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It's a tough proposition to get consumers to pay for something that was once free. To get them to do it with pride, even tougher. But that's exactly what the new owners of the Phoenix Coyotes did. For years, Coyotes fans attended games ...
It's a tough proposition to get consumers to pay for something that was once free. To get them to do it with pride, even tougher. But that's exactly what the new owners of the Phoenix Coyotes did. For years, Coyotes fans attended games with no obligation to pay for parking, a rare occurrence in professional sports. Now, a team that already struggles with attendance is asking fans to pay more out of pocket on game days.It's a risky move for a team whose top priority is to consistently bring more fans into the arena, but a move the new ownership group believes will be successful. "Our ownership group has done a tremendous amount of research on parking," said Rich Nairn, Coyotes vice president of communications. "The Coyotes were the last team in the NHL and the last team in professional sports to charge for parking...we don't anticipate any negative affect on attendance." Their theory was put to the test when Phoenix played its home opener on Thursday night against the New York Rangers. It passed with flying colors. The game was a sell-out with 17,125 fans in attendance, exactly 100 percent capacity. Parking lots were full and fans in attendance had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the new fees. "$10-$15 is a very small price to pay to have the team stay in town," Brad Denny said. One season ticket holder went as far as saying he "welcomed the fees." During a months-long lease battle between IceArizona and Glendale, the public heard parking fees were essential to the city and the team. A conditional out-clause option also became public knowledge during this time. If the team were to lose $50 million in its first five years, IceArizona can elect to opt-out of its 15-year lease deal with Glendale. Numerous fans felt paying parking fees was a way of doing their part to help the team stay in Arizona. "The fees were annoying, but if the alternative is (the team) not being here, I'll pay for parking every day," Justin Emerson said. Not all fans embraced the change. "It was pricey and we had quite a walk," Courtney Sasser said. "I have a handicap placard but I did not want to pay $25 (to park in front of the stadium)." Parking prices range from $10-$25 depending on when the pass is bought and the lot location. Those prices are comparable to the cost of parking at an Arizona Diamondbacks or Phoenix Suns game. Time will tell if the fans continue to be magnanimous about the additional cost of attending Coyotes games and whether it will adversely affect attendance.
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Coyotes News Phoenix Coyotes at New York Islanders Recap: Deserted on Long Island - Five For HowlingThe Coyotes suffered a 6-1 loss in New York to bring them to 1-2 on the season. Does this mean another shaky start for the Desert Dogs?...
Coyotes News Phoenix Coyotes at New York Islanders Recap: Deserted on Long Island - Five For HowlingThe Coyotes suffered a 6-1 loss in New York to bring them to 1-2 on the season. Does this mean another shaky start for the Desert Dogs? Phoenix Coyotes at New York Islanders Recap - 10/08/2013Dave Tippett is less than pleased. Court throws out NHL’s claims against former Coyotes owner | ProHockeyTalkWayne Gretzky still owed millions. Why Hockey in Arizona Can and Will Succeed - The Hockey WritersIt hasn't been an easy road, but hockey in Arizona is primed to succeed. Here's why. Gladiators News Gwinnett Daily Post | Belzile among additions to Gladiators' training campA slew of moves came on the fourth day of training camp Tuesday, including the addition of returning forward Alex Belzile who was in AHL Hamilton. Arizona College Hockey Arizona Daily Wildcat :: Wildcats hockey assistant coach Desmond has eye-opening weekendTalk about unexpected developments. Manchester Phoenix News Another rout keeps Phoenix top - The Bolton NewsRampant Manchester Phoenix tightened their grip on top spot in the EPL with another double-figures rout at the Altrincham Ice Dome. News From Around the Hockey World Tomas Hertl goes between his legs for 4th goal of night - SBNation.comThis kid is scary good. Rangers Vs. Sharks: Well, That Escalated Quickly - Blueshirt BanterRick Nash is hurt too. Not the start the Rangers wanted. Game 3 Recap: Avalanche 2, Maple Leafs 1 - Mile High HockeySarich and Parenteau's goal apiece keep the Avs undefeated through 3 games. Flyers vs. Panthers recap: Stevezina's 33 saves earn Berube first NHL win - Broad Street HockeyClearly this means Dave Tippett must be fired for the Coyotes to win. Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres - Raw ChargeIf you were watching the Coyotes blowout, you missed a fun one. Jussi Jokinen Says "Hello" To Old Mates: Penguins 5, Hurricanes 2 - Canes CountryThe "Juice" has hat trick as veteran Penguins school young Hurricanes. Nashville Predators 3, Minnesota Wild 2: Good Ol' Home Cookin' - On the ForecheckTwo of their young stars got on the score sheet. Canucks Rally in 3-2 Overtime Win over Schneider and the Devils - Nucks MisconductSadly, no goalie fight. The "New", Old Rivalry - Second City HockeyIs St. Louis the next big rivalry for the Blackhawks. According to SCH, nope. The Final Howl Zeitgeist: Flyers Name Sylvester Stallone Head Coach - Lighthouse HockeyConcerned about the team's direction, the Flyers have fired new coach Craig Berube and named movie legend Sylvester Stallone head coach. Stallone vows to lean on his action movie experience to motivate the flagging Flyers.
