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Phoenix GM Don Maloney Signs Extension

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Maloney has signed a long-term contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are very pleased that Don has agreed to sign a long-term contract extension with the Coyotes," said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. "Since joining the team in 2007, Don has done an outstanding job managing his team and building a competitive roster that has produced on the ice, even given less than ideal circumstances off the ice. The NHL remains committed to securing the Coyotes' future in Glendale under new ownership, and we believe Don's long-term agreement evidences that he is equally committed."

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Don Maloney Not Pleased With Media In Canada

from Jim Gintonio of Ice Chips at the Arizona Republic,

General Manager Don Maloney pulled no punches when told a gathering of Phoenix media that much of the negative Canadian coverage of the Coyotes over the last year has been “brutal.”

  “Is nothing else going on in Canada, they have to focus on us? … The country I’m from, the (Toronto) Globe & Mail I thought has just been over the top in the negativity about this marketplace, almost trying to prove their point, regardless of what else is going on. I’m really disappointed …

  “I used to read that paper all the time, I thought it was a great paper. It just seems so biased toward, in my opinion, their writing; some of the writers, not all their writers. Eric Duhatschek is a terrific writer. But some of them have been just so negative to this whole franchise.

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Don Maloney Named GM Of The Year

from NHL.com,

Don Maloney of the Phoenix Coyotes is the 2009-10 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today. Maloney accepted the award in front of his peers at the NHL General Managers meeting held annually during the Stanley Cup Final.

Voting for this new award was conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season. Maloney, George McPhee of the Washington Capitals and David Poile of the Nashville Predators were identified as the three finalists for the trophy last month.

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Would Financial Gain Increase The Chances Of The NHL Participating In Future Olympic Games?

from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,

Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney looks at the Olympics as great entertainment for hockey fans

but at the same time wonders about the overall benefits of having NHL players participate. That includes the risk of injury as well as the rationale for shutting down the season for two weeks.

“(For) the NHL, at least at this stage, there is no tangible financial benefit,” he said. “We all enjoy the Olympics, love to watch it, but I personally like the amateurs. I like the unexpected.

“It’s all revenue, television revenue. If they had some tangible benefit other than the good will of seeing the best players - we all enjoy that, the fans love it - but I think there’s some really hard discussions going forward to see whether it makes sense for this league to shut down.

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Afternoon Line

“Three, four or five times a game he will do things with the puck better than anybody.  Offensively, when given time, he’s the smartest player we have. But the game is played without the puck, and you need the strength to defend, to go into the corner.”

-Coyotes GM Don Maloney on Kyle Turris.  More on Turris from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding.

In other Coyotes news, Ryan Hollweg signed a 1yr contract with them today.

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From Wall Street To Phoenix

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

When you make a living working on Wall Street, these stories can be useful.

So he watched as guests explained the dramatic changes they had made in their lives to find dream jobs. And it got Sulliman thinking.

When he wasn’t raising five daughters with his wife, Barbara, he was selling commercial insurance….

Sulliman confided in Maloney, who is now his brother-in-law. He said he wanted to get back in the game. He’d coach anywhere. Junior hockey. College hockey. He didn’t care; he just wanted back in the game.

Sulliman still had plenty of connections and planned phone calls to current general managers such as Lou Lamoriello and Paul Holmgren.

Maloney told him to wait. He didn’t say why—just wait.

“(Maloney’s) a chess player; he’s always thinking ahead,” Sulliman says.

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