Arizona Coyotes Offence Driven by Four Players

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The Arizona Coyotes have not been known as a prolific scoring team. If you had checked over the last few seasons you wouldn’t see any Coyotes’ players names in the top 10, or even top 50. This season may be different. Three forwards and one D-man are driving the Arizona Coyotes’ offence. Namely, they are […] 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



TSP: Arizona Coyotes Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all […] READ MORE


First Overall Belongs in Toronto

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The Arizona Coyotes are allegedly keen to acquire this year’s 1st overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as reported by Jimmy Murphy, even though 1st overall belongs in Toronto. Per reliable source: Arizona already pushing hard to acquire No. 1 pick overall & bring Auston Matthews home to play for Coyotes. #NHLDraft — Jimmy […] READ MORE



London Knights Top Line is Silent against Owen Sound

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Just two games into the 2016 OHL Playoffs, and the London Knights have cause for concern. After being shut out 2-0 by the Owen Sound Attack on Saturday, and eking out a 4-1 win on Friday, many are wondering whether there's a problem with the highest-scoring junior line of Matthew Tkachuk, Christian Dvorak and Mitch Marner, who have been kept mostly silent thus far. So, what's going on with the London Knights top line? READ MORE


Christian Dvorak: Propped Up or London’s Most Improved?

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The OHL's London Knights emerged from this past weekend stronger than pretty much any other team in the league. They swept a home-and-home series with Owen Sound (6-1 at home on Friday, followed by a 4-1 win on the road on Saturday). They then came out on top after a tough test in Windsor on Sunday afternoon. They still sit third in the Western Conference behind Kitchener and the mighty Erie Otters, but it was as good a weekend as London could've hoped for. In large part, they have Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak to thank for such a dominant effort—he had 6 goals and 3 assists in the three games, including a natural hat trick on Friday night. READ MORE


Marner, Dvorak Lead Stacked London Knights Offence

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Over this 5-game winning streak, the Knights have outshot their opponents 198-130, and are averaging almost 38 shots per game. They also have the most potent power-play in the OHL, at 31.1%. Just from watching them set up on the power-play, it's mesmerizing to see the comfort and confidence with which they cycle the puck. If every player on the ice can score, it makes it a lot easier to wait for the perfect opportunity to strike. If you're more interested in advanced stats, they're in favour of the Knights as well. London leads the league in Fenwick close, with 56.6% (courtesy of CHLStats.com). READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft Profile #70: Christian Dvorak

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2014 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word […] READ MORE