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Arizona Coyotes Discussing A Long Contract Extension For Oliver Ekman-Larsson

from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports,

The Coyotes are discussing an eight-year contract extension with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson that would carry an average annual value (AAV) slightly above $8 million, sources familiar with the talks told ArizonaSports.com.

Ekman-Larsson has one year remaining on a six-year, $33 million deal that began in the 2013-14 season and will pay him $7 million in salary for the 2018-19 season. Ekman-Larsson is eligible to sign an extension on July 1.

While other teams, particularly those in Canadian or large U.S. markets, may be able to offer him a higher AAV if he were to reach unrestricted free agency, the lower cost of living in Arizona could mitigate those differences.

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Arizona/Carolina Trade

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Marcus Kruger and a third-round draft choice in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Jordan Martinook and a fourth-round draft choice in 2018.

"We are very pleased to add Marcus to the Coyotes," said Chayka. "Marcus is a solid, two-way center who is very responsible defensively and has good speed and skill. He's an excellent penalty-killer and will provide us with good depth at the center ice position." 

The 27-year-old Kruger registered 1-5-6 and 28 penalty minutes (PIM) in 48 games with the Hurricanes this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden has totaled 34-77-111 with 204 PIM in 446 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Hurricanes. He helped Chicago win Stanley Cup championships in 2013 and 2015.

Kruger scored a career-high nine goals in 2011-12 and collected a career-best 28 points in 2013-14. He was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

Martinook recorded 26-39-65 and 103 PIM in 247 career games with the Coyotes.

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Antti Ranta Signs A Three-Year Extension With The Arizona Coyotes

 

added 4:12pm, Arizona release is below...

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Video- Enjoy Your Retirement Dave Jackson

via the Los Angeles Kings,

The Coyotes and Kings honor referee Dave Jackson on his 1,629th game following the Los Angeles' 4-2 victory at Staples Center.

 

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Video- It’s Early, But Cam Ward Wins Bad Goal Of The Night

Can't recall witnessing this before.

 

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Video- Phil Housley After A Loss To The Arizona Coyotes

via Mike Harrington tweets,

Steam coming out of Housley’s ears after this one. As well it should be.

Housley unhappy after strong effort vs. NSH: "We can't handle any success. By the way, we lost that game 4-0 so you'd think you'd come out gangbusters to start. It was a very meaningful game in that you're in last place. That's what's hard to swallow. Just unacceptable." 

 

 

Below, watch the game highlights from Buffalo's 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

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Video- You Make The Call, Kings/Coyotes

John Stevens on the call.

Obviously the puck was deemed that it went in the net, which obviously is the right call, and then they go back and look at the goalie interference. If there was contact, I thought it was induced from their player riding Drew into the goalie, that was my take on it, but I don’t know what I’m talking about, because I’m still confused on the whole issue. It’s a guessing game for me, but that’s the call they made. We still had an opportunity in overtime and we didn’t take advantage of it.

- via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.  Coyotes won in the shootout.

 

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Video- Oliver Ekman-Larsson Fined For Slashing

NEW YORK (March 10, 2018) – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Colorado Avalanche forward Sven Andrighetto during NHL Game No. 1052 today in Denver, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced.

The incident occurred at 13:54 of the third period. Ekman-Larsson was assessed minor penalties for slashing and cross-checking on the play.

You can watch the incident below.

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The Latest Corporate News On The Arizona Coyotes

from Craig Morgan of ArizonaSports,

Coyotes chairman and governor Andrew Barroway is exploring potential partnerships for his ownership of the franchise, and he is engaged in discussions with a handful of significant investors, a league source told Arizona Sports.

It’s unclear and undetermined what role or share the unidentified investors would have in a new ownership structure and there is no timeline on any potential changes to that structure.

Aside from the obvious infusion of money, the idea for bringing in additional investors would be to better position the franchise for its long-term goals in the Valley, such as building a new arena, building a practice facility, increasing its efforts to building the sport in Arizona and forging more partnerships in the community.

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Videos- Diving Fines For Brad Marchand And Nick Cousins

NEW YORK (March 9, 2018) -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Marchand was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 377 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 29. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 5:38 of the second period during NHL Game No. 983 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 1. Marchand (embellishment) and Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (tripping) received offsetting minor penalties on the play.

 

 

Below, Nick Cousins got caught too.  $2000 for (Diving/Embellishment).

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