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  • Report: NHL could be exploring ‘Plan B’ for Coyotes

    Whether it’s legitimate, or just another report from the Canadian press predicting the impending demise of the Phoenix Coyotes’ future in the desert, another report on the matter has surfaced. Darren Dreger of TSN tweeted the following Wednesday evening: Unless progress is made this week in sale of Coyotes.NHL will begin Plan B investigation next […]
  • Off the Ice: Doan suspension was dumb move

    Mr. Doan, I must say that you have had better timing. In case you haven’t heard the news, Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan was suspended three games Wednesday for elbowing Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. While at first the hit looked brutal, replays showed that Benn may have changed direction faster than Doan anticipated or […]
  • Coyotes’ Shane Doan gets 3-game suspension

    Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan was slapped with a 3- game suspension Wednesday night following his hit on Dallas’ Jamie Benn in the Stars’ shootout win on Tuesday. Doan was given an elbowing minor for the offense. According to, Doan will forfeit over $166,000 dollars in salary. “I think it is a suspendable offense,” […]
  • Off the Ice: No vote needed for hardest-working player

    Are the Phoenix Coyotes really asking for votes when it comes to the hardest working player of the season? OK, it’s a fan thing and they do it every year. It’s a great tool to let the fans be involved and I’m sure the player really appreciates the recognition, as he’s earned it. But this […]
  • Coyotes announce Fan Appreciation Night

    The Phoenix Coyotes announced Tuesday the annual Fan Appreciation Night will be held on Saturday, March 31, against the Anaheim Ducks at 6:00 p.m. at Arena. Fan Appreciation Night is a chance for the Coyotes to give back to their loyal fans and supporters with raffle prizes and giveaways handed out through the night. […]
  • DDB: Showdown for first place

    GLENDALE – The Coyotes and Dallas Stars will battle for first place in the Pacific Division standings on national television on Tuesday. NBC Sports Network, formerly VERSUS, will broadcast the game from the American Airlines Center starting at 5 p.m. (Arizona time). Clearly it’s a huge game for both teams, but I’m not ready to […]
  • DDB: Marching Toward Milestones

    GLENDALE – It’s looking as if March will be a month of milestones for the Coyotes as Head Coach Dave Tippett and two veterans near key benchmarks of their careers. Tippett likely will be first to reach his as he enters Sunday’s game at Edmonton needing just one victory to reach his 400th as an […]
  • DDB: Stone seizing his chance

    GLENDALE – Defenseman Michael Stone is being given an opportunity to show what he can do in the NHL – at a critical time in the season no less – and he is seizing it. With each shift, Stone, whom the Coyotes selected with the 69th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, appears […]
  • Coyotes blank reeling Sharks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mike Smith stopped 42 shots and Mikkel Boedker and Michael Stone scored second-period goals and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Saturday. Raffi Torres added his 12th goal of the season early in the third period for Phoenix, which ended a five-game losing streak. The Coyotes have 78 points […]
  • DDB: Coyotes confident despite slump

    GLENDALE — Despite a four-game losing streak that has knocked them from third place in the Western Conference standings to seventh, the Coyotes remain a confident group with 15 games to go in the regular season. “There’s no need to panic,” goalie Mike Smith told reporters after an optional practice at Arena on Wednesday. […]
  • Off the Ice: Give Mike Smith a break — literally

    Have you ever heard the phrase “beating a dead horse” when a conversation gets so stagnant there is no point in carrying it on anymore? The same thing happens when you try to ride that dead horse into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith has been, arguably, one of the best goalies […]
  • Turnovers once again derail Coyotes in loss

    Turnovers once again proved costly for the Phoenix Coyotes, who suffered a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday at Arena. “We’re not good enough,” Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett said. “The emotional engagement that we can bring in for short minutes, why can’t we have that the whole […]
  • Off the Ice: Coyotes fail to answer the February call

    Having a target on your back in the NHL is a tricky business and the Phoenix Coyotes have dropped the ball so far in March. After an unbelievable February in which the team went 11-0-1, the Coyotes have dropped two bad losses in a row to teams they could have — and should have — […]
  • Doan: Smith key to Coyotes’ success

    The Phoenix Coyotes were the NHL’s hottest team in the month of February, posting an 11-0-1 mark, and claimed first place in the Pacific Division with 75 points. Despite dropping their first contest in March, a 4-2 home loss to the Calgary Flames, captain Shane Doan truly believes this year’s Coyotes squad is better than […]
  • Coyotes look to stay hot in March

    When the month of February started, the Phoenix Coyotes were mired in a 3-way tie for 10th place in the Western Conference. With the month of March now here, the Coyotes are atop the Pacific Division and in possession of the third seed in the Western Conference standings. That’s what happens when you reel off […]
  • Mike Smith named NHL’s First Star of the Month

    One of the reasons the Phoenix Coyotes are the hottest team in the NHL is because they’re riding the hottest goalie in the league. And for that reason, netminder Mike Smith was named as the First Star of the Month for February. Smith posted an 11-0 mark during the month, with a 1.42 goals-against average […]
  • Coyotes should not have to play road games in Glendale

    It was a scene I was familiar with. Growing up an Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder, I went to plenty of games where we were outnumbered by the opposing team’s fans. So what I saw Tuesday night was, unfortunately, nothing new. Arena was a sea of blue shirts, as Vancouver Canucks fans made up […]
  • 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,” […]