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  1. Phoenix adds new wrinkle to the NHL goaltending debate

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Mike Smith

    Coyotes G Mike Smith has been brilliant to start the year. Not many saw this coming.

  2. Is the hockey world wrong about Mike Smith?

    Nov 3, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    mikesmithap

    After earning his third consecutive win by stopping 39 shots, the hockey world might be forced to consider changing its stance on Mike Smith.

  3. Video: Mike Smith wants to win “Save of the Year” right now

    Oct 24, 2011, 7:30 AM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    Are you ready for a “Save of the Year” candidate from Phoenix’s Mike Smith? We bet you aren’t, but here it is. Seeing is believing.

  4. Phoenix beats Winnipeg in battle for Jet supremacy

    Oct 16, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

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    Andrew Ladd, Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    The Phoenix Coyotes defended their turf on Saturday night by beating Winnipeg in their home opener. Jets fans that made the trip never even had a chance to get into the game…

  5. Coyotes can’t blame Sharks rout on Mike Smith alone

    Oct 9, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

    Mike Smith, Patrick Marleau

    When you allow 52 shots in a game, you can’t blame it all on your goalie. The sad facts show that Mike Smith’s goaltending isn’t the only problem for the Coyotes, who dropped a 6-3 loss to the Sharks that wasn’t even that close.

  6. Life after Bryzgalov: how will the Coyotes succeed in net?

    Oct 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Coyotes Oilers Hockey

    Losing Ilya Bryzgalov in the offseason created a huge hole between the pipes for the Phoenix Coyotes. Does the organization really think that Mike Smith can fill the void left by the star Russian netminder? Absolutely.

  7. 2011-2012 season preview: Phoenix Coyotes

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    People have vastly underestimated Phoenix over the last two seasons and the Coyotes have consistently exceeded expectations. But without Ilya Bryzgalov around and question marks in net, is this the season when the Coyotes fall from the playoff race?

  8. PHT Exclusive: Coyotes GM Don Maloney reflects on the offseason

    Sep 17, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Rounds 2-7

    Coyotes GM Don Maloney talks to PHT about the offseason, new acquisitions, and insultingly low expectations from the experts.

  9. Are the Coyotes in trouble on the ice this season?

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Shane Doan

    We know that the Coyotes are seemingly always in peril off the ice, but are they in big trouble this season when actually playing the games?

  10. Phoenix Coyotes add goalie depth by signing Justin Pogge to one-year, two-way deal

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Justin Pogge

    The Coyotes probably hope that he doesn’t play at the NHL level, but they added some depth to their goalie group by signing Justin Pogge to a one-year, two-way contract.

  11. Trading places: New goaltenders with pressure to perform next season

    Jul 24, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    There are plenty of goaltenders who will find themselves in new cities next season; here are a few who will face the most pressure to immediately perform.

  12. Coyotes discuss Mike Smith’s tough task: replacing Ilya Bryzgalov

    Jul 12, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    The Coyotes face a tall order in trying to replace Ilya Bryzgalov, but if you ask Sean Burke & Co., Mike Smith could be the man to get the job done.

  13. NHL free agency Friday one-stop shop

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

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    nhllogo

    We’ve got all the signings and links you can handle for Friday’s free agency party. Anything that happens today you’ll find it all here.

  14. Capitals trade Semyon Varlamov to Avalanche for picks; Colorado gives him two-year deal

    Jul 1, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    The Avalanche traded their 2012 first round pick and a conditional second rounder to the Capitals for Semyon Varlamov’s negotiating rights. This post takes a look at the impact of this deal for both teams as well as how this changes the free agent goalie market.

  15. What teams to watch out for during free agency madness

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul Holmgren

    Free agency day figures to be a big one for a lot of teams, but which ones are worth keeping a closer eye on today? We’ve got a few that are worth eyeballing.

  16. Another big question answered: Lightning hand Dwayne Roloson one-year deal worth $3M

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    The Lightning still have a lot of questions to answer this off-season, but they crossed off one of the biggest ones by re-signing top goalie Dwayne Roloson to a one-year, $3 million deal.

  17. What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Tampa Bay went a lot further than many thought they’d go in the playoffs but still came up short against the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. We’ve got a few things that went wrong for them that led to their demise.

  18. After breakthrough season, Tampa Bay Lightning face tough off-season questions

    May 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Lightning had a great run, but it could come at a price. GM Steve Yzerman has some big decisions to make as important players (including Steven Stamkos and Dwayne Roloson) approach restricted and unrestricted free agency.

  19. Guy Boucher makes Dwayne Roloson the Lightning’s Game 6 starter

    May 24, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Guy Boucher announced that Dwayne Roloson will start instead of Mike Smith in Game 6. Can Roloson lead the Lightning to another comeback from elimination?

  20. Five Thoughts: The strange twists and turns of Game 5 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 24, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Last night’s Game 5 in Boston gave us quite the smorgasbord of stuff to think about including Tim Thomas’ toughness, Guy Boucher’s curious goaltending choices, Tomas Kaberle’s play, and the life of Steve Downie.

  21. Dwayne Roloson or Mike Smith? Guy Boucher faces tough Game 6 decision

    May 24, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Guy Boucher has a tough choice to make in Game 6. Will he go back to Dwayne Roloson or stick with Mike Smith? This post breaks down the pros and cons of going in both directions.

  22. Tim Thomas helps Boston steal a 3-1 Game 5 win, Bruins gain 3-2 series lead

    May 23, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    thomasgetty

    The Lightning dominated long stretches of Game 5, but Tim Thomas made 33 saves to help the Bruins steal a 3-1 win. Read all about how Boston earned their 3-2 series lead in this post.

  23. Who starts for Tampa Bay tonight? Guy Boucher puts his poker face on

    May 23, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dwayne Roloson, Mike Smith

    Wondering who the Lighting will start in goal for tonight’s Game 5 in Boston? Guy Boucher isn’t sharing that information.

  24. Five Thoughts: Claude Julien’s non-timeout, Purcell’s awakening, and Steve Downie’s head

    May 22, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Teddy Purcell, Mike Lundin

    Five thoughts today has us looking closer at Teddy Purcell’s big playoffs, Claude Julien pocketing his timeout, Steve Downie’s misfortune, and whether there’s a goalie controversy in Tampa now.

  25. Tampa Bay rallies back from down 3-0 to beat Boston 5-3 and even series at 2-2

    May 21, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Once again a 3-0 lead wasn’t good enough for the Bruins as Tampa Bay rallied back to take out Boston 5-3 to even up the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

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