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Contract talks between Coyotes and goaltender Smith on hold


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

It appears ongoing ownership woes with the Phoenix Coyotes have cause contract talks between the National Hockey League club and goaltender Mike Smith to stall. At least based on the comments of general manager Don Maloney.


“Our thought is to let the season play out,” Maloney told Fox Sports Arizona on Monday.


“Until our ownership is resolved, we’re going to table Mike’s contract and hope things work out later.”


Smith is the final year of a two-year, $4 million contract with the Coyotes.


Smith was sensational for the Coyotes last season, particularly in the playoffs. He not only backstopped the Coyotes to an appearance in the Western Conference final, but he did so with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage, which was third among NHL goalies during the post-season.


His numbers to begin the 2013 regular season aren’t exactly on the same level – he’s boasting a 6-5-2 record and a 2.68 GAA – but he also has three shutouts this month.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

:facepalm1:


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Here we go again. This sucks..

 

PS - i had to edit and fix that first post, it was ugly haha


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Here we go again. This sucks..

Yep.  <_<


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Maloney: No deal for Smith during season

If the Coyotes’ decision to sign defenseman David Schlemko to a new two-year deal Monday made you hopeful that a bigger signing is imminent, we’re sorry to disappoint you.

The Coyotes won’t be signing free-agent-to-be Mike Smith to a long-term deal any time soon. They won’t be signing restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet, and they won’t be signing two other soon-to-be free agents, general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett, to long-term deals in the foreseeable future.

We caught up with Maloney on Monday to get his thoughts on the first two topics as well as his assessment of the team’s current roster, which was bolstered by the signing of Schlemko through 2015 for an annual hit of about $1.18 million.

“We know how valuable David is when he’s healthy,” said Maloney, who said assistant GM Brad Treliving began working on the deal before Schlemko suffered a shoulder injury early in the season. “If David is healthy, this is a very good contract for us, and it gives him a little bit of security.”

Unfortunately for Coyotes fans, there is nothing new to report on contract talks with Smith because there is nothing new to report on the ownership front. As we noted at the start of the season, the two are tied because of the money and term that would be involved in such a deal. While it’s understandable that fans would like to see it get done, it’s also naïve to expect it without some sort of resolution on the ownership front.

 

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

:facepalm1:

 

Indeed.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

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lol


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