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Coyotes Find New, Interesting Ways to Lose

January 3, 2019 - 1:27 PM ET

This time, the pregame meal was an I.V tube!

Nick Schmaltz helps set unofficial injury record

January 4, 2019 - 10:47 AM ET

I'm out of jokes about Mr. Burns Softball team. I knew in the offseason that signing Steve Sax was probably a karmic mistake, but hindsight is 20/20 so what can you do? The Coyotes this year have to have set some sort of injury record. Or maybe it just seems that way. Yesterday the cl...

Coyotes Looking for First Win in a Year

January 6, 2019 - 1:57 PM ET

The Coyotes are yet to win in 2019. And it feels like about a year since they won a game. It was back in the year 2018, December 29th to be exact, when the Old Coyotes bested the Ducks in overtime to eke out a 5-4 win. Friday saw the Coyotes lose to the Devils in a shootout, and today the...

One Lousy Team Should Fire Their GM, Another Lousy Team Should Keep Theirs

January 8, 2019 - 10:35 AM ET

When it comes to evaluating hockey, people generally get caught up too much in goals and points, and in winning and losing. They, in almost all cases, eschew nuance and intelligent analysis in favor of the easy answer. William Nylander not scoring? He must be playing crappy, I don't care if...

Schmaltz Out - Season Officially Over

January 9, 2019 - 10:26 AM ET

The recently acquired Nick Schmaltz is out for the season with a body injury. Is it upper? Is it lower? Find out next week in Vague Injuries with Nick Kypreos, airing Sundays on Sportsnet. The Schmaltzster joins Jason Demers, Antti Raanta and Christian Dvorak as Coyotes who are now officia...

Coyotes win and a new arena is ready (not that one)

January 11, 2019 - 9:40 AM ET

The Coyotes won, in a bit of a weird game in which Vancouver didn't get a shot until the first period was almost over, but then went on to pretty much control the rest of the game, only to lose in overtime. Richard Panik scored the winner and no Coyotes suffered season ending injuries, as...

You Couldn't Script This: Coyotes Get Another Injury + Make Trade

January 12, 2019 - 1:38 PM ET

The Coyotes have suffered yet another long term injury. With Antti Raanta, Jason Demers, Christian Dvorak and Nick Schmaltz all out for the season already, and with Michael Grabner out indefinitely, the Coyotes have added another name to their list of the injured. Brad Richardson suffered w...

Coyotes Garland Impressing As Injury Fill In

January 15, 2019 - 11:38 AM ET

The Coyotes were dusted by the Flames on Sunday, whatcha gonna do? The thing to talk about today is Connor Garland. With all the injuries and disappointing play, it's nice to finally have something positive to talk about here. Cursed with the name that every single one of the Ashleys and Jes...

Coyotes Win Fourth of Five Games

January 17, 2019 - 10:10 AM ET

Don't look now, but the Arizona Coyotes have won four of their last five games. No seriously, don't look, unless you want to watch an ECHL team wearing NHL jerseys. I joke, but the Coyotes are a seriously debilitated roster - no Raanta, Dvorak, Grabner, Demers, Richardson or Schmaltz - literall...

Coyotes Get a Point and Some GOOD Injury News

January 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM ET

The Coyotes lost last night in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Still one of the best teams in the NHL, getting a point against the Penguins is a great accomplishment. And, the Coyotes didn't have half their roster, their coach has some strange players on the ice in OT and they had a...

PLUS / MINUS: Tanner Gets a PS4 Edition + Jerome Iginla + Ryan Johansson

January 20, 2019 - 12:08 PM ET

The worlds most hotly anticipated comeback!