COYOTES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona Coyotes Player Grades: Antoine Vermette

With the Arizona Coyotes 2015-16 season complete, it’s time to dive into each player’s performance and make a final tally on how they fared this season. Much of the 2015-16 season was a struggle for Arizona Coyotes centerman Antoine Vermette. Returning to the desert after hoisting the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, Vermette hoped […] Arizona Coyotes Player Grades...
Via Howlin' Hockey
6 hours ago

COYOTES TO HOLD NHL DRAFT VIEWING PARTY ON JUNE 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a viewing party for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 from 3-7 p.m. at Gila River Arena. The first roun...
Via NHL.com
7 hours ago

WATCH: Favorite Moments: Shane Doan

Coyotes Captain Shane Doan shares his favorite memories of the 2015-15 season.
Via YouTube
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes Winger Max Domi Wins Gold With Canada

Arizona Coyotes winger Max Domi won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championships. Arizona Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy was denied a shot at a bronze medal by Russia yesterday. Max Domi made good on his attempt at gold, however. Team Canada triumphed over Finland in a rematch from the round […] Arizona Coyotes Winger Max Domi Wins Gold With Canada - Howlin...
Via Howlin' Hockey
1 day ago

Report: Coyotes Signing Shane Doan Inevitable

Just weeks after being named the youngest general manager in professional sports, Arizona Coyotes’ GM John Chayka announced that the team’s signing of long-time captain Shane Doan “is inevitable,” according to reports. In the last year of his four-year, $21.2-million deal, Doan’s been with the franchise since he was drafted by the former Winnipeg Jets in seventh overall...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Arizona Coyotes Relocate AHL Franchise To Tucson

The Arizona Coyotes cleared the final hurdle to relocating their AHL franchise to Tucson when the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to approve their lease agreement. The Arizona Coyotes and their fans have often been told that hockey doesn’t work in the desert. It not only works, it’s growing leaps and bounds. One year after […] Arizona Coyotes Relocate AHL Franchise To...
Via Howlin' Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Move AHL Franchise To Tucson

  If the Arizona Coyotes are in the forefront of using analytics as a principal tool of evaluation, they are also part of another important trend involving several NHL teams. With the ability to keep careful tabs on prospects and monitor development more closely, most NHL Western Conference teams now have their AHL affiliates in near proximity. When the American Hockey League expanded...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Injuries This Season a Concern for Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes received some unfortunate news last week as forward Tobias Rieder suffered an injury during the 2016 IIHF World Championship. The injury kept Rieder from playing for Team Germany in their quarterfinal loss to Team Russia on Thursday. However, the German forward should be healthy again when the Coyotes return in the fall. The Coyotes were too familiar with the...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Coyotes, Tucson make it official: Moving AHL team to city

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes and Tucson made it official Thursday, saying the team is moving its American Hockey League franchise to the city. The AHL's board of governors approved the sale of the Springfield Falcons to the Coyotes on May 10, the Tucson City Council approved a 10-year arena lease agreement between the Coyotes and the Tucson Convention Center on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tucson AHL Press Conference

The Arizona Coyotes announced the relocation of their AHL team from Springfield, MA to Tucson, AZ.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes to Relocate AHL Affiliate to Tucson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 19, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Club will move its American Hockey League (AHL) franchise to Tucson, Arizona for the start of the ...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tucson city council approves deal for Coyotes AHL affiliate

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) The Tucson City Council has approved a lease agreement for the Arizona Coyotes to move their AHL affiliate to the city. The council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to approve a deal for the team to begin playing at the Tucson Convention Center in the 2016-17 season. Last week, the AHL granted conditional approval for the Coyotes to buy the Springfield Falcons and relocate...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Christian Dvorak Interview

Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak discusses reaching the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup as a member of the London Knights - the champs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Chayka becomes youngest GM in NHL history

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have made John Chayka the youngest general manager in NHL history and restructured their front office.The 26-year-old Chayka was introduced as Arizona's next general manager on Thursday after serving one season as assistant GM to Don Maloney, who was fired in April after nine seasons.Coach Dave Tippett also signed a five-year contract extension...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