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The first game of this Phoenix Coyotes road trip saw the team giving up a goal in the first minute. In their second game,.an all-too-familiar early goal doomed the Yotes yet again. Peter Regin drew first blood after fellow forward Brock...
The first game of this Phoenix Coyotes road trip saw the team giving up a goal in the first minute. In their second game,.an all-too-familiar early goal doomed the Yotes yet again. Peter Regin drew first blood after fellow forward Brock Nelson stole the puck from Zbynek Michalek in the neutral zone. This sadly became a theme. Just a few minutes later, both David Schlemko and Antoine Vermette found themselves in the box, Schlemko for high sticking and Vermette on a delay of game for smothering the puck during the faceoff immediately after Schlemko's penalty. Though the Desert Dogs put on a good show, it wasn't enough as John Tavares found the net giving the Isles a 2-0 lead. The Coyotes more or less held their own for the first half of the second period. What eventually killed forward momentum was giving up the puck and penalties. The Islanders forced multiple turnovers before drawing a penalty from Mike Ribeiro and scoring thirty seconds later. This lead to the best single minute of play of the entire game as Hanzal lead the charge up the ice scoring the only Phoenix goal off a feed from Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata. It was the single best play of the game for Phoenix The period ended with two more Islanders goals: Tavares scoring his second, this time off a deflection from Schlemko's own stick, and Colin McDonald scoring his first goal of the season. The score was 5-1. After two lackluster periods of goaltending by Mike Smith, Thomas Greiss made his first appearance this season and did an amazing job stopping all but one of the shots that came his way. That goal, made by Josh Bailey, came after a full defensive breakdown by the Coyotes and what was, in a way, the epitome of the night. Final score: Islanders 6 Coyotes 1. "We didn't do enough to win a game," said coach Dave Tippett in his post-game press conference. "We don't have enough players playing with the right identity right now, we'll fix that." Paw Prints Even though he let one through, Thomas Greiss proved that he can be the clutch backup that the Coyotes need him to be. The Coyotes beat the Islanders in every period in shots on goal but didn't get a single shot off on the power play. The Islanders only had 15 hits to Phoenix's 34, an awesome statistic that can be improved on by capitalizing on those opportunities that can come after the hit. This is the last game of Paul Bissonnette's three-game suspension for leaving the bench in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Kings. It is also possible that Rostislav Klesla could return on Thursday for the Coyote's duel in D-Town. Both would be welcome additions and could give the team the extra spice they need. Our Three Stars 1. Frans Nielsen- This center lead his line as any good center should. Three points on the night all of them assists and a good showing in the faceoff circle lifted Nielsen above the rest. 2. John Tavares- The new Isles's captain lead the way with two goals, one of them on the power play. His performance was everything Islander fans could hope for and what some Coyotes players should aspire to be. 3. Thomas Greiss- If there was a shining light on the Coyotes roster tonight it was Greiss. With a .875 save percentage and a strong effort in the third Greiss has proven that he will be the backup that this city needs him to be. Looking Ahead Tomorrow the Coyotes will have practice at Joe Louis Arena ahead of their Thursday night appearance against the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drop will be 4:30 pm Arizona time barring further civic bankruptcy. It will be carried live on The NHL Network and Coyotes radio affiliate KMVP 860AM.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that the team has launched official mobile applications for Android Phones and Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) as well a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that the team has launched official mobile applications for Android Phones and Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) as well as a new So...
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Coyotes News Coyotes Announce Partnership with 3TV to Televise 10 Over-the-Air Games This Season - Phoenix Coyotes - NewsThe news has been going around Twitter for awhile now, but here is the official schedule of Coyotes' games televise...
Coyotes News Coyotes Announce Partnership with 3TV to Televise 10 Over-the-Air Games This Season - Phoenix Coyotes - NewsThe news has been going around Twitter for awhile now, but here is the official schedule of Coyotes' games televised by 3TV this year. Coyotes’ Klesla maintains his chin was initial point of contact from Nolan hit | ProHockeyTalkOliver Ekman-Larsson and Derek Morris are day-to-day. New Coyotes owners supremely confident of franchise's future successes in Phoenix - Yahoo SportsAlso important, vending and television contracts with terms significantly longer than the out-clause. Phoenix Coyotes would like to forget loss to San Jose Sharks but know they shouldn’t - AZCentralTippett and the Coyotes seem to be in no rush to forget that night. By remembering it, the way they’re supposed to play becomes glaringly obvious. FFH Mailbag: Ch-Ch-Changes - Five For HowlingA new season features many changes from rules to players. The FFH editors answer your questions about these changes in this week's edition of the mailbag. Pirates News Portland Pirates name team captains | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday TelegramForward Jordan Szwarz will be the captain with Andy Miele, Brandon McMillan, Tim Kennedy and Brandon Gormley as assistant captains. News From Around the Hockey World Was Peter Laviolette really given a chance with Flyers this season? - CBSSports.comIn announcing the firing of coach Peter Laviolette, GM Paul Holmgren said they gave Laviolette a chance to get back on track after last season. But did they really? Jonathan Quick has his Vesa Toskala moment - SBNation.comHow can such a good goaltender consistently give up such awful goals? New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings - 10/07/2013And after that came the Ranger's 3-1 victory Oilers complete third-period comeback in shootout win over Devils | ProHockeyTalkToronto sympathizes. Martin Brodeur tabs Roberto Luongo as Team Canada's No. 1 goalie - CBSSports.comMartin Brodeur said he thinks Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo deserves to be Team Canada's starting goalie at next year's Olympics. NHL says spin-o-rama will be monitored closely | ProHockeyTalkMason Raymond, causing controversy again with the move that is as controversial as fighting in the NHL. Redskins Rep Asks Why Blackhawks' Name Isn't Being Challenged | NBC ChicagoThe Chicago Blackhawks have largely avoided the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' team name, but should they be subject to criticism? Does Fighting Deter Other Nasty Business in Hockey? - Pension Plan PuppetsLots of talk about fighting acting as a deterrent in the game of hockey. Is that true? PPP Investigation finds out for you. Leave A 'Get Well Soon' Message For SK & Help With Medical Bills - Anaheim CallingSend your well wishes (and maybe some dolla billz y'all) to a fellow Pacific Division writer as she recovers from a serious car accident. The Final Howl NHL Referee Accurately, If Unhelpfully, Explains Penalty - DeadspinGetting sent to the penalty box because "you can't do that" is technically true, I guess.
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The Phoenix Coyotes make their first trek into the Eastern Conference when they visit the New York Islanders tonight. The last time Phoenix played in Uniondale was December 18th, 2010, when the Coyotes beat the Isles 4-3 in a shootout. ...
The Phoenix Coyotes make their first trek into the Eastern Conference when they visit the New York Islanders tonight. The last time Phoenix played in Uniondale was December 18th, 2010, when the Coyotes beat the Isles 4-3 in a shootout. Match-Up At a Glance Phoenix Coyotes New York Islanders Goals Per Game 2.50 (T-15th) 2.50 (T-15th) Goals Against Per Game 2.50 (T-10th) 2.50 (T-10th) Power Play Percentage 25% (T-8th) 25% (T-8th) Penalty Kill Percentage 62.5% (27th) 75% (23rd) Points 2 (5th Pacific) 3 (3rd Metropolitan) Phoenix Coyotes After an emotional opening night win over the New York Rangers, the Coyotes struggled mightily out of the gate in San Jose. They surrendered three goals in the first period and only generated one power play, falling to the Sharks 4-1. This is the first of four games on the East Coast for the Coyotes, as they will play the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, and Carolina Hurricanes over the next week. Phoenix will also be looking for more production out of their offensive stalwarts. The top line of Shane Doan, Mike Ribeiro, and Mikkel Boedker has yet to register a point. These are players that need to start contributing on the score sheet, on a regular basis for the Coyotes to be competitive night in and night out. New York Islanders Coyotes fans have fond memories of the last time the Coyotes played the Islanders, as that was the game Shane Doan recorded his long overdue hat trick. The team the Islanders are skating now is significantly better than that squad. John Tavares is an elite scorer in the NHL, and the team signed criminally underrated defenseman Travis Hamonic to a 7-year contract with a team friendly $3.85M cap hit. With players like Michael Grabner and Lubomir Visnovsky also on the roster, it's easy to see why this team gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a run for their money in the playoffs last season. (For a more in-depth look at the New York Islanders, be sure to check out their SB Nation site, Lighthouse Hockey) Keys to the Game 1. Create Penalties - The Coyotes only had one power play against the Sharks, and it's a big reason why they could not climb back into the game. Even if they don't score, getting on the power play is a good way of forcing the other team to play defensive hockey. 2. Earn the Big Bucks - Mike Ribeiro got a nice sum of money to come to the Coyotes, and Mikkel Boedker is looking to get a similar payday a couple of years down the line. For that to happen, they need to score. 