PHOENIX COYOTES NEWS

Making Ice In Arizona

from Jeff Eisenberg at PuckDaddy, When the Phoenix Coyotes hired Canada native J.J. Straker as their ice maker last summer, the new job inspired more than just the usual congratulatory hugs and handshakes from his friends and family. "There was a lot of excitement because people knew hockey's my passion, but they would ask, 'How are you going to do that there...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just When You Thought All Was Well With The Coyotes

from Peter Corbett of the Arizona Republic, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers on Monday asked the state attorney general to investigate a previously undisclosed meeting of City Council members and an Arizona Coyotes attorney last June, days before the council approved a $225 million agreement with the team. Weiers, who voted against the deal that kept the hockey team in Glendale...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Looking For More Offense

#451386760 / gettyimages.com The Coyotes have had an eventful offseason that has seen, among other things, a name change for the club; dropping Phoenix to instead represent the entire state of Arizona. The Coyotes are on a mission to represent their state well after missing out on the playoffs each of the last two seasons. Despite the two year playoff drought this is an Arizona...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Moss re-signs with Coyotes while on his honeymoon

The NHL's free-agent signing period opened three days before winger David Moss' wedding July 4 and six days before he embarked on a honeymoon in Turks and Caicos with his wife Erinn. Surely, he figured, a deal could be worked out before he left the country. But it wasn't until Moss was nearing the end of his beach vacation that he signed not one but two contracts, eventually...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Need More Goals

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, It's clear the Coyotes need to bolster their scoring options, but by late July or early August the remaining free agents don't usually provide that type of impact. A trade still is a possibility, and that might be the best remedy. But even that might take some time to execute — perhaps in training camp when teams have...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Mike Ribeiro And David Poile Answer Some Questions

Mike Ribeiro and David Poile answered questions from the media after Ribeiro signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Predators. Watch the 15 minute video below... Continue reading "Video- Mike Ribeiro And David Poile Answer Some Questions"
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bissonnette exits Valley with class, many fans

Paul Bissonnette didn't know it at the end of the 2013-14 season when he met with general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett. He knows it now.  Bissonnette won't be with the Arizona Coyotes next season. "It sucks," the Coyotes' fan favorite said Tuesday. "It's really sad because I had a blast there for five years. I met a lot of awesome people...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ribeiro holds no grudges with Coyotes

The Mike Ribeiro experiment lasted all of one season before behavioral issues led the Coyotes to buy him out just before the NHL Draft in June.  But he didn't appear to hold any grudges after signing a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, despite some blunt comments from Coyotes general manager Don Maloney upon Ribeiro's Valley exit....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro to Nashville

Mike Ribeiro was expected to and did make an announcement today on where he would sign this season upcoming. This comes just a few weeks after being bought out after the 1st year of a 4 year contract and essentially trashed by Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney, saying he had behavioral issues that were detrimental to the team and could not be tolerated further. Well, Ribeiro has...
Via Save By Richter
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why signing troubled but talented center Ribeiro is a great idea for Preds

If proof was ever needed that the Nashville Predators are focusing on the forward position, look no further than today. In an off-season where they’ve already added sniper James Neal and veteran center Olli Jokinen, General Manager David Poile and the Predators signed another offensive weapon this morning. Former All-Star Mike Ribeiro, fresh off of a disappointing season with...
Via Section 303
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign forward Mike Ribeiro to one-year deal

The Nashville Predators have found another bargain deal and signed veteran center Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million deal for the upcoming season. Ribeiro was most recently bought out by the Arizona Coyotes, seeing the remaining three years of his contract bought out. While there have been rumors of behavioral issues surrounding Ribeiro in his most recent outing with the Coyotes...
Via The Predatorial
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk: An Underwhelming Trade

A year ago, one could understand why the Coyotes would want to sign free-agent goalie Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk came away from the 2012-2013 season with career highs and a promising outlook—he had a 2.57 goals against average as well as a .921 save percentage. However, Dubnyk’s last season with the Edmonton Oilers makes the Coyotes’ choice a little more uncertain. His season with...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes announce contract extensions for Playfair, Effinger, O'Hearn

