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Grading the Coyotes Summer Transactions List Part 2

August 3, 2019 - 12:44 PM ET

The Coyotes made several big moves in June, culminating with the Phil Kessel trade on June 30th. Unfortunately, they didn't do anything in July. They signed zero impact free-agents on July first. They made zero trades in July. Here is a list of their July transactions: Signed Iv...

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Escapes Unscathed in Werewolf Attack

August 7, 2019 - 4:26 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes star defenseman had a brush with horror this summer as a creature long thought mythical rose with the moon and struck the unsuspecting defenseman where it hurts - the hand. In a thinly veiled attempt to perpetuate the myth that werewolves are not real, other news outlets ar...

Do the Coyotes Have a Shot at the Playoffs This Year?

August 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes are in a strange place. They are no longer the terrible team that can count on finishing low in the standings, and for once, expectations this year should include having meaningful games after the end of October. It happened last year, as the Coyotes were in the playoff r...

Can Clayton Keller Be the Player We Need Him to Be?

August 18, 2019 - 12:09 PM ET

After a 23 goal 65 point rookie seasons, expectations for Clayton Keller were sky high entering last season. But after a 9 goal, nearly 20 point drop in production, we are left to wonder which version of Clayton Keller is the one we'll get going forward. In the NHL roughly 2 points per 60 is...

The Coyotes Contract Gambles: Do They Pay Off?

August 19, 2019 - 12:29 PM ET

If you're reading about hockey in August, they you've definitely heard about the six or eight Restricted Free Agents who are without contracts. As these are some of the best young players in the NHL, it's been a heavy topic of discussion over the summer. Without getting too heavily into it,...

Coyotes Didn't Do Enough to Add Offense

August 20, 2019 - 3:17 PM ET

The Arizona Coyotes scored 131 5v5 goals last year. That was five less than the next worse team (Which was Anaheim). The Toronto Maple Leafs scored an incredible 75 more 5v5 goals than the Coyotes did. I don't know how to figure out the probabilities, but I'd like to see how many times...