26-year-old wunderkind John Chayka named Coyotes GM

Sometimes it takes an unconventional approach to look towards the future. Because of this outside-the-box thinking, the Arizona Coyotes ended up with a 26-year-old general manager, John Chayka. Chayka will be the youngest general manager once his hiring becomes official. Chayka has had a short yet pretty impressive work history. He founded Stathletes Inc., a company that focuses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes to name 26-year-old as general manager

While the Stanley Cup playoffs march on for the NHL teams lucky enough to reach the postseason, the Arizona Coyotes are preparing for the future of their organization -- and turning heads across the sports world -- with a youth movement.But the Coyotes aren't getting younger on the ice. Instead, the team will reportedly announce on Thursday that 26-year-old assistant general manager...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Will moving the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL affiliate to Tucson help grow hockey in state?

One year after a four-way swap of NHL/AHL affiliations that saw the Arizona Coyotes switch affiliates from the Portland Pirates to the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes have plans of moving their new AHL franchise to Arizona. The Coyotes have signed an agreement to purchase the Falcons, who are currently located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pending the AHL Board of Governor approval...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Arizona Coyotes be the first “Moneypuck” franchise?

When the Arizona Coyotes fired long-time general manager Don Maloney, it surprised many in the hockey community. Maloney had acted as GM for the Coyotes since 2007 after previous runs as the New York Islanders’ GM from 1992 to 1995 and assistant GM for the New York Rangers from 1996 to 2007. During his time with the Coyotes, he was named the General Manager of the Year in 2010...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Shane Doan should consider one more year

After two decades with the Arizona Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise, captain Shane Doan is considering hanging up his skates. At 39-years-old, Doan was the fourth oldest active player in the NHL this season. It definitely did not show. Doan was the Coyotes leading goal scorer with 28 goals, and was third in team scoring overall with 47 points. He trailed only defenseman Oliver Ekman...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona Coyotes interested in Kyle Dubas for GM

The Arizona Coyotes relieved General Manager Don Maloney of his duties on Monday, opting to go all-in on an analytical approach. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the Coyotes would hand over more personnel control to 26-year-old Assistant GM John Chayka but said he doesn’t think Chayka will take over as GM. The big question remains: Who will take over the Coyotes GM vacancy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Maloney out as Coyotes GM after nine seasons

Today it was announced by various sources that Don Maloney would be stepping down from his role as general manager of the Arizona Coyotes. It comes as a surprise to many as Maloney has been putting together a very strong team despite a lot of ongoing turmoil in ownership. Players such as Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and Oliver Ekman-Larsson have all been cultivated under his watch....
Via The Comeback
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Doan has an idea to eliminate tanking in the NHL

The practice of tanking has been a major focus in all sports but maybe none more so than hockey. With generational talents like Connor McDavid and surefire stars such as Auston Matthews knocking on the door, teams that are legitimately terrible seem to have ownership find ways to enhance their awful play to get a shot at these guys, or so people think. Heck, people still talk about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

What Happened To The Arizona Coyotes?

Just two months ago, the Arizona Coyotes were everybody's favorite underdog. They sat in second place in the Pacific Division with 48 points, and while they were certainly not the cream of the NHL crop, a certain SQ writer said "their division rivals might just be bad enough, or far away enough, to keep them" in a playoff spot.Oh, how things have changed.The Coyotes are now in...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Coyotes turn to bank manager to serve as backup goaltender

The Arizona Coyotes needed a goalie to back up starter Louis Domingue on Monday night after backup Anders Lindback got hurt before the game, and because Lindback was injured so close to game time, they had to turn to someone who was home giving his five-week-old twin boys a bath. Nathan Schoenfeld made the most of the sudden call-up to the Coyotes, sitting on the bench to watch...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick gives John Scott 'motivator' ahead of ASG

Jeremy Roenick isn't one to mince words, and he was pretty open about how "terrible" he found it that John Scott planned to attend the NHL All-Star Game after the fan voting gone awry earned the bruiser an invite.But the player-turned-analyst appears to at least be giving Scott a bit of "incentive," as SportsNet called it, ahead of the big event.The All-Star fete includes the Skills...
Via Yardbarker
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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