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Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (53) / 8/25/1961
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Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney went into how he addressed the team's ongoing battle with the City of Glendale when talking to free agents.
"You're honest with them," Maloney explained. "You basically say, 'I have no idea what's going on, but it's a great place to play and we have great fans and a great stadium.' Things seem to have a way of working themselves out, so we try to downplay it as much as we can." It's seems likely that there were some unrestricted free agents that wrote off the Coyotes as a possible destination because the franchise is once again in a state of limbo. If the city is successful in terminating its arena lease deal with the Coyotes, then it's hard to say what will happen next for the team and that level of uncertainty has to complicate things. Jul 6 - 2:31 PM

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The Arizona Coyotes entered July 1st with the most cap space in the league, and now sit about $1.1M from the floor.

With the signings of forwards Antoine Vermette, Brad Richardson, Steve Downie, Craig Cunningham, defenseman Zbynek Michalek, and goaltender Anders Lindback, the Coyotes chewed up about $12.258M in cap space. The acquisition of forward Boyd Gordon added another $3.1M, and the contract of Chris Pronger $4.94M more. All of which amounts to a staggering $20.298M in cap space, but not necessarily salary. Impressive work by GM Don Maloney to say the least.

The Arizona Coyotes might be active in the free agent market on July 1.

They're still nearly $13 million under the salary floor, according to General Fanager, so clearly they need to make some additions. The challenge might be luring free agents to Arizona as the team's future is uncertain due to the Coyotes lease agreement fight with the City of Glendale. Arizona can be regarded as something of an X-factor heading into the free agent period for those reasons. For his part, Coyotes GM Don Maloney expects to make some additions, but he cautioned it might not happen on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 7:46 AM

Arizona GM Don Maloney said on Friday that he will not trade for veteran players just to speed up the process to make the playoffs.

Maloney knows that the Coyotes are in need of young talent and that missing the playoffs for a bit is the best long term solution for the franchise. "I'm not going to do short-term deals just to give us this pretend look to be better," Maloney said. " ... The fans have suffered through last year. We're getting there we're slowly getting there. We'd like to accelerate the process, but we're also not going to pass up in our opinion potential top, front-line people for shorter-term goals. It's a balance. We know it's a balance of building the future and putting a pretty competitive team on the ice. That's a work in progress." Like smart GMs, Maloney is aware that the best way to contend for the Stanley Cup is through the draft.
Jun 27 - 6:05 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are reportedly likely to move the third overall pick.

That would be a blockbuster trade and perhaps not the only one we see Friday night. Columbus and Winnipeg are believed to be in the mix for the selection and the Bruins might be in on it too. Boston would perhaps be the most interesting choice as there's speculation that Dougie Hamilton could be traded to Arizona. Obviously that all of that with a grain of salt, but it will certainly be worth keeping an eye on the hockey world this afternoon and tonight.
Jun 26 - 9:26 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are willing to trade the third overall pick in this weekend's NHL Entry Draft.

With "at least six teams" inquiring about what it would take to move up to third, "two teams [are] aggressively looking into" a potential deal GM Don Maloney confirmed. The Coyotes also know what they want in the form of "NHL-ready players, prospects, and picks" Maloney added. That's a tall order for the first pick after Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but with Mitch Marner, Dylan Strome, and Noah Hanifin sitting there (just to name a few), there may be at least one team who thinks it's worth it. If not, the Coyotes will be happy to add to their stock pile of talent headlined by Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.
Jun 23 - 6:51 PM

The City of Glendale has asked the courts to allow them to skip a $3.75 million payment owing to the Arizona Coyotes.

Glendale has an agreement in place to pay the Coyotes $15 million per season to run the Gila River Arena but are trying to get out of the deal. The payment is a quarterly amount. The Coyotes are next in court with Glendale on June 29 so more information will be available at that time.
Jun 20 - 6:31 AM

The Arizona Coyotes may relocate after all should the City of Glendale succeed in cancelling their 15-year, $225M agreement.

