October 8, 1987 |
Three coyotes snuck through a gate that a Los Angeles Zoo animal keeper failed to latch and killed more than a third of the zoo's flamingo population. At least 48 of the 86 Chilean and American greater flamingos kept in the zoo's exhibit near the main entrance were killed in the attack early yesterday. Five birds were missing and feared dead. Fifty 50 flamingos housed in other exhibits were not harmed. Officials said the animal keeper, who was new to his assignment, thought another worker had fastened it shut.
July 9, 1997 |
Scratch those visions of Rick Tocchet wearing a Flyers uniform next season. The Phoenix Coyotes yesterday signed the free-agent right wing to a three-year contract. "This guy has been a captain, this guy has won the Stanley Cup," Coyotes general manager Bobby Smith said. "He's a big-time player, no question about it. I've never been his teammate, but from what I hear he's the type of guy who admonishes players for not putting out in practice and admonishes coaches for not being prepared.
December 12, 1996 |
The Phoenix Coyotes yesterday fired general manager John Paddock and consolidated his duties with those of the team's top officer for player and hockey decisions. Bobby Smith, a 15-year NHL star hired May 21 as executive vice president for hockey operations, pulled the trigger on Paddock and will be responsible for the Coyotes' on-ice product. "We had to come to one structure," Smith said late yesterday from the team hotel in Ottawa, where the Coyotes play tonight. "What we had with two bosses did not lead to good management," Smith continued.
May 7, 1997 |
The Phoenix Coyotes, who struggled through their first season in Arizona, fired coach Don Hay and assistant Paul MacLean yesterday. Only assistant coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov was retained and offered another job in the organization. The moves came one week after Phoenix was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Anaheim, which won Game 6 in overtime and Game 7 by a shutout. The Coyotes were 38-37-7 during the regular season. "This was my decision," Coyotes general manager Bobby Smith said.
May 4, 1987 |
The lonely, mournful sound of a coyote howling at the stars has long been a staple of movies and literature about the American West. But to an increasing number of campers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it has become a familiar refrain as the animal has expanded its range in recent decades throughout much of the northeastern United States. Wildlife biologists say that the eastern coyote - a heavier, bushier-coated version of the coyote of Western lore - has slowly moved into woodland habitats throughout much of the Northeast, filling a niche once held by wolves and bobcats.
November 27, 1998 |
The Phoenix Coyotes took a page from the visiting New Jersey Devils to beat them at their own game. The Coyotes killed six of seven power plays and rode Greg Adams's offense to a 3-2 victory over the NHL's best-known defensive team last night. Adams doubled his season scoring in one game with two goals and one assist as the Coyotes kept three league-best streaks alive. "I finally started getting some breaks, I guess," Adams said. "I'd been fighting it a little bit, squeezing the stick a little too hard at times, but I'm getting some breaks.
March 4, 2000 |
Another victory for the Dallas Stars in Phoenix, and another third-period collapse for the Coyotes. Aaron Gavey and Jamie Langenbrunner had a goal and an assist each as Dallas scored four goals in a 10-minute span of the third period last night to beat shorthanded Phoenix 4-1. "We were hunkered down so hard defensively that we weren't creating any offense," Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Once we started to create, we started to have fun with the game again. " With the come-from-behind victory, the Stars lengthened their Pacific Division lead to seven points over the second-place Coyotes, who were without four of their top players, including leading scorer Jeremy Roenick.
January 20, 2014 |
Mike Gambardello, a construction worker from Pennsauken, has been hunting for 17 of his 25 years. He recalls clearly and with pride taking down his first deer, a four-point buck, in the Pine Barrens at age 15. His father was there to see it. "It's the biggest high you can ever get in your life," he said. But in the last several years, Gambardello has become increasingly aware of other hunters in the woods: Coyotes. "Eight years ago, it was very, very rare," he said. "Now walk down the road, and you see more coyote tracks than deer tracks.
January 17, 2003 |
The Phoenix Coyotes traded veteran right wing Claude Lemieux to the Dallas Stars yesterday for left wing Scott Pellerin and a conditional pick in the 2004 draft. Lemieux, 37, had just six goals and eight assists in 36 games this season but missed nine games with a fractured foot. Lemieux signed with the Coyotes as a free agent in December 2000 after stops in Montreal, New Jersey and Colorado - playing on four Stanley Cup championship teams along the way. "Claude adds experience, depth and versatility to our forward group," Dallas general manager Doug Armstrong said.
November 29, 1996 |
After a hot start, the New Jersey Devils have cooled off quickly. Phoenix's Keith Tkachuk extended the visiting Devils' recent woes by completing his third career hat trick with a goal at 4 minutes, 8 seconds of overtime last night as the Coyotes beat New Jersey, 4-3. The Devils are winless in their last four games (0-3-1) and 12-9-1 for the season, tied with the Flyers and Capitals, all with 25 points, for second place in the Atlantic Division. Chad Kilger added a goal and former Flyer Brad McCrimmon recorded his 400th career point for Phoenix, which won for the second time in its last 11 games (2-6-3)