Derek Pivko

Derek Pivko

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11/24/09: "How Free Agency and Trades Changed the Coyotes from Pretenders to Contenders" appeared on NHL.com

10/08/09: "Coyote Wild In Phoenix: A Phoenix Coyote Preview" appeared on CBS Sports (under the NHL Section)

Personal: I am recent college graduate at Thomas Edison State College. Before TESC I attended the University of Arizona where I had the great opportunity of having an internship with KMSB Fox 11 Arizona. I was a Videographer for MBA Program (yawn) at the University of Arizona as well as filming local high schools for LocalSportsDVDs.com responsible for making High School Recruiting Tapes for student athletes hoping to play in college.

I am a huge Phoenix Coyotes fan despite living in New Jersey. My cubicle at work has tons of pictures of hockey games that I attended as well as some nice collectors items from the Coyotes. I subscribe to NHL Center Ice to watch the Coyotes.

My profile picture was taken at Jobing Arena during the Minnesota Wild and Phoenix Coyote hockey game back on December 9th, 2010. I'm the guy in the background, I found this picture on my NHL Center Ice Account and couldn't stop laughing.

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  • Richard Bowler posted 1612 days ago

    Richard Bowler

    Check out my newest Mock Draft
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/343886-nfl-mock-draft-2010-version-20

  • Mark Jones posted 1635 days ago

    Mark Jones

    Thanks for the help, Derek. Sounds like Winnik could be an underrated player...I'll definitely have to make sure he gets onto the list of possible candidates for acquisition. I noticed him 3g 13a and was wondering a bit about whether he could even out those mediocre-at-best stats with some other play that doesn't show up on the scoresheet, and it sounds like he could. Thanks again, Derek.

  • Mark Jones posted 1635 days ago

    Mark Jones

    Hey Derek,

    This is Mark Jones, the Carolina Hurricanes Featured Columnist. I’m going to be writing an article this week discussing possible players that from the Hurricanes that could be traded in the next couple months, as well as other players from other teams that would fit in well in Carolina. I looked through the NHL.com statistic pages for players that fit several characteristics, including: (1) at or below age 25, (2) low penalty minutes, (3) a very good +/- rating of +7 or better, and (4) a good scoring touch, but not so good that the player would be too hard for a weak team like the Canes to acquire. I noticed that Daniel Winnik from the Coyotes fit these requirements nicely, but since they are a lesser player on a team I don’t cover well, I thought perhaps I could get a better opinion of Winnik’s playing style and your feelings on him. Also, if you come up with another player on the 'Yotes that you think I might also be interested in looking into, that would be great! If you could help with this, thanks!

    Mark Jones

  • Steve Thompson posted 1652 days ago

    Steve Thompson

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my article, Derek. I feel a bit sorry for fans in Phoenix who have embraced hockey and want it to continue in Arizona and are being plagued by the team's bad financial situation and hungry sharks looking for a team up here in Canada. The question is are there enough fans to make a profit in Phoenix? I've written a lot of articles urging the NHL to move the team if they are not attracting fans to a city that will appreciate them. Certainly Hamilton and Quebec if they build a new arena will make any moved NHL team an instant profit making success. Winnipeg also wants a team but has failed to build an NHL size arena. And as I have mentioned, several cities in the northern United States that would probably embrace the NHL. So how do you rate it? How many fans are there and what must be done to keep the team in Phoenix and make a profit? In Toronto, the press has said that hockey is dead in the desert. What has to be done to turn things around?

  • Richard Langford posted 1694 days ago

    Richard Langford

    Thought you might be interested in reading about the secret celebration held by the Titans after their victory over the Bills.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/294984-an-evening-with-the-tennessee-titans-bud-adams-style-pt-1

  • Cameron Paul posted 1699 days ago

    Cameron Paul

    Hey I'm starting to think they should put Montoya in now lol. The first goal the LaBarbera let was just horrible. You could tell his teammates were like you got to be kidding me.

  • Adrian Staehle posted 1753 days ago

    Adrian Staehle

    There are 73 numbers that need to be filled be apart of my proect if you would like.

    Project 99 launches tomorrow!!!!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/259809-adrian-presents-project-99-final-update73-numbers-left-get-yours

  • Adrian Staehle posted 1856 days ago

    Adrian Staehle

    hey man,

    im borrowing the hospital computer, I am in the hospital im in stable condition i was in a bad accident but im in stable condition I hope to be back within a week or two let everyone know please if you have any questions let me know

  • T W posted 1861 days ago

    T W

    Joe Burgett goes one on one with Tyler Williams

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/193910-the-showdown-the-king-of-controversy-faces-intervention?just_published=1

  • J posted 1880 days ago

    J

    My final connections piece is out - I have solved two big questions within the world of wrestling through mathematics: Why landing in the middle of the ring is the safest place, and whether the draft has limitations.
    I hope you will find time to read this, as this article is one I am really proud of…
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/179482-mathematical-connections-to-wrestling-pt-2
    many thanks

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