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  • Desert Dog Blog: Rick Knickle eager to begin his job

    Rick Knickle is eager to start his new job as Director of Amateur Scouting for the Coyotes and eager to put his stamp on the team’s development system. “As far as prospects go, I think they’re on the right track and they have some good pieces,” Knickle told me on Thursday morning. “I’m looking to […]
  • Coyotes sign new goaltender

    The Phoenix Coyotes have added depth at the goalie position. According to NBC Sports, the team has signed Justin Pogge to a one year deal. The team did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but it is not expected to be much as Pogge will likely remain in the American Hockey League. Pogge […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Coyotes and Korpikoski reach agreement

    The Coyotes and restricted free agent Lauri Korpikoski agreed to the terms of his new two-year contract about three minutes before his salary arbitration hearing was set to begin in Toronto on Wednesday morning. I’m told negotiations between the Coyotes, Korpikoski and Korpikoski’s agent, Larry Kelly, were rekindled at about 8:45 EDT and a deal […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Miele’s Night at the ESPYs

    Coyotes prospect Andy Miele didn’t win the 2011 ESPY for Best Male College Athlete on Wednesday night, but that didn’t dampen his experience at the annual star-studded awards show in Los Angeles. That’s because Miele, who won the Hobey Baker Award in April, got to rub elbows with royalty of the sports world for a […]
  • Phoenix Coyotes are NHL’s biggest disappointment

    The Diamondbacks are in the middle of a playoff race, but the other professional sports teams in the Valley are causing fans to scratch their heads. The Phoenix Coyotes still do not know where they will call home in two seasons, but wherever it is, the fans are likely to be frustrated. The Business Journals […]
  • DDB: Coyotes prospect heads to ESPYs

    While most of the Coyotes prospects headed home on Monday after the team's annual development camp, center Andy Miele started making his way to Los Angeles for Wednesday's ESPY extravaganza.
  • Don’t believe everything you read about Hulsizer and the Phoenix Coyotes

    A few things have become clear over the years when it comes to the Phoenix Coyotes ownership saga. Like being engaged, nothing is official until the contract is signed, and you can’t trust much of what is coming from the Canadian media. Today’s source of misinformation comes courtesy of a usual suspect, David Shoalts of […]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov says he was tired during playoffs

    Ilya Bryzgalov is saying all the right things about joining the Philadelphia Flyers. Yet, what he is saying about his effort as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes may not be what Valley fans had hoped to hear. “I want to be the guy who can carry this team,” Bryzgalov said on a conference call […]
  • Former Coyote potential owner interested in Blues

    PHOENIX – Matthew Hulsizer must really want to own an NHL franchise. After being tied to the Phoenix Coyotes for awhile before eventually walking away, Hulsizer is now believed to be interested in purchasing at least a stake in the St. Louis Blues. According to David Shoalts of the Globe & Mail, the Chicago-based businessman […]
  • Glendale considering life without the Phoenix Coyotes

    While most people would like the keep the Coyotes in Phoenix, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs has begun to envision life without the NHL. “At some point, and I have reached that point, we have to say this is the situation the way it is, we must move on,” Scruggs told Channel 12’s Brahm Resnik. “We […]
  • DDB: Yandle wants to be Coyote for long time

    GLENDALE – The Coyotes have taken a major step in solidifying their defense by re-signing All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle to a five-year contract. After a lull in talks, negotiations between Yandle, a restricted free agent, and the Coyotes heated up Tuesday morning and the deal was closed on Tuesday afternoon. Yandle, 24, said that when […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Yotes in the market for a goalie

    GLENDALE – The NHL free agent signing period begins Friday and Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney will likely be a busy man as he and his staff reshape the team for the 2011-12 season. With Ilya Bryzgalov – the team’s MVP last season – now gone, Maloney’s attention will be focused on finding a new […]
  • Time for Coyotes to break from the past

    It’s time, Coyotes fans. For too long you’ve supported a team that continues to take traditions from a town that didn’t want them. For too long you’ve perpetuated the stereotype that hockey can’t survive in the desert. For too long, you’ve beaten a long dead horse. The Coyotes ownership situation is a disaster. There. I […]
  • One potential owner drops out of Phoenix Coyotes race

    And then there were two. Just hours after news emerged that there were three groups interested in purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes (Matthew Hulsizer, Jerry Reinsdorf and a mystery group), one of those interested parties has taken their name out of consideration. Hulsizer has decided to end his pursuit of the Coyotes according to the Phoenix […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Post-Draft Thoughts

    GLENDALE – Below are some thoughts and observations about the Coyotes and the moves they made at this weekend’s 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Saint Paul, Minn. • The Coyotes made eight picks over two days at the draft. They chose six forwards and two defensemen. You may notice a trend with their picks; competitive […]