RSSAuthor Archive for Matt Shott

22 year old hockey fan born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Weird, huh? Entire family minus myself and my brother were born in Toronto, ON so thats how I became a fan of this great sport. I have worked at Ice rinks since I was 14 and spend all day reading hockey stories. I eat, sleep, coach, play, and basically LIVE hockey. I became a Red Wing fan thanks to EA Sports NHL '95 and haven't looked back since (Why would I?). Parents were Season Ticket holders for the Phoenix Coyotes since day 1 and when they moved to Portland 3 years ago, I picked up where they left off and have found a soft spot for them. I moved to Toronto in December 09 to study sports journalism at Centennial College and took an internship with the Hamilton Bulldogs Communication Department for the 2010-11 season. I am hoping to bring an unbiased look at the most popular NHL team, THE Toronto Maple Leafs

A Phoenix Coyotes Holiday Wish List

A Phoenix Coyotes Holiday Wish List

With the holiday roster freeze coming into play Friday, I figure now is as good a time as ever for us to gather around the fire and sort out a wish list for Jolly old Saint Nick to bring the Coyotes for the upcoming New Year.  Obviously the ‘Yotes are performing well above expectations thus [...]

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution (Part 3)

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution (Part 3)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday or their regularly scheduled Thursday and Friday plus the weekend for the Canadian fans. Now it is time to finish what I started last week with Part 3 of the NHL Award ceremony, should the season suddenly end today(You can view those blogs her for PART ONE and [...]

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution Part 2

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution Part 2

On Monday I started to look at which players would win themselves some shiny new hardware for their trophy room if the season was ending today.  Part one included a look at the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player adjudged most valuable to his team, and the Norris Trophy, given to the [...]

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution Part 1

NHL Quarter Season Hardware Distribution Part 1

With every team now at the 20 game mark, I think now is a perfect time to reflect on the 09-10 season thus far and debate over who would be given the NHL hardware if the season were to end today. The six major awards (Hart, Norris, Vezina, Calder, and Jack Adams and Selke awards) [...]

Coyotes Start Back To Back Games With Rare Win In Minnesota

Coyotes Start Back To Back Games With Rare Win In Minnesota

The Phoenix Coyotes continued their strong start to the season with a 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild on the road.  This was the first time in four years the Coyotes were able to beat the Wild in the North Star state, last time being November 8th, 2005.  The Wild have been a thorn in [...]