NHL Trade Deadline


A note to readers: This column may be updated after Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong addresses reporters at 6 p.m. from Mullett Arena. May 16 can’t get here fast enough. Arizona Coyotes fans need some good news. While the pivotal Tempe arena vote is not a slam dunk (more on that next week) a series of moves before the NHL’s trade…

Coyotes defenseman Shayne Gistisbeher

When Coyotes defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere addressed reporters after a 6-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at Mullett Arena on Sunday, he offered an unintentional reminder to fans. While most of us are eagerly awaiting the opening of the floodgates and the asset exchange that follows, the NHL’s trade deadline (Friday at 1 p.m. Arizona time) is far more than a series of transactions. Those transactions involve real lives. “It’s definitely a stressful situation for my family,” Gostisbehere said. “You pretty much know your life is gonna change in the next five days or so. The hardest part is the unknown; not knowing where you’re gonna go, and obviously we love it here.” We often hear teams talk about how much…