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

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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

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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

The Arizona Coyotes lost their fifth straight at home Saturday.

They were blanked 3-0 by the surprising Calgary Flames. "Until we play a better game in the offensive zone, we're going to defend too much," coach Dave Tippett said. "We just defend way too much. Until we have players that want to take the responsibility of being good players and do good things with the puck, hold the puck when they have to, not just throw it away, until we have people that can beat people 1-on-1 (that) are willing to do that, we're going to defend. It's one thing to want to try it, we gotta get it done. We can talk about it all you want. You get out on the ice you gotta get it done."
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:50:00 AM

The NHL could approve the 51 percent ownership of Andrew Barroway as early as December 8 or 9 when the Board of Governors next meets.

The Coyotes new ownership will be on the agenda for the next meeting but the NHL may or may not give its approval at that meeting. "I think we're all hopeful that it will be resolved at that stage," GM Don Maloney said. "At one point, when it was announced, there was a thought it would happen earlier. So consequently, if it does happen, then shortly there after I'll meet Mr. Barroway and get a better sense of where we're going to be going forward."
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:28:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes haven't scored in their last 14 power-play chances.

Arizona has been middle-of-the-road overall with a 20.0% success rate with the man advantage. "We're creating chances," Sam Gagner said. "I think that pucks aren't going to go in all the time on the power play. But the main thing is getting pucks to the net and creating those chances." Arizona has still won two of its last three contests despite not scoring a single power-play goal over that span.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Coach Dave Tippett was not pleased with the effort of his Arizona Coyotes Saturday as they dropped a 6-1 contest to the St. Louis Blues.

Goaltender Mike Smith could not be blamed for the loss as the Blues dominated the Coyotes and he did not have much of a chance on the pucks that eluded him. "That was a good test for our team to see where we're at," Tippett said. "Obviously, we didn't fare very well."
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:02:00 AM

Andrew Barroway has purchased a 51 percent stake in the Arizona Coyotes.

Hopefully Barroway can provide the Coyotes with some long-term financial stability. "This is truly a dream come true for me and my family," said Barroway. "I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime and look forward to working and solidifying a strong partnership with the Club’s current ownership group. As a group we are committed to serving our fans with a new level of excellence and our collective goal is to put a competitive team on the ice every season and, one day, win the Stanley Cup." The transaction is pending approval from the NHL's board of governors.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 07:40:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes are fighting against a report that Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway intends to purchase a 51% stake in the Coyotes' ownership group, IceArizona.

The Coyotes denied the deal, but added that they are looking for investors. Nevertheless Glendale City Councilman Gary Sherwood was surprised by the report and is looking into whether or not the deal Glendale made with IceArizona was still valid if IceArizona's ownership changed hands. "I know the fans are a little nervous and thinking that maybe Anthony (LeBlanc, the Coyotes' president) is selling the team, but that's not close to what's going on," Sherwood added. "This would be an infusion of more money into the club, allowing them to do more. They're not going anyplace."
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:57:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes will try to put last season's major injury problems behind them, as the Coyotes began camp on Thursday in the desert with a completely healthy roster.

"Everybody is 100 percent [healthy]," general manager Don Maloney told the team website. "We have no issues whatsoever, which is always important coming into camp. The guys who had the bumps and bruises at the end [of last season] are feeling great." Arizona faltered out of the playoff race last spring in large part due to the crippling amount of injuries they had to overcome.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:38:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes could be buyers in the weeks leading up to the NHL season, as GM Don Maloney has $11 million in cap space while Chicago, Boston and many other teams are going to be forced to trim productive players.

The Coyotes are not built right now to win the Cup, but were only two points short of a playoff spot last season and seem primed to improve on that mark this season. With up-and-coming prospects Brandon Gormley and Max Domi ready to inject some youth, new trade acquisition Sam Ganger and a healthy Mike Smith, Arizona is set to challenge for a playoff spot this season and another new face such as Johnny Oduya or Chris Kelly might be a nice fit in the desert.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:20:00 PM Arena could have a new name shortly.

The move still needs approval from the Glendale City Council, which is set to meet Sept. 9, but once it gets the nod the building will be known as Gila River Arena. The Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos have a new nine-year partnership that includes naming rights.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:11:00 PM

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All Positions
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
5Brendan Shinnimin
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Lucas Lessio
5Tobias Rieder
6Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6Chris Summers
7Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue