1. Rangers and Coyotes Well Represented at World Junior Championships

    One thing about the sport of hockey that I love most is how players are drafted and developed. For big sports like football and basketball, once you are drafted you head straight to the pros...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 4 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  2. Coyotes Need to Take Next Step

    *NOTE* All of these proposals are contingent upon Ice Edge getting the team and giving Don Maloney money to spend* For years I have been waiting for the Coyotes to take the step of getting a solid head coach in control of the team...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 4 years ago 67 reads 1 comments

  3. Sun Shining a Bit Brighter In Phoenix

      For anyone in the northeast right now it is a cold and dreary day. But if you are a fan of the Phoenix Coyotes no weather can rain on this parade. Where to start? On the ice the Coyotes are playing great hockey...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 4 years ago 97 reads 2 comments

  4. Phoenix Coyotes Alive and Well at Halfway Mark

    First of all, I hope everyone had a very Happy New Year. Looking forward to a better year in 2009. Teams are approaching the halfway point of their seasons this upcoming week and mid-season ...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Quarterly Round Table

    This past week, I gathered some of the great hockey minds here at Bleacher Report for a little first quarter report. Thanks to Brett Bodner, Bryan Thiel, Derek Harmsworth, Miah D, and Greg Caggiano for participating...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 5 years ago 107 reads 3 comments

  6. Coyotes-Wild: Holy Jumpin'! Phoenix Finally Figures Out Minnesota

    I am taking a break from studying. Okay, I haven't started yet, so maybe this can be classified as a continuation of my procrastination—a student's best friend. Last week NHL...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  7. Mad Hatters-Bears: Hank "The Hulk" Carisio Lives Up to His Name

    Last night the Danbury Mad Hatters hosted the Hudson Valley Bears in a Saturday night match up. While the EPHL is barely two months old, the frequency of teams playing each other is building rivalries...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 5 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  8. Coyotes Back on the Prowl: Was I Wrong?

    In one of my earlier entries I mentioned how Phoenix's six-game losing streak was the end of their playoff hopes. Was I premature in this assumption? Since I wrote that article on November 25th, the Coyotes have won four of five games...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about over 5 years ago 159 reads 3 comments

  9. The Birth of the Danbury Mad Hatters

    Despite the fact the EPHL season started back on November 1st, the Danbury Mad Hatters are still waiting for a consistent crowd to come to their games...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  10. Wounded Dog: What Is Wrong With The Phoenix Coyotes?

    Last night the Coyotes lost to the New York Rangers 4-1, their sixth straight loss.This confirmed to me one thing I had been thinking about, but was hoping was wrong. The Coyotes are not a playoff team...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  11. Phoenix Coyotes at New York Rangers: The Predicament

    As many people here know, I am the Phoenix Coyotes Community Leader, making me a die-hard Phoenix Coyotes fan. However, at the same time, I am a die-hard New York Rangers fan...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 224 reads 2 comments

  12. Shane Doan: Leader of the Pack

    When it comes to the Phoenix Coyotes organization, there is one person who exemplifies consistency and dedication: Shane Doan...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  13. Mad Hatters Drop Opener to Hudson Valley 5-4

    The Eastern Professional Hockey League had its first games this Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. The Danbury Mad Hatters had their UNO Chicago Bar and Grill Opening Night in Danbury, CT in front of a raucous crowd of 1,891...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 182 reads 0 comments

  14. Shuffle The Deck: Coyotes Switch Up Lines

    Phoenix Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky has mixed up the lines for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight's game will have the following lines on the ice: Fedoruk-Jokinen-Doan ...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  15. Phoenix Coyotes Face a Tough Schedule Ahead

    Well the Coyotes are 2-3 right now. After two wins to start the season at home, they went on the road and dropped three in a row to the Blackhawks, Senators, and Canadiens...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 136 reads 1 comments

  16. Too Much Too Soon? High Expectations for Young Coyotes

    Coming into this year, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney believed this year's team would challenge for a playoff spot and get in. There are a couple of reasons why. The acquisition of Olli Jokinen at the draft resulted in the first time a legitimate No

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 226 reads 1 comments

  17. Coyotes' Roster Looking Young

    The Coyotes have put up their official roster for opening night on their website. It's a very interesting roster that includes both first round picks from the 2008 draft...for now...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  18. Phoenix Coyotes Warming Up in Preseason

    After a resurgent year for the Coyotes, they are ready for the 2008-2009 seasons with a plethora of young players...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 182 reads 0 comments

  19. Mad Hatters Tryouts

    Yesterday Mike and yours truly made the long trek up route 7 to Danbury to watch the player try outs for the Danbury Mad Hatters. Walking into the freezing arena was something I had missed...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about almost 6 years ago 598 reads 0 comments

  20. From the Blues to the Desert: Episode Five

    Episode five of From the Blues to the Desert will be airing at 12:30PM EST on Wednesday September 3rd. Make sure you tune in at Youcastr via the link...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  21. New York Rangers Locked and Loaded for Shootout

    The Rangers participated in 17 shootouts last year going 8-9. Nigel Dawes was the top shooter going 5/9 while making Martin Brodeur look like a 5-year-old goalie while Brendan Shanahan was a staple for the shootout...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 409 reads 4 comments

  22. Shootout Preview: Phoenix Coyotes

    When it comes to close games, a coach has to think ahead to the shootout that could be played. Of course, a coach like Gretzky would rather win on hard work during regulation or overtime—but ...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 327 reads 2 comments

  23. From the Blues to the Desert: Episode 4

    The fourth episode of "From the Blues to the Desert" airs today at 12:00 PM (EST) on Youcastr. Mike and Gootz will hit all the news from the past week, wrap up their division previews with the ...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 142 reads 1 comments

  24. Canadian Hockey League Looking to Drop Import Draft

    When it comes to the development of players for the NHL, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) is right at the top. Most of the players in the CHL are North Americans playing in the Ontario Hockey ...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 976 reads 4 comments

  25. From The Blues to The Desert: Episode 3

    Tomorrow at Noon EST, Mike and Gootz go From the Blues to the Desert on Youcastr for their 3rd episode. They will be talking about the Southeast and Central Divisions, the Wings Avs rivalry, and much much more...

    Chris Hoeler Written by Chris Hoeler about 6 years ago 108 reads 1 comments