NHL Draft

Coyotes lottery luck

There will come a year when we won’t have to add another family member to the Coyotes’ long lineage of lousy lottery luck. The law of averages dictates it. This is not to suggest that the Coyotes are alone in their suffering. The Columbus Blue Jackets, this season’s second-worst team in the standings, have their own demons to slay. The…

Arizona Coyotes

When the 2022-23 season began, NHL analysts were not kind to the Coyotes. Most expected them to finish at the bottom of the standings. Some even termed this the worst roster ever assembled in the salary-cap era. It didn’t pan out that way. Until the Coyotes lost 11 of their final 12 games (1-7-4) to close the season, Arizona was…

Coyotes 2022 draft table

It would be a painful piece of irony if 4,600-seat Mullett Arena cost the Coyotes the opportunity to draft Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli or Leo Carlsson. When Arizona rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit on Sunday to force overtime against the Cup contending New Jersey Devils, it improved the Coyotes’ record at home to 14-11-3.  Compare that to the other…...

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I’m making a New Year’s resolution for 2023. I’m not going to freak you out over the possibility of the Coyotes not landing Conor Bedard, Adam Fantilli or Leo Carlsson in the upcoming NHL Draft. The odds of the Blackhawks (18.5 percent), Blue Jackets (13.5 percent), Ducks (11.5 percent) or Canadiens (11 percent because they own Florida’s pick as well…