Fresh Start

Tonight the Arizona Coyotes face the Philadelphia Flyers to kick off the second half of the season. Both teams will be well rested because they had the last couple of days off due to the all-star break. The Coyotes had success against Philly back in December when they beat them 4-2. 1st time all star Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a very good weekend as he scored two goals during the skills...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Extinguishing The Flame

Tonight the Arizona Coyotes will take on the Calgary Flames for the second time in the last four days. The Flames have been a thorn in the side of the Coyotes as of late. They Have beaten them both times they played this season, the most recent being a 3-0 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday. Last night the Coyotes finally ended their three game losing streak and broke out of their...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Duck Season

Picture from Fox Sports Arizona’s website.         On Friday November 7th the Coyotes will travel to Anaheim to play the Ducks. Arizona is coming off of a big win versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are on a two game winning streak and are looking to further bury their most recent losing streak. Mike Smith has been on top his game as of late. The Gold medal winning goal tender...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rieder To The Rescue!!

  (Alex Brandon, AP / AP) After the Coyotes suffered another embarassing loss on Saturday to the Carolina Hurricanes they made a roster move after the game which could have a great effect on the team. They called up 21 year old, German born rookie Tobias Rieder. Rider was a fourth round pick by the Oilers in the 2011 draft. In the spring of 2013 Don Maloney worked his magic and...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Down in Florida, Up in Raleigh

     Down in Florida, Up in Raleigh    On Saturday November 1st the Arizona Coyotes look to swoop up into Carolina and take two points away from the Hurricanes. The ‘Canes are winless this season but it’s never safe to assume that they will go down with out putting up a fight. The Coyotes are coming off a painful loss against the Panthers. The game was going well until ex...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Writers Wanted

I am looking for writers to contribute to I am currently unable to keep up with the blog and would like someone (or a few someones) that are willing to post at least once per week on the Coyotes or their prospects. I am not too picky about funny or serious articles. Your writing style is up to you. There are some things I would like to see maintained but we can discuss...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Trade Thoughts

I started thinking the other day… Yes I know, I shouldn’t think so much. It can get me in trouble. I was watching fans on social media suggest trades. All kinds of trades. Trades I can’t imagine ever happening because one team would get the short end of the stick. Most fan trades seem to be, “How about I give your team X and your team can give me A, B and C”. Now, X is...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sky is Falling!

How many of us remember the story of Chicken Little? From the panic and outrage I’ve seen around the internet I feel most of us have forgotten Chicken Little. Games aren’t won or lost on paper. We haven’t even seen the final roster yet and many fans have already thrown in the towel. This reminds me of the off season the year we won the pacific and went to the western conference...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes Hire Former Buffalo GM

Yesterday the Coyotes announced Darcy Regier as Senior VP and Assistant GM. Regier was formerly in Buffalo for 17 years. He was fired in November 2013 due to Buffalo’s slow start. A young Darcy RegierPhoto from HockeyDB Regier was known in Buffalo for being emotional and passionate, sometimes even breaking down in tears. He cares about the players. Is this enough to get a job done...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes Work Trade Magic… Again

Sunday night I start making dinner, thinking that nothing was going on in the world. I sit down, eat and then open up the laptop to see if I missed anything in the last hour or so. HOLY CRAP! The Coyotes trade a 6th round pick for Sam Ganger and BJ Crombeen? WTF? This is what happen when you are being a responsible adult. You miss huge trades! Tampa Bay is also retaining a third...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft

It was a big weekend for the Coyotes. First, the name changed from Phoenix Coyotes to Arizona Coyotes. I am still in the habit of calling them Phoenix Coyotes and will be for some time. It takes time to adjust to these things. I still call the Suns’ arena America West Arena. Although I have gotten used to jobing and u of p so who knows. It was also the draft this weekend. The Coyotes...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Final UFAs

Here is the last of the Coyotes UFAs: Tim Kennedy Brett Hextall Andy Miele Brandon Yip Cade Fairchild John Mitchell These players mostly played in the AHL. Tim Kennedy played about half the year in the AHL and the other half in NHL. I really can’t comment too much on these players as I don’t have the time to follow every player in every league. I have a real job and a life...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three of a Kind

