A Fan Perspective: The Arizona Coyotes Playoff Drought

Hockey has undoubtedly grown in the Valley since the NHL made its debut in 1996 when the Winnipeg Jets relocated to Phoenix. That team went on to become the Arizona Coyotes. However, the Coyotes have just eight Stanley Cup Playoff appearances in their 23-year history. Their last playoff appearance was in 2012 when they were…

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Hockey’s Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Chicago Blackhawks

Many hockey fans know the story of the Chicago Blackhawks and their ascension from the depths on the hockey underworld. They went from not being on TV and playing in front of 5500 fans per night to a perennial contender with the longest sell-out streak in the history of the NHL. However, over the past…

Significance of Taylor Hall to Arizona

On Monday Dec. 16, the Coyotes solidified the notion of going all in this season as they acquired former MVP Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils in exchange or three prospects and two draft picks. The Coyotes sent forward prospects Nate Schnarr and Nick Merkley, defensive prospect Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round draft pick…

Best Throwback Jersey in Professional Sports

Any team is incomplete without some sort of uniform. Every team has their own unique look whether that’s on the court, ice or playing field. As time goes on some franchises evolve and change up their look. Some teams have had great jersey designs from the past so great that they eventually bring them back….

NHL: Playoff Predictions

T-minus five days until the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin! A few teams having already clinched a spot, but the wild card spots are a tight race. This season has been one of the most competitive seasons as points were close all year long. We’re going to take a look at each conference and predict who…

NHL: Are the Arizona Coyotes the Real Deal?

Many teams have had bounce-back seasons this year in the NHL. One team in particular is the Arizona Coyotes. They finished last season with a 29-41-12 record and have completely turned it around this year at 36-31-6. The acquisitions of Vinnie Hinostroza, Michael Grabner, Nick Schmaltz, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jordan Oesterle have helped turn this…