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Domi's opportunity has arrived

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Barring unforeseen disasters of his own or fate's making, Max Domi will make the Coyotes roster this fall. And when he does, there will be pressure. Pressure to play a complete game in all three zones. Pressure to compete every shift. Pressure to avoid the rookie-mandated mistakes that will get coach Dave Tippett's teeth grinding. And pressure to produce...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will anyone take a chance on now-suspect center Mike Ribeiro?

Imagine you are an NHL general manager. You've got some money to spend and you need a top-six center. You already missed out on Paul Stastny, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski, but there's still that hole that needs to be filled and it's a rather important one. Now imagine that there is a veteran center who has averaged 0.75 points per game and is guaranteed at least...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Major Changes In Store For Arizona Coyotes

On June 27th the Coyotes officially  dropped the original Phoenix name and donned the title of Arizona to better represent the entire state as a whole.  But a simple  name change isn’t the only new thing surrounding the desert dogs this upcoming off-season. The Coyotes began their new era,  deciding to buy out the contract of  Mike Ribeiro and cutting ties with the veteran...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Regier new assistant GM, senior VP for Coyotes

Darcy Regier talks to the media. Credit: Dan Hickling (Olean Times Herald)   General Manager Don Maloney of the Arizona Coyotes announced the signing of 17 year Buffalo Sabers general manager Darcy Regier. Regier was the longest tenured general manager for the Buffalo Sabers in their 44 year history. He managed the franchise for 17 years, building the 1999 team that went to the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata tried to work out deal with Arizona Coyotes

As his cellphone flooded with text messages and missed calls barely a few hours into Thursday in the Czech Republic, coveted free agent Radim Vrbata was fast asleep. His wife, Petra, who was awake feeding the couple's newborn son, Oliver, finally nudged Vrbata out of bed once his agent, Rich Evans, called Petra to deliver the news. A deal was done. "Crazy couple days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks pry Vrbata from Coyotes with 2-year, $10 million deal

The Arizona Coyotes lost another key piece of their 2012 Western Conference Final team when free-agent wing Radim Vrbata signed a two-year $10 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday evening with $ 4 million in base salary each season and $1 million in bonuses each year. Vrbata made one last ditch effort to remain with the Coyotes, where has enjoyed his greatest success...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Work Trade Magic… Again

Sunday night I start making dinner, thinking that nothing was going on in the world. I sit down, eat and then open up the laptop to see if I missed anything in the last hour or so. HOLY CRAP! The Coyotes trade a 6th round pick for Sam Ganger and BJ Crombeen? WTF? This is what happen when you are being a responsible adult. You miss huge trades! Tampa Bay is also retaining a third...
Via Hipchecks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Arizona Coyotes departures likely as free agency opens

Change is expected after consecutive non-playoff finishes, and Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has already been working to ensure the roster the team debuts in the fall is different than the one that finished last season. The Coyotes recently bought out center Mike Ribeiro, found his replacement in center Sam Gagner and also added a bottom-six winger with size and grit in B...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes to hold prospect development camp July 8-10 at Ice Den

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp July 7-11 with on-ice sessions taking place July 8-10 at the Ice Den. All on-ice sessions are from 2:15-3:45 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The Ice Den is located at 9375 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale. Among the top prospects expected to attend the camp include former first-round draft choices...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes prospect report: Henrik Samuelsson

The Coyotes may live and die by the young swords this season, with Brandon Gormley and Connor Murphy both expected to crack the top six defensive pairings, as well as guys like Lucas Lessio and Max Domi also possessing good chances to make the team. It’s both a blessing and curse for the organization – on one hand, the NHL product has been less than satisfactory, but on the other...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Keith Yandle to Ottawa Senators

Matt Kartozian-USA Today Sports The Arizona Coyotes are receiving several trade offers for defenseman Keith Yandle. The Coyotes are deep in defensive prospects and could use some immediate help up front. Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro was bought out due to "behavioral issues" and GM Don Maloney is eager to trade for a replacement. Yandle has an annual cap hit contract...

Mike Smith: Losing Mike Ribeiro ‘real tough’

AP Image On Friday the Arizona Coyotes initialized the buy out of center Mike Ribeiro’s contract.  Ribeiro had signed the contract in July 2013.  It was a four-year contract worth $22 million Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the buyout was to do with the behavior issues of Ribeiro and nothing to do with cost cutting. “Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes buy out Mike Ribeiro due to behavioral issues

The Phoenix Arizona Coyotes have bought out three remaining years on Mike Ribeiro’s contract. Ribeiro was owed $5.5 million in 2014-15, $6 million in 2015-16 and $6 million in 2016-17 with an average cap hit of $5.5 million a season. The Coyotes will now pay Ribeiro $1,944,444 through 2019-20 and will end up saving roughly $5.9 million on the contract. However, the team didn...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes officially become the Arizona Coyotes at the 2014 NHL Draft

The Phoenix Coyotes announced in January that they’d be changing their name to the Arizona Coyotes prior to the 2014-15 season. Details surrounding when the actual change would take place have been kept pretty quiet, but the organization has finally chosen a day. Name change from Phoenix to Arizona Coyotes happens at next week's draft, team president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Five free agents to target

Aside from the draft, the NHL free agency is the best way to build a team. After missing the playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes are in desperate need of a good offseason, and could use a couple wins in free agency. Never one for huge risks, general manager Don Maloney will likely stay away from the Paul Stastny’s and Thomas Vanek’s of free agency. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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