The Best Draft Class in Arizona Coyotes History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


The Disappointing Arizona Coyotes Draft History

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With the 2021 NHL Draft happening within days, it seems apropos to dig into the Arizona Coyotes draft history. It goes without saying (but I’m saying it anyway) that successful NHL teams build from the draft. When one researches the Arizona Coyotes draft history, it becomes clear why they haven’t won a Stanley Cup. Or […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Re-Sign Christian Fischer

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  The Arizona Coyotes have agreed to terms on a new contract with Christian Fischer. It is a two-year contract worth $2 million. Fischer’s contract carries a salary-cap hit of $1 million. It’s a $1M AAV for Fischer. 2-years, $2M total. https://t.co/leims6GEGk — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) October 19, 2020 Christian Fischer Re-Signed In Christian Fischer, the […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Qualifying Offers Update For Restricted Free Agents

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  Per Arizona Coyotes insider Craig Morgan, (subscription required) the team will not make a qualifying offer to forward Vinnie Hinostroza. He will be free to sign with any team now. And, just announced, the team will be making a qualifying offer to forward Christian Fischer. The Arizona Coyotes qualifying offers are in alignment with […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Offseason Changes Are Needed

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When your team finally gets to the playoffs for the first time in eight years and then gets decimated in the first round, changes must be considered and acted upon. The Arizona Coyotes offseason may be filled with changes to improve the team’s chances of getting to the postseason more often and with better results. […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look toward the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Michael Grabner Role in Play-in Series

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When the Arizona Coyotes signed Michael Grabner as a free agent in July of 2018, he was added to provide some offensive and special teams production. Over the past two seasons, he has only been able to produce 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points in 87 games. The reason he has only appeared in […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Salary Cap Options

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The Arizona Coyotes will have seven free agents at the close of this suspended season. There will be four restricted free agents and three unrestricted free agents. The projected cap space based on an $84 million cap limit (which may change downward) shows that they would have about $4 million of cap space. This means […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Results Indicates a Need For a Complete Overhaul

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After the Arizona Coyotes took the first game of their three-game road trip against a tough, young Vancouver Canucks team, there seemed to be some hope. However, the Arizona Coyotes results have gone downhill from there. Losing the next two games to the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets has pretty much destroyed any idea that […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Conor Garland Listed as Week-to-Week

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The Arizona Coyotes who are struggling for their playoff survival were just hit with some bad news. Leading goal-scorer Conor Garland who has 22 goals, 17 assists got hurt Friday night in the Calgary Flames game. He suffered a lower-body injury and will be week-to-week. INJURY UPDATE: #Yotes forward Conor Garland suffered a lower-body injury […] READ MORE