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Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (53) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180

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The Arizona Coyotes have been held to one goal or less in nine of their last 11 games.
It should come as no surprise that the Coyotes have only one victory over that span. To limit the sample size to 11 contests though actually undersells just how bad Arizona has been. The last time the Coyotes won a game in anything other than a shootout was back on Feb. 3. Starting with Feb. 10, Arizona has a 1-17-1 record. That total collapse has allowed the Coyotes to nearly close the gap with Buffalo in the battle for 30th place in the league. The Coyotes have 50 points in 73 games while Buffalo has 47 points in 72 contests. The two squads will play on March 26 and March 30. Mar 23 - 9:02 AM

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The Arizona Coyotes were shutout for the 10th time this season on Monday.

This time it was the Los Angeles Kings who took advantage of the Coyotes. This is the most times Arizona has been shutout in a single season since moving from Winnipeg. Including its time as the Winnipeg Jets, Arizona's franchise worst is 13 shutouts against in 1979-80.
Mar 17 - 10:39 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have had plenty of difficulty scoring of late as they have only 19 goals in their last 15 games.

That is pretty bad and it's no wonder they are 1-13-1 in the 15 games with their only win coming in a shootout. The Coyotes do have some help coming next season with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair coming up from junior and if they ever get Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, their problems could eventually be over.
Mar 15 - 6:51 AM

The Arizona Coyotes lost $34.8 million in the 2014 fiscal year.

The numbers are not that bad because there were a couple of extraordinary losses in that amount. The Coyotes spent $7.7 million on legal fees due to new team ownership while the buyout of Mike Ribeiro cost almost $10.5 million. The actual loss was $16.5 million. The bad news is that the Coyotes have a clause in their arena deal that allows them to move should they accumulate $50 million in losses over five seasons. They are already close.
Mar 14 - 4:46 AM

Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney took responsibility for his team's shortcomings over the last three seasons.

The Coyotes made it to the Eastern Conference Final in 2012, but they haven't made the playoffs since. "I'm the guy responsible for this disaster of a season," Maloney said. "I can't hide from it. I'm most responsible. We ran to the semifinals and we signed some guys that didn't work. The reality of that team was, we hit on a hot goaltender, and there's something to be said for having a great coach and a great goalie. You can do some damage. But it's not sustainable. We were trying to scratch and claw our way to the playoffs." In recognition of that, Maloney has shifted his focus towards rebuilding the Coyotes. He took a significant step towards that end when he dealt Keith Yandle to the Rangers in exchange for, in part, prospect Anthony Duclair and a 2016 first-round pick.
Mar 9 - 8:37 AM

Former Coyotes player Jeremy Roenick thinks getting Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft would fundamentally change the state of the Arizona franchise.

"They're organization changers," Roenick said. "They immediately bring attention and credibility to your team. Connor McDavid is the best thing since Sidney Crosby some say and he's as good if not better than Sidney Crosby coming out of junior. You've seen what Sidney Crosby has done in Pittsburgh and what Patrick Kane has done in Chicago. That's what happens. Look at what Alex Ovechkin did in Washington. Connor McDavid is that type of player. I think Jack Eichel is very close to him. Connor McDavid is still the best player, but if the Coyotes can get one of them, it's a franchise changer." McDavid or Eichel would have a tougher time selling hockey in the desert than Crosby or Ovechkin have in Pittsburgh and Washington respectively. However, it is certainly true that drafting either McDavid or Eichel would attract a lot of outside attention to Arizona at the very least. Arizona currently ranks 28th in the league, but it might slip lower before the season's over.
Mar 5 - 9:17 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have matched their franchise record with their 10th consecutive loss on Tuesday.

Coyotes fell 4-1 to Anaheim. The silver lining for Arizona is that this recent slump has improved the chances that the Coyotes will land Connor McDavid in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. That being said, even after losing 10 straight games, Arizona is still a point ahead of the 29th place Edmonton Oilers and four points better than the last place Buffalo Sabres.
Mar 4 - 4:37 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have now lost eight straight games.

