Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview

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Yotes Won't Desert the Desert

Tuesday, 09.14.2010 / 7:15 PM / Preview from the Desert
By Duff

After a record breaking year for the Pheonix coyotes, "Players should have a good level of confidence" says Coyotes Associate Coach Ulf Samuelsson. The Yotes finished up second in the Pecific last season and hopes are high.

First how does Pheonix deal with the loss of Zbynek Michalek. It seems like they are going to dip into the AHL to search for some talent. "He, (Michalek) was a phenomenal player, useful in so many ways… A world Class player." says Ulfy. Pheonix was third in the league in the category of goals against. Losing their big minute shut down defenseman is going to hurt.

However, the addition of Ray Whitney adds veteran leadership along with power play capabilities. Coach Dave Tippet says, "Hopefully he can get a guy like Shane Doan a few extra goals or Scottie Upshall a few extra goals, and if he can get our power play clicking at a higher percentage he will be a huge asset for us.”

Dave Tippet and Ulf Samuellson provides a great environment for this young up-coming team. (add)

Of course, Biz nasty… (add)

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