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Sports Reporter — Arizona Republic

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Arizona Coyotes confidential with Stefan Elliott — Position: Defense. Age: 24. Elliott split time with the Avalanche and their American Hockey League affiliate. He was in the NHL for five games and registered 19 goals and 40 points in 64 AHL games. Last month, the Avalanche traded the puck-moving defenseman to the Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Brandon Gormley.

Arizona Coyotes still exploring ways to improve roster — The Coyotes fixed their roster at 23 players days before the NHL deadline hit Tuesday, but change could still infiltrate the group as management is actively looking for ways to improve on the heels of a 0-5-1 showing in the preseason. "Am I satisfied where we're at?

Arizona Coyotes need to fix their penalty-kill problems — A timid offense headlined the Coyotes' performance in the preseason as they were shut out in their final three games to finish 0-5-1 - the only team in the entire NHL to go winless. But their proficiency on the penalty kill also wasn't so flattering.

Arizona Coyotes confidential with John Scott — Position: Left wing. Age: 33. With the Sharks, Scott appeared in 38 games and accumulated three goals and four points. He was suspended twice, getting banned for a total of six games for altercations with Tim Jackman of the Ducks. Scott signed a one-year contract with the Coyotes during the offseason.

Arizona Coyotes confidential with Klas Dahlbeck — Position: Defense. Age: 24. Dahlbeck started the season with the Blackhawks organization, tallying one goal in four NHL games. He spent the majority of his time in the American Hockey League before the highly-touted defensive prospect was traded to the Coyotes in February for center Antoine Vermette.

Coyotes keep some youth on 23-man roster, demote Dylan Strome — The Coyotes left spots unfilled on their depth chart during the offseason with the hope a few of their prized prospects would prove ready for NHL responsibilities. And after two weeks of practices and preseason games, their youth didn't disappoint.

Arizona Coyotes add new faces, familiar names — The effectiveness of their moves won't be graded until they officially debut Friday, but the Coyotes certainly didn't stay idle over the summer after limping to a 29th-place finish last season. Winger Steve Downie: Signed as a free agent to provide grit and secondary scoring.
Oct 04, 2015

A recap of the new faces, familiar names added to the #Coyotes and why they were acquired: via @azcentral

Coyotes' Antoine Vermette, Zbynek Michalek enjoy Valley life — Center Antoine Vermette and defenseman Zbynek Michalek were spared suffering through the brutal end to last season's debacle, getting moved out by the NHL trade deadline to playoff-bound teams. And despite getting a taste of postseason action - Vermette ultimately hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks - both chose to return during the offseason as free agents.
Oct 04, 2015

After trades, Vermette & Michalek both returned to the #Coyotes. Find out what they love about living in the Valley:

Oct 04, 2015

Isabella's Kitchen, TPC Scottsdale & mountains among #Coyotes' Vermette, Michalek's favorite things about AZ living:

Arizona Coyotes Q&A: Shane Doan unfiltered — Less than a week from his 39th birthday, captain Shane Doan is still very much the heartbeat of the Coyotes. But just how much longer he sets the standard is unclear. Doan is entering the final season of a four-year contract and despite suffering through a miserable 2014-15 campaign, he continues to be optimistic about his future and also what awaits the Coyotes.
Oct 04, 2015

An unfiltered Q&A with #Coyotes captain Shane Doan on last season, regrets & the possibility of a Cup in AZ one day:

Oct 04, 2015

A must-read Q&A w/ #Coyotes captain Shane Doan. We talk about his future, who he's jealous of and AZ's hockey legacy:

Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson a superstar on, off ice — His ascension to elite status didn't transform the Coyotes into contenders or even catapult them into the NHL limelight. Actually, defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson discovered his best when the Coyotes were at their worst, loitering as footnotes on the league's radar as they nosedived to a last-place finish in the Western Conference amid 50 regulation losses and a trade-deadline purge.
Oct 04, 2015

Not only has the #Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson become a superstar on the ice, but he's also acting the part off it:

Oct 04, 2015

“I guess this is me." #Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson a superstar on, off ice AND video:…

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Oct 06, 2015

My first #Coyotes chat of the season is tomorrow at 2 p.m. Start sending me your questions here:…

Oct 06, 2015

Tippett on lines: "I wouldn't say they’re set in stone, but we’re going to scrimmage a little tomorrow so we'll get a better read on it then

Oct 06, 2015

Tippett said he thinks Pronger was here on league business. He joked, "I was hoping he'd get a physical and pass."

Oct 06, 2015

Vermette plans to keep his ring at a bank but might bring it by to show a few players who asked to see it. "I'm not going to brag about it."

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