ZBYNEK MICHALEK NEWS

Agent for Vermette, Michalek expects trades; offseason return possible

Allan Walsh had just set his phone down after a long call on Thursday at his office when it began to chirp incessantly with text messages, voice mails and emails from reporters, team executives and others wanting to talk about the NHL trade deadline. "Everyone around me was watching it go 'ding, ding, ding,' " Walsh said, laughing.  Walsh is playing a role in the Coyotes' future...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes back in McDavid-Eichel conversation

Remember when we told you it would be nearly impossible for the Coyotes to fall behind Edmonton in the Western Conference standings -- that it would require a divine act to fall behind Buffalo in the overall league standings? Well ... Following Arizona's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday -- the Coyotes' seventh straight loss and ninth in their last 10 games (1-8-1)...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Change all but certain for Coyotes as trade deadline approaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's widely assumed that when the Arizona Coyotes return from their four-game, East Coast road trip, they will do so minus some of the players that boarded the plane Sunday at Sky Harbor International Airport. "You think so?" coach Dave Tippett asked, smiling. "Alright, I'll take your word for it." The NHL trade deadline is March 2. The Coyotes do not play again...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three potential defensive trade targets for the Bruins

Andrej Sekera is the most coveted defenseman for contending teams. Photo: Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images Now that Kevin Miller is done for the year with a shoulder injury, the need for a NHL caliber defenseman has increased for the Boston Bruins. If last season was any indication, the Bruins need a top six blue-liner who is solid in is own end and can contribute offensively. With the...
Via BruinsLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators score in a flurry, rout Coyotes

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan,Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday. Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5 minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators score in a flurry, rout Coyotes

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan,Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday. Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5 minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1. Ryan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick 4-goal spurt sparks Senators in rout of Coyotes

  Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday. Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5 minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1. Ryan's shot from the top of the...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes continue homestand vs. Sharks

SHARKS (22-16-5) at COYOTES (16-21-4) When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena TV: FOX Sports Arizona Plus Season series: Coyotes lead, 1-0 Injuries: San Jose: F Tyler Kennedy (shoulder), F Mike Brown (lower body) and D Mirco Mueller (upper body) are on injured reserve. F Raffi Torres (knee) is on long-term IR. Arizona: D Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is day to day but could...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes midseason report card: falling short of expectations

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes completed the first half of the 2014-15 regular season the way they began it: with a loss to a Canadian team that, until recently, had been considered an inferior opponent. With 41 games in the books, including those aforementioned losses to Winnipeg and Ottawa, the Coyotes are 16-21-4 for 36 points, putting them on pace for the lowest point total in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mic'd-up Doan debuts FOX Sports Arizona's 'Listen In' series

Senators at Coyotes When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Ottawa: F Chris Neil (knee), F Zack Smith (wrist) and D Mark Borowiecki (leg laceration) are on IR and won't play. Arizona: D Zbynek Michalek (upper body) and F Martin Hanzal (upper body) are day to day. Quick facts: Mike Smith will start in goal for the Coyotes. Craig Anderson will...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential trade targets: Keith Yandle/Zbynek Michalek

The Phoenix NHL Arizona Coyotes are not making the playoffs this year. That much is all but guaranteed. What waits to be seen is when they start shipping off players that are not in their future plans, and who they ship out. Rob Klinkhammer was already sent to Pittsburgh for prospect Philip Samuelsson. With seven players […] The post Potential trade targets: Keith Yandle/Zbynek...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Matt Moulson And Coyotes’ Zbynek Michalek Prevent Goals At The Last Second

Two different games, two nearly identically crucial plays. Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Moulson managed to pull this puck off the goal line just in time and it was originally ruled a goal. After a review though it was determined the puck didn’t completely cross, making Moulson’s hustle even more important. Meanwhile in a different time […] The post Sabres’ Matt Moulson And...
Via Diehardsport
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Next round of Coyotes cuts will come Saturday

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have one week left in training camp and 13 days before they open the regular season on Oct. 9 against the Winnipeg Jets. That means 22 more players must be cut from the roster in short order to get down to the opening-day roster of 23. The next round of cuts will come after Saturday's Red & White Scrimmage at Gila River Arena, but the proving ground...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect changes after Coyotes' playoff-less season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough 3-0 win over short-handed and struggling St. Louis at American Airlines Center. The...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars' win ends Coyotes' playoff hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Dallas Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough, 3-0 win over the shorthanded and struggling St. Louis Blues at American...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Jets Preview

The Phoenix Coyotes return from the break with gold, silver and bronze medals, and more importantly for their playoff push, five healthy Olympians. They'll try to get the final month and a half of the regular season off to a positive start Thursday night in Winnipeg against a Jets team also looking to push its way into the playoff picture. Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith won gold...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Korpikoski emblematic of Finns' Olympic excellence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If you had laid odds before the Olympics on which of the five Coyotes would make the greatest impact in Sochi, Russia, the only player who would have sported worse odds than Lauri Korpikoski was goalie Mike Smith, who didn't play a minute for Team Canada. But that's not how things worked out.   Czech center Martin Hanzal missed some time and played sparingly...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Miracle On Ice’ Olympic Hockey Team Honored By Phoenix Coyotes (Video)

Jobing.com Arena was filled with Olympic spirit Friday night when the Phoenix Coyotes paid special tribute to hockey Olympians past and present. Before they faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, the Phoenix Coyotes paid tribute to members of the 1980 US hockey team popularly referred to as the “Miracle” team. Team captain and Winthrop, Mass. native Mike Eruzione...
Via NESN.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes rebound with complete effort against Penguins

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Consistency was the challenge Coyotes coach Dave Tippett laid at his team's feet after an inexplicable loss to the Sabres on Thursday. Consistency was exactly what Phoenix delivered for 60 minutes on Saturday against the Eastern Conference's top dog. The Coyotes' centers were all rock solid, Radim Vrbata buried a huge third-period chance, Mike Smith made 23 saves...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rare Michalek goal helps Coyotes beat Penguins 3-1

Two nights after losing to the Eastern Conference's worst team, the Phoenix Coyotes handled the best. Zbynek Michalek scored against his former team, his first goal in 83 games, and the Coyotes became the first Pacific Division team to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation this season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for Phoenix....
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes bounce back, take down Penguins

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zbynek Michalek scored against his former team, his first goal in 83 games, and the Phoenix Coyotes became the first Pacific Division team to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation this season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for Phoenix. Radim Vrbata scored the third goal for the Coyotes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Coyotes Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes have found some traction after enduring rough stretches. Seeking its first five-game winning streak in seven years, Toronto pits its rejuvenated offense up against a Phoenix team that is playing much better defensively Monday night in Arizona. The Maple Leafs (25-20-5) have won four in a row following a four-game slide in which they were...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Michalek returns, brings much-needed grit

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- No sacrifice is too great for Coyotes defenseman (and soon-to-be Czech Republic Olympian) Zbynek Michalek. He played through a cracked bone in his foot last season. He returned early -- too early -- from a hip injury earlier this season. He even blocked a shot with his face in the preseason against the Kings, a play that cost him three front teeth. So when he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Towards Sochi: Team Czech Republic Preview

Team Czech Republic’s 2010 Record: 7th place Next up on our previews is Team Czech Republic who is also in Group C of the Olympic group. Team Czech Republic, who are coming off a 7th place performance back in 2010 and will be looking to improve this time around. The Czech’s went with quite a different look than the one we saw in 2010. A lot of players who we saw back in 2010...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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