Every day this month, one NHL team will be posting a season preview. It’s a good way for you, the Flyers fans, to know what we’re up against this season as we hope to break the Stanley Cup drought. Today we have the Phoenix Coyotes.
This is the group that will carry the Coyotes to the level they want to be at. The forwards have a great mix of grit, skill, and responsibility. It is a part of the team that does not get enough credit because they lack the flashy highlight reels, and explosive stats. If anything can be learned from the Phoenix Coyotes play in the last two years, it’s that this team truly relies on smart team play. The one thing that GM Don Maloney and Dave Tippett do well is bringing in players that fit the system and the locker room. This off-season was no different with the addition of Daymond Langkow, Boyd Gordon, and Raffi Torres. All three will contribute heavily to the team, especially on special teams. These veteran players, combined with the promising youth, make the forwards deep and dangerous. The depth at the AHL level will make it easier to deal with minor injuries throughout the long season.
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Next up, the San Jose Sharks.We’ve already previewed the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
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