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  • Inside the Box: Coyotes waste golden opportunity

    After every Phoenix Coyotes game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for April 13, 2011: Coyotes 2, Red Wings 4 PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes dropped Game 1 to the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 wasting a golden opportunity in the process. The […]
  • Who elected the Goldwater Institute?

    Which people in Glendale elected the Goldwater Institute to protect them? It’s a simple question. One that Arizona Senator John McCain is wondering. See McCain has been in elected office for the past 29-years and isn’t quite sure at what point during that time the Goldwater Institute joined him. “Who elected the Goldwater Institute to […]
  • Report: Coyotes deal on last legs

    As the Coyotes prepare for a first round playoff series in Detroit, they may also be readying themselves for a move out of Glendale. According to The Toronto Sun, a source with knowledge of the negotiations say the deal to keep the team in Arizona is on its last legs. The source, which requested anonymity, […]
  • McCain calls for mediation and talks to keep Coyotes

    Sen. John McCain says it's going to be "extremely difficult" to keep the Coyotes in the Valley unless the Goldwater Institute resolves its opposition to Glendale's deal which would have the NHL team bought by Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
  • Desert Dog Blog: Belanger is ‘X Factor’ for Coyotes

    GLENDALE – I’ve listened to many hockey experts talk about the upcoming Coyotes and Red Wings series over the past few days and I’ve heard how important players such as Shane Doan, Ilya Bryzgalov and Ray Whitney will be to Phoenix’s bid to upset Detroit and move forward. They are correct. There is no denying […]
  • Coyotes, Red Wings look to goalies to decide series

    When the Phoenix Coyotes touch down in the Motor City ahead of their first round Stanley Cup playoff clash with the Detroit Red Wings, the eyes of three cities, a league, a prospective owner and a pushy organization will be on them, awaiting with baited breath the rematch of last year’s postseason. But the Coyotes […]
  • Things might get hairy for Phoenix Coyotes fans

    Are you looking for a way to support the Phoenix Coyotes and stick it to annoying Detroit Red Wings fans beyond just donning a white shirt for home playoff games? There is an option but it might get a little hairy. It’s a tradition in the NHL, at least since the 1980s, to grow ‘playoff […]
  • Coyotes as underdogs might be understatement

    Going into their playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings one would expect the Phoenix Coyotes to be the underdogs. After all, they are the No. 6 seed and the Red Wings are the No. 3 seed with home ice advantage. But just how big of underdogs may be the surprise. Of the eight “experts” […]
  • Coyotes aren’t the same team as last year

    The Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings may have faced off in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs just a mere 12 months ago but that doesn’t matter, at least not to head coach Dave Tippett. He realizes this is a different team with another opportunity to knock off the storied franchise from […]
  • Doan ready to show emotional side in the playoffs

    Shane Doan is not an angry person. In fact, the Phoenix Coyotes’ captain gets teased by his teammates for being so easy-going. Come playoff time, however, Doan is prepared to turn on the anger and emotion. “I’m a better player when I play emotional,” Doan said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Monday morning. […]
  • Doan has highest confidence in Bryzy

    Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Monday morning to share his confidence in his team for the upcoming playoff rematch against the Detroit Red Wings. There was only one man though that Doan singled out as the reason the Coyotes feel so secure heading into the matchup against the […]
  • Shane Doan: We should have beat Detroit last year

    Don’t worry, you haven’t accidentally discovered a tear in the space time continuum and been transported back to exactly this point one-year ago. The Phoenix Coyotes are really taking on the Detroit Red Wings again in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They just hope that history doesn’t repeat itself. Last year’s series […]
  • Coyotes draw Red Wings in NHL playoffs

    The Phoenix Coyotes will once again meet the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The series gets underway on Wednesday in Detroit. The Coyotes received the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference with the Red Wings finishing with the No. 3 seed. Game 1: Wednesday, 4 p.m. PT (Versus) […]
  • Confident Coyotes finally clinch a playoff spot

    Shane Doan just scored, giving the Coyotes a 4-1 lead, leaving just 11 minutes and 38 between the team and its second consecutive playoff berth. Oh, and the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks scored the next two goals, drawing within one with 3:39 left, but the Coyotes were able to hang on and not only […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Notes & Quotes After Thursday’s Practice

    GLENDALE — With back-to-back games vs. San Jose looming on Friday and Saturday nights, the Coyotes on Thursday assembled for their final practice of the regular season. After a team meeting, about half of the players took the ice at the Ice Den in Scottsdale for drills while the other half worked out in the […]
  • Coyotes persevere, head towards postseason

    The Phoenix Coyotes are gearing up for a second straight playoff appearance, and yet again talk about the team’s potential sale/move is what’s dominating the headlines. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday, said that, rather than be a distraction, his team has been galvanized by the controversy. “We have […]
  • Jovanovski eager to return this week

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – While most of his teammates are enjoying two days away from hockey this weekend, Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski continues to prepare for a return to the lineup this week. Jovanovski has not played since fracturing multiple orbital bones after a collision with Atlanta’s Patrice Cormier in a game played on Feb. 17. […]
  • A night to regret for Coyotes, but little is lost

    It was April 1st and the playoff-bound Phoenix Coyotes, winners in nine of their last 12 games, were hosting the Colorado Avalanche, losers of four in a row and 23 of 26 since the beginning of February. The joke was on the home team. A slow start ultimately proved to be too much for the […]
  • Matthew Hulsizer wants to change Phoenix Coyotes culture

    What does an investment firm and an NHL hockey team have in common? A lot if potential Phoenix Coyotes owner Matthew Hulsizer has his way. See Hulsizer’s day job for the last 14 years has been as the owner of Peak 6, a Chicago Investment house. According the Phoenix Business Journal, Brad Goldberg, who is […]
  • Goldwater takes another shot at Phoenix Coyotes deal

    Comparing Glendale to New York City and the Phoenix Coyotes to the New York Yankees seems a little absurd. Interestingly enough it seems like the people making the comparison has cornered the market on absurdity lately. On Thursday the watchdog group the Goldwater Institute, who is contesting the constitutionality of the city of Glendale’s deal […]