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Coyotes to Retire Doan's No. 19

Coyotes to Retire Doan's No. 19

August 3rd, 2018 It's happening. It's finally happening. Just over a year after unceremoniously parting ways with the face of their franchise, the Arizona Coyotes will be making things right with Shane Doan once again. The club announced on Wednesday afternoon that Doan's No. 19 will be retired on the night of...
NHL Rumors: O'Reilly, Stone, More

NHL Rumors: O'Reilly, Stone, More

August 1st, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, the Arizona Coyotes released some interesting video footage showing their process through the 2018 NHL Draft, Mark Stone may become the highest-paid NHL'er ever to come out of an arbitration hearing, the Blackhawks are looking to add a veteran while rumors exist they are...

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June 19th, 2018
Montreal Canadiens

In case it needs to be said, Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi is not a bad player. He’s just not the player the Habs should have acquired for Alex Galchenyuk, and that reasoning isn’t solely based on the argument that Domi is a downgrade on the left side (based on many metrics). Domi no doubt has upside as a former first-round pick (No. 12 overall in 2013). Even if fans and analysts alike were to dismiss his lack of scoring touch as growing pains though, the above reasoning is actually mainly due to how trading one of the Habs’ biggest chips for him doesn’t help fill the holes at center or on defense. Domi’s obviously not a defenseman. And, based on Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin’s own admission, he’s not being looked at down the middle, either. So, what gives? Why trade for Domi? Well, assuming Bergevin isn’t a closet Toronto Maple Leafs fan (which would explain a lot of what has...
June 15th, 2018

The Arizona Coyotes have sent forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The deal was originally reported to be in the works by Elliotte Friedman late Friday night and was confirmed by the Arizona Coyotes and Canadiens shortly thereafter. This trade comes after over a year of reports circling Alex Galchenyuk potentially being traded away from the Canadiens. In the end, the Canadiens recouped a young player (Domi is one year younger than Galchenyuk) and is the second time in as many years that the team traded for a restricted free agent (the Canadiens traded for Jonathan Drouin just one year ago). Related: Sergachev for Drouin Trade Revisited Galchenyuk and Domi at a Glance Though Galchenyuk is only a year older than Domi, he's already played in three more seasons than the latter, appearing in the postseason in four of those six seasons. The 24-year-old has scored 108 goals and 255...
May 27th, 2018
Arizona Coyotes

Recently, Russian defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin signed with the Arizona Coyotes. The 24-year-old player has signed a one-year contract for $925,000. In this translated interview, Lyubushkin talked about his move to Arizona, his last season in the KHL and his prospects in North America. * You can enjoy the original article by Marat Safin in the Russian language here. * Ilya Lyubushkin Moving to America Marat Safin: What about your move to Arizona? Ilya Lyubushkin: The Coyotes dealt with me quite for a long time, I have talked a lot with their scouts. I have been contacted with a concrete offer just recently, but we talked for the whole season. As far as I know, the Coyotes were interested in me for the latest two years. MS: Are you going there just for a consolidated spot on the roster? Situations can be very different. IL: Yes, I agree, there can be many different situations. But I also know that Arizona wants to see me on their roster, and a lot depends on me. I...
May 22nd, 2018
Long Read

Ahh, the Arizona Coyotes. Hockey’s favourite punching bag. Long plagued by arena troubles, attendance troubles, financial troubles, ownership troubles and pretty much every other sort of trouble you can imagine, the National Hockey League has, nevertheless, stood by its desert outpost. While this might seem like an inexplicable course of action for the notoriously conservative league, the NHL has never really had a good look at the Phoenix Metropolitan Area as a hockey market. Years of financial difficulties haven’t allowed the Coyotes to maximise their potential, either on or off the ice. Not to mention the fact Gila River Arena is a poorly maintained albatross that is too far away from the city core, located in the transit desert suburb of Glendale – a municipality which doesn’t even want them there in the first place. But it looks like the team is finally on the rise. Shrewd use of cap space and draft choices under the guidance of general manager John Chayka (who...