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  • ‘Yotes pick up O’Reilly from Nashville

    The Phoenix Coyotes swung a trade on Friday, acquiring center Cal O’Reilly from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft. O’Reilly, a 25-year-old Toronto native, was originally a 5th-round pick of the Predators in 2005 (150th overall selection). He made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season, […]
  • Off the Ice: Kyle Turris’ impact on the domino effect

    Dominoes are fun. I remember, as a kid, pushing them all over to watch them fall in a neat little line, the momentary chaos making all the hard work of placing each one just right completely worth the trouble. Into my adult years, I still enjoy a sweet YouTube clip of a domino setup, but […]
  • DDB: Doan Would Trade Milestones for Wins

    GLENDALE – When it comes to talking about milestones, Coyotes captain Shane prefers to talk about other people’s rather than his. I learned this a long time ago, but it was underlined for me after practice today when I tried to speak to Doan about how he scored his 300th NHL goal on Tuesday night […]
  • Coyotes Shane Doan scores 300th career goal

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan reached a significant achievement on Tuesday, scoring his 300th career goal. Doan was able to beat Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen at the 8:13 mark of the third period for the milestone goal and it gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead in the game. Unfortunately for Doan and Phoenix, […]
  • Off the Ice: Miele confirms his own potential

    It’s official. Hobey Baker award winner and Coyotes top prospect Andy Miele is going to be a part of the roster for a while. With Kyle Turris still a contractual hold-out, the Coyotes had a choice between Petteri Nokelainen and Miele. Nokelainen was dealt to the Canadiens, so it’s obvious the team is banking on […]
  • DDB: Miele to make NHL debut Sunday

    GLENDALE – I had a chance to speak with Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney during Friday’s practice and I asked him to explain why the team recalled center Andy Miele from the American Hockey League. “Andy had a strong training camp and he’s been our best player in the AHL and we think he can […]
  • Off the Ice: Kyle Turris for Zach Parise trade topics tackled

    On Wednesday, I tweeted a rumor about the New Jersey Devils being interested in Phoenix Coyotes holdout center Kyle Turris and the possibility that the Coyotes may be able to pry Zach Parise away from the Devils. Boy, did that get some responses. @ghosthoffa, along with @HR1616, see Parise’s value and know that the Devils […]
  • DDB: Maloney analyzes first five games

    GLENDALE – So, what do we know about the 2011-12 Coyotes after five games? Certainly there have been some highs and some lows already in the young season. I asked General Manager Don Maloney what he thought on Wednesday after the team’s practice inside Arena. “We’ve seen some extremes, that’s for sure,” Maloney said. […]
  • Off the Ice: Defense-first just isn’t working

    When you look at the numbers, the Phoenix Coyotes and their defense-first emphasis seems to be working really well. They have allowed just as many goals as they have scored (16) and have slightly less shots than their opponents (151 to 156) in the first five games. But their record doesn’t back the numbers, as […]
  • DDB: Ekman-Larsson emerging as key cog

    GLENDALE – Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson appears poised to have a breakout season in the NHL. Ekman-Larsson’s three goals in four games this season are tops in the NHL among defensemen and tied for fifth for all skaters. “Ekman-Larsson has taken the next step,” Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said after Saturday’s 4-1 win over […]
  • DDB: Bissonnette Eager for “Fun Rivalry” to Begin

    GLENDALE — Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette has more than 147,000 followers on Twitter so he’s used to getting chirped online on a daily basis about his off-ice escapades, his playing time and a wide variety of other topics. Lately, @BizNasty2point0, has been getting plenty of chirps from fans of the Winnipeg Jets regarding Saturday’s game […]
  • Doan’s been here forever, will he stay in PHX?

    A lot of things have changed in the Valley of the Sun since 1996. One thing hasn’t: Shane Doan, an original Phoenix Coyote, is still in town. Phoenix’s longest-tenured athlete will play in his 15th home opener Saturday night when the Coyotes host the Winnipeg Jets at Arena in Glendale. The fact that Doan […]
  • Off the Ice: Trade wishlist for Phoenix Coyotes

    When the Phoenix Coyotes announced that Kyle Chipchura was going on waivers on Wednesday, I assumed there would be a young center coming in, most likely Andy Miele. I may be wrong. The Coyotes said that Chipchura would not be moved down to AHL Portland, but would remain on the roster, tipping the hat towards […]
  • Off the Ice: Phoenix Coyotes are the next Green Bay Packers

    Potential is a nasty little word for a sports team. It can mean that a team is on the -up-and-up, headed for playoff, and possibly championship, glory. It can also be used in a sense of confusion by fans when they wonder why a team with so much potential can fail. But potential was the […]
  • Off the Ice: Time to embrace Paul Bissonette’s talents

    The time has come. The Phoenix Coyotes are a West Coast hockey team who play a West Coast style — the emphasis is on passing, fluid skating and, well, “pretty” hockey. It has moved away from the grittiness and physicality of the East Coast brand, but there are still players in the Western Conference who […]