1. Phoenix Coyotes: Play of Mike Smith Is Helping To Carry the Coyotes

    For the first quarter of the season, no one within the Phoenix Coyotes organization seems to miss Ilya Bryzgalov, who departed for the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 2 years ago 383 reads 1 comments

  2. Canucks vs. Coyotes: Phoenix Can't Solve Vancouver Trap; Turris Back on the Ice

    The Phoenix Coyotes received a taste of what the rest of the NHL has been recently force-fed by the Vancouver Canucks . The ability of the Canucks to control the neutral zone has resulted in frustration and ineptitude for recent opponents...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 1,791 reads 0 comments

  3. Phoenix Coyotes Believe Turris Is the Right Fit at the Right Time

    In the end, the Phoenix Coyotes want to bury the past, and recognize Kyle Turris as a rising star in the NHL . Ending nearly four months of acrimony, the Coyotes and Turris agreed on a two-year deal worth $2...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 368 reads 3 comments

  4. With No Happy Ending in Sight, Fate of Phoenix Coyotes Remains Uncertain

    The future of the Phoenix Coyotes has long been debated. From potential sale to imminent relocation, the fate of the franchise remains in constant flux. What previously were two options quickly evaporated...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 1,538 reads 4 comments

  5. Competing for Full 60 Minutes, Phoenix Coyotes Find Success

    Coaches always ask their players to give “a full 60 minutes.” Easier said than done. On planet NHL , the burst of energy and commitment is not always there every night...

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  6. Phoenix Coyotes Cannot Rely on Just Mike Smith Between the Pipes

    The issue of durability among NHL goalies remains one criterion for achieving a successful season. The barometer of 50 to 55 games is usually held to determinate worthiness, productivity and value...

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  7. Phoenix Coyotes Pass First Month with Positives

    With a month into the NHL season, the Phoenix Coyotes are sitting in seventh place among Western Conference teams. Not a bad start at 5-3-2 after 10 games, and coach Dave Tippet told reporters there is much to be encouraged...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 206 reads 2 comments

  8. Phoenix Coyotes Learn To Play with a Lead in Victory over New Jersey Devils

    With a most favorable schedule, the Phoenix Coyotes have not exhibited a sense of urgency. In the middle of a stretch of nine out of 11 games at home, the Coyotes appear to be missing a vital link to success...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 161 reads 1 comments

  9. Kyle Turris' Future with Phoenix Coyotes Remains Uncertain

    Centerman Kyle Turris may have played his last game for the Phoenix Coyotes . Then again, the ball seems to be in his court. After last season, Turris became a free agent...

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  10. Shane Doan Will Likely Stay with Phoenix Coyotes Despite Trade Value

    As the NHL schedule moves through the coming winter months and toward spring, thoughts tend to revolve around player transactions...

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  11. NHL: Phoenix Coyotes Must Address Goaltending and Scoring This Season

    The start of the NHL season may foreshadow the Phoenix Coyotes ’ fate. Sure, we’re only two games into 2011-12, but two elements of play may wend their way into coach Dave Tippett’s crystal ball...

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  12. Phoenix Coyotes: There Is Life After Bryzgalov

    Like most teams during an offseason, the Phoenix Coyotes had their experience with players rushing through the turnstile...

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  13. The Two Hockey Personalities of Wayne Gretzky

    There is no question that Wayne Gretzky was the most important and influential player in NHL history. Period...

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  14. Kansas City May or May Not Be Ready for Coyotes, Relocation

    Kansas City had a brief fling with the NHL nearly 40 years ago, and has been on the expansion/relocation radar screen occasionally since...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about almost 3 years ago 164 reads 25 comments

  15. Phoenix Coyotes Sign Keith Yandle to Long-Term Deal

    Looks like Phoenix general manager Don Maloney can sleep a little easier these days. Perhaps the most demanding and agonizing negotiation is now behind him because Maloney signed ...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 173 reads 4 comments

  16. Phoenix Coyotes Quickly Find a Replacement for Ilya Bryzgalov

    The priority was front and center, and the issue promptly addressed It did not take Phoenix general manager Don Maloney very long to find a replacement for the departed goalie Ilya Bryzgalov...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 795 reads 1 comments

  17. Phoenix Coyotes: Don't Expect a Busy Trading Summer

    With the 2011 NHL draft in the rear window, attention now turns to the signing of free agents and trades. In the case of the Phoenix Coyotes , the former would appear to be more feasible than player trades or blockbuster deals...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 343 reads 2 comments

  18. Ovechkin, Lemieux Highlight All-Draft Selection Teams

    With the annual NHL draft approaching, this may not be a bad time to look back, and select the best of the previous draft selections. Seems that many who were drafted by a team usually spent the majority of their career with that team...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 522 reads 2 comments

  19. Phoenix Coyotes Move On, Could Not Sign Ilya Bryzgalov

    In the end, the Phoenix Coyotes had no shot to re-sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov . So, it was no surprise that the Philadelphia Flyers became the first suitor in the Bryzgalov sweepstakes...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 773 reads 4 comments

  20. NHL: With Winnipeg Out, Phoenix Coyotes Options to Move Are Limited

    Now that Winnipeg claimed the Atlanta Thrashers , a possible relocation for the Phoenix Coyotes was eliminated...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about 3 years ago 3,665 reads 9 comments

  21. Phoenix Coyotes: Glendale City Council Vote Assures at Least One More Year in the Desert

    The Phoenix Coyotes will remain in the desert for at least one more year. Scratch the rumors of moving to Winnipeg or anywhere else at least in the short term. That’s because the Glendale (Ariz...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 3 years ago 418 reads 6 comments

  22. Phoenix Coyotes Coach Dave Tippett Says Franchise Needs Stable Ownership

    Following Game Four, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett sounded frustrated. In fact, he was probably beyond frustrated in the way his Coyotes were soundly beaten by the Detroit Red ...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 3 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  23. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes Swept in Playoffs, Await Uncertain Future

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over. The season ended for the Phoenix Coyotes in a way which showed little success for a franchise-best second straight 40-win season...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 3 years ago 695 reads 10 comments

  24. NHL Playoffs: Poor Start Doomed Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3

    Tentative starts usually kills teams. The Phoenix Coyotes seems to have more than an adequate number of "tentative starts," and Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal round appeared no different...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 3 years ago 550 reads 5 comments

  25. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes Face Uphill Battle To Advance

    Down, but not out. That's how the Phoenix Coyotes look at his current plight in the NHL 's Western Conference quarterfinal round with the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Mark Brown Written by Mark Brown about over 3 years ago 118 reads 0 comments