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Coyotes goalie Smith will build off Canada gold

Coyotes goalie Smith will build off Canada gold

NHL.com Updated May 19 (3 days ago)
GLENDALE – At the end of the season, goalie Mike Smith wasn't sure if he wanted to play for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship. He was honored to have been invited, of course, but he'd just finished a challenging and frustrating s...
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  • Arizona Coyotes clean house, fire entire AHL coaching staff

    Arizona Coyotes clean house, fire entire AHL coaching staff

    thehockeynews.com May 18 (4 days ago)
    When the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons takes the ice for the beginning of the 2015-16 season, it will be under the watch of a brand new coaching staff. According to Maine Hockey Journal’s Chris Roy, the Coyotes have relieved just ab…
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  • Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    thehockeynews.com May 16 (6 days ago)
    We know our four teams for the Memorial Cup now. Thanks to Oshawa’s ousting of Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters, the Generals will represent the OHL, joining Kelowna of the WHL, plus Quebec (the hosts) and Rimouski in the QMJHL. So who is favored to w…
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  • Glendale politicians try to void Coyotes arena deal

    Glendale politicians try to void Coyotes arena deal

    yahoo.com May 15
    TSN released a report on the Arizona Coyotes. Though released would probably be an understatement. Unleashed might be more appropriate. And if the facts in Rick Westhead’s reporting are indeed accurate, the sentiment around the troubled franchise seems …
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  • Rimouski clinches second spot in the Memorial Cup field

    Rimouski clinches second spot in the Memorial Cup field

    One of the most vexing problems regarding the Memorial Cup is that the host teams haven’t been earning their spots lately. London, Shawinigan and Saskatoon all “backed in” to the CHL classic after bombing out early in their respective league playoffs. S…
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  • NHL in Seattle gains momentum thanks to new ownership, arena si…

    NHL in Seattle gains momentum thanks to new ownership, arena site

    yahoo.com Apr 27
    “Most people don’t realize how close we were to actually getting an NHL team.” That was Mike McGinn, former mayor of Seattle, speaking to the Seattle Times last October. One year earlier, the Glendale City Council approved a lease agreement that kept th…
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  • Recent healthy scratch Antoine Vermette scores first playoff go…

    Recent healthy scratch Antoine Vermette scores first playoff goal for Hawks in Game 4

    Veteran center Antoine Vermette sat in the press box as a healthy scratch in the first two games of Chicago’s first-round series against Nashville, but in Game 4 Tuesday, he made a case for remaining in the lineup by scoring his first playoff goal for t…
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  • Why Buffalo’s McDavid-less future is still brighter than Edmont…

    Why Buffalo’s McDavid-less future is still brighter than Edmonton’s

    Was the NHL’s draft lottery presentation the pinnacle of television entertainment? Of course not. But, admit it, your heart pounded through your chest every time Bill Daly flipped over a rectangular team card in his hellish Rorschach test. It was quite …
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  • Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simula…

    Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simulator

    Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…
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  • Coyotes sign forward Christian Dvorak to 3-year, entry-level co…

    Coyotes sign forward Christian Dvorak to 3-year, entry-level contract

    NHL.com Apr 17
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes signed forward Christian Dvorak to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 19-year-old Dvorak had 41 goals and 68 assists in 66 games for London in the Ontario ...
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  • Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…
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  • Coyotes sign 2014 pick Dvorak to entry-level contract

    Coyotes sign 2014 pick Dvorak to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Apr 17
    GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Christian Dvorak to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are ve...
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  • Shane Doan is a really good clapper…and he’d like to beat up Mi…

    Shane Doan is a really good clapper…and he’d like to beat up Mike Smith

    Recently, 13-year-old aspiring journalist Haley Smilow had the chance to sit down with Arizona’s Shane Doan for a Q&A. Their conversation revealed some interesting facts about the Coyotes captain, who is one of the game’s genuinely good guys. HALEY:…
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  • NHL playoff updates: Rangers’ Klein, Wild’s Cooke questionable …

    NHL playoff updates: Rangers’ Klein, Wild’s Cooke questionable for Game 1 – & Vermette a healthy scratch?

