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  • Desert Dog Blog: Coyotes’ winning streak by the numbers

    GLENDALE – With the start of a five-game, 10-day trip looming at the end of the week, Head Coach Dave Tippett gave the Coyotes a day off on Tuesday. It’s a well-deserved break for a team that has won five consecutive games and climbed into first place in the Pacific Division standings. More on that […]
  • Desert Dog Blog – Coyotes win No. 500 in Phoenix

    The Coyotes won their 500th regular-season game since moving to Phoenix from Winnipeg in 1996 on Wednesday night when they beat the Dallas Stars, 3-2, in overtime. Big deal? It is for me, a former season-ticket holder turned team employee. There’s nothing like a milestone to trigger fond memories. When it comes to this NHL […]
  • Coyotes trade goalie Montoya for sixth-round pick

    The Phoenix Coyotes traded backup goalie Al Montoya to the New York Islanders Wednesday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft. Montoya played in five games with the Coyotes, posting a 3-1-0 record and a 2.08 goals against average in the 2008-09 season. Montoya spent this season with the Coyotes’ American […]
  • Source: Coyotes deal could get done this month

    Glendale – The potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago investment broker Matthew Hulsizer could be finalized this month. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, a source close to the situation, who asked not be identified commented that,”Everything should close this month.” If the sale is completed, it would allow the Coyotes to remain […]
  • Coyotes, NHL claim bond report is false

    A report Wednesday out of Canada claimed the efforts to sell bonds, which are crucial to keeping the Coyotes in the Valley, had failed in public bond markets. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, both the NHL and the Coyotes say that’s simply not true. “This is a completely inaccurate report,” said Glendale spokeswoman Julie […]
  • Yandle selected to NHL All-Star game

    GLENDALE – Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle has been selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star game on Sunday, January 30. This marks Yandle’s first career NHL All-Star appearance. Yandle leads the Coyotes in scoring with 40 points (7-33-40) and is currently on a team season-high, seven game assist streak (0-9-9). Yandle also ranks sixth […]
  • Desert Dog Blog – Jovanovski close to returning from injury

    GLENDALE — After a rare day off on Sunday, the Coyotes resumed practicing on Monday morning at Arena. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who has missed the past five games because of a lower-body injury suffered on Jan. 13 vs. Toronto, skated with teammates. He is hoping to return to the lineup for Tuesday’s home game […]
  • Coyotes find themselves in middle of Western Conference

    The NHL season is at its halfway mark and the Coyotes are finding themselves in the middle of very heavily contested Western Conference playoff race. This season the Coyotes have gone through some highs and lows in the first half, however they have managed to forge through and are still contention for the playoffs. This […]
  • Coyotes Ekman-Larsson an All-Star

    GLENDALE, Ariz.- The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that Phoenix Coyotes rookie defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been selected to participate in the 2011 All-Star Weekend. The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Sweedish born Ekman-Larsson has collected seven assists and 15 penalty minutes in 26 games this season with the Coyotes. The American Hockey League also announced Tuesday […]
  • Coyotes acquire defenseman Rozsival from Rangers

    GLENDALE, Ariz.- Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced Monday that the team has acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Wojtek Volski. “I know Michal well from my time with the Rangers in New York,” said Maloney. “He is an intelligent, puck moving defenseman who can play heavy […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Goalies need more confidence

    The Coyotes practiced for more than an hour on Monday at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. Afterward, I had a chance to chat with Goaltending Coach Sean Burke about goalies Ilya Bryzgalov and Jason LaBarbera, and how each has struggled the past few outings; Bryzgalov has posted a .861 save percentage in three games since […]
  • From man on the street to Coyotes goalie

    New York’s Madison Square Garden has played host to NBA and NHL championships, a Pope, an Ali-Frazier fight, Elvis, and one of the most famous moments in NBA history when Willis Reed limped onto the court in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. On Thursday night, it may have played host to one of […]