The New Coyotes

01/09/2010
Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

After a hectic and worrisome summer, the Phoenix Coyotes came into the 2009-2010 season completely revamped.  With a new coach, Dave Tippett, and a new owner, the Coyotes have remodeled their roster, acquiring fourteen of its 25 players in the year 2009.

The new roster has proven to be a successful change, as the Coyotes with 45 games played sit fourth in the Western Conference with 26 wins, and 56 points. They are on pace to shatter the Phoenix Coyotes franchise record, of 95 points (achieved in the 2001-2002 season)*, with a total of 106 points. If the Coyotes want to establish the Coyotes fan support in Arizona, they will need to make the playoffs—and ideally, win the first round. Through half the season, the Coyotes have proven they are a new, rejuvenated team (average age of team is 27.8 years) that can win.

Though attendance has not been outstanding this season at Jobing.com Arena, the Coyotes have posted a great home record (16-6-1), and fared decently on the road (10-8-3). Hopefully the days of 5,000 fans in attendance are gone, as they will need the support to continue winning.

Though the Coyotes dropped their home opener to the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-0), bringing back the White-Out showed how great the momentum and energy can feel when the Coyotes play in front of a nearly sell-out crowd.

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Injury Updates 12/03/2009

12/03/2009

Semin warms up in Washington, DC

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.

Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres

  • Craig Rivet a game time decision. [Audio]

New York Islanders

  • Frans Nielson skating with the team while Richard Park is not.  Both will play [Katie Strang]

Atlanta Thrashers

Washington Capitals

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jonas Gustavsson visiting a heart specialist, not traveling with the team.  [Calgary Sun]
  • Gustavsson scheduled to undergo heart procedure tomorrow.  [Bob MacKenzie]
  • Carl Gunnarson will miss six weeks. [Jonas Siegler]

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Raffi Torres may miss this game due to the birth of his son. [Tom Reed]

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Injury Updates & Goalie Starters 11/29/2009

11/29/2009
Boston Bruins v Phoenix Coyotes

Slow day so not a lot of news going around the NHL today, so I will combine the goalie starters and injury updates.  My sincerest apologies for my absence this weekend, I was traveling between states and did not want to offer a lesser product than usual.  A small back story but I recently quit my job in order to write and maintain the site full-time.  I am full committed to writing about hockey all day and provide my readers with a good read.  By the next American holiday I should have more writers and thus not have a problem with the updates.

Here are your starters/injuries for tonight:

Anaheim Ducks:

  • Joffrey Lupul still not skating. [Ducks Blog]
  • Kyle Calder out 2-4 weeks. [Ducks Blog]
  • I’m assuming Jean-Sebastien Giguere starts tonight when you consider the streak he is on.  Giggy is 3-0 with a 1.30 GAA and .960 SV% in his last three starts.  Of course, we will have update if necessary.

Phoenix Coyotes:

  • Ilya Bryzgalov expected to start, per Dave Vest of Coyotes.com.
  • Vest also lists Peter Mueller and Ed Jovanovski as day-to-day.

San Jose Sharks:

Vancouver Canucks:

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Injury Updates 11/21/2009

11/21/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:


Injury Updates 11/19/2009

11/19/2009
Boston Bruins v Phoenix Coyotes

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:

  • Reigning Calder winner Steve Mason expected to start tonight against Dallas writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, ending speculation on his back spasms.  The same report lists Mike Commodore and Raffi Torres as likely to play tonight while Samuel Pahlsson still recovers from back spasms.
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