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Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview: Bring On the Whiteout

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Cameron Paul in NHL
With the Boston Bruins 5-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon, the Phoenix Coyotes clinched their first playoff spot since the 2001-02 season.   That same day the Coyotes defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 to reach the 100 point plateau on the season.   Most hockey experts thought this team had never had a chance at making the playoffs, never mind actually getting home ice advantage in the first round.   Although the Coyotes ...

The Top Underperformers of the Eastern Conference

Posted: 22nd March 2010 by Cameron Paul in NHL
It is nearly impossible for a team not to have a player that isn't quite living up to expectations. Some players simply just haven't lived up to their expensive contracts, while other players are just having off years. Here is a player from each team in the Eastern Conference who has underperformed this season. Begin Slideshow

Ilya Bryzgalov Key to Playoff Success for Coyotes

Posted: 18th March 2010 by Cameron Paul in NHL
With 91 points on the season and 12 games left to play, it is safe to say that, barring any major collapse, that the Phoenix Coyotes will make their first playoff appearance since the 2001-02 season.   One of the main reasons for the Coyotes' success this season has been the stellar play of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.   Bryzgalov is in at least the top 10 of most goaltending categories. He leads the league ...

Stempniak Already Paying Dividends for Coyotes

Posted: 15th March 2010 by Cameron Paul in NHL
For a team that already lacked offense, it was horrible news when it was announced that the then Coyotes leading goal scorer Scottie Upshall would be out for the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament.   Coyotes general manger Don Maloney knew he had to add some offense at the NHL trade deadline and that is exactly what he did.   Although the acquiring of Wojtek Wolksi has helped the Coyotes ...

The Top 10 Greatest Phoenix Coyotes of All Time

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
The Phoenix Coyotes may not have a storied history like a lot of NHL franchises but they have been around for over a decade not, including the Winnipeg Jet days. A lot of players have come and gone from Phoenix through the years but there are definitely some players who made their mark with Phoenix. Here are the Top 10 Phoenix Coyotes of all time. Begin Slideshow

Coyotes’ Keith Yandle Is Too Hot to Handle

Posted: 23rd November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
With all the injuries the Phoenix Coyotes have on their blue line, somebody had step up. That person was Keith Yandle. á The 23-year-old native of Boston, Mass., has recorded two goals and three assists in the past seven games, including the game-winning goal on Saturday against Philadelphia. á Yandle has seen his ice time improve greatly since the injury bug bit, and he has not disappointed. His mediocre defensive play reduced his playing ...

Chris Chelios a Phoenix Coyote?

Posted: 13th November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
With the injuries to defensemen Ed Jovanovski and Zbynek Michalek, the Phoenix Coyotes are desperately in need of a defenseman with NHL experience and you can not find a more experienced defenseman than Chris Chelios. á Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has publicly shown interest in the veteran defenseman. He will head to San Antonio to see Chelios play this Friday. San Antonio is also the Coyotes AHL affiliate, so ...

Peter Mueller’s Game Is Off

Posted: 7th November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
To put my own spin on the classic attendance scene from the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Offá ôMueller? Mueller? Mueller?ö Just like Ferris failed to answer the call, Peter Mueller has failed to answer the call in Phoenix so far this season. á For the most part of this season Peter Mueller has been absent on the score sheet for the Phoenix Coyotes. The twenty-one year old is in his ...

The Top 10 NHL Waiver Pickups of All-Time

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
The picture describes it all, one's man trash is another man's treasure. In this case, it's one team's trash is another team's treasure. There are different reasons why a player might be placed on waivers. The most common one would be a players lack of production. Another reason is to free up some cap space. Then there is the rare occasion where you can only shake your head and wonder ...

Outstanding October for Phoenix Coyotes

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Cameron Paul in NHL
The first month of the NHL season is officially over. The Phoenix Coyotes capped off the month of October with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Halloween night. With the win they improved their overall record to an impressive 9-4. á There are few reasons why the Coyotes are off to such a great start. The first reason is they are getting spectacular goal tending from Ilya Brzgalov. ...