Hayton's Possible Path to the Coyotes' AHL Affiliate

Hayton's Possible Path to the Coyotes' AHL Affiliate

March 7th, 2020 By now, it's likely that both the Arizona Coyotes organization and its fans are very familiar with the restrictions of the Canadian Hockey League/National Hockey League (CHL/NHL) transfer agreement. You know, the rule that meant players like Max Domi, Dylan Strome, and others had to go back to...
Coyotes Weekly: Getting Hot at the Right Time

Coyotes Weekly: Getting Hot at the Right Time

March 5th, 2020 After falling just short of earning a playoff berth in 2018-19, it looks like the Arizona Coyotes have their sights set on avoiding another disappointment in 2019-20. Following Wednesday's huge 4-2 regulation road win over the Vancouver Canucks, the 'Yotes find themselves as winners of three...

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February 17th, 2020
Arizona Coyotes

It's no secret that Arizona Coyotes forward Michael Grabner has struggled badly so far during the 2019-20 NHL regular season. Grabner has played in just 45 of Arizona's 61 games this year, and has been a regular healthy scratch as of late, as he's participated only 6 of 19 contests since the calendar flipped to 2020. During that span, he's recorded no points, four shots on net, and a minus-four rating while playing an average of 10:20 per night. Michael Grabner is having a tough 2019-20 season and could find himself being moved at the 2020 trade deadline as a result. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Grabner's recent struggles have led to speculation as to the cause, as well as questions of whether he might be moved at the Feb. 24 trade deadline in order to give general manager John Chayka some extra room under the salary cap as he looks to improve his roster as much as possible for the playoff push. Is Injury Affecting Grabner? One of the reasons for Grabner's down...
February 13th, 2020
Long Read

The last few weeks haven't been pretty, but the Arizona Coyotes are still hanging around in the Western Conference playoff race. At the conclusion of play on Wednesday night, the Coyotes found themselves occupying the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot, with a perilous one-point lead over the ninth-place Winnipeg Jets, who have a game in hand on Arizona. Rick Tocchet has his team in playoff contention in February despite the loss of Vezina Trophy-contending goaltender Darcy Kuemper in December. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Being in eighth place doesn't sound like an ideal scenario, but consider this - the Coyotes are locked in a three-way tie for third place in the Pacific Division with the Vegas Golden Knights and Calgary Flames. They're also just two points behind the second-place Edmonton Oilers, and only five points back of the division-leading Vancouver Canucks. Hypothetically, the Coyotes are one good week away from being back in first place in the...
February 12th, 2020
St Louis Blues

In today's NHL rumor rundown, expect the Colorado Avalanche to spend some money and try to acquire a couple of pieces after learning forward Nazem Kadri is out long-term. The Minnesota Wild have an asking price for Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin, there is news on Arizona's plans for Taylor Hall and the St. Louis Blues will give an update today on Jay Bouwmeester. Avs to Go Shopping Head coach Jared Bednar revealed with the media on Tuesday that center Nazem Kadri of the Colorado Avalanche has suffered a lower-body injury and is set to miss “weeks, not days” of NHL action. This news means the Avs will likely go shopping before the trade deadline. Nazem Kadri, Colorado Avalanche (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Already rumored to be on the hunt for additions to give themselves a strong chance to make a run, now that Kadri is injured media and fans should probably consider the Avalanche as an option for nearly every top name on the market. Related:...
February 8th, 2020
Boston Bruins

BOSTON — Charlie Coyle scored two goals, and the Boston Bruins beat Arizona 4-2 on Saturday for their 16th straight victory over the Coyotes. The NHL-leading Bruins earned their sixth consecutive win. Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk each had a power-play score 2:29 apart in the second period, and Coyle’s second was an empty-netter that sealed it in the final minute. It’s Boston’s longest winning streak ever against any opponent, surpassing a 15-game stretch against the Philadelphia Flyers during the Bobby Orr-era from 1970-1972 when the Bruins captured two Stanley Cups (’70 and ’72). Boston’s last loss to the Coyotes came on Oct. 9, 2010, a 5-2 setback in what was a Bruins’ home game in Prague. Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for Boston, including a diving stop on Taylor Hall’s wrist shot with about three minutes to play. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Phil Kessel and Jakob Chychrun scored for Arizona, which has lost five of...