3. Keep Rolling Four Lines - The play of Rob Klinkhammer, Kyle Chipchura, and Chris Brown has been a significant improvement over the fourth line of last season. As long as the fourth line plays well and the Coyotes keep the game close, Dave Tippett will be able to continue to use his entire bench. Players to Watch Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 / Defenseman / Phoenix Coyotes Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Born: Jul 17, 1991 G A P +/- PIM 2013 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1 1 2 2 2 OEL was the Coyotes' lone offensive bright spot last Saturday night against the Sharks, and his two way skill makes him a legitimate Norris Trophy candidate. The biggest question for him tonight though is whether or not he plays. Michael Grabner #40 / Left Wing / New York Islanders Height: 6-1 Weight: 186 Born: Oct 05, 1987 G A P +/- PIM 2013 - Michael Grabner 2 1 3 2 0 The 26 year old Austrian is the team's current goals and points leader. He has a lot of offensive talent that the Coyotes will need to account for. Projected Starting Goaltenders Mike Smith #41 / Goalie / Phoenix Coyotes Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 Born: Mar 22, 1982 GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO 2013 - Mike Smith 2 119 1 1 4 2.02 74 70 .946 0 The Mike Smith w
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 7, 2013 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes have signed a one-year over-the-air (OTA) television broadcast agreement with 3T...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 7, 2013 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes have signed a one-year over-the-air (OTA) television broadcast agreement with 3TV and thei...
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What is the biggest change in team strategy you've seen so far this season? - Jeff Brendan Porter: The biggest change to the team's strategy I've noticed thus far is Dave Tippett's willingness to play four lines. So far the 4th line ha...
What is the biggest change in team strategy you've seen so far this season? - Jeff Brendan Porter: The biggest change to the team's strategy I've noticed thus far is Dave Tippett's willingness to play four lines. So far the 4th line has played about 8-10 minutes a game, which is much better than years past. Even in the last game, where the Phoenix Coyotes trailed 3-0 after one period, the 4th line still took several shifts. That'll pay dividends later on in the season if the 4th liners can stay productive and give the other guys in the lineup a rest. Carl Putnam: The power play. The big difference is the movement and passing. Players are moving without the puck instead of standing skill or gliding around in the same general area. In addition, the passing has been more accurate and much faster allowing for quicker shots which are less likely to be blocked by opposing penalty killers. The zone entries and establishment of possession in the offensive zone has been better as well. Jaime Eisner: Power play formations and execution. Not every unconverted power play is an unsuccessful one. Pressure created on the power play can lead to even strength scoring shortly after the two-minute block expires. The change from the four corners PP formation to the 1-3-1 has allowed the Coyotes to get the puck in motion and create multiple scoring chances. Do you like hybrid icing rule and is it here to stay? - Anne Jordan Ellel: I do like hybrid icing and I believe it will be here to stay until the league moves to no-touch icing at some point in the future. I know the refs are still struggling with getting the call right 100% of the time, but when they get the kinks worked out, I think everyone will agree that this was a very good decision by the league. Brendan: Yes, hybrid icing is here to stay, and yes, I like it. There's no good injury, but a season ending injury that occurs on a race to the puck is always a horrible thing, especially since winning that race is highly unlikely to change the game in a meaningful way. Better to call icing at the dot while both players are still skating and blow the play dead unless the attacking player is clearly going to win the race. Carl: I'd prefer no-touch icing, but the hybrid rule is better than no change at all. Races for potentially iced pucks are few and far between, can be dangerous, and use clock time I'd rather see spent on exciting hockey plays. No pro sports culture moves at a more glacial pace than the National Hockey League, except maybe Major League Baseball, so I'll take change even if it's at a fairly glacial pace. He's yet to score, but is Mike Ribeiro having any impact in his first couple games with the team? - Cody Carl: I'd say through the first two games he's had minimal impact at best at even strength. His line is supposed to be the No. 1 line, yet they have yet to contribute offensively. He's started in the offensive zone more than 60% of the time in the first two games, so the opportunities to score have been there. There is no reason to panic about his play at this point. The season has barely started and he's playing with a notorious slow starter in Shane Doan and an inconsistent winger in Mikkel Boedker. I'd only be concerned if the trend continued for another month or so. This is based on what happened in D.C. last year at even strength and his history of not being a great possession player rather than panicking about a slow start. Brendan: I think Ribeiro is spreading out defenses a little bit more than usual. It's hard to say for certain that he's having a major impact, as we basically have a sample size of one and a half games to look at (since the Coyotes didn't really seem to be capable of anything to start the San Jose game). I expect as the top guys settle into their positions (Doan, Boedker, Vrbata, & Hanzal), Ribeiro will start making a difference on the score sheet too. Jordan: Hard to say. I think the team was click
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Coyotes News Is Phoenix Coyotes wing Radim Vrbata streaky? Maybe not - AZCentral.comThe streaky label seems to stick to some players more than others. In Coyotes wing Radim Vrbata’s case, it’s super-glued to him. The Bigges...
