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Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics expert as assistant GM

What were you doing at the age of 25? Not running an NHL team's analytics department as assistant general manager?Well, then you're a little behind John Chayka, who it was reported Friday has been hired as the Coyotes' assistant GM under Don Maloney. The 25-year-old Chayka was a co-founder of analytics company Stathletes, which according to the site's description offers "over 100...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Unidentified NHL owner: Coyotes will move to Vegas

We’ve talked about Las Vegas receiving an NHL franchise for quite some time now. For the most part, the belief has been that the NHL will award an expansion franchise to the city. Most of the rumors about relocating an existing team to Vegas have failed to gain any traction, but that hasn’t stopped one unidentified NHL owner from offering their opinion on the Arizona Coyotes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' struggles lead to roster overhaul

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes knew there would be little margin for error with the roster they carried into the 2014-15 season. To have any chance of ending a two-year run of missing the playoffs, the Coyotes would need to play lockdown defense, have their goalie steal a few games and get scoring throughout the lineup. None of that happened, leading to one of the worst...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks secure No. 1 seed in West with victory over Coyotes

  Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg scored to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in the season finale on Saturday night. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves for the Ducks, who snapped a two-game losing streak and secured the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Anaheim will face Winnipeg in the first round of the playoffs. The Ducks set an NHL...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames complete season sweep of Coyotes

CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahan scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Monahan carried the puck up ice and into the Coyotes' zone and, after hitting the brakes in the slot, sent a shot past Mike Smith for his 31st goal of the season. It came less than 2 minutes after Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Monahan helps Flames get past Coyotes to improve playoff chances

  Sean Monahan scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Monahan carried the puck up ice and into the Coyotes' zone and, after hitting the brakes in the slot, sent a shot past Mike Smith for his 31st goal of the season. It came less than 2 minutes after Arizona capitalized on...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson leads Coyotes to win over Sharks

  Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3. Chris Tierney's tip...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes knock off Sharks 5-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3....
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Slow start leads to Coyotes' loss to Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in the opening 5 minutes and the San Jose Sharks held on for their fourth win in five games, 3-1 over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal for the Sharks, who moved within three points of Los Angeles and Winnipeg in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Early goals pay off as Sharks hold on to beat Coyotes

  Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in the opening 5 minutes and the San Jose Sharks held on for their fourth win in five games, 3-1 over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. Matt Nieto added an insurance goal late for the Sharks, who moved within three points of Los Angeles and Winnipeg in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Kings and Jets each...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward?

Throughout the season, my default response to the question, “Why are the Coyotes so bad?” has been automatic. I’ve led off that laundry-list of haplessness with the following name: Mike Smith. Such a list would be long enough at the moment to kill a couple of trees; however, it’s no longer completely fair to blame […] The post Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

It’s been a rough year for Kris Letang. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman suffered yet another health scare Saturday afternoon when he was hospitalized following a scary-looking hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan. The hit wasn’t the sort of high hit to the head or boarding we’ve come to expect when talking about injury-inducing plays. However, the scariest part...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Shane Doan injures Kris Letang behind the play

Penguins fans are furious after Kris Letang left with an injury following a late hit by Shane Doan. The incident occurred behind the play and directly in front of an official. The post GIF: Shane Doan injures Kris Letang behind the play appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 75: A good day to go to a gun bash. Pens host Coyotes.

Arizona Coyotes (23-44-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-11) 1:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA There is really only one reason to be excited about this game, and that is the return of Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Malkin is the game changer on this team, and probably the only player who can miss a significant amount of time and not miss a beat upon...
Via The Pensblog
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes broadcaster arrested at Buffalo casino, bit cop’s hand

Former NHL defenseman and Arizona Coyotes radio broadcaster Nick Boynton has been arrested after becoming belligerent at the Buffalo Creek Casino early Thursday morning, and when police officers tried to subdue him, he allegedly bit one of them on the hand. Boynton’s charges against him include assault and resisting arrest. Per the Associated Press report, the 36-year-old...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres fans cheer as Sam Gagner lifts Coyotes to OT win

  Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime. ''I've never been a part of that,'' Weber said. ''Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. But this is a whole new low right now.'' Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 4-3 win Thursday night, earning...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gagner lifts Coyotes by Sabres in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime. "I've never been a part of that," Weber said. "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. But this is a whole new low right now." Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 4-3 win Thursday...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gagner lifts Coyotes to 4-3 win over Sabres in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Thursday night, earning cheers from the last-place Sabres' fans hoping to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. Jordan Szwarz, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and David Moss also scored for Arizona, which has won consecutive games for just the second time in 2015. The...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson Continues To Thrive

UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 24: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Arizona Coyotes is pursued by Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN Sports/Mike Stobe) The 2014-2015 season has been a year to forget for the Arizona Coyotes, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson has shown the promise of...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arcobello's second goal lifts Coyotes past Red Wings in OT

DETROIT -- Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Mike Smith made 33 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes over the banged-up Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Tuesday night. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Coyotes, who have the worst record in the Western Conference. The Red Wings have lost seven of 10 and are clinging to third place in the Atlantic...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arcobello lifts Coyotes over banged-up Red Wings 5-4 in OT

DETROIT (AP) Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Mike Smith made 33 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes over the banged-up Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Tuesday night. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Coyotes, who have the worst record in the Western Conference. The Red Wings have lost seven of 10 and are clinging to third place in the...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Edler scores goal off Mike Smith's backside (Video)

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler scored a goal that bounced off the backside of Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during the third period of Sunday night's game in Glendale.Edler scored the power play goal on a bank shot that hit the goalpost and deflected off Smith's back into the net.Edler's goal broke the 1-1 tie and ended up being the game winner in the 3-1 Canucks...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Edler scores on deflection to help Canucks beat Coyotes

  For the second straight game, Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was the victim of a puck bouncing off the back of a player into his own net. This time, it was his own back -- no way to celebrate his 33rd birthday -- and it allowed the Vancouver Canucks to avoid a second damaging loss to one of the NHL's worst teams. Alexander Edler's shot glanced off the post and deflected...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith shoots the puck off Brandon Sutter and into his own net

Things are getting ugly in Arizona. While fans continue to discuss the team tanking for Connor McDavid, the Coyotes are spiraling out of control. We’ve seen some strange things, such as Mike Smith jumping over the puck to avoid making a save. Now Smith is helping the opposition a bit more directly by clearing the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. Meet the new Butt...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith shoots the puck off Brandon Sutter and into his own net

Things are getting ugly in Arizona. While fans continue to discuss the team tanking for Connor McDavid, the Coyotes are spiraling out of control. We’ve seen some strange things, such as Mike Smith jumping over the puck to avoid making a save. Now Smith is helping the opposition a bit more directly by clearing the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. Meet the new Butt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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