
Via Buffalo Wins
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes Coming to America's Capital

     The rumor mill has heated up in a big way today with Dmitry Chesnokov posting on Twitter that there could be changes coming to the Capitals today and there has been a lot of internet chatter that one of or both of Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee could be on their way to the unemployment line in the very near future.      I for one welcome the idea of replacing...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive

The Phoenix Coyotes are mired in their longest losing streak of the season, but their latest defeat could have been worse. The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Phoenix (36-28-15) fell 4-3 in overtime at Columbus on Tuesday but was headed for a regulation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes finally get a look at Czech-mate line

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Trade deadline acquisition Martin Erat is expected to play Thursday after missing the past three games (and most of the road game against Florida) while nursing a head injury.  With center Martin Hanzal having returned to the lineup Monday in Los Angeles, the Coyotes' three Czech forwards (Radim Vrbata is the other) will play together for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Criticism of Coyotes' Tippett misguided

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saturday began so well for the Coyotes in the nation's capital. Former Capital and Potomac, Md., native Jeff Halpern brought his teammates doughnuts and gift cards from Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, a local restaurant he co-owns. A spell of bad weather gave way to a sunny day with temperatures in the 60s, the players got a chance to bond on the road with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading For Martin Erat, Could Pay Dividends For Coyotes

(Nick Wass/AP) The  addition of Winger Martin Erat, was exactly what the  Phoenix Coyotes  needed to help patch up a big whole  in the team’s top-six forward group. At the NHL trade  deadline,  General Manager Don Maloney gave up   a 2015 4th round draft pick, Rostislav Klesla and Chris Brown, in exchange for Martin Erat and prospect John Mitchell.  At face value, the deal...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington memories vary for Erat, Ribeiro, Halpern

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If Martin Erat left anything behind upon his hasty exit from the nation's capital, he won't have to wait long to reclaim it. Three days after arriving in Phoenix following a trade that sent defenseman Rusty Klesla, prospect Chris Brown and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick to the Capitals, Erat is returning to the place he couldn't wait to leave. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes acquire Martin Erat

Martin Erat received his sweet release from the Washington Captials as he was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday along with John Mitchell in exchange for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and a fourth rounder in 2015.By Kaiser matias via Wikimedia CommonsDespite having as many goals this season as goalie Mike Smith this season (just one), Coyotes GM Don Maloney admitted that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Trade deadline post-mortem

Phoenix Coyotes: Trade deadline post-mortemIn what was a wild trade deadline, NHL fans will wake up Thursday to what is a completely different NHL. Roberto Luongo is no longer a Canuck, Ales Hemsky is no longer an Oiler, and Ryan Callahan is no longer a Rangers. Alas, almost every piece expected to move (and some non-expected) did in fact move, making for an entertaining shuffle...
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes finally acquire long-sought wing in trade for Erat

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Martin Erat has something the Phoenix Coyotes have wanted for a long while. The Coyotes have something Erat has wanted all season. In the end, that mutual attraction led to a deal on Tuesday -- imperfect as it looks to some outsiders. The Coyotes finally got the playmaking wing they've been seeking all season to team with Czechs Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps trade Martin Erat to the Coyotes for Rostislav Klelsa, Chris Brown

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee may feel his job could be in jeopardy.  He may be right.  However, McPhee is attempting to do something about it. Just a day before the NHL trade deadline, McPhee has completed his second trade of the day.  The caps sent disgruntled forward Martin Erat  and minor league forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for prospect...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Acquire Klesla & Brown for Erat by   Curtis Morrison

Perennial trade requester Martin Erat has found himself ANOTHER new home: the Phoenix Coyotes. In one of many deals completed on the day before the trade deadline (likely to mess with the nine-hour trade deadline shows), the Phoenix Coyotes sent Chris Brown (no, not the singer), Rostislav Klesla, and a 4th round pick to the Washington Capitals for Erat and [...]
Via The Hockey House
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Looks Like Erat Headed To Phoenix

