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  • Goldwater Institute: Glendale missing significant portions of Coyotes deal

    The city of Glendale may be working towards an agreement to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, but the city may be working without all the facts, the Goldwater Institute said. “They just voted on a contract they don’t have the financial justification to explain,” said Starlee Rhoades, Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute […]
  • Former Coyotes owner says hockey won’t work in Arizona

    Former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes is keeping an eye on his former team’s efforts to stay in the Valley. The Glendale City Council is looking to vote on a proposal that would bring the franchise one step closer to being bought by former San Jose Sharks owner Greg Jamison, which sounds all well and […]
  • Judge denies Goldwater Institute’s temporary restraining order

    A Superior Court Judge has denied Goldwater Institute’s temporary restraining order against Glendale City Council’s decision on arena deal. Judge Katherine Cooper ruled that the Maricopa County Superior Court does not have the authority to block the Council from voting on the $325 million deal, expected to pass by a 4-3 vote. But Goldwater’s not […]
  • Goldwater Insititute wants restraining order in Coyotes vote

    The Glendale City Council may not get to vote on a proposed arena agreement between the city, the NHL and prospective buyer Greg Jamison on Friday. The conservative think tank announced Thursday in a statement that it will seek a temporary restraining order on the vote. Tomorrow morning the City of Glendale plans to consider […]
  • Mike Smith nominated for save of the year

    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has been nominated by the NHL for their Save of the Year award. You can view Smith’s nominated save below, and you can
  • Off the Ice: Choosing the lesser of two evils

    Sigh… Here we go again for Round 2 between the Goldwater Institute and the city of Glendale. The conservative think tank is again turning to the courts to stifle the deal, this time literally hours before a vote was expected. GWI said, and possibly rightfully so, that the city did not post the deal for […]
  • Study: Glendale better off with Coyotes than without

    A study conducted by a Valley economist said that the city of Glendale will be better off financially by keeping the Phoenix Coyotes rather than losing the team. According to the study, the cost of operating a Coyotes- less Arena would total $315.3 million over 20 years, the length of the proposed team purchase […]
  • Glendale leader says Coyotes deal will break city

    PHOENIX — The Glendale City Council is on the verge of approving a taxpayer-funded plan to keep the NHL Phoenix Coyotes in the Valley. And that is going to spell bad news for the West Valley city, according to Councilman Phillip Lieberman. The council will vote on the plan Friday morning. It calls for the […]
  • Shane Doan has the most delicious hockey stick ever

    Somewhere, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is green with envy. It became known during the 2011 NFL season that since he was a kid, Lynch would get rewarded with a handful of Skittles from his mother any time he scored a touchdown — a tradition that continues during his pro playing days. Nike even […]
  • Coyotes’ Doan a finalist for Mark Messier Leadership Award

    Coyotes captain Shane Doan’s leadership qualities may earn him a reward. It was announced Tuesday that Doan is a finalist for the 2011-12 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who is a superior leader in hockey and as a contributing member of society, according to a release. The other two finalists for […]
  • Coyotes avoid punishment for Game 5 conduct

    Needless to say, the Phoenix Coyotes were a frustrated hockey team just over a week ago. They had been outplayed, eliminated from the Western Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings in five games. And they felt that they were the victims of some shoddy officiating for much of the Los Angeles series. After several […]
  • Coyotes goalie Smith wants ownership resolution before new contract

    The Phoenix Coyotes would like to sign goalie Mike Smith to a contract extension, and with good reason. Smith, who signed a two-year deal prior to the 2011-12 season, was nothing short of a revelation for a team seeking a replacement for the departed Ilya Bryzgalov. Because Smith was not simply a replacement; he was […]
  • NHL looking into Coyotes’ Game 5 comments

    There’s no denying that the Phoenix Coyotes were beaten soundly in the Western Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings. There’s also no denying that following Tuesday night’s Game 5 overtime loss which ended their season, the Coyotes, to a man, were steamed about what they perceived to be horrible officiating. Dustin Brown’s knee-on-knee hit […]
  • Postseason run over; focus turns to ownership

    The excitement that built up in the Valley over the Phoenix Coyotes’ march to the Western Conference Finals has now come to a halt. Of course, the ‘Yotes were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in five games, ending the best single season in team history. And now, for the fourth straight offseason, the Coyotes […]
  • Off the Ice: 2011-2012 season the renaissance of Coyotes hockey

    It’s over. The Phoenix Coyotes’ NHL season and incredible playoff run came to a devastating end on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Kings netted an overtime winner to book their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final since 1993. And I couldn’t be more proud of the Coyotes. Here’s a short list of accomplishments from […]
  • Contract for Doan, extension for Smith are ‘Yotes’ priorities

    The best season in Phoenix Coyotes history has come to an end, and now the focus for general manager Don Maloney turns to the future. Still operating under the parameters of league ownership, Maloney faces an offseason where several of his key players are unrestricted free agents. That list includes captain Shane Doan, the longest-tenured […]
  • L.A.’s Brown won’t face hearing for Rozsival hit

    Moments before Dustin Penner beat Mike Smith for the series-clinching goal that sent the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Phoenix Coyotes were disconcerted. First, they were unraveled by an injury to Michal Rozsival that sent the Coyotes defenseman straight to the dressing room late in the overtime period. Secondly, they were […]
  • Magical season ends on sour note for Coyotes

    Shane Doan sat at his locker in the Coyotes dressing room, quiet and alone in his thoughts. His team, hoping to become just the fourth team in NHL history to rally from an 0-3 deficit and win a postseason series, lost to the Kings 4-3 in overtime. The most magical season in franchise history came […]
  • Coyotes captain Shane Doan goes off on officials after loss to Kings

    Shane Doan was not happy following his team’s 4-3 loss to the Kings, one that eliminated the Coyotes from the postseason. Sure, watching the Kings advance to the Stanley Cup Final would be upsetting enough — especially when it happens on your home ice — but that’s not what had the captain’s attention after the […]
  • Coyotes once again face elimination at hands of Kings

    The Phoenix Coyotes, on the day of Game 5, are in the same place they were when Game 4 ended. Win, and they stay alive. Lose, and a magical season comes to an end. Got the Kings right where they want ’em, right? Not exactly. “Our backs are against the wall,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett […]