Category Archives: Arizona Coyotes
Source: NBCSN/ Transcript: Nichols on Hockey writes … McKenzie: Coyotes’ Maloney “talking to a lot of teams”
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— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) December 5, 2014
Damien Cox of Sportsnet.ca writes … Time for Coyotes to blow it up?
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BREAKING: (cont.) The buyout of Mike Ribeiro's contract is in accordance with the NHL/NHLPA Collecting Bargaining Agreement.
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 27, 2014
The NHL roster freeze is in effect until Feb. 23 and the League’s trade deadline is March 5.
There will likely be lots of moves around the League as teams cement rosters for the playoffs.
So with Whitney in town to face the Coyotes on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena, and with the Coyotes facing his Stars two times in the next three games, the speculation has begun that Phoenix might consider bringing The Wizard back to add a little scoring punch for a playoff push.
I keep saying this. The day the Flyers made the trade for Luke Schenn, the Coyotes offered Yandle to them hours before at the draft and GM Paul Holmgren turned them down. Same deal as what Toronto got.
Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who hasn’t played since December 4, is set to make his return on Saturday.
He suffered from an illness that was later diagnosed as Rocky Mountain Fever.
The sudden recall of Klesla by Coyotes after clearing waivers smells of a trade. His $2.97 mil out, another contract coming in.#oilers
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) November 29, 2013
Throughout the offseason, Rostislav Klesla’s name emerged as a potential trade candidate because of the Phoenix Coyotes’ embarrassment of riches on their blueline and in their system. After weeks of playing musical defenseman on the third pairing, Phoenix finally made a move, waiving the 31-year-old defenseman.
Playing in 15 of the team’s 24 games, Klesla recorded a goal and three points while averaging around two hits and one block per game.
Klesla has been a key piece on the Coyotes’ blueline since being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets (along with Dane Byers) in exchange for Scotty Upshall and Sami Lepisto in February 2011. However, he has been a healthy scratch recently as coach Dave Tippett has not been thrilled with Klesla’s play and in turn decided to go younger on the blueline.
Klesla is in the final year of a four-year, $11.9 million contract he signed in Columbus (he’s due to make $2.975 million this season).