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  • Steve Sullivan: Coyotes have a ‘winning attitude’ in dressing room

    Under Dave Tippett, the Phoenix Coyotes have rarely been labeled as one of the sexier, flashier teams in the NHL. But after three straight playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals last season, Tippett and Co. are starting to attract veterans from around the league. Steve Sullivan broke into the NHL in […]
  • Phoenix Coyotes not rewarded with national TV schedule

    Coming off their best season since coming to the Valley in 1996, the Phoenix Coyotes were more than deserving of getting some extra national exposure when the 2013 schedule was unveiled Saturday night. While the 48-game slate certainly hampered those hopes a bit, NBC and the NBC Sports Network didn’t do the Pacific Division champions […]
  • Phoenix Coyotes’ 48-game schedule released

    The NHL lockout is officially over, as the NHLPA ratified a new CBA deal Saturday. With the season set to get under way on January 19, the only question left to be answered was what would the Phoenix Coyotes’ schedule look like in 2013? Wait no more. The defending Pacific Division champions have released the […]
  • Report: Coyotes to offer upcoming deals for loyal fans

    Just a day after Shane Doan helped orchestrate an end to the NHL’s 113-day lockout, the Coyotes captain was rather candid about what the league needs to do moving forward to repair its strained relationship with the fans. “I think just a humble apology for everything and that we’re going to do everything we can […]
  • Upcoming Coyotes season ‘going to be like a mini playoff series’

    How many times have fans heard their respective teams –coaches and players — recite the phrase: It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s cliché and may very well ring true, unless of course you’re talking about the upcoming lockout-shortened hockey season. “Everybody wants to come out of the gate and do well,” Phoenix Coyotes head […]
  • Greg Jamison, Phoenix Coyotes may be our only hope

    If you look hard enough with the right amount of nerdy perspective, potential Phoenix Coyotes owner Greg Jamison bears a striking resemblance to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Which is fitting, because Jamison may very well be the Arizona sports fan’s only hope. We’re fortunate to have a team in each of the “big four” sports, but of […]
  • Did Shane Doan end the NHL lockout?

    The 113-day NHL lockout is over and soon we’ll have hockey being played in arenas all over North America. The prospect of having a season looked bleak, but suddenly Sunday morning, news broke of an agreement between the league and the NHLPA. A story by Larry Brooks in this morning’s New York Post describes some […]
  • Coyotes’ captain Shane Doan optimistic sale of team will happen

    Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan is an admitted eternal optimist. He believed wholeheartedly, even in the darkest hours of the NHL labor talks, that there would be a hockey season. “I did believe we were going to play again and yet that argument was getting harder and harder to make as it went further along,” […]
  • Phoenix Coyotes Shane Doan: Lockout ‘tarnished’ the sport

    A deal to end the NHL lockout was finally reached after an arduous 113 days on Sunday. The league and players’ association agreed on a new 10-year deal to end the latest labor stoppage which cost the league 34 games. A shortened season has now been tentatively set to begin on January 19, and no […]
  • Coyotes’ Mike Smith ready for season to start

    At the Ice Den in Scottsdale Monday morning, it looked like the NHL labor stoppage never happened. About 30 players were on the ice for open skate, a scene we’ve witnessed several times over the last few months. But this time was different. After a 113-day lockout, the NHL and the players’ union agreed to […]
  • Doan: We owe the fans an apology

    It lasted 113 days, but the latest NHL labor stoppage is over and soon, the defending Pacific Division champion Phoenix Coyotes will take the ice in Glendale for their 16th season in the desert. Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who signed a new four-year contract to stay in Phoenix the day before the lockout started, says […]
  • Lost games a win for NHL, fans

    Shane Doan has been traded. Effective this week, Captain Coyote is no longer a shirt and tie-wearing member of the suits. Since the NHL Lockout is now over, that puts Captain Coyote back among the fashionable crowd wearing sweaters (his designer logo happens to be the letter “C”). “From being in the room quite a […]
  • Report: Greg Jamison on verge of announcing purchase of Coyotes

    The news couldn’t get much better for hockey fans around the country Sunday, as the league and players association tentatively agreed on a new 10-year deal that would essentially end the 113-day lockout. The NHL is current proposing a 48 or 50-game season in 2013, but fans in the Valley might have more reason to […]
  • Coyotes making money by not playing?

    The Phoenix Coyotes are better off not playing a game. At least, that may be the case financially. According to Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal, the NHL’s lockout is sparing the financially troubled franchise from losing money based on player salaries and the like. The team could turn a profit this season — […]
  • Season’s Greetings from the Valley sports teams

    It hasn’t been the easiest of years as far as many of the Valley’s pro teams are concerned. But for a few days, the players, coaches and members of the front office from each of the four respective teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes and Phoenix Suns) have a chance to sit back, relax […]