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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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer underrated, Ekman-Larsson looks to lead in Arizona

By now you should all know about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, Ekman-Larsson wowed fans who hadn’t had much of a chance to see him play with his ability to carry the puck and generate offense from the blue line. His ability to play strong in all three zones had many believing they were watching a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 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

Don’t Call It A Youth Movement In Arizona

from Adam Green of Arizona Sports, (Don) Maloney said turning to players like the 19-year-old Domi and 20-year-old Samuelsson may mean accepting the types of miscues that come with younger players, but feels like both have proven they're ready to contend for an NHL roster spot. (Max) Domi, a center, tallied 93 points (34 goals, 59 assists) along with 90 penalty minutes...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 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

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

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

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

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

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

Kings back in loss column, edged 3-0 in Phoenix

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 and...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Will Return from Upper Body Injury

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman and Swedish Olympian Oliver Ekman-Larsson will return to the lineup on Thursday when the team plays the Minnesota Wild, as confirmed by head coach Dave Tippett via the team's official Twitter account. Ekman-Larsson has missed two games following a hit from Blue Jackets' Derek MacKenzie. He had played only 4:07 before leaving the game. MacKenzie...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith gets Olympic nod along with Ekman-Larsson, Korpikoski

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith admitted that Team Canada's Olympic hockey selections were weighing on his mind. "It's just going to be nice to have it done with," the Coyotes goalie said Monday. "It's an exciting time and it only comes around once every four years, so your opportunity to represent your country gets smaller and smaller as you get older and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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