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Coyotes bring back Michalek, add forwards Richardson, Downie

The Arizona Coyotes opened the free agent signing period with four moves early Wednesday, bringing back defenseman Zbynek Michalek for a third stint with the team and adding center Brad.Richardson, forward Steve Downie and goaltender Anders Lindback. Michalek, who signed a two-year deal, has played in 539 games in two previous stints with the Coyotes. He was traded from Arizona to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
41 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign Richardson, Michalek to start free agency

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Brad Richardson to a three-year contract and brought back defenseman Zbynek Michalek for a third stint with the team in a two-year deal. Terms of the contracts were not released. The 30-year-old Richardson had eight goals and 13 assists in 45 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. He has 62 goals and 87 assists...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents the Chicago Blackhawks Should Target

After winning the Stanley Cup this season the Chicago Blackhawks are now in a difficult yet familiar situation, navigating around the salary cap. Chicago will owe Kane and Toews a combined 21$ million this season along with other current contracts to key players. Chicago will be forced to make some difficult trades in order to clear up cap space to remain under the cap ceiling....
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues fall flat at home, don't clinch playoff berth

  As usual, the Vancouver Canucks were strong on the road. The St. Louis Blues didn't put up much of a fight. Radim Vrbata had a goal and assist, and Eddie Lack made 23 saves as the Canucks opened a four-game trip with a 4-1 victory over the struggling Blues on Monday night. They will look for a repeat Tuesday against the Predators. "We rise to the occasion against those good teams...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Michalek: “It seems like everybody’s doing different things and isn’t on the same page”

As if the Blues’ recent losing streak wasn’t concerning enough, the quotes from the Blues following their loss to Vancouver may leave you pressing the panic button. Zbynek Michalek, the supplier of the team’s lone goal and one awesome save, addressed the media and had some pretty worrisome things to say. Michalek: "I don't think there's one good thing about our game right...
Via Frozen Notes
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vrbata, Lack strong in Canucks' win over Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and assist, and Eddie Lack made 23 saves as the Vancouver Canucks opened a four-game trip with a 4-1 victory over the struggling St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Zbynek Michalek scored for the Blues, who never led and missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a victory. St. Louis has lost two straight at home, has one win its last six games...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vrbata, Lack strong in Canucks' 4-1 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Radim Vrbata had a goal and assist, and Eddie Lack made 23 saves as the Vancouver Canucks opened a four-game trip with a 4-1 victory over the struggling St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Zbynek Michalek scored for the Blues, who never led and missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a victory. St. Louis has lost two straight at home, has one win its last six games...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues hope to finish road trip on high note when they face off with Flyers

After getting some time to rest and add new players, the St. Louis Blues will try to finish their five-game road stretch on a high note and aid their pursuit of the Central Division lead. The Blues will first seek to get back in the win column Thursday night by sending the Philadelphia Flyers to their fourth loss in five games. St. Louis got a chance to return home during a three...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues-Flyers Preview

After getting some time to rest and add new players, the St. Louis Blues will try to finish their five-game road stretch on a high note and aid their pursuit of the Central Division lead. The Blues will first seek to get back in the win column Thursday night by sending the Philadelphia Flyers to their fourth loss in five games. St. Louis got a chance to return home during a three...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add depth, deal for Jokinen, Michalek, Bortuzzo

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues made three deals before the trade deadline, none of them game-changers. That was a big shift from the previous two seasons, when they acquired goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in hopes of mounting a deep playoff push. General manager Doug Armstrong wasn't about to criticize high asking prices at Monday's deadline. Miller cost St...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues go with small fixes over major additions at trade deadline

ST. LOUIS -- A busy trade deadline day resulted in minor fixes rather than major additions for the St. Louis Blues. It's a departure from the past two years for general manager Dave Armstrong, who added No. 1 goaltender Ryan Miller last March and top line defenseman Jay Bouwmeester the year before. But Monday's deals reflect Armstrong's overall satisfaction with his team, particularly...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add defense and depth at the trade deadline

The St. Louis Blues were one of the most active teams on deadline day, completing three trades which addressed needs both at defense and in terms of their depth. The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Jokinen over the course of the day and in doing so they gave Blues fans a lot to talk about. Let’s break this down. The Blues ended up receiving Michalek...
Via Frozen Notes
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/2/15

What everyone is talking about THE TRADE DEADLINE IS IN LAST THAN TWO HOURS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Here are all the live deadline trackers, and not any of that “individual trade news” ********. WE WANT ALL OF THE TRADES. ESPN, NBC, Fox, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, CBC, NHL.com ScoreboardWinnipeg 5, Los Angeles 2 – This is a game with important playoff implications...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues acquire D Zbynek Michalek form Coyotes

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues bolstered a defense that's been without All-Star Kevin Shattenkirk for a month, acquiring veteran Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Maxim Letunov. The 32-year-old Michalek also is out, however, missing two weeks with a concussion. In 53 games, he has two goals and six assists and is among...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues acquire veteran defenseman Zbynek Michalek from Arizona

Just a few hours before Monday's trade deadline, the Blues finally found a new defenseman.  Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michalek will join St. Louis for a draft pick and a prospect yet to be determined, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Michalek has two goals and six assists in six games for the Coyotes, who are out of the playoff race in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline Live: Dion Phaneuf’s Name Popping Up In Rumors

10:23 a.m.: If you’re wondering where Dion Phaneuf might end up, it sounds like the Detroit Red Wings are trying to get something done for Toronto’s captain. Talks are continuing between Toronto and Detroit on a Dion Phaneuf deal. #tradecentre— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 02, 2015 10:20 a.m.: The Bruins are also in the mix for Zbynek Michalek, according to Renaud Lavoie...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 27, 2015  |  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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 22, 2015  |  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
February 22, 2015  |  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
January 31, 2015  |  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
January 31, 2015  |  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
January 31, 2015  |  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
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