Ok, so they aren’t really three of a kind but it was a catchy title to tell you about the three free agents I have up my sleeve this week. I was supposed to do one each of the last two weeks but I got busy and didn’t get around to it. You now get three in one. Paul Bissonnette I see no reason why Biz would not be resigned. He is inexpensive and works hard. He shows up every time...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UFA: Thomas Greiss

I feel Greiss may test the waters as he wants to be a starter; I just don’t feel there is a team that would sign him as a starter. I can’t think of too many teams that need a starter, let alone one who has never proven himself to be a starter. I can think of maybe 4 or 5 times that will need a starter. There are some big names who will most likely make it to free agency, including...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFA: Derek Morris

This week’s UFA is Derek Morris, or DMo as fans usually call him. DMo at Summer Camp I can say with almost 100% certainty that DMo will not be back next season. With the slew of young dmen chomping at the bit to break into the NHL, DMo’s services aren’t really needed. DMo has been with the team for quite some time (off and on) and I believe his time is done. He is getting up...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFA: Radim Vrbata

The first in my series of Coyotes unrestricted free agents is Radim Vrbata. I am going to say he will resign with Phoenix with 97% certainty. Do we all remember what happened the last time he tried to see if the grass was greener elsewhere? Here is a visual aid of what Vrbata looked like several years ago (he looks much the same now). Photo Copyright Hipchecks, 2014. Vrbata has...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back, looking forward

The Coyotes did not have the best season this year. I am kind of glad it’s over; it was becoming painful to watch. Besides, had we made the playoffs and went up against the Ducks I feel that series would be over so fast. We now have the time to devote to figuring out what went wrong and making the necessary changes to be better next year. I am not going to go into free agents and...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

End of the Season

The season has come to an end for the Phoenix Coyotes. They were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday when the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues. The Coyotes still had two games to go; one against the Sharks and the last one against the Stars. It has been a long season, full of ups and downs. There are s few areas that need work in the off season (we will save this for a later...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hits

A few things that did not warrant their own post or fit in with Monday’s Misconduct means you get some quick hits! 1. Coyotes will have a pre-season game against the Flames as part of the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville. You can read more about it here. (Wouldn’t it be great if Kraft US did something like this? I bet a lot of rinks would love this.) 2. The Coyotes alumni team will take...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

To playoff or not to playoff…

Another Monday, another Misconduct. The Coyotes are still fighting for the last playoff spot. They are somewhat battling with the Dallas Stars… in case you weren’t aware. I feel the Stars may have the upper hand. Of course I want the Coyotes to win and do well but this team has not been consistent this season. They also don’t seem to really want it. At least the Stars gave...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What Should the Coyotes Fix?

All over twitter fans were calling for Mike Smith's head on a platter. Then Greiss put in an awful performance and you started to see people blame the defense. I even saw a few random tweets wondering about Tippett and Maloney. I think I saw one lone tweet (besides my own) wondering about offense from the forwards. We all know the Coyotes are struggling. That much is obvious. Many...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

First Ever Giveaway

I am doing my first ever giveaway! I know you will all want to toss your hat in the ring for this one. What are you doing Tuesday, February 4th? Well, if you win this contest you will be enjoying the Phoenix Coyotes take on the Dallas Stars. That's right, I am giving away two (2) upper bowl tickets to the game on the 4th. Free tickets, who doesn't want that? The tickets do...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Misconduct: Episode 1

I like alliteration. And one of my goals this year is to write more consistently. Put these together and you get Monday Misconduct, my new weekly column.   My plan is to write about what happened over the past week and maybe take a look at what is coming. This is your very first edition!   Please remember to enter the contest for two free tickets to the game against Dallas...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Misconduct: Capricious Coyotes

Oh my, I just realized we are in February now. Where has the season gone? The Olympic break will be here before you know it. Speaking of Olympic break, would anyone be interesting in posting articles? I won't be able to do the coverage myself but would love some guest(s) post(s) on how the Coyotes/USA are doing there. And yes I am biased, I care most about the USA as whole than say...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Misconduct: Welcome to 1980

The week leading up to the Olympic break was typical Coyotes. They had a Dallas sandwich with Chicago as the meat.   Tuesday was Dallas at Phoenix. What can I say about the game? Vermette scored our only goal. *yawn* Where were the Coyotes that took on Pittsburgh?  Friday was awesome. Not only did the Coyotes beat Chicago but they had members of the 1980 Olympics team present...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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