Elite NHL teams are selling, and Arizona Coyotes should be buyers

The Arizona Coyotes are not Stanley Cup contenders. This is not a mind-blowing statement. The Coyotes finished out of the playoffs last season, losing their grip on a wild-card spot in the final week of the season. They are a hot pick for a surprise playoff team this season, but nobody is predicting a Cup in the desert. Bovada currently has the Coyotes as a 66/1 shot at winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Facing The Arizona Coyotes

from Davis Harper of NHL.com, How much stronger are Arizona's bottom-six forwards? -- This summer the Coyotes acquired Joe Vitale and B.J. Crombeen, two disciplined and physical forwards, to anchor the fourth line. Antoine Vermette, entering the final year of his contract, looks likely to move down to third-line center where he can display his faceoff and forecheck abilities...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin’s 3rd Annual Pre-season Top 30 Goaltenders List (10-1)

  Well, here we are.  The Top 10.  I hope you enjoyed the ride, I know I sure did.  In case you missed it, here are the previous two entries in this years list (30-21) and (20-11). Without further adieu, your 2014-2015 Top 10… 10. Mike Smith- Arizona Coyotes. Last year’s ranking: 10 Smith has […] The post Justin’s 3rd Annual Pre-season Top 30 Goaltenders List (10-1) appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Looking For More Offense

#451386760 / gettyimages.com The Coyotes have had an eventful offseason that has seen, among other things, a name change for the club; dropping Phoenix to instead represent the entire state of Arizona. The Coyotes are on a mission to represent their state well after missing out on the playoffs each of the last two seasons. Despite the two year playoff drought this is an Arizona...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith: Losing Mike Ribeiro ‘real tough’

AP Image On Friday the Arizona Coyotes initialized the buy out of center Mike Ribeiro’s contract.  Ribeiro had signed the contract in July 2013.  It was a four-year contract worth $22 million Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the buyout was to do with the behavior issues of Ribeiro and nothing to do with cost cutting. “Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ goalie Mike Smith says knee injury is fully healed

via theScore The biggest factor of the Phoenix Coyotes missing the playoffs in 2014 was the loss of star goalie , Mike Smith, to an MCL tear in his knee which caused him to miss the last ten games of the season. The good news for Coyotes fans is that Smith says the knee is now ‘100 percent healthy‘. “Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent,” Smith told the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Smith says knee injury has healed

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith said he's completely recovered from a knee injury that cost him the final 10 games of the season and damaged the Coyotes' chances of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent," Smith told the Coyotes website Wednesday. "This past couple of weeks I've really felt I'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says

While Coyotes players were packing up their equipment Monday inside Jobing.com Arena before scattering to their off-season destinations, goalie Mike Smith was finally ready to unload his. Smith said "about now" was the time he would have been ready to return from what General Manager Don Maloney revealed was an MCL sprain to Smith's right knee — an injury suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes season in review

In the waning moments of the NHL season, the last game of the Phoenix Coyotes season against the Dallas Stars was forming into one of intense proportions – a play-in game of sorts. Winner goes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and loser goes home. Well, the Phoenix Coyotes got their win, a 2-1 victory to end the season. The only problem – it was their only win in the month of April...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Smith's injury, free agents' future

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Had the Coyotes defeated the Predators on Thursday in Nashville, goalie Mike Smith would have tried to return for the final two games of the season against the Sharks and Stars, he said Monday. But the Coyotes lost that game and were eliminated from playoff contention the following day, removing any sense in speeding up his timeline. "I know I was playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the highs and lows of the Coyotes' season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Moss scored with 2:31 remaining in regulation to give the Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Stars on Sunday in the season finale at Jobing.com Arena. The victory ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak. And that's all we'll have to say about that. Instead of recapping a meaningless game or this disappointing season, we decided to leave you with seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

To playoff or not to playoff…

Another Monday, another Misconduct. The Coyotes are still fighting for the last playoff spot. They are somewhat battling with the Dallas Stars… in case you weren’t aware. I feel the Stars may have the upper hand. Of course I want the Coyotes to win and do well but this team has not been consistent this season. They also don’t seem to really want it. At least the Stars gave...
Via Hipchecks
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith has no timetable for his return

The Phoenix Coyotes have announced that Mike Smith does not have a timetable set for his return after being sidelined a couple of weeks ago with a Lower Body Injury.Smith has been sidelined with a lower body injury since sustaining it on March 24th during a game against the New York Rangers. Smith has been skating for the past few days and on Friday he even took a few shots from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What Should the Coyotes Fix?