    The start of the NHL playoffs means it’s time for subterfuge and/or the vaguest of terms to describe players’ injuries – and the playing status of any roster member, for that matter – so take anything you see below with a salt grain or two. But a number…
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  • Canada names 19 to World Championship roster

    Canada names 19 to World Championship roster

    NHL.com Apr 14
    Hockey Canada on Tuesday announced the first 19 players who will compete in the 2015 IIHF World Championship. to be held May 1-17 in the Czech Republic. Goalies Martin Jones (Los Angeles Kings) and Mike Smith (Arizona Coyotes) have been selecte...
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  • Coyotes shock family with soldier son, and it’s amazing (Video)

    Coyotes shock family with soldier son, and it’s amazing (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 13
    Eitan and Ronit Urman have been Arizona Coyotes season-ticket holders since the Phoenix days: 1996, to be exact, back when the team wore those hockey-by-way-of-peyote logos on their sweaters. As part of fan appreciation night on Saturday, they were invi…
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  • NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings: What if the Kings win the No…

    NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings: What if the Kings win the No. 1 pick?

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    (Welcome to the NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings, a weekly look at the race to the bottom in the League for the right to draft Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.) The Arizona Coyotes have one game left and 56 points. The Buffalo Sabres have two games remai…
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  • NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings: Down to the wire

    NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings: Down to the wire

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    (Welcome to the NHL Draft Tank Powerless Rankings, a weekly look at the race to the bottom in the League for the right to draft Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.) The Arizona Coyotes have one game left and 56 points. The Buffalo Sabres have two games remai…
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  • Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson still striving to play like Nickl…

    Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson still striving to play like Nicklas Lidstrom

    NHL.com Apr 9
    Twenty-three is Oliver Ekman-Larsson's lucky number. He wears it on the back of his Arizona Coyotes jersey and is having the best offensive season of his NHL career at the age of 23. Two and three also add up to five, the number idol Nicklas ...
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  • Leafs/Sens, Flyers/Pens & Blues/Hawks prove divisional/regi…

    Leafs/Sens, Flyers/Pens & Blues/Hawks prove divisional/regional rivalries are NHL’s bread-and-butter

    Sunday’s NHL action featured five games, all of which had implications on the playoff race. But of those five, three had a little extra depth to them. The Blackhawks/Blues, Senators/Leafs and Flyers/Penguins games weren’t necessarily more exciting than …
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  • Hit counter: Kings, Blackhawks have taken a lot of punishment t…

    Hit counter: Kings, Blackhawks have taken a lot of punishment this season

    The NHL’s 82-game season can be hard on players. No matter how tough a guy is, getting hammered into the boards on a nightly basis by 190-pound opponents takes its toll in the form of injuries and fatigue. And with the game faster and the players strong…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Sharks keeping rolling; huge night in …

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Sharks keeping rolling; huge night in East

    yahoo.com Apr 4
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Logan Couture isn’t delusional. Even after the San Jose Sharks closed their playoff gap again with a 3-1 win …
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Sharks keeping rolling; huge night in …

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Sharks keeping rolling; huge night in East

    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Logan Couture isn’t delusional. Even after the San Jose Sharks closed their playoff gap again with a 3-1 win …
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  • Denis Leary making new hockey-themed TV series – & here are…

    Denis Leary making new hockey-themed TV series – & here are 12 NHL-themed shows that should be next

    News Wednesday that actor and famous hockey/Boston Bruins fan Denis Leary was producing for IFC a new series centered around an amateur hockey team should inspire puck fans to pitch more hockey-themed shows to TV networks in the hope they might get pick…
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  • Hockey hair wanted: Panthers hosting ‘Mullet Night’ in search o…

    Hockey hair wanted: Panthers hosting ‘Mullet Night’ in search of newest Travelling Jagr

    When Jaromir Jagr was traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Florida Panthers, the biggest question wasn’t who he would line up alongside or if he had any intention of re-signing in Florida. Rather, people wondered how long it would take for a new Tra…
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  • Video - Kings Blank Coyotes 00:34

    Kings Blank Coyotes

    Mar 16
    Jonathan Quick had 25 saves in the Kings' 1-0 win over the Coyotes.
  • Video - Blackhawks Use Extra Man Well In Win 00:37

    Blackhawks Use Extra Man Well In Win

    Mar 12
    Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards each scored a power-play goal in Chicago's 2-1 win over Arizona.
  • Video - One Month Left In NHL Regular Season 03:54

    One Month Left In NHL Regular Season

    Mar 10
    With one month left in the regular season, the Central Division could see five teams make the playoffs for the second season in a row.
  • Video - Predators Need OT To Top Coyotes 00:57

    Predators Need OT To Top Coyotes

    Mar 9
    James Neal's overtime goal lifted the Predators past the Coyotes 2-1.

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