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Video- Johan Larsson Suspended Two Games

Illegal check to the head.

 

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Video- Johan Larsson Has A Hearing Today For An Illegal Check To The Head

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Arizona Coyotes Terminate The Contract Of Former Asst. GM Steve Sullivan

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has terminated the contract of former Assistant General Manager and EVP of Hockey Operations Steve Sullivan.

The Coyotes will not be filling their vacant assistant general manager position this season.

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Lee Stempniak’s New Position With The Arizona Coyotes

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Lee Stempniak’s career spanned almost 15 years in the NHL. He played for 10 teams, posted 469 points in 911 regular-season games, and figured one day his economics degree from Dartmouth (Class of 2005) would come in handy.

“Had I played only one or two years in the league, I probably would have used my degree in a more traditional job,” mused Stempniak, hired this past week by the Arizona Phoenix Coyotes in a newly created analytics role. “But as I played, I gained such an appreciation for all the experience of learning, from different coaches and different players … 10 teams, 12 coaches … I feel that’s a huge asset for me and where I can add a lot of value.”

Stempniak, who’ll turn 38 this Thursday, was hired as the Coyotes’ first hockey data strategist. The job, which he’ll be able to perform full time from his home in the Boston suburbs, will be acting hand in hand with Matt Perri, the club’s director of analytics. Stempniak will interpret the raw numbers through the eye of an ex-player and then share his thoughts across the organization, from the coach-player side, as well as throughout hockey ops, scouting, management, and ownership, even the Zamboni driver if that’s where the numbers go.

“It’s essentially serving as the filter, or the liaison and link between hockey operations and analytics,” he said. “It’s really intriguing to me.”

It’s a position new to the NHL, but one that other sports, particularly Major League Baseball, increasingly have utilized in recent years. Hockey has become more numbers aware over the last 8-10 seasons, and it was during his three-year stop in Calgary (2011-14) when Stempniak began to appreciate what role analytics can play for players and throughout an organization.

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Videos- Icing Or Not?

The Vegas Golden Knights scored 42 seconds left in regulation to beat the Arizona Coyotes 1-0.

Coach Tocchet said it should have been icing.

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Arizona Coyotes Sign Derick Brassard

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Derick Brassard to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to welcome Derick to our Pack,” said Armstrong. “Derick is an experienced, skilled forward who can play center or wing and contribute offensively. He is also very effective in the face-off circle. We look forward to having him in our lineup this season.”

The 33-year-old Brassard registered 10-22-32 and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 66 games with the New York Islanders in 2019-20.

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The Arizona Coyotes Trade Derek Stepan To The Ottawa Senators

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have acquired a second-round draft choice in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for center Derek Stepan.

“On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to thank Derek for everything he did for the Coyotes the past three seasons,” said Armstrong. “Derek is the consummate professional and a class act. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Stepan recorded 10-18-28 with 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 70 games with the Coyotes in 2019-20. He totaled 39-80-119 and 56 PIM in 224 games with Arizona over three seasons.

This 2021 second round draft choice was previously acquired by the Senators from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 23, 2019.

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Welcome Fans Of The Arizona Coyotes

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

Beginning in mid-January, the Coyotes are about to become the hottest ticket in hockey. Who knows, they might be one of the only tickets available this year.

While provinces across Canada continue to debate whether hockey players are deemed essential enough to warrant cross-provincial travel, the Coyotes have not only been cleared for hosting games at Gila River Arena — they are opening their doors to their loyal fans.

How many of them will be allowed into the building for their home opener against the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 14 is still not yet known. But even one fan would be more than what most teams are cleared for.

The Sharks, who are currently planning to open training camp in Arizona because of health restrictions in Santa Clara County, are not sure when or if they will be allowed back in California. As of Tuesday, the province of British Columbia had not yet cleared the Vancouver Canucks to host games against the other Canadian teams in the North Division.

Right now, if you want to experience a live hockey game you have to go to Arizona.

And the team is already preparing to make the most of the unique situation — even if a partially filled arena is not exactly unique to the Coyotes.

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Four Teams Show Interest In Playing Home Games Under The Sky

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Let’s begin this quickie blog with a caveat: it’s a long shot.

But…at least four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of playing home games in outdoor stadia if it will allow them to have fans in attendance.

Again, there are no guarantees in COVID times, “but it is being explored,” one executive said Wednesday.

None of the clubs would comment, but they are Anaheim, Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. According to multiple sources, it was the Kings who first considered the idea several months ago. Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group also owns Dignity Health Sports Park, located 15 miles from the Kings’ home, Staples Center.

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TSN Insiders Tonight

After the Arizona Coyotes announced that they would be renouncing their fourth-round draft pick Mitchell Miller due to previous charges of assault and violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act, the Insiders discuss how it got to this point, what the Coyotes knew prior to drafting Miller, and what are their steps moving forward.

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