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Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview: Bring On the Whiteout

March 29th, 2010
With the Boston Bruins 5-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon, the Phoenix Coyotes clinched their first playoff spot since the 2001-02 season.   That same day the Coyotes defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 to reach the 100 point plateau on the season.   Most hockey experts thought this team had never ...

The Top Underperformers of the Eastern Conference

March 21st, 2010
It is nearly impossible for a team not to have a player that isn't quite living up to expectations. Some players simply just haven't lived up to their expensive contracts, while other players are just having off years. Here is a player from each team in the Eastern Conference who ...

Ilya Bryzgalov Key to Playoff Success for Coyotes

March 17th, 2010
With 91 points on the season and 12 games left to play, it is safe to say that, barring any major collapse, that the Phoenix Coyotes will make their first playoff appearance since the 2001-02 season.   One of the main reasons for the Coyotes' success this season has been the stellar ...

Stempniak Already Paying Dividends for Coyotes

March 15th, 2010
For a team that already lacked offense, it was horrible news when it was announced that the then Coyotes leading goal scorer Scottie Upshall would be out for the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament.   Coyotes general manger Don Maloney knew he had to add some offense at ...

The Top 10 Greatest Phoenix Coyotes of All Time

November 27th, 2009
The Phoenix Coyotes may not have a storied history like a lot of NHL franchises but they have been around for over a decade not, including the Winnipeg Jet days. A lot of players have come and gone from Phoenix through the years but there are definitely some players who ...

Coyotes’ Keith Yandle Is Too Hot to Handle

November 23rd, 2009
With all the injuries the Phoenix Coyotes have on their blue line, somebody had step up. That person was Keith Yandle.   The 23-year-old native of Boston, Mass., has recorded two goals and three assists in the past seven games, including the game-winning goal on Saturday against Philadelphia.   Yandle has seen his ice ...

Shane Doan Continues To Lead the Way for the Phoenix Coyotes

November 15th, 2009
Ever since Keith Tkachuk and Jeremy Roenick left the Phoenix, Shane Doan has been the heart and soul for the Coyotes. He has led or been near the top in every offensive category for Phoenix in the past eight seasons.   Shane Doan took over as the Coyotes captain from Teppo Numminen ...

Chris Chelios a Phoenix Coyote?

November 13th, 2009
With the injuries to defensemen Ed Jovanovski and Zbynek Michalek, the Phoenix Coyotes are desperately in need of a defenseman with NHL experience and you can not find a more experienced defenseman than Chris Chelios.   Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has publicly shown interest in the veteran defenseman. He ...

Peter Mueller’s Game Is Off

November 7th, 2009
To put my own spin on the classic attendance scene from the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off  “Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?” Just like Ferris failed to answer the call, Peter Mueller has failed to answer the call in Phoenix so far this season.   For the most part of this season ...