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Report: Arizona State can kick Coyotes out for poor behaviour

Arizona State University can break its lease deal with the Arizona Coyotes if the NHL club or its owner violates certain terms on behaviour, The Athletic reports. Reporters Sean Shapiro and Katie Strang write the school can get out of the deal if the Coyotes or owner Alex Meruelo become the subjects of scandal or ridicule or fail to act "as a good corporate citizen."
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Why the Coyotes can't have their logo on the ice at the Arizona State hockey arena

It's bad enough that the Coyotes are going to have to play the next three years at Arizona State University's new hockey arena. To make matters worse, Arizona's logo won't be found anywhere on the ice. According to The Athletic's Sean Shapiro and Katie Strang, in the venue license agreement...

Dmitrij Jaskin receiving KHL interest after disappointing season with Coyotes

After two very strong seasons with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL, winger Dmitrij Jaskin decided to give the NHL another shot in 2021-22 as he inked a one-year deal with Arizona worth $3.2M, a surprisingly high sum given his performance in his first NHL stint. Unfortunately, things didn’t go too well, and his agent Gleb Chistyakov told Sport-Express in Russia that four KHL teams are showing interest in bringing the pending unrestricted free agent back to Russia.
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Coyotes, Oak View Group Announce Partnership for ASUs Multi-Purpose Arena

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes and Oak View Group (OVG) announced today a one-year agreement to jointly market and sell sponsorships at Arizona State University's new multi-purpose arena for Coyotes games. Oak View Group manages the ASU Arena that will serve as the home for the Coyotes, as well as ASU hockey, wrestling, and gymnastics next season.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Finishes season sidelined

Ritchie (upper body) missed the last six games of the season. Ritchie's roller-coaster year began in Toronto, where he posted just nine points in 33 contests in a limited role. He bounced to and from the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate before he was traded to the Coyotes in February. The results were much better with his new team -- 10 goals and four assists in 24 games -- as he saw top-six minutes before suffering the injury. The 26-year-old winger is likely not as bad as he was in Toronto nor as good as the early returns in Arizona would indicate. He's under contract for another season and could see a noticeable role with the Coyotes again as they continue through their rebuild, though any prolonged slump could see him sit out in favor of younger prospects.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Career-worst year in goals

Kessel was limited to eight goals but added 44 assists in 82 appearances this season. Kessel played in every games for the 12th straight season, extending his ironman streak to 982 contests. He's seven shy of matching Keith Yandle's mark set earlier in 2021-22. Kessel could end up setting the record in a different jersey, as he's set for unrestricted free agency while coming off of his worst goal-scoring season. There's good reason to think the 34-year-old can shoot better than 4.6 percent even if he resigns with the Coyotes. Fantasy managers may like him for his bounce-back potential and durability, but the Wisconsin native probably isn't going to return to his point-per-game form from the prime of his career.
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Coyotes' Anton Stralman: Revitalizes career in Arizona

Stralman posted 23 points in 74 games this season. At age 35, Stralman turned back the clock for his highest point total since 2015-16. He added 99 hits, 100 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating as the resident veteran on the Coyotes' blue line. Per Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic, Stralman has interest in continuing his playing career and would be open to signing a new deal with the Coyotes this summer. Considering the Coyotes are nowhere near the salary cap, they should have no trouble bringing him back if the interest is mutual.
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Coyotes' Andrew Ladd: Solid in comeback campaign

Ladd (lower body) posted 12 points, 68 hits, 57 shots on goal and 47 PIM in 51 contests this season. Ladd was considered essentially out of the NHL prior to the campaign, but he earned his place with the Coyotes as a veteran presence. While the offensive numbers weren't all that great, he was able to play in his 1,000th game in April before missing the final four contests. He's under contract for one more year on the deal he signed with the Islanders in 2016, so the 36-year-old will probably continue in a bottom-six role in 2022-23 if he continues his playing career.
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Coyotes' Liam O'Brien: Toughness remains

O'Brien logged three points, 139 hits, 106 PIM and 36 shots on net in a career-high 39 games this season. O'Brien, 27, is as tough as ever, but he's unlikely to ever be much more than a fourth-liner. The Coyotes signed him two a two-year extension in March, so he'll be around as a veteran presence for the rebuilding team. His ability as an enforcer should help protect the Coyotes' prospects, but O'Brien's unlikely to be of interest in any fantasy formats.
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Coyotes' Dysin Mayo: Playing for Team Canada

Mayo (upper body) will link up with Team Canada for the 2022 IIHF World Championship, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports Monday. Mayo -- who missed the final six games of the NHL regular season due to his upper-body issue -- appears to be all set to compete in the upcoming international tournament after a rookie campaign in which the 25-year-old blueliner registered four goals, eight helpers and 129 hits while averaging 20:55 of ice time. Looking ahead to next year, Mayo should be a full-time NHL player but may struggle to produce north of 20 points, limiting his fantasy value.
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Predators blow big lead, get second wild card with loss to Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Nashville Predators lost an early four-goal lead and settled for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference with a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday. The Predators (45-30-7) will play the Colorado Avalanche in...

Shayne Gostisbehere scores twice as Coyotes rally past Predators

Shayne Gostisbehere scored two goals to help the Arizona Coyotes rally from a four-goal deficit to beat the visiting Nashville Predators 5-4 in the final game at Gila River Arena on Friday night in Glendale, Ariz. Gostisbehere scored his second goal at 10:27 of the third period to give the...

Coyotes beat Preds in final Gila River Arena game with 4-goal rally

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere scored two goals and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a four-goal deficit to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 Friday night in their final game at Gila River Arena. Nashville scored three goals in the opening three minutes and went up 4-0 midway through...
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Coyotes hope to change narrative with move to ASU, 'strategic plan' to stay in Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes are at a crossroads few NHL teams have ever come upon. And Xavier Gutierrez, the club's president, CEO and alternate governor, wants to make something clear about what's ahead:. "The narrative that has been surrounding this organization, that's not us," he told ESPN recently. "We are taking...