Sources say the Coyotes and Capitals are finalizing a trade on Martin Erat. Details to follow. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 5, 2014 added 7:52pm,   The #coyotes send Rostislav Klelsa, Chris Brown and a fourth-round pick to the #caps for Martin Erat and prospect John Mitchell. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 5, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Erat still wants the Capitals to trade him

As the Capitals prepare to kick off the final stretch of the regular season, they’re only a week away from the NHL’s trade deadline at 3 p.m. on March 5. While it’s unknown precisely what moves General Manager George McPhee will or won’t make by that time, there is one player who remains looking for a change of scenery. Martin Erat, 32, who just returned to Washington after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson: Team Czech: Vets come through vs. Latvia

After showing up to the party late in their first game of Olympic play, with Sweden taking a 4-0 edge in what ended as a 4-2 loss, a quick start from the Czech Republic proved crucial in their 4-2 win over Latvia, giving them a 1-1 record through two games in Sochi. The Czech Republic opened up the scoring 10 minutes into the first behind Martin Erat’s first goal of the...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Forward Brian Boyle Takes Stick To Groin From Capitals’ Martin Erat (GIF)

All the padding in the world couldn’t protect New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle from what looked like an incredibly painful experience Sunday night. During the Rangers’ blowout win over the Washington Capitals, Boyle was battling for possession in the corner when he lost his footing and fell on top of the puck. As he sat there, Capitals winger Martin Erat skated over and tried...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin Erat spears Brian Boyle straight in the groin

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Erat Brutally Spears Brian Boyle In The Groin

During yesterday’s Capitals-Rangers game, Caps winger Martin Erat was not pleased that New York’s Brian Boyle took his time to get up while sitting on a live puck. Erat’s response? Spearing Boyle right in the groin. It looked quite painful (and, judging from the look on Boyle’s face, it was) and the cheap shot landed Erat with two minutes in the penalty box. Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Help might not arrive for Coyotes until trade deadline

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's no secret that the Coyotes need help. Help for a blue line that lacks the physical presence or penalty-killing prowess required to succeed in the rugged Pacific Division. Help for the Martin Hanzal-Radim Vrbata line that has played too long without a skilled left wing. Help for a team whose pysche is as fragile as an egg. Help for an ownership group that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Urbom’s Biggest Moment With the Capitals

Unlike Martin Erat, he scored a goal this season.
Via Capitals Outsider
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Martin Erat still waiting for trade

It’s been nearly a month since he went public with his trade request, but Martin Erat remains a Washington Capital. And now that the NHL’s holiday roster freeze is in effect, the veteran winger is guaranteed to stay through 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28 at least. Nothing has changed for Erat over these past few weeks. He still wants to be traded but knows there’s little he can do...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Eklund: Martin Erat moving soon? Briere Healthy Scratch.

Hearing Erat could be heading to...NJ(e3) St. Louis(e3) Edmonton (e2) Detroit (e1) Quick hit here with more coming later today...the Caps are aggressively listening to offers and are hoping to make a deal before the trade freeze hits...Erat also has made it known he wants a deal in the next day or so. One rumor I have heard a lot today is a Damian Brunner from NJ for Erat. Also......
Via HockeyBuzz
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers forget they had a game, don’t show up for 4-1 loss to Washington

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images After a tough loss on Saturday against the Devils, the Rangers had the Washington Capitals, a team that Henrik Lundqvist has absolutely owned over the past three meetings. As long as they put forth a solid effort, they should have at least come out with a point. But instead they forgot to show up, and allowed the Caps to walk all over them in their...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuesday Night Trade Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, I mentioned last week that the Vancouver Canucks had a conversation with the Washington Capitals about Martin Erat -- who has asked for a trade -- but the Canucks after some thought decided to pass. Ditto for the Ottawa Senators, who initially showed a bit of interest but ultimately decided Erat wasn't a fit. ... The name of winger Jamie McGinn...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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