Building the Arizona Coyotes Into Stanley Cup Contenders

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The Arizona Coyotes have been in existence for 25 years and have never won the Stanley Cup. In fact, today (4/8/1996) is the anniversary of when the Winnipeg Jets announced that they would be called the Phoenix Coyotes when they moved to Arizona the next season. 4/8/96 – In spectacular fashion and to great acclaim […] 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


Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford Resigns

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It was announced today that Jim Rutherford has resigned as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager. This is a stunning announcement that no one saw coming. He cited “personal reasons” as to why he’s stepping away from the team. As the announcement also says, Patrik Allvin will be the interim general manager. Also, the search for a […] READ MORE



2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Are a Tougher, More Competitive Team

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The 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes have made some roster changes, mostly due to salary cap financial restrictions. With very little resources to work with, new general manager Bill Armstrong did his best to improve his roster. It’s clear his direction and goal is to make the Coyotes a tougher and more competitive team. He added players […] READ MORE


Carl Soderberg Signs With Chicago Blackhawks

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Carl Soderberg has signed a new deal. The former Arizona Coyotes centre had another productive year in 2019-20 but he might be starting to decline. The Chicago Blackhawks will attempt to recapture some of Soderberg’s production when he scored 23 goals and 49 points for the Colorado Avalanche in 2018-19. The deal is for one […] READ MORE


2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Latest News and Tidbits

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The 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes have been in the news of late and we thought we’d catch everyone up on the latest. 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Latest News The 2020-21 schedule has been released. The Coyotes with the new condensed schedule will be playing back-to-back games seven times this season. That had to be expected due to […] READ MORE


Today in Hockey History: NHL Debuts in 1917

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Normally we’d be in the midst of starting up another hockey season now, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller Trade Value

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  One of the lovely “gifts” that former Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka left his successor was a ridiculous eight-year contract to forward Clayton Keller. Whether Chayka may have taken Keller’s words seriously that he emulated his game after super-star Patrick Kane or not… he’s no Patrick Kane! It’s admirable to have Keller want […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Moving on From Taylor Hall

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Back in December of last year, then Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka pulled off a trade to acquire forward Taylor Hall. The Coyotes hoped he could take them places. That never happened. In fact, the team went 18-22-4 including the four games in the qualifying round and five games in the regular playoffs. It’s official: […] READ MORE