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  • Off the Ice: Coyotes, D-backs keep it all in the family

    Isn’t family nice? Sure, family members lead to sibling squabbles, stressful situations and an overall dread of the holidays, but at the end of the day, you can sit back, appreciate your similarities and have a laugh together. In Arizona, we have four major sports teams. They seem to get along pretty well, but basically […]
  • DDB: Five things to know about Vermette

    GLENDALE — Wednesday was a busy day for the Coyotes with a practice, a flight to Calgary and the acquisition of Antoine Vermette. Needing immediate help at center, the Coyotes plucked Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets for minor-league goalie Curtis McElhinney and two draft picks. Visit for full details of the trade. I […]
  • Coyotes add veteran Antoine Vermette in trade

    The Phoenix Coyotes made a trade Wednesday, acquiring center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a pair of draft picks and minor league goalie Curtis McElhinney. Vermette, 29, comes to the Coyotes having recorded 8-19-27 in 60 games with the Blue Jackets this season. “We are extremely pleased to acquire Antoine,” […]
  • Off the Ice: Time to pump the brakes, Coyotes fans

    Holy rumor mill, Batman. It started late last week with reports of the Greg Jamison group being approved by the NHL as the buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes. There was still a long way to go in the deal, but there was a large amount of progress that fans had been waiting for. Naturally, the […]
  • Conflicting reports on Coyotes ownership front

    Could we be nearing the end of the long ownership saga surrounding the Phoenix Coyotes? A report from Mike Sunnucks in the Phoenix Business Journal indicates that the NHL is close to finalizing a deal to sell the team to former San Jose Sharks executive Greg Jamison that would keep the Coyotes in Glendale. Sunnucks […]
  • Coyotes outshine Stars in overtime win

    Mike Smith’s scoreless streak may have been snapped at 171 minutes in the Coyotes’ 2-1 overtime win against the Dallas Stars Saturday in Glendale, AZ — but the Coyotes netminder’s sterling play along with Radim Vrbata’s career-high 28th goal stole the show. “I am happy about it,” Vrbata said in regards to tallying his career-high […]
  • Smith adds to playoff intensity in win against Kings

    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith posted his fourth shutout of the season on Thursday in a 1-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings, and that came with an altercation Smith hasn’t been in for some time. “I’ve tried to put that part of the game out of my game and worry about stopping the puck, […]
  • DDB: Smith says being starter easier than being backup

    GLENDALE — Mike Smith was the obvious choice for the NHL’s First Star of the Week award after his outstanding play in four victories last week. Smith allowed only three goals on 122 shots in those four games – wins over Detroit, Dallas, Calgary and Chicago. On Saturday, he blanked the Blackhawks on 38 shots […]
  • Roenick to join Coyotes Ring of Honor

    Jeremy Roenick will enter into an elite class when he is inducted into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor before Saturday’s game with the Chicago Blackhawks. “It is very, very flattering and humbling for me,” Roenick said. “Being able to play two stints here, the fact that they are recognizing me in this kind of […]
  • DDB: Practices Have Sparked Winning Streak

    GLENDALE – The beginning of this blog is about practice. Not a game. Practice. How silly is that? With apologies to Allen Iverson, it’s not silly at all. The Coyotes had three practices in a row at Arena last week in between games. Since those workouts, the team has posted a 3-0-0 record and […]
  • A milestone for Coyotes’ F Ray Whitney

    When the Phoenix Coyotes take the ice Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings at Arena, left winger Ray Whitney will reach a milestone. Whitney will play in his 1,200th career game, becoming only the 8th active NHL player to reach that mark. The 39-year old Whitney broke into the league April 15, 1992 […]
  • Depth, time off pay dividends for Coyotes

    The Phoenix Coyotes made a statement Saturday night on home ice against the Pacific Division leading San Jose Sharks — playing like a rejuvenated team still hungry for a playoff berth. Three days of intensive practice and workouts paid dividends for the Coyotes, who bested their division rivals, 5-3, in front of a crowd of […]
  • Off the Ice: San Jose win sets tone for playoff push

    Three points. That’s all that separates the Phoenix Coyotes and the eight playoff spot. Two wins will put them over the edge. A win and a loss during free hockey. Doesn’t seem so tough. But the three teams in the way are. Calgary, Dallas and Colorado are all just as hungry for that spot and […]
  • DDB: Key Numbers to Follow

    GLENDALE – The Coyotes don’t play again until Saturday night at home against San Jose so I figured today would be a good day for a fresh blog. Knowing how readers love blogs with lists and/or numbers in them, I submit the following list of seemingly random numbers – with explanations as to why they […]
  • Yandle enjoys NHL All-Star experience

    “Nobody likes losing, but it was a good weekend.” The comment by Keith Yandle pretty much sums up his recent trip to Ottawa for the 2012 All-Star Game. The Coyotes defenseman posted one assist for Team Alfredsson in the 12-9 loss to Team Chara Sunday. Yandle nearly scored his first All-Star goal as well, but […]