Hispanic Hockey: The NHL's Next Frontier

Hispanic Hockey: The NHL's Next Frontier

October 21st, 2019 Back in the 1980s it seemed like hockey was a sport only played in Canada and a few scattered enclaves across the northeastern United States. Sure, those Soviets an ocean away were getting pretty good at the game, but the heart and sole of hockey was in the snow covered locales of North America....
Raanta Stops 34 Shots in Coyotes' 5-2 Win over Senators

Raanta Stops 34 Shots in Coyotes' 5-2 Win over Senators

October 19th, 2019 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta stopped 34 shots and the surging Arizona Coyotes outlasted the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Saturday night. The Coyotes have allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season and have revved up their offence since a slow...

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October 15th, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins

In today's edition of NHL rumors, do the Pittsburgh Penguins have a trade market for defenseman Erik Gudbranson, what are the Arizona Coyotes' plans with Niklas Hjalmarsson out three months, and how long does New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes have to turn the team around? Also, NHL veteran Chris Stewart earned a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers after the team created cap space yesterday. Related: NHL Rumors: Sabres, Ducks, Islanders, More Will the Penguins Find a Suitor for Gudbranson? According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, the Penguins' strong play (4-2-0) to begin this season has alleviated the pressure on general manager Jim Rutherford to address the injuries to centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad. (from 'LeBrun’s observations: Quality coaching, Sandin’s demotion and Penguins shopping D-man,' Thet Athletic, 10/14/2019) Specifically, Jared McCann and rookie Sam Lafferty have stepped up and helped fill the void. However, despite the team's strong...
October 14th, 2019
Coyotes Goaltending

Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta may have just made his first start in almost a single calendar year, but the good news has prompted more questions than answers. Raanta vs. Kuemper vs. Comrie Raanta’s return has helped the Coyotes prove the impossible: Their future in net is both bright and murky all at once, without a clear No. 1 goalie. Not only that, but, for the moment, they don’t even have two goalies. They’ve got three, with Darcy Kuemper and Eric Comrie also on the roster right now. If this were multiple choice, good luck. The Coyotes ultimately did not make the playoffs last season and they’ll be hard-pressed to do so in 2020. However, that has more to do with the competition in the Pacific Division and Western Conference than it does with the talent on the roster, specifically in net. For example, it would be hard to blame the Coyotes’ goaltending for the lack of playoff appearances. Just look to career-backup Kuemper. He may have a modest 1-2 record so...
October 13th, 2019
Colorado Avalanche

DENVER — Andre Burakovsky scored at 3:29 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night. Pavel Francouz had 34 saves in his first NHL start, and Nazem Kadri and Tyson Jost scored less than two minutes apart as the Avalanche started the season with four wins at home. Francouz was signed as a free agent in May 2018. His only two appearances before Saturday were in relief last season. Arizona Coyotes center Phil Kessel attempts a shot on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) Antti Raanta was equally sharp in his first start of the season, stopping 29 shots. Michael Grabner and Nick Schmaltz scored for the Coyotes. Burakovsky got the winner after a back-and-forth extra period. Burakovsky collected the puck close in and sent a high shot past Raanta for his second goal and second winner in as many games. After nearly 50 minutes without a goal, the teams combined for three in a span of 2 minutes,...
October 12th, 2019
Winnipeg Jets

In the Oct. 12 edition of NHL rumors, TSN's Bob McKenzie had interesting news on Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien earlier this week. Do the Los Angeles Kings have any shot at trading goaltender Jonathan Quick? Is Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock feeling the heat of the team's slow start? Plus, Arizona Coyotes netminder Antti Raanta will make his season debut tonight after missing most of 2018-19. Related: NHL Rumors: Bruins, Senators, Olympics, More Byfuglien Didn't Skate or Train This Offseason Winnipeg Free Press writer Jason Bell wrote a column on Friday that there is no news regarding Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who's been away from the team since training camp started. (from 'No update on Byfuglien's status,' Winnipeg Free Press, 10/11/2019) Even though the Jets reportedly had contact with Byfuglien as recently as last week, it's thought that no progress was made. As a result, the Jets won't say when, or even if, he will return. Head coach Paul...