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Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (56) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180

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The Arizona Coyotes have officially announced that they have parted ways with head coach Dave Tippett.
Tippett said he spoke with Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway and they mutually agreed that the time was right for him to move on. Tippett assumed the Coyotes' head coaching role at the start of the 2009-10 campaign and saw them through campaigns where the team's long-term future in Arizona was in constant doubt. The Coyotes made the Western Conference Final in 2012, which is the furthest the franchise has ever advanced in the playoffs. They haven't reached the postseason since, but in recent years they've been rebuilding. "Ultimately, we have some philosophical differences on how to build our team," said Barroway. This is another in a long line of major changes for the Coyotes including CEO Anthony LeBlanc and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond both stepping down and the announcement that the Coyotes won't re-sign long-time team captain Shane Doan. Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:55:00 PM

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The Arizona Coyotes and head coach Dave Tippett will reportedly be parting ways.

Tippett took over as the Coyotes' coach at the start of the 2009-10 campaign and has led them through difficult times of certainty. He helped them make the playoffs for three straight campaigns and the Coyotes reached the Western Conference Final in 2012, but they haven't been to the playoffs since. That being said, the Coyotes are a small market team and lately have been going through a rebuild, so blaming their lack of success on Tippett wouldn't be accurate, although he certainly wouldn't be the first coach fired for being at the helm of a team that simply wasn't ready to compete. That being said the term being used is parting ways, so perhaps this is something Tippett feels is best too. We'll have to wait and see what comes next.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:41:00 PM

Coyotes CEO Anthony LeBlanc and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond have stepped down from their posts.

Meanwhile Ahron Cohen, who had been serving as the team's general counsel is now also the Coyotes' new COO. The team is searching for a new CEO, but until then GM John Chayka and Cohen will be reporting directly to Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway. The team doesn't intend to hire a new president of hockey operations though. "For years, Anthony has been the front office face of our franchise, and we sincerely appreciate all of his hard work and commitment to the Club," said Barroway. "Anthony and Gary deserve a lot of credit for stabilizing the franchise. They did great things for hockey in Arizona and helped grow the game in the Valley. They have the lasting gratitude of every Coyotes fan and I want to wish them both the best of luck in the future."
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 04:31:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes will play an exhibition game in Tucson on Sept. 25.

Tucson, Arizona is the home of the Coyotes' AHL affiliates, the Roadrunners. Arizona's opponent for the preseason game will be the Anaheim Ducks. In total, Arizona has seven preseason games scheduled for 2017.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 04:45:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have added Jake Goldberg to their hockey operations department.

Goldberg spent the last three seasons working for the London Knights of the OHL, most recently as Assistant General Manager and Director of Analytics. The hiring of John Chayka as General Manager of the Coyotes was a push towards a more analytically driven team, and the latest hiring of Goldberg continues this movement.
Sat, May 13, 2017 06:05:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have fired assistant coach Newell Brown and AHL Tucson GM Doug Soetaert.

In addition to that, pro scouts David MacLean and Jim Roque didn't have their contracts renewed. The Coyotes are making these organizational changes after failing to make the playoffs for a fifth straight campaign.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 10:23:00 AM

The Coyotes had a tremendously balanced attack against the Capitals Friday night.

In the team's 6-3 win, each line contributed at least one goal and seven different Coyote players registered at least one point. Against a powerhouse like the Capitals, that bodes well for the future of a very young Arizona squad.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 12:13:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman are saying the team will relocate if the State Legislator doesn't approve $225 million in public financing to build a new arena.

The Coyotes want to have an arena in Phoenix or the East Valley rather than their present home in Glendale. "The Arizona Coyotes must have a new arena location to succeed," Bettman said in a letter to the state Senate. "The Coyotes cannot and will not remain in Glendale." Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway said that the team has been losing tens of millions of dollars while in Gila River Arena, which isn't surprising given their troubled history. Due to contractual obligations, the Coyotes are expected to remain in Glendale for the 2017-18 season, but they can move after that.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc have gone on the record about whether or not the team with be leaving Arizona following their arena deal with Arizona State University falling through.

"There is absolutely no facts whatsoever in that story," Leblanc said. The story being that team officials had visited Seattle's KeyBank Arena and Portland's Moda Center as foreshadowing for a big move. At this point it's best to wait until the ink dries to take any report about the Coyotes' home seriously.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 02:34:00 PM

The Arizona Coyote's plan to move to Tempe, AZ has been iced as Arizona State University has pulled out of the plan.

On Friday, ASU stated clearly that the University "has no intention of proceeding to sign a development agreement or an option to lease or any other agreement with the Coyotes." Thus kills the master plan to build a state-of-the-art 330-acre athletic district south of Tempe Town Lake, which included a new home for the Coyotes. The journey for a permanent home continues.
Source: Ann Ryman
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 09:20:00 PM

GM John Chayka believes that the Arizona Coyotes are on the right track.

Chayka became the GM in the off-season at the tender age of 27 and made trades and free agent pickups trying to change the atmosphere of the dressing room to one that expects to win. While the results have been poor to date as Arizona is 29th in the league and 12 points behind the 28th place New Jersey Devils, Chayka is convinced the Coyotes are progressing. "Everyone wants to be in the playoffs and have some success," Chayka said. "Teams that fans enjoy and get involved in emotionally, go out and watch games, buy tickets, buy season tickets, get involved, are the teams that have sustained success, that build up, have a good run, have a chance to win a Stanley Cup, go through some long playoff runs, and we’re at the very beginning of that process." The Coyotes are on their first three game winning streak of the season so perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 08:14:00 AM

Including Tuesday's loss, Arizona has gone 3-9-3 in its last 15 games.

The Coyotes haven't been much of a threat offensively over that span as they scored just 27 goals. Arizona seemed to take a step forward in 2015-16 when they finished with a 35-39-8 record, but the young squad has been enduring more growing pains. The silver lining is that at this rate the Coyotes are going to get another great pick to bolster their rebuilding efforts. They currently rank 29th in the league with 27 points in 35 games, which is four points worse than the 28th place Vancouver Canucks.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 04:11:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have oddly found more success when their opponents get a lot of shots on goal.

Arizona has a 2-7-1 record when they've allowed 30 or fewer shots, but the Coyotes are 7-3-4 when they've faced at least 35 shots. "Every shot counts," coach Dave Tippett said. "Every shot. Every shot that goes on net, it can come from the other end and if it’s on net, it has a chance to go in. But is it a shot that I’m going to coach against when a guy shoots it down the ice? I don’t know if we have defense for that one." Tippett instead prefers to focus on whether or not the Coyotes are executing in a larger sense. For example, he wasn't happy with the Coyotes' performance on special teams against Calgary in their 4-2 loss to the Flames Monday night. Arizona will play Edmonton next, so we'll have to see if either of the Coyotes' odd shot trends continue.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 03:59:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are 20-0-4 in their last 24 games against Edmonton.

Wow!!! That includes a 3-2 shootout win on Friday as both squads get right back at it in the back-half of a home-and-home series against the Oilers Sunday. It would be a little more understandable if the Coyotes were the 1976-79 Canadiens but they certainly are not. We shall see if the streak continues tonight.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:59:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are off to the worst start in their franchise's history.

Arizona fell to 1-5-0 with a 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. "You’re learning about your team," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "But there’s lessons that are preventable, and that’s the thing that’s bothersome right now." Arizona does have a lot of young talent on its team and on top of that its missing starting goaltender Mike Smith. Arizona's prospects past the 2016-17 still look good, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Coyotes finish this season closer to the first overall pick than the playoffs.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:14:00 AM

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