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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Brad Treliving?

  Follow me on Twitter @IanEsplen for fun, Flames and all things NHL Draft   News just broke that Brad Treliving has been hired as GM of the Calgary Flames. Not the sexiest name out there, but let's get to know Brad Treliving a little better. Father is Jim Treliving - Dragon and owner of Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube - Does that mean we'll have Boston Pizza deals...
Via Puckrant.com
April 28, 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

WATCH: Ekman-Larsson score another spectacular goal

Last month, Phoenix Coyotes defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a pretty special solo goal.  He skated past several defenders to score in the 4-2 defeat to the Boston Bruins. On Tuesday night, he scored another against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  This time it was a clutch goal that allowed the Coyotes to tie the game and send it to overtime.  The Coyotes would eventually lose...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 10, 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

'Demoralizing' loss caps disastrous week for Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There are bad weeks at the office and there are train wrecks after plunging off a 1,000-foot-high suspension bridge. To recap the Coyotes' week -- one that followed a five-point, three-game Eastern road trip -- they lost two shootouts at home to non-playoff teams (the Jets and Oilers), blew a chance to move into seventh place against the Wild and got routed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oliver Ekman-Larsson shows off amazing hands

Phonies Coyotes’ Swedish defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored an amazing goal against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.  Receiving the puck in his own half, Ekman-Larsson rushes through the Boston defense to score. The goal came in the second period to put the Coyotes 2-1 up.  Mikkel Boedker and  Keith Yandleprovided the assists.  The Coyotes lost the game 4-2 after a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes can't keep Bruins from 12th straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Boston Bruins rallied with three third-period goals, the go-ahead score by Shawn Thornton with 3:18 to play, to win their 12th in a row, 4-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. The Bruins are two shy of the franchise mark of 14 straight set in the 1929-30 season. They also have the most points in the NHL with 103, two more than Western Conference-leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata nets Coyotes a second straight win

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 31 saves. Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Phoenix won its second consecutive road game for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes Focused On Points

(blogs.thescore.com) Mike Smith, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Lori Korpikoski returned home from Sochi with their medals in hand and their attention back to Coyotes Hockey. During the break, Head Coach Dave Tippett had his players conditioning and practicing everyday, treating the time off as a mini camp. He stressed to his players, the importance of finishing down the stretch and picking...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada-Sweden Olympic Hockey Preview: Canadians Seek Back-to-Back Gold Medals

The battle for gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has come down to two teams — Canada and Sweden. The Canadians are aiming to become the first nation to win back-to-back men’s ice hockey gold medals since NHL players began participating in Olympic competition 16 years ago, while Sweden is seeking its second title in the last three Winter Games following its triumph in...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

James Tanner: Swedes Win, But Ekman-Larsson Sits..Gormely Recalled

The Swedish national team has defeated Finland in the first of the semi-final games. While its nice that the Swedes have knocked off the trap-playing Fins, the biggest story of the game - at least from a Coyotes perspective - is that Oliver Ekman-Larsson dressed and did not play. There is no word that I can find - although I will update as soon as I learn - on whether he...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

James Tanner: Some Thoughts on Russia, Finland, Canada and USA + Coyotes Olympics Update

Coyotes in Sochi It has been fairly successful tournament for players from the Coyotes so far. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is off to the semi-finals where he will face fellow teammate Lauri Korpikoski of Finland. Mike Smith will also be in the semi-finals, barring the biggest upset in sports history today against Latvia. He is yet to play, but someone has to be there not playing...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A Q&A with Coyotes co-owner George Gosbee from Sochi

A Q&A with Coyotes co-owner, executive chairman and governor George Gosbee, who is in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics.  FSAZ: Having been there almost a week, how would you rate these games compared to others you have attended? Gosbee: "It's been a great experience. The Olympic compound is really impressive. I don't have any complaints but the one thing I...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Tanner: OEL and Other Coyotes in Sochi......Should There Be Loyalty In Sports

Busy day for me today, but I thought I would quickly weigh in on some of the things going on in the NHL and Olympics. - Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson kicked off the Olympics in style with a two assist first period in Sweden's defeat of the Czech Republic 4-2 this afternoon. While it is very exciting for Coyotes fans and supporters to get to see OEL on the...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Hockey played in old Simon Says console

I used to hate this game, mostly because I was a child with a short attention span.  Also of note, capacity at the Bolshoy Ice Dome (Russian for 80s Party Game) is 12000. This is more than 1000 less than the average attendance at Phoenix Coyotes games. Yes, that's right. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is going to play for Sweden in the morning, and he will say "Boy, I'm used...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson enters Olympic limelight

Merchandise bearing Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s initials has slowly worked its way around the team’s locker room, but not even a hat or a T-shirt has landed in winger Lauri Korpikoski’s possession. “No, he hasn’t given me anything yet,” Korpikoski said. “He doesn’t want to give me anything. I don’t know if they’re going to expand to Finland, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

James Tanner: Random NHL Thoughts: Coyotes, Kessel, OEL, Vanek, Callahan and More

With the Coyotes off until tomorrow, and the Olympics making it seem weird that there’s two days in a row without a game, I thought I’d bring you some random thoughts mostly centering on the Coyotes, but also from around the league. Here goes: -Nice little profile piece on Oliver Ekman-Larsson from Coyotes reporter Sarah McLellan, one of, if not the best Coyotes reporter...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson willing to scrap

The evolution of Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s game has focused on his defending style, his passing and his shot. But one of the more-noticeable developments is probably one of the more unexpected — he can be pretty scrappy, too. “I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “I’m a pretty mean person.” Obviously, his ability to defend and offensive instincts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes take down the Pittsburgh Penguins at home

When they brainstormed how to combat the seemingly otherworldly skill of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, defensemen Zbynek Michalek and Oliver Ekman-Larsson decided they would protect the middle of the ice and push Crosby and his linemates to the outside. Let them have shots from the boards, they thought. But what turned out to be one of the pair’s most successful...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Malkin tries to TKO Ekman-Larsson

Evgeni Malkin and Oliver Ekman-Larsson went at it all night. Malkin became frustrated late in the third. Then he tried to end Ekman-Larrson Our favorite part of this is Malkin's wayward stance after throwing the punch. He seems like he is waiting for Ekman-Larsson to fall over.Vicious looking uppercut though, nice form.
Via The Pensblog
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- NHL Referee Trevor Hanson Takes A Puck To The Nose

via the CP at NHL.com, Referee Trevor Hanson has left a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes after being hit in the nose by a puck. Hanson was in the corner late in the second period Thursday night, when a shot by Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson caromed off the crossbar and hit Hanson in the nose. Hanson doubled over in pain and skated to Phoenix...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Referee leaves after taking a puck to the nose

Referee Trevor Hanson has left a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes after being hit in the nose by a puck. Hanson was in the corner late in the second period Thursday night, when a shot by Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson caromed off the crossbar and hit Hanson in the nose. Hanson doubled over in pain and skated to Phoenix's bench, where he was given...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes start homestand right with win over Kings

Maybe the verdict is still out on whether or not the Coyotes are a playoff team. The inconsistency that’s marred their play and current position outside of the top-eight in the Western Conference certainly suggest the Coyotes could be spectators come spring time for the second straight season. But, every now and then, they offer up reasons why they could easily be playoff-bound...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes knock off rival Kings 3-0

The Phoenix Coyotes zipped around the ice, generating good scoring chances, getting into a scrap after a big hit, pumping in a goal late in the first period. It was just the kind of effort they needed against a team that had played the night before, particularly one that's ahead of them in the standings. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored two goals, Thomas Greiss stopped 30 shots...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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