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  • Ownership not the only uncertainty facing the Coyotes this offseason

    A year ago it was the captain. This summer it’s the goaltender. It’s the head coach. It’s even the general manager. And yes, there is still that matter of ownership, which remains unsettled going on four years. “I didn’t think there was any chance that it could go for four years, but it has,” said […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Vrbata’s hat trick highlights victory in season finale

    For all intents and purposes Saturday’s game between the Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes meant nothing. The Ducks were firmly in the No. 2 seed out West, and the Coyotes had already been eliminated from postseason contention earlier in the week. Still, the two teams treated fans inside the Honda Center to the same kind […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Coyotes drop final home game to Avalanche

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a hockey game. So, we will give you ‘Yotes Notes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Coyotes’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Avalanche on April 26. The Good: […]
  • Coyotes coach: Road woes kept team out of postseason

    For the first time since 2009, the Phoenix Coyotes will not be participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This, coming after a season in which they reached the Western Conference Final, is nothing but disappointing. The Coyotes, who are 20-18-8 with 48 points, have two games left in their season, but the damage done by […]
  • The Postseason Hunt: Phoenix Coyotes edition

    With a lockout-shortened, 48-game schedule, every night during the 2013 NHL season is an important one, no more so than in the month of April. The Phoenix Coyotes are looking to make their fourth straight trip to the postseason, but it won’t be so easy this time around. Going into the last few weeks of […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Coyotes hold off Sharks

    The Phoenix Coyotes were playing for pride against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. The Coyotes were able to stave off a late push from the Sharks to pull out a 2-1 victory at Arena. The Good: Goaltender Mike Smith was sharp between the pipes for the Coyotes. Smith made 33 saves on […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Coyotes shut out by Red Wings

    The Phoenix Coyotes saw their already slim playoff hopes fade further in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The Coyotes remain in 11th place in the Western Conference with 46 points, five points behind eighth place Columbus. With three games left, the ‘Yotes can only get 52 points. The Blue Jackets can […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Shootout win keeps playoff hopes alive for Phoenix

    Following a one-point performance against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, the Phoenix Coyotes knew they could not afford to leave any points on the board the remainder of the 2012-13 season. Dave Tippett’s squad entered Saturday night’s contest against the Chicago Blackhawks firmly on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture and to get […]
  • Keith Yandle pays tribute to eight-year-old bombing victim

    The tragic events in Boston this past week touched those near and far in the sports world, including one member of the Phoenix Coyotes. Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle grew up a few miles outside of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, before going on to play at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham. As a native of the area, […]
  • Dave Tippett: Goalie Chad Johnson is our guy right now

    The Phoenix Coyotes lost a nail-biter to the St. Louis Blues Thursday night, falling 2-1 in a shootout. While the loss wasn’t what he wanted, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett was impressed with goaltender Chad Johnson’s play in place of the injured Mike Smith. “He was very solid,” Tippett told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns & Gambo. […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Coyotes fall to Blues in shootout

    The Phoenix Coyotes lost to the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday night. The Coyotes did gain a point in the defeat, but there playoff hopes appear to be slim. The ‘Yotes are in 11th place in the Western Conference with 44 points. They trail Detroit and Dallas by three points and […]
  • Coyotes coach: Too many players are just taking up a spot

    The Phoenix Coyotes sit four points out of the playoffs after Monday night’s 4-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks. With 43 points to its name, Phoenix stands at 11th place in the Western Conference. They trail the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets who have 45 and 47 points, respectively. But Coyotes head coach […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Frustrating loss keeps Phoenix from making ground in postseason race

    The Phoenix Coyotes were unable to gain any ground in the race for the postseason, as they were shut out 4-0 by the San Jose Sharks Monday night at Arena. With the loss Phoenix remains in 11th place in the Western Conference, four points back of the No. 8 seed. After a scoreless first, […]
  • Coyotes recall Chad Johnson, Nick Johnson

    The Phoenix Coyotes recalled two players from the Portland Pirates, their AHL affiliate team, Monday afternoon. Forward Nick Johnson was brought back after being sent down just a month ago. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward has totaled four goals and two assists in 17 games with the Coyotes this season. Goaltender Chad Johnson was also called […]
  • ‘Yotes Notes: Late-period goals cost Phoenix a chance to move up in standings

    In a playoff chase, every game is vital. Especially, when two points can be had against an inferior opponent. Friday night, the Phoenix Coyotes had an opportunity to close their three-game Canadian road swing with a win in Calgary, but three inopportune goals kept Dave Tippett’s squad from leaving the Saddledome in a tie for […]