All over twitter fans were calling for Mike Smith's head on a platter. Then Greiss put in an awful performance and you started to see people blame the defense. I even saw a few random tweets wondering about Tippett and Maloney. I think I saw one lone tweet (besides my own) wondering about offense from the forwards. We all know the Coyotes are struggling. That much is obvious...
Via Hipchecks
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Misconduct: Welcome to 1980

The week leading up to the Olympic break was typical Coyotes. They had a Dallas sandwich with Chicago as the meat.   Tuesday was Dallas at Phoenix. What can I say about the game? Vermette scored our only goal. *yawn* Where were the Coyotes that took on Pittsburgh?  Friday was awesome. Not only did the Coyotes beat Chicago but they had members of the 1980 Olympics team present...
Via Hipchecks
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes Playoff Hopes On Thin Ice

  (www.zimbio.com) 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
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' hopeful to see Mike Smith back before post-season

The NHL has announced that the Phoenix Coyotes are hopeful that they can see their goalie Mike Smith return to the game before the regular season ends.Mike Smith will be off the ice for a couple of more days to rest his lower-body injury. Smith left on Monday night, late in the game against the New York Rangers. However the good news is, according to Coach Dave Tippett, he said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith hopes to resume on-ice workouts this week

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said Saturday that goalie Mike Smith's meeting with team orthopedic surgeon Gary Waslewski and the Coyotes' medical staff on Friday was positive and Smith is "coming along fine. "We'll re-evaluate in a week but the hope was at some point this week he'd try and get back on the ice," Tippett said. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Stating a timeline for Smith's return is difficult

NEWARK, N.J. -- Coyotes general manager Don Maloney understands there is a thirst for more information on goalie Mike Smith's injury, specifically, how long he will be out. Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro reported Tuesday that Smith has a leg strain and will miss two weeks, but both Maloney and coach Dave Tippett said the details of the injury and a timeline for Smith'...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Smith 'day to day' with leg injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett says goaltender Mike Smith is ''day to day'' after injuring his right leg against the New York Rangers.
Via FOXSports.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith's injury not as severe as first feared

PITTSBURGH -- There is no good injury news when it comes to Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, but the team got much better news than it expected Tuesday morning when Smith visited a doctor in Pittsburgh to examine his right knee. Smith is officially listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury, but the team does not believe the injury is as severe as it looked when Rangers forward Derick...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith, Listed Day To Day, Could Just Be A Sprain

(prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com) According to Paul Calvisi, per Arizona Sports 620, team officials are saying that the injury to Phoenix Coyotes  Mike Smith, may not be as serious as once thought. Last night the Coyotes took a major punch to the gut in the Big Apple, when they not only lost the lead and the game to the New York Rangers, but also their Franchise Goalie. Rangers’ forward...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith leaves game with injury

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced to leave the game against the New York Rangers on Monday night with a lower-body injury. With 7:34 remaining in regulation and the Coyotes leading 3-2, Smith favored his right leg and was in obvious discomfort after forward Derick Brassard fell on top of him following a scramble in front of the net. "He's being evaluated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes lose Mike Smith, hope

When New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard fell on top of goaltender Mike Smith, the Phoenix Coyotes saw their dreams of a deep playoff run going tumbling down. Smith suffered a right knee injury. He was unable to put weight on the leg as he was helped off the ice. After Smith went down. the Rangers rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory. Now the Coyotes must march on with Thomas...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Phoenix Coyotes Waiting For An Evaluation On Mike Smith’s Injury

Dave Tippett on Mike Smith's lower-body injury: "He's being evaluated now... We'll see. It's early. We don't know anything about it yet." — Phoenix Coyotes (@phoenixcoyotes) March 25, 2014  
Via Kukla's Korner
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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