Coyotes' Shane Doan - A Hockey Hall of Famer?

Coyotes' Shane Doan - A Hockey Hall of Famer?

June 24th, 2020 Later in the day on Wednesday, the Hockey Hall of Fame will announce the inductees that will make up the Class of 2020. The list of players who could enter the HHOF this year is stronger than usual, with recently retired stars like Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa now eligible for induction....
Coyotes' 2020 THW Mock Draft Recap

Coyotes' 2020 THW Mock Draft Recap

June 8th, 2020 For the 2020 THW Mock Draft, I was the general manager for a couple of teams, including the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes had no picks in the first round, so the second round was where I started my work for them. With these picks, I tried to use a mix of my scouting and the team's general manager...

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June 7th, 2020
Nashville Predators

When the National Hockey League resumes play, the top 12 teams in each conference will skip straight to what is, in essence, the Stanley Cup playoffs. The No. 5 through No. 12 teams in the East and West will first play in a "qualifying round" to decide who will reach the final 16-team playoff field, but let's be honest here - qualifying round or not, this will be intense playoff hockey right away, and, for the first time since 2012, the Arizona Coyotes will be involved. A seven-year playoff drought is effectively over, and the team will begin play as the West's No. 11 seed with a 33-29-8 record and 74 points. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled the NHL's return to play plan in May. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Although many have lamented the fact that several average teams will be involved in the playoffs this year, the Coyotes are most decidedly not one of these teams. Prior to losing Vezina Trophy contender Darcy Kuemper to a lower-body injury on Dec. 19, the 'Yotes were...
May 26th, 2020
Arizona Coyotes

Premier pending unrestricted free agent Taylor Hall may be a good fit with the Arizona Coyotes in theory based on their needs. In practice there’s less room for him to fit than you may think, though. Ex-New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall - (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) To illustrate the point, the Coyotes have one of the highest cap hits in the league. To drive it home, the Devils retained 50% of Hall’s salary to get the trade done back in December. While the move itself was a stroke of general manager John Chayka’s trade-making genius, he’ll undeniably have his hands full, making room for Hall to stay… hell, convincing him to stay in the first place. Hall Still in Search of a Winner Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet may say he’s optimistic about the situation, but the sad reality is exactly how he outlines it, minus the bias. This isn’t just Hall’s chance to seriously cash in as a former Hart Memorial Trophy winner who will...
May 24th, 2020
Coyotes History

Right winger Mike Gartner played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League. He scored at least 30 goals in 17 of those 19 campaigns. This phenomenal feat is an NHL record that seemingly only Alexander Ovechkin will ever be able to break. Such production out of a player is rarely ever seen. In fact, on Mar. 26, 1994, Gartner - who was playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the time - became the first player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in 15 straight seasons. Ovechkin recently equaled this achievement during the 2019-20 season. Mike Gartner had 15 straight 30-goal seasons in the NHL (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) With 708 career goals to his credit - currently 7th most all-time - there was absolutely no question regarding Gartner's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. The honor was deserved, and then some. About the only achievement that ever eluded him was a Stanley Cup ring. This in and of itself may be looked at as a disappointment, though not...
May 22nd, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are comments from the coach of the Arizona Coyotes on Taylor Hall likely staying with the team, the Montreal Canadiens may have to decide what they can afford to pay Tomas Tatar, and the Vancouver Canucks have some options for their blue line. Finally, what happens to some of NHL records if the NHL regular season doesn't resume? Hall to Stay With the Coyotes? Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet told ESPN On Ice that winger Taylor Hall told him that he'd like to find a team to settle in with. After comments that Hall wasn't interested in a short-term deal just to maximize his value in free agency, there were questions about where he might end up. The Coyotes are “a team he’s very interested in staying with” according to the Arizona coach. Taylor Hall, Arizona Coyotes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) I’m not saying he is going to sign here, but I definitely think we’re a team he’s very...