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Ilya Lyubushkin Ready for the Coyotes

Ilya Lyubushkin Ready for the Coyotes

May 27th, 2018 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...
Arizona Coyotes Logo History

Arizona Coyotes Logo History

May 22nd, 2018 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...

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March 19th, 2018
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On paper, the Arizona Coyotes had a tough week, as they lost two of three on home ice. However, when considering the fact that each of the three teams Arizona faced are fighting for playoff position in the Western Conference, it becomes clear that this team has continued to take steps forward. Coyotes Competitive Against Top Teams Following their hard-fought 1-0 shutout victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Mar. 11, the Coyotes opened last week with a matchup against the rival Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday at Gila River Arena. With starting goaltender Antti Raanta on the shelf due to an injury, and with backup netminder Darcy Kuemper under the weather with an illness, the goaltending duties fell to rookie Adin Hill, who was making his first NHL start since Oct. 26. Hill was outstanding in this one - he stopped 34 of the 37 Los Angeles shots he faced in regulation and overtime, and his teammates got him the win in the shootout after the rookie turned away four of five Kings skaters he...
March 12th, 2018
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Despite losing starting goaltender Antti Raanta to a lower-body injury during warmups on Monday in Edmonton, the Arizona Coyotes picked up five of eight possible points last week and improved to 10-3-2 in their last 15. Coyotes Keep Rolling After wrapping up their seven-game homestand with a victory over the Ottawa Senators on Mar. 3, the Coyotes hit the road once again and headed up to Edmonton to take on Connor McDavid and the Oilers on Monday night. The red-hot Antti Raanta was slated to start this one, but he suffered a lower-body injury while warming up, and backup Darcy Kuemper was pressed into duty for his second start as a Coyote. After scoring first in the opening frame, the Coyotes allowed three unanswered goals and found themselves down 3-1 after 40 minutes. They managed to erase that deficit in the third period, but had to settle for the overtime loser point as Oscar Klefbom sent the fans home happy with the game-winner just 50 seconds into the extra frame. On...
March 5th, 2018
Column

It was another solid week for the Arizona Coyotes - they picked up two more victories and improved to 8-2-1 over their last 11 games and 11-7-5 (a 96-point pace over an 82-game season) since the calendar flipped to 2018. Coyotes End Homestand on High Note The Coyotes, after being off from game action for three days, got back on the ice on Thursday last week when they welcomed the Minnesota Wild to town. Arizona fell behind early on Zach Parise's first-period goal, but they tied the game at one apiece when Jakob Chychrun scored on the power play during the second frame. In the third, the Coyotes erupted - Christian Dvorak, Richard Panik, Kevin Connauton, and Jordan Martinook all scored to lead their squad to a 5-3 victory and their second damaging win against the Wild in less than a month. On Saturday, the Coyotes welcomed Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators to town in the final contest of a seven-game homestand. As they did on Thursday, the 'Yotes responded after allowing...
March 2nd, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

Five trades over a span of the last 12 years and that’s the extent to which the Toronto Maple Leafs have had dealings with the Arizona Coyotes’ franchise. While they haven’t made a move in the past year and a half, the two teams did engage in five trades over the past 10 years. That said, here’s a look at the most recent deals between the two clubs. Hailing Holland While Peter Holland did play 174 games for the Maple Leafs during the regular season, he wasn’t a constant for the team. That’s why he reportedly became unhappy with the club which led to the Leafs trading the forward to the Coyotes. The Leafs received a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick in return for Holland on Dec. 9, 2016. The condition was that the Leafs would receive a sixth-rounder if the Coyotes were able to sign or trade Holland who was a pending restricted free agent at the time. Neither condition was met and the Leafs won’t receive a pick from the Coyotes in the upcoming...