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes signed associate coach Jim Playfair and director of pro scouting Frank Effinger to multiyear contract extensions, the team announced Monday. Chris O'Hearn also was promoted to vice president of hockey operations. As per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Playfair enters his fourth season as Coyotes' associate coach in 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Grading free agency

With a free agent pool whose biggest names were Ryan Miller and Paul Stastny, 2014 was already destined to be a slow offseason. Take all that indifference and combine it with a shoestring budget and you get the Arizona Coyotes offseason. Or at least, that’s what the moves suggest.When your biggest signings are a backup goaltender and a fourth-line center, there is very little to...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes re-sign David Moss for one-year

Coyotes bring back forward David Moss for another year
Via Puckrant.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign Moss to one-year contract

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have signed forward David Moss to a one-year contract. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Moss recorded 8-14-22 and 18 penalty minutes in 79 games with the Coyotes last season. The 32-year-old native of Livonia, Mich., registered 74-92-166 and 133 PIM in 441 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames and Coyotes. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Moss Staying In Arizona

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward David Moss to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “David is an intelligent, steady, reliable player who fits into our style of play,” said Maloney. “We are pleased David decided to resign with us in Arizona.”...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Darkhorse Gaudet embracing opportunity

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The majority of NHL prospects confront sobering realities early in their careers.  They won't be signing eight-figure contracts. They won't be the Hart, Norris or Vezina trophy candidates they fantasized. And in many cases, they won't lock down a regular gig in the world's top league. Coyotes prospect Tyler Gaudet came to grips with the first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Domi's opportunity has arrived

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Barring unforeseen disasters of his own or fate's making, Max Domi will make the Coyotes roster this fall. And when he does, there will be pressure. Pressure to play a complete game in all three zones. Pressure to compete every shift. Pressure to avoid the rookie-mandated mistakes that will get coach Dave Tippett's teeth grinding. And pressure to produce...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will anyone take a chance on now-suspect center Mike Ribeiro?

Imagine you are an NHL general manager. You've got some money to spend and you need a top-six center. You already missed out on Paul Stastny, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski, but there's still that hole that needs to be filled and it's a rather important one. Now imagine that there is a veteran center who has averaged 0.75 points per game and is guaranteed at least...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

History could be Coyotes' guide with Dubnyk

If you were underwhelmed by the Coyotes' signing of backup free-agent goalie Devan Dubnyk last week, the former Oiler, Predator and Canadien would probably understand. Last season was literally worse than Dubnyk's darkest dreams. "I don't think there are really words to characterize it," he said. "The best way I can put it is if you had asked me what the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Major Changes In Store For Arizona Coyotes

On June 27th the Coyotes officially  dropped the original Phoenix name and donned the title of Arizona to better represent the entire state as a whole.  But a simple  name change isn’t the only new thing surrounding the desert dogs this upcoming off-season. The Coyotes began their new era,  deciding to buy out the contract of  Mike Ribeiro and cutting ties with the veteran...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Regier new assistant GM, senior VP for Coyotes

Darcy Regier talks to the media. Credit: Dan Hickling (Olean Times Herald)   General Manager Don Maloney of the Arizona Coyotes announced the signing of 17 year Buffalo Sabers general manager Darcy Regier. Regier was the longest tenured general manager for the Buffalo Sabers in their 44 year history. He managed the franchise for 17 years, building the 1999 team that went to the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata tried to work out deal with Arizona Coyotes

As his cellphone flooded with text messages and missed calls barely a few hours into Thursday in the Czech Republic, coveted free agent Radim Vrbata was fast asleep. His wife, Petra, who was awake feeding the couple's newborn son, Oliver, finally nudged Vrbata out of bed once his agent, Rich Evans, called Petra to deliver the news. A deal was done. "Crazy couple days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk hopes to bounce back with Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes have been successful at plucking goalies out of adversity and serving as the foundation for their resurgence. Ilya Bryzgalov joined the Coyotes as a waiver-wire pickup and eventually led them to a 50-win season and their first playoff berth in eight years. Current No. 1 Mike Smith was in the minors a season before the Coyotes took a chance on him in free agency, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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