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Today the Arizona Coyotes placed Max Domi on IR and listed him as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Check out his left eye after this fight with Garnet Hathaway on Thursday night.
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
You ask yourself: How much should one woman have to endure?
In 1996, Heather Cunningham lost her husband, Alvin, when he died in a car accident in Trail, B.C., leaving her alone to fend for their three young sons aged four to seven — Mitchel, Craig and Ryan.
It wasn't easy, far from it, but with indomitable spirit, love of life and help of all kinds from so many along the way, Heather raised those three sons into young men, one of whom — middle child Craig — went on to beat an incredible set of odds to become a professional hockey player.
Then on Saturday night, some 20 years after losing her husband, Heather was there in the stands in Tucson, Ariz., to watch 26-year-old Roadrunner captain Craig start the game. He collapsed moments before puck drop.
And now Heather Cunningham, along with sons Ryan and Mitchel, is maintaining a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour vigil over Craig, who remains in stable but critical condition and is literally battling for his life at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka issued the following statement tonight regarding Craig Cunningham. The Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners will have no further comment at the present time.
"Arizona Coyotes center Craig Cunningham suffered a medical emergency on the ice prior to the start of tonight's game between the Tucson Roadrunners and the Manitoba Moose at the Tucson Convention Center. Cunningham was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family. We will provide a medical update once we receive more information."
The Arizona Daily Star has additional information.
via Arizona Sports,
The Arizona Coyotes lost Brad Richardson to a lower body injury midway through the second period of their 3-2 overtime loss Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks.
The forward was stretchered off the ice and taken to a local hospital with what the team called a lower body injury.
“We’ll get a full report tomorrow but we’re looking at a pretty significant injury,” Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett told the media in Vancouver after the game.
Richardson turned into an oncoming Nikita Tryamkin 11:23 into the second period and collapsed upon contact. He remained on the ice and called over Arizona’s trainers during an injury timeout before leaving on a stretcher with his right leg elevated.
GLENDALE ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that they have entered into an exclusive negotiation agreement with Catellus Development Corporation, master developer for the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, to work towards the finalization of a new arena and commercial development project within the district along Tempe Town Lake. The site of the proposed new arena is the Northwest corner of E. Rio Salado Parkway and South McClintock Drive. This marks the beginning of a detailed process to secure a new home for the Arizona Coyotes.
NEW YORK (Nov. 10, 2016) – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:
Citation # Player Fine(s) * Head Coach Fine(s)
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 N/A
5 $5,000 $2,000
6 $5,000 $3,000
7 $5,000 $4,000
8 $5,000 $5,000
Video of the incident is below...
from PostMedia Network,
Former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi tweeted a photo Wednesday of his NHLer son, Max, showing off star-spangled Donald Trump socks with the caption, "Game day socks. Make America Great again."
"My son @max_domi wore these socks yesterday and he is [Canadian]. @realDonaldTrump won & so did @ArizonaCoyotes," the 47-year-old hockey vet typed alongside the image.
It didn't take long for the backlash on Twitter to begin, with fans expressing their anger at what they interpreted as Domi family support for controversial president-elect Donald Trump.
"The Domi family lost a lot of respect with this," tweeted Nick Richard.
"I've been a fan of yours since I was old enough to understand hockey. This makes me sick," added Emiley MacKinnon.
Max Domi received five for fighting and Ryan Kesler two for roughing and receiving an uppercut punch from Domi.
Kesler did go to the dressing room but did return in the Ducks 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
from Michael Traikos of the National Post,
“Sometimes,” said NHL scout Dan Marr, “your draft year doesn’t go 100 per cent according to plan.”
That’s all there really is to say about Jakob Chychrun, who might have been disappointed when his stock plummeted on draft day, but who is probably having a good laugh about it now after being told on Wednesday that he is staying with the Arizona Coyotes for the rest of the season.
Call the 16th overall pick the steal of the draft if you want. But Chychrun is a classic example of why scouts sometimes have very short memories and get it wrong.
“One of the things with Jakob is he’s been under the microscope since he was 14 years old and was one of the noted prospects from his birth year. I think some guys get into the spotlight for too long and it gives people a chance to criticize them and some were trying to poke holes in his game,” said Mark Glavin, GM of the Sarnia Sting, where Chychrun played last season.
“We felt that he probably didn’t deserve to fall that far, and he’s proving that right now. Credit Arizona for that pick.”
from Craing Morgan of Arizona Sports,
The excitement of a new season and a youth-injected roster has given way to the reality of all that implies. If you thought the Coyotes would jump out to a fast start, pat yourself on the back for unbridled optimism, but then buckle up for a decent dose of disappointment.
Arizona is asking five rookies and four sophomores to play major roles in its lineup, and the NHL didn’t do the team any favors by casting it out on a six-game road trip just after the official pucks were dropped.
The Coyotes showed character to battle back from an early two-goal deficit on the back end of back-to-back games on Friday in Brooklyn, but tired legs, an impotent power play and a soft goal in the third period led to a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders, dropping Arizona to 0-3 on this road trip with three games still left to play.
“We competed hard but you’ve got to find ways to win in this league,” coach Dave Tippett said. “We’re shooting ourselves in the foot.”
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