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  • 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 […]
  • Off the Ice: Fiddler’s absence reveals real roster deciders

    When forward Vernon Fiddler chose to leave the Phoenix Coyotes during free agency over the summer, he left because he was going to get paid more and felt that he had done his share on the ice, right? Well, sort of. According to The Arizona Republic, the reason Fiddler left is quite the gray area. […]
  • Coyotes re-acquire forward Brett MacLean on waivers

    The Phoenix Coyotes have re-acquired forward Brett MacLean on waivers from the Winnipeg Jets. MacLean was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Oct. 5 and claimed by the Jets. He played in five games for the Jets, notching two assists and two penalty minutes. Last season with the Coyotes, MacLean recorded two goals and […]
  • ‘Yotes pick up O’Reilly from Nashville

    The Phoenix Coyotes swung a trade on Friday, acquiring center Cal O’Reilly from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft. O’Reilly, a 25-year-old Toronto native, was originally a 5th-round pick of the Predators in 2005 (150th overall selection). He made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season, […]
  • Off the Ice: Kyle Turris’ impact on the domino effect

    Dominoes are fun. I remember, as a kid, pushing them all over to watch them fall in a neat little line, the momentary chaos making all the hard work of placing each one just right completely worth the trouble. Into my adult years, I still enjoy a sweet YouTube clip of a domino setup, but […]
  • DDB: Doan Would Trade Milestones for Wins

    GLENDALE – When it comes to talking about milestones, Coyotes captain Shane prefers to talk about other people’s rather than his. I learned this a long time ago, but it was underlined for me after practice today when I tried to speak to Doan about how he scored his 300th NHL goal on Tuesday night […]
  • Coyotes Shane Doan scores 300th career goal

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan reached a significant achievement on Tuesday, scoring his 300th career goal. Doan was able to beat Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen at the 8:13 mark of the third period for the milestone goal and it gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead in the game. Unfortunately for Doan and Phoenix, […]