Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix Coyotes


For Sale: 1 Bruins Season Ticket, Great Seats, Terrible Team and Management

Chuck Kobasew

What’s going on at the TD Garden? Well I know what’s not going on, winning. The B’s drop another one to soon-to-be homeless Phoenix after stomping Dallas 3-0. Where is the consistency? And then, they go and trade slumping Chuck Kobasew to Minnesota for “rights” to sign forward Alexander Fallstrom and forward Craig Weller, and the Wild’s 2011 second round draft pick. So let me get this sorted out, the B’s were going to deal Kobasew in the off season so they could sign Kessel, they don’t, instead the get draft picks, Kessel goes to Toronto and now we get rid of Kobasew for some potentially signed forwards and a draft pick. Chiarelli, how many picks do you want? You’re picking up draft picks like they are dot-com stock shares in the late 90’s.

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Boston Bruins Add Derek Morris

Derek Morris

On Saturday the Bruins added some more size and muscle to their blue line by signing Derek Morris to a 1-year contract. The 6-foot, 220 lbs, veteran bulldozer “offensive” defenseman joins the B’s in his 13th year in the league. An interesting move by the B’s after I was convinced they moved Aaron Ward to Carolina to make room for Kessel. However, I think Morris is a nice upgrade from Ward, I hope is 1-year $3 million paycheck is worth it.

It’s nice to see some more experience on the B’s back line. I’m not familiar with Morris, I’ve only seen him play a few times. But, he’ll be back together with some of his old teammates including, Savard, Kobasew, fellow d-man Ference, and newly aquired Begin. If anything Morris should be a little more solid than crazy legs Montador, who was so unpredictable the only thing you could count on was an adventure whenever he had the puck on his stick.

3 things. 1. What does this mean for Kessel? 2. Will the Bruins make any more moves to up their scoring power? 3. Does anyone get the reference to the posted picture? If so, I’ll figure something out to send you. I have a few posters left over from the playoffs.

Additionally, Eaves has cleared waivers, which means the B’s are now eligable to pay him outright, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. Not sure about the salary cap, but why not just keep him around?

Morris seems to be pretty psyched about coming to Boston, which is good to hear. has more on the story, which is actually a good read and brush-up on Morris as a player on and off the ice.

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BREAKING: Ontario Coyotes Part 2

Ontario Coyotes

*UPDATE*: Rumors are flying about this. Eklund over at HockeyBuzz is calling some sort of B.S. on the story.  He received some ‘fishy’ emails and press releases about the offer for Phoenix from Jim Basillie. His VERY INTERESTING speculation on the story is below the break….

After my trip to Arizona I reported that the Coyotes were going to be sold, and potentially relocated, at the end of the season. My anonymous, but reliable, source had confirmation that Canadian investors already had the capital backing to purchase the team, but potentially would keep the Coyotes in Glendale. While the “Canadian investors” were not disclosed, is now adding confirmation to my story that the investor is Jim Balsillie of RIMM. Apparently Balsillie has offered over $212 million for the Coyotes and plans to move them to Southern Ontario. has more of the story:

Jim Balsillie has put in an offer on the Phoenix Coyotes.

According to a media release, the Blackberry billionaire’s offer of $212.5 million (US) for the team is conditional on the franchise relocating to Southern Ontario.

“The current team ownership asked that I table an offer to purchase the Coyotes and significant discussions resulted in an offer that is in the best interests of the franchise, the NHL, and the great hockey fans of Canada and Southern Ontario,” Balsillie said in the release.

“I am excited to move closer to bringing an NHL franchise to what I believe is one of the best un-served hockey markets in the world, Southern Ontario. A market with devoted hockey fans, a rich hockey history, a growing and diversified economy and a population of more than 7 million people,” he said.

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Links from around the NHL – 3.26 – Ovechkin can dance and juggle a soccer ball at the same time


  • Once again Alexander Oveckin tells it how it is with his new apparel (above) and great quote (below). I can only imagine the amazing Russian techno that Ovechkin rocks out to before the game… (Via CBC Sports & EmptyNetter)

“If you win the lottery — a million dollars — you go to the bar and drink a lot,” Ovechkin said. “I scored 50 goals and I just celebrated.”

“I play myself, I enjoy my life, I have enjoyed my whole career. If somebody don’t like it, don’t watch my game, don’t watch what I’m doing on the ice.”

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Ontario Coyotes Insider Information


So thekiiid is back from Arizona and I wanted to get a few things out there before my work week officially starts. Lets begin with the fact that the B’s have clinched the Northeast Division, but that’s old news by now. While in Arizona I had a chance to check out the Coyotes play Nashville and San Jose, polar opposites of how hockey should be played.

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Phoenix Coyotes v San Jose Sharks


I know this is a day or two late, I only have access to two shared computers that are mostly occupied by some blue hairs checking their Geritol prescription, but on Tuesday night I had the chance to see San Jose take on Phoenix. It was grossly apparent that “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky has been hanging out in the Loge for the past week reading the articles. After my rant earlier this week, regarding the lack of desire the Coyotes showed against the Nashville Predators, the Coyotes certainly picked up their intensity against one of the best teams in the league. This was probably one of the better games I was able to see this year. Although I went into the arena planning on seeing a blow-out, Phoenix really took it to San Jose. This game had pretty much everything you wanted, great goals, big hits, and a lot of fights.

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Desert Dogs v. Nashville

Last night I had the opportunity to see the Coyotes take on the Predators, and I want to thank Jim Pouba of Post Magazine for the tickets. I had unreal seats 6 rows off the ice right on the Coyotes goal line. I only have a few minutes as I want to join some of the Arizona sunshine while I have the chance, and there is a flock of blue-hairs that are waiting to get on the Google computing machine, but let me give you guys a quick breakdown. To begin, I hope the Coyotes are setting their t-times now, because they looked terrible last night. The desert dogs dropped last night’s game 1-0 (2-0 with an empty net goal, but as Al Iafrate says, “empty net goals are for *******). Have you ever sat through a 1-0 shutout? They are normally ridiculous games with a lot of goaltending and solid defensive zone play. Last night was like watching a high school JV state championship game. When the Coyotes were in Boston last week, they were all over the Bruins, what happened? I have to give Phoenix credit though, after coming off tough 5 game road trip against some of the better teams in the league (minus the Isles). However, Nashville had no excuse, based on the way these two Western Conference playoff hopefuls looked, it will be San Jose and Detroit in the Western Conference Finals. Since there was no scoring and only a few large hits, I’ll break the game down like this:

(On a side note, take this with a grain of salt. I was lucky enough to be raised on Chicago Blackhawk hockey and now I’m a Boston Bruins season ticket  holder, so I have been spoiled with Original 6 hockey.)

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