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  • A milestone for Coyotes’ F Ray Whitney

    When the Phoenix Coyotes take the ice Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings at Arena, left winger Ray Whitney will reach a milestone. Whitney will play in his 1,200th career game, becoming only the 8th active NHL player to reach that mark. The 39-year old Whitney broke into the league April 15, 1992 […]
  • Depth, time off pay dividends for Coyotes

    The Phoenix Coyotes made a statement Saturday night on home ice against the Pacific Division leading San Jose Sharks — playing like a rejuvenated team still hungry for a playoff berth. Three days of intensive practice and workouts paid dividends for the Coyotes, who bested their division rivals, 5-3, in front of a crowd of […]
  • Off the Ice: San Jose win sets tone for playoff push

    Three points. That’s all that separates the Phoenix Coyotes and the eight playoff spot. Two wins will put them over the edge. A win and a loss during free hockey. Doesn’t seem so tough. But the three teams in the way are. Calgary, Dallas and Colorado are all just as hungry for that spot and […]
  • DDB: Key Numbers to Follow

    GLENDALE – The Coyotes don’t play again until Saturday night at home against San Jose so I figured today would be a good day for a fresh blog. Knowing how readers love blogs with lists and/or numbers in them, I submit the following list of seemingly random numbers – with explanations as to why they […]
  • Yandle enjoys NHL All-Star experience

    “Nobody likes losing, but it was a good weekend.” The comment by Keith Yandle pretty much sums up his recent trip to Ottawa for the 2012 All-Star Game. The Coyotes defenseman posted one assist for Team Alfredsson in the 12-9 loss to Team Chara Sunday. Yandle nearly scored his first All-Star goal as well, but […]
  • Yandle a part of Team Alfredsson for NHL All-Star Game

    For the second straight year, the NHL All-Star rosters have been chosen via a schoolyard-style draft. And for the second straight year, Phoenix Coyotes’ defenseman Keith Yandle has endured the process. Yandle was chosen by Daniel Alfredsson of the host Ottawa Senators in the 11th round of the process, which lasted 18 rounds. The Coyotes’ […]
  • Off the Ice: Glendale vs. NHL is beginning of end

    The stuff, as they say, has just hit the fan. The City of Glendale is now going after the NHL, claiming that the reason the Phoenix Coyotes have not been sold is because the league has over-valued the team and is scaring off potential buyers. In addition to that, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs basically said […]
  • Off the Ice: Coyotes situation quickly becoming do-or-die

    It’s not supposed to happen this early. The Phoenix Coyotes are currently 12th in the Western Conference — a mere two points out of a playoff spot — and they can’t win a game to save their lives. After a monstrous offensive effort on Martin Luther King Day, the Coyotes looked to have things turned […]
  • Home ice agrees with Coyotes

    GLENDALE — The last time the Phoenix Coyotes took the ice at Arena on January 7th, they exploded for 5 goals in a win over the New York Islanders and Shane Doan notched his first career hat trick in his 1,161st career game. On Monday, the Phoenix captain almost got his second hat trick. […]
  • Keith Yandle named NHL All-Star

    Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle was named an NHL All-Star on Thursday. Yandle now goes into the 48 player-pool for the Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game that will be played January 29 in Ottawa. Two captains will be selected to pick their rosters during the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft on January 26. Yandle, who […]
  • Coyotes claim Gilbert Brule off waivers

    The Phoenix Coyotes claimed center Gilbert Brule off re- entry waivers from the Edmonton Oilers, general manager Don Maloney announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old Brule was the sixth overall pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and made his league debut later that year, scoring 2 goals in 7 games. Brule […]
  • 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 […]