Phoenix Coyotes 2014 News and Updates
4/8/14 – Tonight’s game in Columbus is a must-see with two wild-card berths at stake. Phoenix currently trails the Stars by one point in the West, and will need to avoid another shutout from the Blue Jackets (Jan 2) to keep their playoff hopes alive. Four straight losses have not helped the Coyotes by any means; however two shootout losses did give Phoenix some points. If the Yotes can keep the race tight, Sunday’s game in Glendale against the Dallas Stars (min. $27) is a no brainer! The get-in price is just $4 more than the previous night when the Coyotes host Division foes, San Jose.
4/2/14 – The west wild card race is howling close. After logging just one point on a two-game homestand, the Coyotes are currently out of a playoff spot. It is still unknown exactly when starting goaltender Mike Smith (knee) will return to the Phoenix Coyotes lineup; he is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated when the teams returns to Phoenix Friday. But first, a visit to Los Angeles to take on a hot Kings squad who has won seven of their last nine at the Staples Center.
3/27/14 – With less than a month left in the regular season, the Phoenix Coyotes are hanging on to the second Western Conference wild-card playoff spot. Netminder Mike Smith is leading the charge as the Coyotes try and get through their tough end-of-the-year schedule. They’ll play seven of their final twelve against current playoff contenders. Following tonight’s game in New Jersey, the Coyotes will play at home Saturday against Minnesota (avg. $61). Already creating buzz is the season finale at Jobing.com Arena against Dallas; the Stars are battling the Yotes for the final Wild Card spot.
3/19/14 – The Coyotes have won four of their last five, including three on the road. After a 4-3 victory over the LA Kings Monday night, Phoenix moved into eighth place in the Western Conference. April 1 game against the Winnipeg Jets (avg. $62) at Jobing.com Arena will have playoff implication as both teams are fighting for a wild card spot. But first, the Coyotes will host the Florida Panthers (avg. $34) and Boston Bruins (avg. $147) this week before heading out on a three-game road trip. Only seven regular-season games remain in Glendale; get out and support your team as they make a final playoff push!
3/10/14 – Are you hoping to be the Phoenix Coyotes 10 millionth fan on Saturday, when the Calgary Flames arrive in Glendale? The team is planning to present the fan with a custom Coyotes 10 Millionth Fan jersey, a Wyndham-sponsored trip and resort stay in Napa, Calif., a pair of Phoenix Coyotes season tickets for the 2014-15 season, two glass seats and a suite to games later in the season. Phoenix Coyotes tickets are $19 for your chance to be the lucky fan, so grab some soon before prices go up for this once in a lifetime event!
3/3/14 – The Coyotes cannot catch a break post Sochi as Phoenix has lost three in a row including Sunday to St. Louis in Ryan Miller’s debut with the Blues. Winger Brandon McMillan made his Coyotes debut against the Winnipeg Jets in Phoenix’s first game back after the Olympic break. The former third-round pick by the Ducks was recalled from the American Hockey League last Monday and has played next to center Mike Ribeiro and captain Shane Doan. Do your part and support the Phoenix Coyotes as they look to move past their recent struggles against Vancouver (min. $21) Tuesday and Montreal (min. $15) Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.
2/25/14 - With the close of the Winter Olympics, the Phoenix Coyotes are welcoming back bronze, silver and gold medals from a number of players. Lauri Korpikoski took the bronze medal in Finland's defeat over Team USA, while Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden) settled for Silver as goalie Mike Smith and the rest of Team Canada was awarded gold in the Men's Hockey final on Sunday. Sochi fever may be over, but that only means the Phoenix Coyotes will be dialing up the heat in the playoff race when the second half of the season resumes! Phoenix Coyotes tickets start at $22 to catch them in their first game back from break against the St Louis Blues (March 2).
2/21/14 – Five Coyotes players represented their respective countries in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games including two who faced off earlier today in the semifinal, Scandinavian rivalry game - defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden) and forward Lauri Korpikoski (Finland). Ekman-Larsson and the Swedes will play Canada (goalie Mike Smith was a scratch in semifinal game against the United States) in the gold medal game Sunday. Don’t miss the return of the medal winners when they return to Jobing.com Arena Mar 2 against the St. Louis Blues. Phoenix Coyotes tickets are averaging $54 (third cheapest in NHL) for the team’s remaining eleven home games.
2/4/14 – The Coyotes defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday 3-1, becoming the first Pacific Division team to beat the Pens in regulation this season. Zbynek Michalek scored the game winning goal against his former team; the defenseman’s first in 83 games. Phoenix will try to repeat against the Dallas Stars tonight at Jobing.com Arena; the last time the two teams met, the Coyotes outshined the Stars 2-1. Phoenix Coyotes tickets are just $5 Tuesday and is the cheapest game remaining on the Coyotes regular season schedule. The future Arizona Coyotes will take on the reigning Stanley Cup Champs three nights later under Friday night lights. Averaging $201, the Coyotes-Blackhawks meeting is the most expensive game outstanding in Glendale under the Phoenix name.
1/29/14 – At 25-18-10, the Coyotes sit in fifth place in the Pacific Division but just two points out of a playoff spot in the West. Earlier today, Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced that the Phoenix Coyotes would officially change their name to Arizona Coyotes for the 2014-2015 NHL season. Will we see an economic impact from the name change leading to a bump in demand and an increase in Coyotes ticket prices? Phoenix currently has the cheapest ticket in the league, averaging $65 for remaining games at Glendale’s Jobing.com Arena.
Phoenix Coyotes 2013-2014 Season
The biggest change this offseason for the Phoenix Coyotes was securing new ownership of the franchise. With no plans to relocate, the new ownership group will change the team’s name to Arizona Coyotes following the 2013-14 season. In addition, the Coyotes signed free agent Mike Ribeiro, the only major change to the Phoenix Coyotes roster this offseason. The Centerman is coming off a spectacular season with the Washington Capitals
and should immediately contribute to the top line. Ribeiro’s former team will travel to Glendale on 11/9 in a game that is averaging $73.
… moreMike Ribeiro’s return to the Verizon Center-DC won’t happen until 2014 on 3/8 in a matchup that is averaging $120.
Last year the Coyotes finished the season 21-18, but missed the NHL Playoffs by four points. Phoenix was fourth in the Pacific Division; the Division has a new look this year after the realignment adding the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, and Calgary Flames from the Northwest Division and losing the Dallas Stars who are now part of the Central Division. The four most expensive games at Jobing.com Arena this season however do not come against Pacific Division foes. In fact, the most expensive games on the Coyotes schedule do not come until 2014 - Phoenix Coyotes vs. Boston Bruins (avg. $143) on 3/22 is the priciest followed by Phoenix Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks (avg. $134) on 2/7. There are many displaced Blackhawks fans in Arizona who always show up to the game; that combined with the fact that the Blackhawks are the reigning Stanley Cup Champs and the game is the last before the Olympics break at home contribute to the high price tag.
The most expensive Division opponent is the Vancouver Canucks; the three games against the Canadian team average $88 with the cheapest being played on 11/5. This season Phoenix Coyotes tickets average $97 on the secondary market, a 95% increase from last year.