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James Tanner's Archive

Holy #*$^ !

March 1, 2019 - 12:07 PM ET

Where do I start? The Coyotes just won their fifth game in a row. Their sixth in seven, and their eight of their last ten. That in its own right is incredible. This is a team without it's second best defenseman, best offensive player and best goalie. A team that is also missing th...

Coyotes Lose Potential Selke Nominee for 4-6 Weeks

March 2, 2019 - 1:51 PM ET

Derek Stepan has added to the Coyotes completely insane injury woes, and will miss four to six weeks with what is being called either an upper or a lower body injury. Now that we live in a post-fact society, it's up to you whether your consider the knee the upper or the lower part of the body, a...

PLUS/MINUS: Extended 12" Mix (Playoff Run Edition)

March 3, 2019 - 12:19 PM ET

Coyotes, Leafs, Oilers, Penguins and more!

Stats, the Eye-Test, Leadership and Love

March 4, 2019 - 11:35 AM ET

Yesterday in the comments section, I came across a post by a guy known as Njuice, which I sure as hell hope stands for nectarine juice, his beverage of choice. I thought it was a thought provoking comment, and when I went to answer it last night, I wrote a book and a half, so I decided to polis...

Coyotes Get One Back, Lose one, Play the Ducks and Make a Hell of a Deal

March 5, 2019 - 6:43 PM ET

Time after time!

Coyotes Shut-Out the Flames and Keep Hope Alive

March 8, 2019 - 2:11 PM ET

Coming off a terrible loss the Ducks earlier in the week, which had broken their six game winning streak, the Coyotes held the Flames off the board last night for a 2-0 victory. The Coyotes couldn't get any out of town scoreboard help, and they remain three points out of the playoffs, despite g...

BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 9, 2019 - 12:40 PM ET

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coyotes Miss Great Opportunity but Get a Push

March 12, 2019 - 1:35 PM ET

It was a case of glass half full / glass half empty. On a positive note, the Coyotes, though they failed to win, did not lose any ground in the standings. They lost, but so did the Wild and the Avs. If you're more of a pessimistic person, you could say they blew a big opportunity. The...

The Arizona Coyotes Are In the Playoffs (for now)

March 13, 2019 - 10:50 AM ET

The Arizona Coyotes beat the St. Louis Blues last night and in doing so, they've moved into eight place in the NHL Playoff Race. I've been covering the Coyotes since 2013 and this is the first time their season hasn't been over by Halloween. It's a pretty cool feeling for me, let alone their...

The Big Dawgs Do It Again

March 15, 2019 - 12:46 PM ET

The Coyotes beat the Ducks last night 6-1. Vinnie Hinostroza had a hat-trick and it was an incredible night. The Stars and Wild played each other, and the game didn't go to overtime, so even better. Frankly, this is one of the most incredible runs I've ever seen in all my years watch...

Coyotes Looking to Push Crazy Record to 15-4 Since Losing Streak

March 16, 2019 - 3:58 PM ET

The Coyotes play the Oilers tonight, and they're not just in a playoff spot, they're now trying to get the first wild card spot, or maybe even a division seed. I declared the Coyotes season to be dead after they lost their fifth game in a row early last month. Since then, they've gone on a 14...

PLUS / MINUS: Playoff Frenzy Edition

March 17, 2019 - 12:24 PM ET

"X gonna give it ya!"

Coach of the Year - It's Not Barry Trotz

March 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM ET

The Jack Adams award for best NHL coach doesn't go to the best NHL coach - it almost always goes to the coach whose team did the best in comparison to their pre-season expectations. This year, the coach award will go to Barry Trotz. Trotz is a good coach, he's probably one of the best, (as f...

Derek Stepan to Return Soon

March 21, 2019 - 3:38 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes will get a big boost when Derek Stepan returns to the lineup, possibly this weekend. According to ace Athletic reporter Craig Morgan, the Coyotes top centre is almost ready to return to action. As you may recall he suffered a body injury there a few weeks back and h...

Coyotes vs Devils in THE BIGGEST GAME OF ALL-TIME + Stepan Back

March 23, 2019 - 12:39 PM ET

If you are a Coyotes fan, today is your Stanley Cup Final. The team has lost three in a row at the worst possible time. The Devils are terrible. It's time to win. Or that is it. Obviously the Coyotes can't win every game, and an OT loss wasn't so bad, and you can't blame them for lo...