Arizona Coyotes Preseason Kicks Off Against Kings

The Arizona Coyotes will kick off their preseason slate tonight with a matchup against the Los Angeles Kings. The franchise announced that the contest is an Arizona Coyotes Foundation charity game with all net proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.

Arizona Coyotes training camp is underway and preseason is set to begin tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.

What could be better than the return of hockey? The return of hockey benefiting charity!

Once again, we receive definitive proof that hockey is the best sport in the land.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix are appreciative of the Coyotes’ efforts.

“We appreciate the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and the team’s commitment in supporting our mission of enabling young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens,” said Amy Gibbons, President and Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.

“The proceeds from this game will directly fund our 13 Clubhouses throughout Metro Phoenix and the West Valley, and help us serve more than 30,000 youth and teens annually.”

For the fans attending, this will be the first chance this season to catch many of the team’s prized youngsters in NHL caliber action.

The squad will be split between two rosters – one in Glendale and one in LA for another scrimmage.

General Manager John Chayka has already expressed admiration for Ryan MacInnis and Jakob Chychrun thus far. Fans have been equally impressed with Christian Dvorak.

Starting Monday night, the cream will begin to rise to the top and we’ll find out whose jerseys will be flying off the shelves in Gila River Arena this winter.

Arizona Coyotes News and Links

Arena Deadline Passes Without Update — Howlin’ Hockey

Arizona Coyotes fans are clamoring for information, any information, about a new arena that the organization insisted would come this summer.

Arizona Coyotes Must Pursue Jacob Trouba — Howlin’ Hockey

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from his current team and the Arizona Coyotes have the pieces to make a deal happen.
Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba requests trade: 5 potential landing spots — CBS Sports

The Winnipeg Jets’ contract stalemate with defenseman and restricted free agent Jacob Trouba looks like it may end with the player leaving town altogether.

Five big questions for the Arizona Coyotes — Five For Howling

As training camp gets underway, the Arizona Coyotes still have several questions to answer.

Agent: Tobias Rieder won’t report to Arizona Coyotes camp after World Cup — AZ Central

Coyotes winger Tobias Rieder’s journey at the World Cup of Hockey was extended Sunday after Team Europe advanced to the best-of-three final against Canada, but don’t expect Rieder at training camp once the tournament concludes.

‘Yotes Notes: Five-Man Mentality Is Focus At Camp — Arizona Coyotes

With two split-squad preseason games vs. Los Angeles looming on Monday, the goal was to get the players into a five-man mentality in all three zones.

Other Local Sports

Another slow start dooms Cardinals in loss to Bills — ESPN

It didn’t matter that the Arizona Cardinals practiced in the morning or flew into Buffalo on Friday.

Cardinals efforts ‘not showing up on Sunday,’ Arians says — Arizona Sports

Concerns cropped up here, there and everywhere for the Arizona Cardinals in a 33-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills, but head coach Bruce Arians said a 1-2 start to the season hasn’t been foreshadowed by any poor habits of practice or preparation.

Arizona Cardinals: The good, the bad, the ugly vs the Buffalo Bills – Raising Zona

The Arizona Cardinals were whipped in all three phases of the game in 33-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

NBA: What Does the CBA Opt Out In December Really Mean? — Valley of the Suns

Both the NBA and the NBA Players Association have the right to opt out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) after the 2016-17 season through December 15, 2016.

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