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John De Groote

  • joined Nov 28, 2011
  • last login Oct 12, 2012
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Arizona State Junior. Majoring in journalism. Hawaii native.

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

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Someone Needs To Give Coyotes Defenseman Rusty Klesla A Hug

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Rostislav "Rusty" Klesla will not be playing in Game 5 for the Phoenix Coyotes, and surprisingly it is not because of injury. Sunday afternoon the NHL announced that Klesla would be suspended one...

Zonienation's Keep The Coyotes Petition And Ticket Giveaway

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The Phoenix Coyotes are in the midst of their best playoff run in franchise history, but the team leaving its home of Jobing.com Arena in Glendale is still a very real problem. The Coyotes players...

Mike Smith Blanks Predators 1-0, Coyotes Take 3-1 Series Lead

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When you have a goaltender like Mike Smith, you only need one goal to win a game. After Pekka Rinne's outstanding shutout performance in Wednesday's Game 3, Smith came out with an equally...

Coyotes Up 1-0 After A Physical First Period

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For the most part, the series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators has been fairly tame in terms of physical play, but Friday's Game 4 has been a different story. The physical play...

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators Look To Even Series At 2-2 With Coyotes

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Game 4's are always so crucial. The Phoenix Coyotes can either take a commanding 3-1 lead Friday night at Bridgestone arena, or open the door for the Nashville Predators to come back and even up...

Predators Ride Rinne Shutout To 2-0 Victory, Cut Coyotes Series Lead To 2-1

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Vezina Trophy candidate Pekka Rinne stopped all 38 shots he faced Wednesday night in Game 3 against the Phoenix Coyotes and cut the Nashville Predators series deficit to 2-1. The Predators came...

Coyotes Need A Big Effort In Final Period To Mount Comeback

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The Coyotes remain behind two goals entering the third period and will have to get a solid effort on the offensive side of the ice in the third if they hope to comeback. The Coyotes do have the...

Two Quick Predator Goals Put Coyotes Down Heading Into Second

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The Nashville Predators are taking full advantage of their home-ice edge in Game 3. The Predators put in two goals just over a minute apart to go into the locker room up two goals on the Phoenix...

2012 NHL Playoffs: Coyotes Vs. Predators Game 3 Preview, TV Schedule And More

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The Phoenix Coyotes travel to Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night looking to go up 3-0 in their series with the Nashville Predators, who will be without forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei...

NHL Playoffs 2012 Preview: Phoenix Coyotes Vs. Nashville Predators

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The Phoenix Coyotes are coming off their first playoff series win in franchise history after taking down the Chicago Blackhawks in six games Monday, and their second round opponent is the Nashville...

Phoenix Coyotes Defied Odds To Win First Ever Playoff Series Against Blackhawks

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The Phoenix Coyotes closed out their series with the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night to capture the franchises first ever playoff series 4-2, and they did it in the most unlikely of years. The...

Phoenix Coyotes Seal The Deal: Mike Smith Carries Team To 4-2 Series Victory Over Blackhawks

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The Phoenix Coyotes wouldn't need overtime Monday to send the Chicago Blackhawks home packing. The Coyotes exploded in the third period to take down the Blackhawks 4-0, and secure a spot in the...

Déjà Vu: Coyotes Up 1-0 Entering Third Period After Converting On Power Play

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Oliver Ekman-Larrson fired in a shot from the point past Corey Crawford on the power play to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead despite being severely outplayed. The penalty that led to the goal was on...

Klesla Leaves With Injury, Game Remains Scoreless Despite Coyotes Being Dominated In First

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There must be an infestation of injury bugs in the Phoenix Coyotes locker room. For the first time since Game 1 Lauri Korpikoski, Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata all were in the lineup after being...

2012 NHL Playoffs, Coyotes Vs. Blackhawks Game 6: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

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The Phoenix Coyotes were not able to hang on to their one goal and secure the franchises first ever playoff series victory Saturday, but the 'Yotes will have another shot to end the Chicago...

Boedker Does It Again, Coyotes Take Down Hawks In OT To Take 3-1 Series Lead

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes have not been able to settle anything in regulation this series. For a fourth consecutive game, the teams needed an overtime period to decide a victor. M...

Mike Smith Keeping Coyotes In The Game, Teams Still Scoreless After Two

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With a goalie like Mike Smith in net, the Coyotes will only need one goal to win the game. The way the game is going, this may end up being the case. Smith made multiple big saves on Chicago's 23...

Depleted Coyotes Lineup Weathers Early Storm, Teams Scoreless Going Into Second

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The Chicago Blackhawks came out firing on all cylinders, but the Phoenix Coyotes managed to gather themselves and head to the first intermission with a scoreless tie. Shane Doan took an...

Game 4 Preview: Coyotes Look To Take Commanding 3-1 Series Lead On Blackhawks

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Mikkel Boedker scored what may have been the biggest goal in Phoenix Coyotes' franchise history in overtime Tuesday, but that's not what has people talking. Raffi Torres was suspended indefinitely...

Raffi Torres Suspended Indefinitely By NHL For Hit On Hossa

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New York, NY (Sports Network) – Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely for a questionable hit against Chicago’s Marian Hossa in Game 3 of the Western Conference...

Coming To The Defense Of Raffi Torres And Why The NHL Should Keep The Book On The Shelf

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Coming To The Defense Of Raffi Torres And Why The NHL Should Keep The Book On The Shelf

Boedker's Overtime Winner Gives Coyotes 2-1 Series Lead On Hawks

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Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into the overtime period Tuesday night to give the Coyotes the 3-2 victory and the 2-1 series lead in their first-round matchup of the 2012 NHL Playoffs against the C...

Toews' Late Shot Sparks On Ice Riot, Blackhawks Hang On To 1-0 Lead Going Into Third

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Neither team scored in the second period, but the period was eventful nonetheless. When the buzzer rang the teams would have to be separated by the referees, proving that both teams know the...

Torres' Hit Sends Hossa Off In Stretcher, Brunette Scores Lone Goal To Give Hawks 1-0 Lead

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An icing call proved costly for the Coyotes with less than a minute left in the period. Patrick Kane took a shot that went through a multiple players, and finally past Mike Smith with 29 second...

Coyotes Look To Rebound Against Blackhawks In Game 3 After Heartbreaking OT Loss

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For two straight games the Chicago Blackhawks have escaped losing in regulation to the Phoenix Coyotes by pulling goalie Corey Crawford, and getting a solid Brent Seabrook shot on goal from the...

Coyotes Vs. Blackhawks: Key Matchups To Watch For

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The puck drops at 7 p.m, Thursday, at Jobing.com Arena as the Phoenix Coyotes kick off their first round matchup of the 2012 NHL playoff with the Chicago Blackhawks, but what are some of the key...

Path To The 2012 NHL Playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes Vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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The Phoenix Coyotes take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs, but how did the teams get to this point? Phoenix Coyotes (42-27-13, First place in Pacific Divsion,...

NHL Playoff Preview: Pacific Division Champion Coyotes Take On Chicago Blackhawks In First Round

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It took all 82 games to decide, but the Phoenix Coyotes beat the odds to capture their first division title in franchise history and lock up the number three seed in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. T...

NHL Playoffs: Seeds, Matchups and TV Schedule

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The Phoenix Coyotes captured the Pacific Division title and the #3 seed in the NHL Playoffs. They will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2011-2012 NHL Playoffs.

Coyotes Take Down Wild 4-1, Capture First Pacific Division Title

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Taylor Pyatt tallied twice and Mike Smith stopped 23 shots as the Phoenix Coyotes clinched their first-ever division title and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 4-1 win over...

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