Monday, September 27, 2010
2010-11 Preview: Phoenix Coyotes
2010-11 Prediction 6th Western Conference
The Coyotes finished the 2009-10 season in 4th place in the Western Conference with a 50-25-7 record and 107 points. Shocking is the best way to describe the 2009-10 Coyotes they were predicted to be one of the worst teams in the NHL but surprised everyone by finishing 4th in the West and taking the Red Wings to Game 7 of their 1st Round Playoff Series. Their offense ranked 28th but the defense ranked 3rd and Ilya Bryzgalov was very strong in goal. The only real loss the Coyotes suffered in the off season was D Zybnek Michalek and GM Don Maloney was able to sign forwards Ray Whitney and Andrew Ebbett. The Coyotes will fall slightly in the standings but will definitely make a return trip to the Playoffs this season. Look for them to advance to the 2nd Round this time around.
Player to Watch: Oliver Ekman-Larsson