The next pivotal court date is June 29th, though it's unclear how far into the summer the court battle may drag on. Arizona Coyotes officials appear to believe they can raise the necessary cash to pay the possible relocation fee, even after an ownership shakeup this week which saw Andrew Barroway go from a controlling 51% to a 30% share. Unfortunately the Coyotes will not be able to move back into the U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix, "There's just not enough time," a source said. "The schedule for the arena is already booked up with NBA and arena football." Just when the Coyotes appeared to be stabilizing, it seems they're in more flux and trouble than ever before.
Jun 16 - 8:17 PM

The City of Glendale will continue with their plan to try to cancel their 15-year, $225 million agreement with the Arizona Coyotes.

"We want the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, and we want more than anything for the Arizona Coyotes to succeed in Glendale," said Glendale interim assistant city manager Tom Duensing. "As we have consistently indicated to the team, we are willing to negotiate a mutual agreement where everybody is a winner." The next pivotal court date is June 29th, and should the Coyotes fall on the wrong end of things, they are likely to file suit for damages worth $200M.
Jun 16 - 8:09 PM

The Arizona Coyotes are looking to reshuffle their ownership group, which would involve majority owner Andrew Barroway selling some of his shares back to IceArizona.

Barroway bought a 51% stake in the team on Dec. 31 for $152.5 million. The plan is that Barroway will still be the largest single shareholder as well as the team's Governor, but he will no longer be the team's majority owner after the upcoming sale. The timing of this revelation will raise eyebrows as the Coyotes have been fighting the City of Glendale after the city terminated the team's arena lease agreement, but this has apparently been in the works for some time.
Jun 16 - 9:47 AM

The Arizona Coyotes were successful in their attempt to get a temporary restraining order against the City of Glendale.

Glendale attempted to terminate its arena lease agreement with the Coyotes, but thanks to the restraining order, they can't at the moment. This isn't a definitive victory for the Coyotes, but this does mean that the status quo will be maintained for now.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 12 - 6:23 PM

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is interested in having the Arizona Coyotes relocate to his city.

Although the Coyotes were, until the 2014-15 campaign, referred to as Phoenix, they've actually been located in Glendale. Odds are you already knew that though from years of drama surrounding the team's quest to avoid relocation. Now though the City of Glendale has canceled the team's arena lease deal and while the Coyotes are trying to fight it, if they do have to move, Stanton wants to avoid the distance being great. "My position is that, it's really important that this team, the Coyotes, stay in our Valley," Stanton said. "We are lucky to have an NHL franchise in the Valley of the Sun. We are lucky to be one of the few communities in the country that have the four major professional sports organizations located in our Valley."
Jun 12 - 5:47 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have filed a restraining order against Glendale.

The Coyotes and Glendale have been thrust into a legal battle after the city voted to terminate its arena lease agreement with the team. "The Arizona Coyotes have acted to defend their rights and reaffirm their continuing commitment to their great fans by seeking a restraining order to stop the City of Glendale's baseless attack on, and improper attempt to void, the Coyotes' lawful and proper lease to play at Gila River Arena," the Coyotes said in a statement. "The suit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court against the City of Glendale, the Glendale City Council and other City officials."
Jun 12 - 3:42 PM

Arizona Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc revealed that his team was in a position to use its out clause on the arena lease deal.

That would mean that the Coyotes have already lost at least $50 million since signing the agreement. Nevertheless, LeBlanc said the Coyotes are committed to staying where they are. The City of Glendale voted to terminate the arena lease agreement and the Coyotes are challenging the city's right to make that decision. It looks like the matter will ultimately be settled in the courts.
Jun 12 - 3:36 PM

The Coyotes will take legal action against Glendale for voting to end their lease agreement.

Attorney Nicholas Wood said the team will file for injunctive relief and a temporary restraining order, as well as file a $200 million lawsuit against the City. "What we have witnessed here tonight is possibly the most shameful exhibition of government I have ever witnessed," Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said. "The citizens of Glendale should be very concerned about the government that they have leading them right now, because this was not appropriate ... We have been absolutely wronged this evening by a group that is acting in incredibly bad faith."
Jun 11 - 12:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Martin Hanzal
2Kyle Chipchura
3Antoine Vermette
4Boyd Gordon
5Brad Richardson
6Joe Vitale
7Craig Cunningham
8Henrik Samuelsson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Martin Erat
3Tye McGinn
4Tobias Rieder
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3Steve Downie
4David Moss
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Michael Stone
3Nicklas Grossmann
4Connor Murphy
5Andrew Campbell
6Klas Dahlbeck
7Zbynek Michalek
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue
3Anders Lindback