Predicting the Future for Fifth Year Arizona Coyotes Players

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Back before this wild 2020-21 season began, Arizona Coyotes insider (subscription required), Craig Morgan wrote about the Coyotes ‘rat pack.’ The name was started by head coach Rick Tocchet and included Arizona Coyotes fifth-year players Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, Christian Dvorak, Lawson Crouse, Jakob Chychrun and Christian Fischer. “They’re the rat pack,” Tocchet said. “A […] READ MORE


Breaking Down the Arizona Coyotes Salary Cap Misery

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The 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes salary cap is a challenge for any general manager to undertake. Well, the new general manager of the Coyotes, Bill Armstrong inherited that situation from his predecessor. In this article, we are going to attempt to show you a whole new way to look at salaries in the NHL. The Arizona […] READ MORE




Arizona Coyotes Captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson Day-to-Day with Injury

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The Arizona Coyotes will be without their star defenceman, following a gnarly hit in Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks. Oliver Ekman-Larsson was hit from an awkward angle by Evander Kane. This sent Ekman-Larsson’s leg into the board at a weird angle, likely the root of the injury. No timetable has been announced but […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] 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



The Vancouver Canucks Offseason Had a Long Weekend

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The Vancouver Canucks offseason long weekend was metaphorical as much as literal. Not a great start, a nightmare middle, but an uptick at the end. The end result? There’s more movement to come, but for now. Let’s get into the details. Vancouver Canucks Offseason had a LONG Weekend The theme was set for Canucks fans […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Free Agency Moves

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If you are an Arizona Coyotes fan, free agency was a pretty boring event. Sure the team managed to get bigger, yet no trade for Oliver Ekman-Larsson transpired. The team possesses very little salary cap space to do much. They have, however, chosen a few players who should help their fortunes going forward. We will […] READ MORE