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Clayton Keller's emergence, Lawson Crouse's value and a tighter-than-expected race are among the biggest takeaways from the first half of the Arizona Coyotes season.

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Jakob Chychrun and arena questions dominated the January edition of the PHNX Coyotes monthly mailbag.

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For a franchise made infamous for one-upping its own lows, 2021 sure felt like rock bottom for the Arizona Coyotes. At least that is the hope locally as the franchise turns the page to a new year with the hope of better days.

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When the Coyotes began the season with a 1-13-1 record, there was talk among league executives and media that this might be the worst team in the salary cap era, and one of the worst of all time. Arizona had the fewest goals in the NHL (23), the most goals allowed (60), the worst power-play percentage and the second worst...

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Barrett Hayton, Clayton Keller and the goaltending situation were among the topics in this month's PHNX Coyotes mailbag.

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Shayne Gostisbehere's return to Philadelphia was one of several key takeaways from the Coyotes loss to the Flyers on Tuesday.

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I can’t remember a time when Phoenix’s major professional sports scene was such a study in extremes. On the hot end of the thermometer, the Suns and Mercury made it to the NBA and WNBA finals, respectively, and the Cardinals are the only undefeated team in the NFL; looking very much like Super Bowl contenders. On the frigid end of...

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The home opener was going so well. Clayton Keller was doing his usual thing against his hometown team, the Coyotes weren’t allowing many chances in front of Carter Hutton and the power play was clicking. When Lawson Crouse scored just five seconds after Pavel Buchnevich’s match penalty for headbutting him had expired to give the Coyotes a 2-1 lead early...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you tuned into the season opener, still believing that a 5-1 preseason record meant something, the Coyotes sure served up an eye-opening clarification. The Blue Jackets are going to be one of the NHL’s worst teams this season. Trade-deadline and offseason purges reduced the team to such rubble that even insiders are predicting a bottom-of-the-barrel season. You never would have known it on Thursday at Nationwide Arena. Columbus scored early, Columbus scored often, and the cannon blasts just kept coming. The Jackets’ 8-2 win represented the most goals they have scored in a season opener. The six-goal margin of victory was also their greatest in a season opener. Not to be outdone, this was also the…

When you talk to people in André Tourigny’s past, the attribute they cite most often is his ability to build relationships. “Sometimes, it’s just about honesty,” said former Coyote Alex Tanguay, who played for the Avalanche while Tourigny was an assistant coach there for two seasons. “You always want an honest answer from your coach. It might not be the...

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