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Coyotes coverage for FSAZ: These were a few of my favorite things

My iPod houses an eclectic collection of music, comprising every known genre and some that defy categorization. On Wednesday evening, I had it set to shuffle when Andy Williams' version of "My Favorite Things" came on.  We're still four months out from Christmas, but Williams' holiday album was the one my family listened to most when I was growing up in suburban Chicago. I love...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL set up for 'sensational' weekend with Game 7s to decide Cup finalists

The NHL conference finals began with almost everything the league could ask from a marketing standpoint: the three largest American media markets, a dynamic Sunbelt team, speed, star power, scoring and toss-up matchups. The only missing ingredient was the one both series just added: Game 7. While the NBA suffered from a pair of duds in its conference finals, the NHL saw both its...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL set up for 'sensational' weekend with Game 7s to decide Cup final teams

The NHL conference finals began with almost everything the league could ask from a marketing standpoint: the three largest American media markets, a dynamic Sunbelt team, speed, star power, scoring and toss-up matchups. The only missing ingredient was the one both series just added: Game 7. While the NBA suffered from a pair of duds in its conference finals, the NHL saw both its...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Captain, My Captain!

View image | gettyimages.com Since 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have endured plenty of ups and downs, including the leadership of the team. In 14 seasons, Columbus had five different captains, prior to Wednesday. Lyle Odelein (2000-2002), Ray Whitney (2002-2003), Luke Richardson (2003-2005), Adam Foote (2006-2008) and most notably Rick Nash (2008-2012). When...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Whitney's legacy: Leadership, humor, underappreciated skill

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Examples of individual greatness are easy to spot on the ice. An electrifying goal, a game-saving stop, a momentum altering hit or a how-did-he-do-that pass. Great leadership is much harder to define. While there is plenty of hyperbole devoted to the term, rarely does a moment jump out, smack you in the face and proclaim. 'This is leadership.' It did on April...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 1/21/15

-Today, Ray “The Wizard” Whitney announced his retirement from hockey. He spent 22 seasons in the NHL and played in 1,330 games. He played for eight different clubs and was a Stanley Cup winner with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. He amassed 1,064 points and was a two-time NHL All-Star. Ray was recognized for his craftiness and his great passing ability on the ice. There is...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars season capsule

DALLAS STARS LAST SEASON: 40-31-11, 91 points, 5th Central Division. Made Western Conference playoffs as wild card, lost first-round playoff series in six games to top-seeded Anaheim. COACH: Lindy Ruff, 2nd season with Stars, 40-31-11; 17th season overall in NHL, was 571-432-162 in Buffalo. ADDED: C Jason Spezza, RW Ales Hemsky; G Anders Lindback, RW Patrick Eaves. LOST: RW Alex...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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 playing games or whittling...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Whitney at peace with idea of retirement

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Decision time is rapidly approaching for 42-year-old NHL veteran Ray Whitney. The unrestricted free agent has been skating a couple times a week with Coyotes players during informal gatherings at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, but no teams have called to discuss or offer a contract with four weeks remaining until the regular season begins. "I'm not going to be one...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The Dallas Stars

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports So far this NHL offseason has been most eventful, featuring blockbuster deals and important free agency signings that have either propelled teams closer to their goal of winning the Stanley Cup, or pushed teams further away given the losses they have experienced. Over the course of the next two weeks, I plan on exploring the biggest winners and losers...
Via The Garbage Time
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NHL Players that Embraced the No. 13 and Won

reactiongifs.com   As superstitions go, the only thing worse than stepping on a crack is coming across Friday the 13th on your calendar. While many people prefer to stay clear of the no. 13 all together, there are those that like to go the other way and embrace the unpopular figure. Over the years, 87 hockey players in the NHL have donned the number 13,  including 15 this past...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Responds To Coach’s Claim He Quit On A Play During Recent Loss

Alexander Ovechkin finally responded to his head coach Adam Oates’ recent remarks about how the Washington Capitals captain quit on Dustin Jeffrey’s goal during a 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Ovechkin told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen on Friday that he hasn’t discussed the matter with Oates, and that he thinks the entire team quit on that goal. "Of course I get the blame...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/25/14

