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Players On the Cusp of Helping Coyotes

September 2, 2019 - 8:12 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to build on the somewhat successful season they had last year. As it stands, the Coyotes are probably one of the longest shots to make the playoffs, since the thing they were good at last year is not exactly repeatable, and they didn't do nearly enough to upg...

Coyotes Lock Up Clayton Keller Long Term

September 4, 2019 - 2:14 PM ET

The Coyotes locked up another core piece to a long-term contract today. They have signed their franchise cornerstone to an eight year extension that will carry a $7.1 million cap-hit. This is a fantastic deal in virtually every way. It's so team-friendly, so low-risk to the Coyotes, that...

Clayton Keller Contract Really Unpopular

September 7, 2019 - 12:37 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes sit in a weird spot on the NHL landscape. Known, thanks to their GM's past job, as an "analytics" team, many old-school fans dismiss them. But weirdly, so does the entire hockey amateur analytics community, who are extremely confused about how the Coyotes - who are o...

Team With Scoring Problems Has Three One-Dimensional Players

September 10, 2019 - 1:31 PM ET

The Coyotes were one of the worst scoring teams ever last year. Considering how good their defense and goaltending were, it's almost crazy that they didn't make the playoffs. This year, they are counting on Barrett Hayton and Phil Kessel to improve their goal totals, but mostly they are h...

This Core Needs More

September 13, 2019 - 9:57 AM ET

The NHL is a very strange league. The fact that every team, except Ottawa who might be legendarily bad this year, has at least a small chance to surprise and make the playoffs, and further more, that any team who does make the playoffs has a small chance to win it all, makes it an interesting le...

PLUS/MINUS: Training Camp Edition

September 15, 2019 - 12:09 PM ET

PLUS: No more Pierre McGuire MINUS: No more Nick Kypreos PLUS: The NHL preseason actually starts today. The Coyotes will play the Knights. I refuse to watch pre-season games, but I am still happy we're getting close. PLUS: I am not generally a Jeff O'Neil fan - and he once added me on...

Coyotes Training Camp Notes

September 18, 2019 - 3:15 PM ET

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Coyotes 2019-20 Predictions

September 20, 2019 - 12:24 PM ET

The Coyotes are having one of the most boring training camps I can remember trying to cover. So far they're still rocking about 50 players, bu they played a split squad double game against the Kings on Tuesday and don't have another game until tomorrow. There was news of a minor Vinnie Hinos...

Coyotes Young Players Look Good in Pre Season + They Won!!

September 22, 2019 - 12:10 PM ET

Gettin' twee