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Now The Coyotes May Trade Turris

via Darren Dreger tweet,

The Kyle Turris saga is about to end. Turris is and the Coyotes expected to announce a 2 year agreement this week. Trade still prime option.

added 2:26pm,

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed center Kyle Turris to a multi-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The contract is contingent upon Turris passing a medical examination.

“We are pleased to agree to terms with Kyle on a multi-year contract,” said Maloney. “Kyle is a top, young player who will make us a better team. We look forward to having him in our lineup so he can contribute to our team.”

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 195 pound Turris appeared in 65 regular season games for the Coyotes, registering 11-14-25 and 16 penalty minutes (PIM). He established new career highs in games played (65), goals (11), assists (14) and points (25). Turris made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarter-Final against Detroit, scoring the first goal of the game. He appeared in all four games, recording 1-2-3 and was the only Coyote with a plus rating in the series. 

“I am happy to sign with Phoenix and start playing,” said Turris. “It’s been a long process, but now I am focused on playing and helping the team win.”


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awould's avatar

finally. can’t wait to see the terms.

Posted by awould on 11/22/11 at 04:44 PM ET

Paul's avatar

$1.2 first year, $1.6 year two.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/22/11 at 04:48 PM ET

awould's avatar

wow. it took that long to get that deal? I know Turris wants out badly, and the Coyotes probably wanted more like 5-6 years. but that’s a lower number than i expected. should make him very good trade bait at that price.

Posted by awould on 11/22/11 at 04:52 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

That sounds almost punitatively low.  Of course his $3.5M asking price this summer was even more ridiculous than that.

Good for the Coyotes.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/22/11 at 04:56 PM ET

awould's avatar

Good for the Coyotes.

Good for hockey too.  It’d be a dangerous precedent to start letting these young, unproven guys start making demands like they’re all-stars.

I assume a trade is imminent and probably part of the deal. This way Turris gets a short contract, a trade to a ‘greener pastures’ and the Coyotes get a low $ deal that should net them something good in return.

Posted by awould on 11/22/11 at 05:00 PM ET


On a side note can someone please explain to me why teams still insist on that stupid quote “As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed”. This seems stupid and more than a little unnecessary considering it will appear on Cap Geek two minutes later.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 11/22/11 at 07:05 PM ET


Good for the Coyotes.

Good for hockey too.  It’d be a dangerous precedent to start letting these young, unproven guys start making demands like they’re all-stars.

I agree this is a very good precedent. RFA status means restricted, you don’t get to make all of the demands, especially when you haven’t produced.  My guess is the only place that has any interest is from a market that has been saturated with hype by his junior hockey status. He has always been a player tagged as having great potential, but remember he played in the Tier 2 BCHL before being drafted. He has never really proven his potential at the top level in his career.

Posted by timbits on 11/23/11 at 01:01 AM ET

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