PHNX Coyotes Podcast


Thursday marks a historic day for Bill Armstrong and the Arizona Coyotes, who are picking in the top-10 for just the 10th time in Coyotes history. Who will Arizona select third overall? Will Armstrong trade picks? Will Jakob Chychrun still be a Coyote at the end of the day? Craig and Leah go over everything you need to know ahead…

It’s been a travel day from hell, and the PHNX Coyotes crew is STILL not in Montreal. Craig, Leah and Jacob recap their chaotic day and break down the latest Jakob Chychrun trade rumors.

Today, Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong spoke to the media ahead of next week’s NHL draft. Craig, Petey and Leah discuss his comments, look ahead at next week, compare all of the differing draft rankings, and more! Plus, Leah finally eats fake maple syrup.

Former Arizona Coyotes goalie coach Sean Burke joins the show to talk about his new role with the Vegas Golden Knights, the rise of director of goaltending positions in the NHL, his secret sauce for taking former Coyotes Ilya Bryzgalov, Mike Smith, Devan Dubnyk and others to a higher level of play, and more! Plus, now that the Stanley Cup Final is done, the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning have revealed their respective injuries. Craig, Leah and Petey debate whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that the NHL champions a warrior culture and players feel that they need to gut through whatever injuries or schedule trials are thrown at them.

The Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup champions! Petey and Leah talk about the Avalanche’s journey to this point, from finishing last for years to building in the draft, and how the Arizona Coyotes can emulate that success.

Former Arizona Coyote Radim Vrbata joins to discuss his time playing for the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning, who he is rooting for in the Stanley Cup Final, recent Arizona Coyotes signing Miloš Kelemen, the state of Czech hockey and more!

Last night’s game 4 between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning ended with a bang. Were there too many men on the ice? Craig and Leah break down the game, discuss Jon Cooper’s postgame comments and debate what the Avalanche will do with Darcy Kuemper moving forward. Plus, the NHL coaching carousel continues.