Phoenix Coyotes: One Month in the Season, They Remain ‘A Work in Progress’

November 18th, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
All is not sitting well with Dave Tippett.

The Phoenix Coyotes coach, after enjoying a spectacular rise in the fortunes of the National Hockey League a year ago, has fallen on difficult times.

Despite two recent weekend wins over Calgary and St. Louis, the Coyotes remain in the bottom half of the NHL's Western Conference. Coming into their current three game road trip through western Canada, beginning Wednesday night, Phoenix had 19 standing points, 5 points behind the division leader Los Angeles Kings, and tied with with Colorado with those 19 points.

Suffering through a scoring a drought among key players through the first month of the season, the Coyotes, in recent games, appear to getting more production from these important players. Still, that has caught Tippett's attention.

"I would consider ourselves a work in progress," he said after last Saturday's 5-3 over St. Louis at Jobing.Com Arena. "We still have a long ways to go. We're trying to find people to fit in the right roles."

Though the Coyotes seem to get goals in bunches, there appears to be an immediate need to get a more consiste ...

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