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When the Coyotes began the season with a 1-13-1 record, there was talk among league executives and media that this might be the worst team in the salary cap era, and one of the worst of all time. Arizona had the fewest goals in the NHL (23), the most goals allowed (60), the worst power-play percentage and the second worst...

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As the losses piled up on this six-game road trip, Coyotes coach André Tourigny kept focusing on the positives. The Coyotes were making progress in their system play. The Coyotes were creating more offensive chances. The coaching staff was making tweaks to enhance both elements and Karel Vejmelka had solidified a shaky goaltending situation. There was nothing wrong with Vejmelka’s...

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WASHINGTON — There is no way to analyze the Coyotes’ 2-0 loss to the Capitals on Friday and suggest that they went toe-to-toe with one of the NHL’s elite teams. Washington outshot Arizona 32-16, there were times at 5-on-5 when the Capitals looked like they were on the power play, and there were six times that the Capitals actually made...

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When evaluating the Coyotes’ goaltending performance through the first five games of the season, remember the ultimate goal. This is a team constructed to finish near the bottom of the standings, if not at the bottom. There are few guys more important to achieving that goal than the guys in goal. That said, it’s hard for a coach to keep...

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Dave Tippett split up his two world-class centers, creating greater matchup problems for the Coyotes, but for the first 25 minutes of the game at Gila River Arena on Thursday, Arizona went toe to toe with the unbeaten Oilers. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were quiet, the Coyotes had the upper hand in shots and scoring chances, and Warren Foegele’s...

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s common knowledge that GM Bill Armstrong has asked owner Alex Meruelo to pump heavy resources into the scouting staff, but most analysis of that scouting staff has focused on the Coyotes’ future. Armstrong stripped the roster to the studs this summer. Arizona has eight picks in the first two rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft and...

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Training camp cuts are coming. It’s an undeniable reality of the NHL calendar. The Tucson Roadrunners open their training camp on Friday and they will need enough bodies to run that camp effectively. The Coyotes have four more preseason games and the last two will likely bear a strong resemblance to the team that takes the ice for the season...

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