On Jan. 5, the Coyotes were 11 points ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks, seven points ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets, five points ahead of the Anaheim Ducks, tied with the San José Sharks, and two points behind the Montréal Canadiens in the NHL standings. The odds of landing Connor Bedard — or even Adam Fantilli or Leo Carlsson —…

In a game that came down to the wire, the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul got the win over the Memphis Grizzlies 112-110. That’s three wins in a row for the Suns! Chris Paul showed out in his first game back from injury notching 22 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Despite being without Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton the Suns found a way to keep the Grizz from stealing this game away. Join the PHNX crew for the Suns vs Grizzlies postgame show to talk all the notes from tonight’s Suns win!

Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals visit Mullett Arena and the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. The Athletic’s Capitals beat writer, Tarik El-Bashir, joins the show to preview the matchup, discuss the Caps’ roller coaster season and Ovi’s pursuit of Wayne Gretzy’s goal-scoring record. Plus, Leah, Petey and Craig are joined by Espo to discuss the Yotes’ new “Desert Nights” third jersey!

For essentially the entire season, Cardinals right tackle Kelvin Beachum had been the ironman on the team’s offensive line. As players went down all around him, Beachum was the constant, missing only eight snaps in the season opener against Kansas City when numerous offensive backups entered the end of the blowout and one snap in Week 10 against the Rams, the last game the Cardinals won this season. Sunday, it was Beachum’s turn as suffered a knee and ankle injury on the third play of the second half on the same play in which quarterback Colt McCoy left the game with a concussion after running for a first down. Had McCoy not collided with Beachum, neither might have been injured.…

Is it too early to start talking about the 2023 NHL draft? Who do the experts list as the top prospects behind Connor Bedard? Craig and Leah look at the pre-season draft rankings, check in on the top Coyotes prospects and debate which Tucson Roadrunner will get called up first!

Corbin Carroll didn’t disappoint in his Diamondbacks debut, while the team exercised manager Torey Lovullo’s contract option to keep him in Arizona another year. Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton suffered a scary cooking accident and will miss the beginning of the season. Plus Herm Edwards leads the Sun Devils to a win in their season-opener, but is Urban Meyer in line to take his job? Jae Crowder gets cryptic about his future with the Phoenix Suns, AND our reactions to the latest College Football Playoff expansion!