1. Phoenix Coyotes Need to Create a Greater Sense of Urgency

    Pundits like to say offense gets headlines but defense wins championships. These days, the defense for the Phoenix Coyote is getting headlines for all the wrong reasons...

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  2. Mike Smith's Play Down the Stretch Could Influence Future Contract

    If the Phoenix Coyotes are to challenge for a playoff spot down the stretch, there needs to be a metamorphosis...

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  3. To Challenge for a Playoff Spot, the Phoenix Coyotes Must Be More Disciplined

    To break into a pattern of consistent play and become serious contenders for a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes would prefer not to play roller-coaster hockey...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 1 year ago 224 reads 1 comments

  4. Phoenix Coyotes Need to Create a Consistent Pattern of Wins

    The one, consistent pattern for the Phoenix Coyotes this season has been a maddening inconsistency. Should this pattern continue through the final two months of this lockout-shortened ...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 1 year ago 376 reads 4 comments

  5. Special Teams Could Hold the Key to the Coyotes' Season

    After a challenging start to this lockout-shorten season, the Phoenix Coyotes are beginning to make some noise. For Phoenix to start a push and seriously challenge for postseason positioning, special teams will likely play a significant role...

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  6. Off the Ice, Phoenix Coyotes Continue to Face Uncertain Future

    The obituaries are all but written, and roses adorn the grave. For all practical purposes, the life of the franchise known as the Phoenix Coyotes has been sucked from the corpse...

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  7. Phoenix Coyotes Need to Develop Sense of Urgency

    Discipline, discipline, discipline. That’s hockey’s equivalent of that famous real estate mantra: location, location, location...

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  8. Phoenix Coyotes' Rebound Fueled by Strong Work Ethic

    Coming into Monday night’s home game with Minnesota, the Phoenix Coyotes were out of the playoff picture. In fact, only Dallas , Columbus , Los Angeles and Calgary have fewer standings points in the Western Conference...

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  9. Smith's Strong Return Could Dictate Coyotes' Future

    The first week of the NHL season was a nightmare and disaster. Then, Phoenix goalie Mike Smith woke up. After missing four games with a groin injury, Smith returned to the lineup Feb...

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  10. Coyotes Battle Inconsistent Start; Days in the Desert Could Be Numbered

    Consistency. That’s seems to be one word missing in Phoenix Coyotes ’ coach Dave Tippett’s vocabulary these days...

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  11. Turnovers and Giveaways Continue to Hurt Phoenix Coyotes

    The Phoenix Coyotes have a short memory. Having lost in the Western Conference Finals last spring to the Los Angeles Kings , the two teams renewed their growing rivalry Saturday on the Coyotes' home rink...

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  12. Phoenix Coyotes Pick Up Defensive Execution, but They Need Greater Consistency

    Given the results of the two games of the 2013 NHL season, this could be a far different Phoenix Coyotes team than imagined...

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  13. As Playoff Contenders, the Phoenix Coyotes Must Address Early Defensive Lapses

    If the opening two games are any indication, the Phoenix Coyotes could be in for a struggle. In fact, the opening curtain for this season could be best described as an anathema...

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  14. At the Start, Coyotes Develop Defensive Issues

    Through the opening two games of the newly-minted season, the Phoenix Coyotes need to develop a learning curve. For a team which prided itself on defense, nearly by default, they have not performed up to a reliable standard...

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  15. Phoenix Coyotes Hope to Repeat Last Season's Magic

    To the players and staff of the Phoenix Coyotes , this has to come as an insult. Here’s a team that won the Pacific Division title last season and survived in the playoffs to come within two games of playing for the Stanley Cup...

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  16. Smith and Defensemen Could Make Phoenix a Solid Defensive Team

    With the way Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith played down through the stretch and in the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, it’s hard to believe there could be room for improvement...

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  17. Coyotes Anxious to Regain the Energy and Emotion of Last Season's Playoff Run

    While all NHL players are anxious to get back to work, extra time away from the ice perhaps weighed more heavily on the Phoenix Coyotes ...

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  18. Coyotes Need Fast Start, Consistent Play to Compete Again

    For the Phoenix Coyotes to repeat as Pacific Division champions, a few things need to fall into place. As teams prepare to grind out practices and cram video sessions, the puck should drop for real by the third weekend in January...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 1 year ago 562 reads 2 comments

  19. Coyotes Ready to Resume Play, Reach Heights of Last Season

    If there is one team happy that the lockout is now history, it could be the Phoenix Coyotes . Making it to the Western Conference finals last spring, the Coyotes reached the highest ...

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  20. Jamison and Investment Group Face Task of Filling Jobing.com Arena

    If Greg Jamison thought he had a major hurdle to leap over in getting the Glendale, Ariz. City Council to approve a lease agreement to operate Jobing.com Arena, a larger obstacle clearly remains...

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  21. Done Deal: Coyotes Stay in the Desert, Arena Agreement Reached

    The wandering, the wait, the apprehension and the unknown are all history. The Phoenix Coyotes now have a home, at least for the next 20 years, and a new owner should be in place within the coming weeks...

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  22. While Lockout Continues, Players Frustrated by Lack of Progress

    As the NHL lockout continues to linger, anger and frustration mount. Since the 82-game schedule is out, and the cancellation of games lasts through at least December 1, players ...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 1 year ago 703 reads 8 comments

  23. NHL Lockout: Players Key Issue Remains Revenue-Sharing

    We’re two weeks into the NHL lockout but the frustration level appears rising. The first negotiation session in a fortnight was held this past Friday, but the core, substantive issue remains as distant as chasing a meteor in space...

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  24. Shane Doan Signs a Four-Year Contract to Remain with Phoenix Coyotes

    While the offers were tantalizing, Phoenix captain Shane Doan knew all along where his odyssey would end...

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  25. Coyotes' COO Mike Nealy Remains Hopeful Several Deals Can Be Worked out

    Like so many directly involved, Phoenix Coyotes ’ Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy remains optimistic the NHL season will proceed without a labor disruption...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 2 years ago 1,260 reads 1 comments