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  • Doan gets 1st career hat trick on last-second goal

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Shane Doan scored at the buzzer for the first hat trick of his 16-year NHL career, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Doan, in his 1,161st game, fired a slap shot past goalie Evgeni Nabokov just before the buzzer sounded. The 35-year-old […]
  • New year, new rumors for Coyotes’ future

    The Phoenix Coyotes’ ownership drama has dragged on for three seasons now, and with the calendar flipping to 2012, a resolution to the issue seems no closer to fruition. Last week, Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business journal penned a piece that indicates the recent announcement of the NHL’s realignment plan keeps the door open […]
  • DDB: Torres’ Goals Are No Fluke

    GLENDALE – Coyotes fans shouldn’t be too surprised that fourth-line forward Raffi Torres scored twice in Monday’s 4-3 loss at Los Angeles. Torres has proven throughout his NHL career that he can be a streaky goal scorer. Torres has scored at least 12 goals in all but one of his past eight NHL seasons. His […]
  • Seen, heard and observed: Last second goal crushes Coyotes

    The New York Rangers won a hockey game Saturday night under one of the most bizarre instances I’ve ever seen in hockey: a goal scored with .01 remaining on the clock. Aside from the heartbreaking goal, the Phoenix Coyotes played a solid game of hockey that could have gone either way. There was plenty of […]
  • Report: Kyle Turris traded to Ottawa Senators

    The Kyle Turris saga has finally come to a close. The former contractual holdout player who has not tallied a single point since returning to the Phoenix Coyotes has been traded to the Ottawa Senators, according to reports. In return for Turris, the Coyotes will receive young Swedish defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round pick, […]
  • Seen, heard and observed: Coyotes beaten by Wild

    The Minnesota Wild are currently the best team in the NHL and they showed the Coyotes what a difference a good off-season can make. The Wild simply worked harder and played better than the home team on Saturday night and the Coyotes special team units weren’t up to the challenge. At least Coyotes forward Lauri […]
  • Off The Ice: Vrbata deserves to play with stars in Ottawa

    Pack your bags, Radim Vrbata. I want you out of Phoenix come January. You deserve to go to Ottawa. You’ve been outstanding this season for the Phoenix Coyotes. You deserve better than the recognition you get here. You belong among the NHL elite and should play on a line with them. You should be named […]
  • Top 25 AZ Sports Stories of 2011: #22 Bryzgalov shipped off to Philly

    If you asked a group Phoenix Coyotes fans which player was the most responsible for the team snapping their 6-season postseason drought in 2010, most would answer ‘Ilya Bryzgalov’. If you asked the same group of Phoenix Coyotes fans which player was the most responsible for the team’s consecutive first round playoff exits against the […]
  • DDB: December Schedule will Test Team’s Mettle

    The Coyotes are 0 for 2 in December so far with losses at Winnipeg and vs. Philadelphia already in the books. It’s not the start they were seeking to the most hectic month of their season, one in which they’ll be as busy, if not busier, than the elves in Santa’s Workshop. Phoenix will play […]
  • Spotted, heard and observed: Coyotes vs. Flyers

    The Philadelphia Flyers were supposed to be a tired team after playing a game in Anaheim on Friday, but the Phoenix Coyotes looked the slower of the two when they met on Saturday. The Flyers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and that proved too much for the Coyotes. Final score: […]
  • Spotted, heard and observed: Coyotes vs. Jets

    The Phoenix Coyotes lost a tough game to the Winnipeg Jets in a game that was chock-full of story lines and drama. The Coyotes looked lackluster and the wear-and-tear of a tough game Tuesday was very apparent. Final Score: Jets 1, Coyotes 0 Spotted: Kyle Turris back on the ice Former contract holdout Kyle Turris […]
  • DDB: Returning to Winnipeg

    Shane Doan isn’t sure how fans will greet him when he and the Coyotes take the ice inside the MTS Centre on Thursday night for a game against the “new” Winnipeg Jets. Phoenix beat the Jets, 4-1, in Glendale earlier this season, but this game will be the franchise’s first in Winnipeg since the Manitoba […]
  • Spotted, heard and observed: Coyotes vs. Stars

    On a night where the crowd resembled a Where’s Waldo? book thanks to a winter hat giveaway, the Phoenix Coyotes finally managed to pull out a win over the Stars, who had beaten them in a shootout after scoring a goal in the final minute the last two times the teams met. Overall, the Coyotes […]
  • What I learned: Coyotes vs. Ducks

    The Phoenix Coyotes came off a five-game road trip to open a short spat of home games against the Anaheim Ducks, who looked anything but mighty. The Coyotes walked all over the Ducks and, aside from a few scares, had the game in hand the entire time. Final score: Coyotes 4, Ducks 2. Here are […]
  • Busy Coyotes open homestand vs. Ducks

    After a tough five-game road trip, the Phoenix Coyotes return to the friendly confines of Arena for a three-game homestand that begins Wednesday with a visit from the Anaheim Ducks. The Coyotes, with wins in San Jose, Toronto and Buffalo, earned six points on the trip and return to the Valley tied for 8th […]
  • Tkachuk and Roenick bound for Coyotes Ring of Honor

    The Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor is getting two new members this season. The team announced on Wednesday that former captain Keith Tkachuk and center Jeremy Roenick will join the elite group in separate ceremonies this year. Tkachuk, who started his NHL career in Winnipeg, moved with the Coyotes to Phoenix in 1996, and registered […]
  • Maloney Says Turris Makes Coyotes Better Team

    GLENDALE — The Coyotes and center Kyle Turris reunited on Tuesday, about one-fourth of the way through the 2011-12 season. “We’re thrilled to have him,” General Manager Don Maloney told after re-signing Turris to a multi-year contract. “He’s a good young player and he makes us better. We’re glad to get this behind us […]
  • Kyle Turris ends holdout, re-signs with Coyotes

    The holdout is finally over. Kyle Turris, who was hoping for a trade from the Coyotes, Tuesday agreed to a two-year contract with the club. “We are pleased to agree to terms with Kyle on a multi-year contract,” said Maloney. “Kyle is a top, young player who will make us a better team. We look […]
  • DDB: Coyotes embrace challenging trip

    GLENDALE — The Coyotes departed on a four-game trip on Monday morning that will pit them against four of the Eastern Conference’s top six teams over a seven-day span. The team, which blanked the Sharks 3-0 in San Jose on Saturday night, practiced for 45 minutes before leaving Arizona for Toronto. After Tuesday’s game vs. […]
  • DDB: Notes from Friday’s practice and more

    GLENDALE – After back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday nights, the Coyotes held an optional skate on Friday at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. About one-third of the players skated. Among those on the ice was newcomer Cal O’Reilly, who is expected to make his debut with the Coyotes on Saturday night vs. Edmonton. Phoenix […]