Coyotes News Is Phoenix Coyotes wing Radim Vrbata streaky? Maybe not - AZCentral.comThe streaky label seems to stick to some players more than others. In Coyotes wing Radim Vrbata’s case, it’s super-glued to him. The Biggest Hits in Recent Phoenix Coyotes History - Five For HowlingIn conjunction with EA Sports and NHL 14's new physics engine, FFH presents some of the biggest hits in recent Coyotes history. Manchester Phoenix News Phoenix Unbeaten Run Continues - News - Manchester PhoenixManchester Phoenix maintained their unbeaten status in the English Premier Ice Hockey League with a hard working 3-1 win against Milton Keynes Lightning. Phoenix Hit Record Score To Down the Jets - News - Manchester PhoenixManchester Phoenix were again in devastating form as they hit a franchise record score of 12-2 against the Slough Jets. News From Around the Hockey World Video: Winnipeg applauds Selanne’s final visit | ProHockeyTalkHis final visit to his first NHL home? Oilers coach: ‘The city and fans should be angry, as angry as we are’ | ProHockeyTalk"Our team is upset too." NHL Recap - Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames - Oct 06, 2013 - CBSSports.comMike Santorelli scored his second goal at 3:17 in overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Unlikely Scorers Spark Carolina: Hurricanes 2, Flyers 1 - Canes CountryJay Harrison and Radek Dvorak light the lamp in first win of season for Canes Landeskog says he’ll play for Avs on Tuesday | ProHockeyTalkCan Colorado's captain avoid another injury-plagued season? Coyle out for 3-4 weeks, Zucker recalled - Hockey WildernessBad blow for the Wild Flyers vs. Hurricanes recap: The slump continues with a 2-1 loss - Broad Street HockeyAnother game, another loss. The 0-3 Flyers look like total crap. Edmonton Oilers Call Up Brandon Davidson - The Copper & BlueBrandon Davidson joins the Oilers for the matchup against the Devils at Rexall Predators’ Josi out with concussion | ProHockeyTalkSteve Downie's hit is the reason. Video: Watch Patrick Kaleta Interview WWE Superstar Rob Van Dam - Die By The BladeMr. Monday Night himself, Rob Van Dam, stopped by the Buffalo Sabres locker room a few days ago to give an interview with Patrick Kaleta. Fans of WWE and awkward conversations should watch. The Final Howl Watch Shawn Horcoff get two minutes for ‘you can’t do that’ (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
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Feast your eyes on a half dozen of the biggest hits dished out by the Phoenix Coyotes in recent years. From captain Shane Doan to defenseman Nolan Yonkman, these big hits got a rise out of the fans and live in infamy on YouTube. These ar...
Feast your eyes on a half dozen of the biggest hits dished out by the Phoenix Coyotes in recent years. From captain Shane Doan to defenseman Nolan Yonkman, these big hits got a rise out of the fans and live in infamy on YouTube. These are the same types of hits that can be replicated in EA Sports's NHL 14 video game. From EA Sports: "NHL® Collision Physics introduces bigger, more thrilling hits, and truer-to-life collisions." Enjoy the videos below and see if you can replicate them on the virtual ice in NHL 14! Shane Doan on Niklas Kronwall: Kurt Sauer on Andrei Kostitsyn: Shane Doan on Michael Ryder: Shane Doan on Mark Fistric: Nolan Yonkman on Tom Wandell: Shane Doan on Ryan Suter: Which hit was your favorite? Join the debate in the comment section below, and feel free to add clips of your favorite Coyotes hits there as well.
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