At this point, Arizona is just one point ahead of the Edmonton Oilers and 29th place in the NHL. Dropping to 29th overall would be big because it would significantly increase the Coyotes chances of getting Connor McDavid in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and put them in the running for Jack Eichel (assuming Eichel is locked in as the second overall pick). Getting either one of them would provide the Coyotes with a potential franchise player they can build around and create some much needed buzz for the team.
Feb 27 - 10:48 AM

The Arizona Coyotes lost their seventh straight game at home on Saturday, dropping a 5-1 decision to the New York Rangers.

The Coyotes started the season winning four of six at home but are only 5-13-4 since then. It's not a great way to keep the fan base interested.
Feb 15 - 5:04 AM

Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett feels that the team's veteran leadership has been part of the issue this season.

"Especially when you have a lot of young guys in your lineup," Tippett said. "You want to make sure your young guys are getting drug along by the veteran leadership. Everybody talks about adding young guys to your lineup, but you better have good people around your young guys, otherwise your young guys are going to flounder. (The veterans) have to do their job. They can't just be a nice guy off the ice. They have to actually do the job and be respected on the ice." Tippett didn't name names, but given his tendency to praise Shane Doan, he probably wasn't targeting the Coyotes' captain. Arizona is 16-21-4 this season and is very unlikely to get back into the playoff race.
Jan 13 - 10:24 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have lost 12 games this season by a margin of three goals or more.

Their tendency to get blown out has taken its toll on the team's confidence. "You don't do things that you would do normally with the puck, and it just snowballs on you," defenseman Zbynek Michalek said of the blowout losses. "You just want the game to be over and move on." The Coyotes' season in general is starting to look hopeless. With a 15-20-4 record, Arizona is 13 points behind in the playoffs race.
Jan 8 - 8:39 AM

The NHL has approved Andrew Barroway's purchase of a 51% stake in the Arizona Coyotes.

IceArizona bought the team from the NHL in August 2013. At the time the Coyotes were valued at $170 million, but their equity valuation was reportedly up to $305 million when Barroway agreed to buy a stake in the team. That certainly speaks to the Coyotes' improved prospects, but the franchise isn't believed to be out of the woods financially and this sale will likely do little to end the persistent speculation about the possibility of the Coyotes eventually relocating. "Today is an exciting day for the Arizona Coyotes and our great fans," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "The addition of Andrew Barroway to our ownership group further solidifies the Coyotes long-term future in the Valley. Our entire ownership group is excited about this opportunity to work with Andrew in taking this franchise to the next level. It's a great day for hockey in Arizona!"
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney is prepared to be aggressive to alter the roster starting now.

The Coyotes front office identified the 11 games prior to the Christmas break as one that would determine how and when they would be active. They went 3-7-1, so the league’s 28th-ranked team is ready to make moves now. "A lot of teams look at the trade deadline as sort of the key time to shuffle your roster," Maloney said. "You're either adding or subtracting. I think what's happened now with this 11-game period (is) it changed our timeline in the sense we're not waiting around for March 2 to make the kind of changes we need."
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:30:00 PM

As the Arizona Coyotes face the Los Angeles Kings, Dave Tippett is coaching his 900th NHL game.

Tippett's teams have won 475 games during the 12 seasons that he's been an NHL head coach. His teams are also 33-41 in 74 career playoff contests. His Coyotes are at risk of missing the postseason for the third time; before 2012-13, his squads had only missed the postseason once.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 04:07:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes aren't a particularly good team at fighting their way back into games.

Arizona is 5-12-1 when its opponent scores first, which is a middle-of-the-road record for that category. The Coyotes are a far worse 0-11-0 when trailing after 40 minutes. They have identified themselves for years as a team you can never count out, so this season's uninspired numbers in those categories put cracks in the team's foundation.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:37:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Martin Hanzal
2Kyle Chipchura
3Mark Arcobello
4Joe Vitale
5Craig Cunningham
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Tye McGinn
5Tobias Rieder
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Michael Stone
3Connor Murphy
4John Moore
5Andrew Campbell
6Klas Dahlbeck
7Brandon Gormley
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue