Category Archives: Arizona Coyotes

Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Damien Cox of Sportsnet.ca writes … Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

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Coyotes buy out Mike Ribeiro

Coyotes not looking to sell

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.

Coyotes notes: Could The Coyotes bring back Whitney?

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.

Coyotes offered Yandle to the Flyers for JVR

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.

http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-philadelphia-flyers/tims-twitter-qa-ryan-team-usa-more

Shane Doan to return to Coyotes on Saturday

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.

Phoenix Coyotes Waive Defenseman Rostislav Klesla

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).

http://www.fiveforhowling.com/2013/11/26/5148440/phoenix-coyotes-waive-defenseman-rostislav-klesla

Flyers looking and Yandle?

 

Is Coyotes’ Yandle on the block?

Now that Oliver Ekman-Larsson has his six-year, $33 million deal, is Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Keith Yandle available? The answer is, yes, but not in a fire sale.

The belief is that the Coyotes are at their league-imposed salary ceiling, but they’re not being forced to dump salary. They’d trade Yandle — not because of money — but because the Coyotes’ offence is so weak even coach Dave Tippett’s defensive style can’t support an offence that was recently shutout three games in a row.

So any Yandle deal would be like the Colorado-St. Louis deal of two years ago, when Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a second round choice (Ty Rattie) went to the Blues, while the Avalanche got Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a first-round pick. Salary coming and going would have to be nearly equal for Phoenix, and so would relative value of the players.

An easier acquisition from Phoenix would be Steve Sullivan — he’s been a bust there with just five goals, scoring in just three of 27 ‘Yotes games.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/spector-on-nhl-trade-speculation-heats-up/