Category Archives: Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes veteran forward Shane Doan has been hesitant of a trade away from the only franchise he’s ever played for leading up to Wednesday’s Trade Deadline, and has yet to waive his no-trade clause.
But the 40-year-old wasn’t happy with the team trading Martin Hanzal over the weekend, fueling speculation he could be more open to a trade this week.
“Probably the guy who is going to get a lot of attention, and he doesn’t get a lot right now, is Michael Stone in Arizona. He’s an unrestricted free agent after this year. Pretty decent player. I think he’s a name you’re going to hear a lot.
“It’s interesting. It sounds like a lot of teams are trying to get their hands on Brandon Carlo, the young defenseman from Boston, but so far they’ve resisted Jacob Trouba and Gabriel Landeskog deals for him. So that tells you that if you want a young player or a young player with term, it’s going to cost you and it’s going to cost you big.
“But a rental like a guy like Michael Stone? You’re right. I’m not sure the Leafs will want to pay that price because even though I think they’re going for it as a team this year, they still do look at the big picture.”
If the Senators are going to upgrade at the forward position, worth careful consideration is a 29-year old centre in Arizona.
Martin Hanzal is in the final year of a contract that pays him $3.1 million and, with the Coyotes going nowhere, they should be all ears.
The only other team in the West that has no hope of a playoff spot is the Colorado Avalanche. They have Jarome Iginla on the last year of his deal, but at 39 years old, he does not move nearly well enough to keep up to the pace in Guy Boucher’s system.
The Arizona Coyotes claimed centre Alexander Burmistrov off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.
“We are pleased to acquire Alexander through the waiver process,” said Coyotes general manager John Chayka. “He’s someone our scouts identified as having greater potential than he has currently shown. We’re hopeful a change will help his game.”
LeBrun/Doan: “I think this’ll be it this year for him. He hasn’t announced that, but that’s just my own gut feeling.” #Coyotes 1290
— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) December 23, 2016
Also not impossible Coyotes don’t take another run at re-signing Hanzal… depends on quality of trade offers between now and March 1 …
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) December 7, 2016
Dave Tippett on Shane Doan’s future: “My gut feeling is Shane will play next year.”
— Dave Vest (@davest4yotes) April 12, 2016
Further to @RealKyper report on GM change in Arizona. High placed source says Don Maloney is out. Seemed to be ongoing power struggle there.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 11, 2016
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 28, 2016
It's believed Arizona has backed off a previously tabled offer to extend Boedker, which further supports the likelihood he will be traded.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 23, 2016
If Oilers win draft lottery again, they should trade chance at Auston Matthews for prize defenceman Ekman-Larsson
Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will probably be on the horn to his Arizona counterpart, Don Maloney, five minutes after the televised lottery show, knowing that the Coyotes would be falling all over themselves to get the marketing jewel, Scottsdale-born Matthews, for a much-needed boost in ticket sales. Chiarelli could offer Maloney the No. 1 pick for his diamond, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and everybody will live happily ever after. Maloney might tell Chiarelli to drop dead, between guffaws, because Ekman-Larsson is a terrific player; as talented as Erik Karlsson but not quite as offensive. But it never hurts to ask.
Not done but STL still working on deal for ARI D Zbynek Michalek. ZM currently injured (concussion) but conditional pick(s) could work.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015
Terry Frei of The Denver Post wonders if the Avalanche and Coyotes could be working on a deal that would involve Yandle.