August 5, 2013

NHL Finalizes Sale Of The Phoenix Coyotes

The NHL announced Monday afternoon the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc. The transaction, which closed Monday, was approved by the League’s Board of Governors – terminating League ownership of the club. “The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market and that these new owners […]

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June 30, 2013

Phoenix Coyotes, Mike Smith Close To Contract Extension

Mike Smith is reportedly close to inking a new deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, according to Darren Dreger on Twitter. Smith’s potential contract is believed to be in the ballpark of $5.7 million annually for six seasons. He had expressed some hesitation about the Coyotes unclear ownership situation, but the re-signing of coach Dave Tippett probably […]

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May 31, 2013

Dallas Stars Starting To Talk To Head Coaches

As reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Dallas Stars have solid plans to speak with Alain Vigneault, Dallas Eakins and Willie Desjardins, having already interviewed Lindy Ruff for the head coaching vacancy. Dave Tippett remains out of reach at this point, because the Phoenix Coyotes won’t give other NHL clubs permission to speak with their head coach until the issue of ownership is sorted out. […]

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May 26, 2013

What Hockey Analysts Are Saying About Possible New Vancouver Canucks Head Coach

Darren Dreger of TSN threw out some names in a tweet this week, that could replace Alain Vigneault as the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. The list included Dave Tippett, Lindy Ruff, Tom Renney, Guy Boucher, Paul Maurice, Scott Arniel, Dallas Eakins and Jacques Martin. Doug Houda, Ron Wilson and Larry Robinson have also been mentioned as candidates in […]

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May 16, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Likely To Take Time Before Hiring Next Coach

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post strongly suggests it’s going to be a while before the Colorado Avalanche hires a new bench boss. Likely, as discussed before, because the club wants to have a shot at hiring the current head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, Dave Tippett. “The Avs would like to see if Dave Tippett will be available. The Phoenix coach’s […]

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May 10, 2013

Quick Hits: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche Head Coach, Dave Tippett

Look for Joe Sakic to fill a more significant front-office role with the Colorado Avalanche in the not-too-distant future. As relayed by the Denver Post, an NHL source says such a promotion is in the works. No word yet on the exact position, but Adrian Dater suggests a prominent gig on the hockey operations side feels about right. If not Patrick […]

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September 9, 2012

NHL Free Agency: Shane Doan Has Deal Worked Out With Phoenix Coyotes

Shane Doan said Thursday he has a “deal worked out” with the Phoenix Coyotes and is simply waiting for Greg Jamison to finalize his agreement to buy the team. “We have a deal worked out, that we just want to make sure the team gets signed, and everything gets done, and it gets done before the  September 15th […]

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April 2, 2012

Weekend Roundup: Jonathan Toews, Erik Karlsson, Dave Tippett, Chris Pronger, Wade Redden

Quick hits from around the NHL Jonathan Toews who’s been out with a concussion since February 21 is hoping to be back for a game before the playoffs start, coach Joel Quenneville tells the Chicago Sun-Times, “We’re hopeful that maybe we can get him in a game before the end of the season.” Erik Karlsson will hit restricted […]

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