NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks

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Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word on Hockey. Preseason is underway and teams are looking to finalize their roster before the start of the NHL season. With that, rumours are starting to swirl around the league. In today’s NHL rumour segment, we focus on rumours surrounding the […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Niklas Hjalmarsson Will Miss Avalanche Game With Upper-Body Injury

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Arizona Coyotes defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson is nursing an upper-body injury and will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. AZ Coyotes Insider reporter Craig Morgan broke the news via his Twitter account on Tuesday. Nik Hjalmarsson will not play tonight against Colorado. Jason Demers will replace him in the lineup.Also, Antti Raanta is […] READ MORE


2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Inconsistency Puzzling

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The 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes have been an obliviously inconsistent team. Even with their 9-8-3 record through Friday’s games holding 21 points and tied for fourth with two other teams in the West Division, questions persist. Inconsistency Plague 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Why can’t this team play a full 60 minutes? Will the 17th ranked power play […] READ MORE


Analyzing the 2021-22 Arizona Coyotes Free Agents

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The 2021-22 Arizona Coyotes free agents list shows the team will have about $30.31 million of available cap space. There are nine unrestricted free agents and seven restricted free agents on the list. We will analyze which players the team should re-sign, and which they should either trade before the deadline, or allow to walk […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Need to Trade for Max Pacioretty

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The offensively starved Arizona Coyotes desperately need a scorer like Max Pacioretty. The team was 23rd in scoring last season with just 2.71 goals per game. Pacioretty himself averaged 0.45 goals a game and that could certainly help. To demonstrate how Pacioretty could dominate the offence on the Coyotes, Nick Schmaltz was 99th in scoring […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Blueline Projection For 2021-22

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When you take a look at the Arizona Coyotes blueline for 2021-22, it is quite apparent that they have five of their starting seven players with expiring contracts. The only defencemen who do not have expiring contracts in that group are Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($8.25M through 2026-27), and Jakob Chychrun ($4.6M through 2024-25). The five who […] READ MORE


Bill Armstrong Will Have Challenges With Arizona Coyotes

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The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have hired Bill Armstrong as their new general manager. Terms weren’t disclosed, but it is believed to be a four-deal worth $1 million a year with a fifth-year option. Armstrong came from the reigning Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues organization where he was the assistant general manager and […] READ MORE



Arizona Coyotes Trade Deadline Moves Nonexistent

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It was like the movie “Groundhog Day” for the Arizona Coyotes at the 2020 trade deadline. General manager John Chayka failed to make any consequential moves. Didn’t the same thing happen last season? It was thought with two defencemen still down with injuries (Jakob Chychrun, Jason Demers) that something could have been done to augment […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Jakob Chychrun Lost to Injury

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The Arizona Coyotes have announced that defenceman Jakob Chychrun will be out of the lineup with a hip injury. This in addition to defenceman Jason Demers being out puts the Coyotes’ blueline shorthanded. Per Craig Morgan who covers the team, Chychrun’s recovery status is unknown, but the team will not be playing many games so […] READ MORE