Tomorrow is moving day! Check us out tomorrow afternoon to see if you notice any changes. The Top Line It took a bunch of French speaking Canadians to slow down the Boston Bruins. ESPN, NBC, CBC, NHL.com, The Local Take # 1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard New York Rangers 4, Phoenix 3 (OT) – The Coyotes have a tough late schedule, and now an injured goaltender to...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/25/14

Tomorrow is moving day! Check us out tomorrow afternoon to see if you notice any changes. The Top Line It took a bunch of French speaking Canadians to slow down the Boston Bruins. ESPN, NBC, CBC, NHL.com, The Local Take # 1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard New York Rangers 4, Phoenix 3 (OT) - The Coyotes have a tough late schedule, and now an injured goaltender...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars edge Jets for 2-1 victory

DALLAS (AP) Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin scored power-play goals and the Dallas Stars held off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Monday night.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' late-season road schedule is cruel, unusual punishment

NEW YORK -- Cruelty wasn't intended, but logic didn't play a large enough role when the Coyotes schedule was announced this summer.  Somehow, the NHL saw fit to make the Coyotes play eight of their 16 Eastern Conference road games (half) in the final five-plus weeks (37 days) of the season, parsed out over three trips. Following a four-game trip to Washington, Tampa, Florida and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Mike Modano’s number retired by Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars retired Mike Modano’s No. 9 on Saturday night before beating the Minnesota Wild 4-3. Modano retired as the most productive American-born player in the history of the NHL in 2011. His 561 goals and 1,374 points are the most by any U.S. born player in the league. Modano was joined by his family and many former Stars teammates.  Also at the arena were several...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lehtonen has 26 saves, Stars beat Coyotes 2-1

Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Saturday night. Lehtonen, a Finnish Olympian, received plenty of help from the Stars' defense and from goals by Ray Whitney and Russian Olympian Valeri Nichushkin. The victory moved Dallas into the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference for the first time this season as the teams...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes head into break with loss to Stars

DALLAS (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Saturday night. The victory moved Dallas into the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference for the first time this season as the teams head into the NHL's Olympic break. The Stars and Coyotes have identical 27-21-10 records for 64 points, but Dallas holds a tiebreaker...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Could The Wizard return?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Fifty-five games into the season -- and nearly two seasons since Ray Whitney left in free agency -- the Coyotes are still searching for a left wing to replace him. So with Whitney in town to face the Coyotes on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena, and with the Coyotes facing his Stars two times in the next three games, the speculation has begun that Phoenix might consider...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Florida Panthers' top 5 forwards of all-time?

Offense never really ingrained itself in the Florida Panthers' DNA. Built on the foundation of teamwork, chemistry and defense in its early years, the Panthers have often relied on piecemeal offense with everyone chipping in. That system sticks to this day. Only six Panthers -- Pavel Bure, Olli Jokinen, Scott Mellanby, Ray Whitney, Nathan Horton and David Booth -- have scored 30...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 52 – Penguins @ Stars

Stars 3  Penguins 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals None Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Gonchar) Olli Maatta is in the penalty box for holding. Sergei Gonchar skates behind his own net to pick up the puck as the Stars set up their powerplay breakout. Gonchar carries the puck to his blue line and passes it to the right side for Ray Whitney, who carries it along the...
Via The PensNation
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars power play clicks in shutout victory over Wild

Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and the Dallas Stars stopped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as Dallas (22-20-8) won for the second time in its last 11 games. It was his second shutout of the season and No. 24 for his career. Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot, beating Darcy...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars cruise past Wild for 4-0 victory

DALLAS -- Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and the Dallas Stars stopped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as Dallas (22-20-8) won for the second time in its last 11 games. It was his second shutout of the season and No. 24 for his career. Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot, beating...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers-Stars Preview

The Edmonton Oilers might be at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, but they're faring a little better than the Dallas Stars. Still searching for their first win of 2014, the Stars hope to snap a six-game regulation losing streak while trying to avoid a third straight home defeat to the lowly Oilers on Tuesday night. Dallas (20-18-7) has failed to hold a lead in four...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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