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RIP Coyotes?

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by davepoleck

The Red Wings defeated Phoenix 6-3 tonight, eliminating them in four straight games. The game was tied 3-3 late in the third period when Dan Cleary banked a shot off of Ilya Bryzgalov leg to put the Wings up. Minutes later, Todd Bertuzzi threw the puck out front and had it bank off David Schlemko’s skate and into the net to make it 5-3.

The Wings can now be certain that they will have at least a week off before playing again, which comes as good news to the injured Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.

Nothing can really be made certain until we hear more from the league, but speculation suggests that we have just witnessed the last game of the Phoenix Coyotes. I’m going to come back tomorrow with the top moments and players in the history of the Coyotes.

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Deja Vu?

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by davepoleck

Poor Shane Doan. Tonight could be the second time that the Red Wings force his team to play their last game in town.

Back in 1995, the Wings eliminated the Winnipeg Jets and a very young Shane Doan from the postseason in what was the last game ever played by the Jets.

The difference back then was that everyone knew that the Jets were going to be on the move. This time around, everything is in question. No one knows if they will be back, or if they’ll, or even if they’ll move to Winnipeg or not. Of course the rumours are heavily in favour of the Coyotes becoming the Jets once again, but that has nor been confirmed or denied by the league.

Shane Doan on Mantracker

Posted in Phoenix Coyotes with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by davepoleck

Unbeknownst to me, Coyotes’ captain Shane Doan filmed an episode of Mantracker late last year! Shane’s brother Brook is supposedly a massive fan of the show and convinced Doan to apply for the show while he was off with an injury. Here is the preview that OLN gives:

As a member of Team Canada, hockey player and Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan is used to gold, but this is a whole new challenge!  He and brother Brook face off against Mantracker and Sidekick Russ Floyd in Gold Bridge, BC, nestled high in the Chilcotin Mountains.  Will he take home a win this time, too?

Although I’m not really a fan of the show, this appearance is bordering on must see TV. Hopefully Doan and his bro will stick it to Mantracker and his stupid sidekick. The episode airs April 17 on OLN.