In "A Whole New Low," Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres' Loss

Above is video of Sam Gagner's overtime goal to put the Coyotes over the Sabres. The game was in Buffalo, yet the crowd cheered the Arizona winner. Cheered loudly, and spontaneously, to the point where if you're not a hockey fan, you might wonder if Coyotes fans travel particularly well. (They do not. And if Yotes… » 3/27/15 9:15am Friday 9:15am

The Blackhawks Somehow Managed To Not Score Here

Major weirdness in the closing seconds of overtime in what would turn out a 3-2 shootout win for the Coyotes in Chicago, as the Blackhawks had two sterling chances—one of which I'm still not convinced wasn't in—get waved off, one of them even surviving a video review. » 2/10/15 8:56am 2/10/15 8:56am

Nothing Like A Well-Executed Hip Check

What's better than a clean hip check, like this one by Senators defenseman Marc Methot on Coyotes winger Lucas Lessio Saturday night? A man flips upside down, falls on his ass, and doesn't get hurt. No one even tried to fight Methot after his hip check, because they knew it was flawless. » 2/01/15 3:45pm 2/01/15 3:45pm

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Distant Shorthanded Goal On Hapless Leafs

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was only trying to dump the puck, but the unintended accuracy gave him his 13th goal of the season as the "shot" got past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. Toronto is at the point where it can't even lose a lead on an even-strength goal. » 1/30/15 12:14pm 1/30/15 12:14pm

The Coyotes Were Damned Close To Moving To Seattle

In July 2013, the Glendale City Council voted—barely, by a 4-3 margin—to approve a complicated lease deal that was the last possible hope of keeping the Coyotes in Arizona. A new report from the Seattle Times reveals that the NHL had a contingency plan in place if the vote went the other way: moving trucks were… » 10/08/14 10:51am 10/08/14 10:51am

The Phoenix Coyotes Will Become The Arizona Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes (who play in Glendale, which is not actually Phoenix [but is part of the Phoenix metro area, so it's no more inaccurate to call the team "Phoenix" than it is to call a team in Auburn Hills "Detroit," or a team in Santa Clara "San Francisco" {though it's probably still pretty offensive to the actual… » 1/29/14 1:52pm 1/29/14 1:52pm

The Coyotes Will Stay In Arizona—For Now

The debate was long, contentious, mind-numbingly boring, and featured the bizarre sight of hockey fans cheering Gary Bettman, but the outcome is simple enough to understand. By a 4-3 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a lease deal that will keep the Coyotes in Arizona for at least five more years. » 7/03/13 8:39am 7/03/13 8:39am