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  • Coyotes’ newest coach has an entertaining past

    A hockey team making a minor change to their coaching staff in the middle of June is like the plain looking girl in high school, it doesn’t exactly garner a lot of attention. That’s even more true when said announcement takes place the morning after the NBA crowned it’s newest champion. Despite the uphill battle, […]
  • Playfair named associate coach

    Jim Playfair has signed a multi-year contract to become the associate coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, General Manager Don Maloney announced. “We are very pleased to welcome Jim to the Coyotes organization,” said Maloney. “Jim is a tremendous coach with a wealth of experience and I am confident that he will be a great addition […]
  • Coyotes should give the Jets back to Winnipeg

    If the new NHL franchise in Winnipeg is named the Jets, they won’t own any of the records of the previous organization that carried the same moniker. That’s because, according to NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly, those records will remain as part of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise and the new Jets would retain the records […]
  • Playfair may join Coyotes

    The Phoenix Coyotes may have a new assistant coach on Friday. Jim Playfair, who spent the past two years coaching the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, has been offered a job under Phoenix Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett. Playfair has NHL experience as he was the head coach of the Calgary Flames during the 2006-07 […]
  • Coyotes jerseys among ugliest

    The days of wearing jerseys solely to identify teams are long gone. Jerseys are now a fashion statement. People wear them almost everywhere they go and not always because they are fans of the team or the player, but because the color scheme matches the rest of their outfit or the logo looks cool. Business […]
  • New Hulsizer deal needs to get done for Coyotes, fans

    Matthew Hulsizer is sniffing around Arena again - thank goodness.
  • Maloney optimistic Coyotes can replace Bryzgalov

    PHOENIX – After trading away goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to the Philadelphia Flyers, many are writing off the Phoenix Coyotes as a potential playoff team next season. Not so fast says Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. “I’m not overly concerned. I know we’ll come up with the right person that’s going to fit with Jason LaBarbera […]
  • Coyotes part ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov

    Afraid they would not be able to re-sign the goaltender, the Phoenix Coyotes traded the negotiating rights for Ilya Bryzgalov to the Philadelphia Flyers. “After several discussions with Ilya and his agent, it became very clear to us that we were not in a position to sign Ilya to a long-term contract,” said Coyotes GM […]
  • Shane Doan should win Messier leadership award

    Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan has been named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award, the Coyotes announced today in a press release.
  • Coyotes sign LaBarbera to two-year deal

    The Phoenix Coyotes signed goaltender Jason LaBarbera to a two-year contract on Monday. “We are very pleased to sign Jason to a new contract,” Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney said. “Jason is a quality NHL goaltender who has played well for us and been an extremely reliable player. We look forward to having him back […]
  • Coyotes to Canada still possible

    Winnipeg now has an NHL team for the first time since the mid-90’s, but one team may not be enough to satisfy the Canadians. They are hungry and still want the Phoenix Coyotes to wind up in Canada. The Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg, but Quebec City wants to acquire a team and southern […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: NHL Combine Sets Table for Draft

    GLENDALE – Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving are in Toronto this week at the NHL Combine. Maloney and Treliving are there, among their peers, to observe the players who will be selected in this month’s NHL Entry Draft perform physical tests. Before they return to Phoenix, they will interview […]
  • Coyotes sign Szwarz, Domingue

    The Phoenix Coyotes have signed two of their 2010 draft picks. Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has announced the team signed right wing Jordan Szwarz and goalie Louis Domingue. Both have agreed to entry level contracts, but following club policy, the terms of the deals were not revealed. Szwarz, 20, was drafted by the Coyotes […]
  • The Seattle Coyotes? Let’s hope not

    The Phoenix Coyotes may not be moving to Winnipeg, but that doesn’t mean that our neighbors to the north — just slightly less north — aren’t still interested in relocating the franchise. In a report posted on, a Seattle group is interested in bringing an NHL franchise to the Emerald City. The National Hockey […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Boogaard made impact on ice

    GLENDALE – Less than a week has passed since NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard passed away suddenly and I still am shocked by the news. Boogaard spent the first five years of his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild before signing a free-agent deal with the New York Rangers last summer. He was 28 years old […]
  • Could Ilya Bryzgalov cost too much for Coyotes?

    If people in Philadelphia have their way Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will be trading in his brick red, desert sand and black for the orange and black of the Flyers. Like we said, ‘if’ Philly fans have their way. On, a Philadelphia sports media site, the writer who coves the Flyers is banging […]
  • SI writer says Winnipeg deserves the Coyotes

    Sports Illustrated writer Peter King is known for many things, but hockey surely ain’t one of them. A football guy, King is one of the more well-respected, in touch people when it comes to covering the happenings on the gridiron. RT @buddydog09: Huge Winnipeg Jets fan, we really need a RT to show your support, […]
  • Report: Hulsizer to walk away from Coyotes deal

    Could the Phoenix Coyotes be back to square one in their ownership saga? Just one day after the Glendale City Council approved covering the team’s losses for another season while they and the NHL find a new owner, it’s being reported that Matthew Hulsizer may be backing out. FOX 10’s Jude LaCava is reporting that, […]
  • Statement from Coyotes COO Mike Nealy

    Statement from Phoenix Coyotes Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy on the City of Glendale’s vote to keep the Coyotes in Glendale for the 2011-12 NHL season. “On behalf of the entire Phoenix Coyotes organization, we are very pleased that Glendale City Council voted in favor of keeping the Coyotes in the Valley for the upcoming […]
  • Reinsdorf re-emerges as potential Coyotes suitor

    Just when you think the Phoenix Coyotes ownership drama couldn’t get any more convoluted, a familiar name has re-emerged as a potential suitor. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the City of Glendale and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman have been in contact with Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Glendale city manager Ed Beasley and […]