Phoenix Coyotes Seek End To Scoring Drought

November 1st, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
With apologies to author Charles Dickens, this is not the best of times for the Phoenix Coyotes.

While this is also not the worst of times, this start of the hockey season, for the Coyotes, has been less than productive. With 10 games in the books, Phoenix is 13th of out of 15 teams in the NHL's Western Conference. Not only is the franchise sitting in an unexpected location, there appears to be only a slight sense of urgency. Slight, here, might be the important variable.

"Obviously, we are not 10-0, so we have a great deal of work to do," said defenseman Keith Yandle, after the Coyotes dropped a 3-0 decision to Tampa Bay last Saturday night. "Good thing about being 10 games in is that we have 72 left where we can get better,"

Perhaps there is the need to step up play almost immediately, and especially critical in the goal-scoring department.

Here, the Coyotes are tied for last in the conference in scoring. Through the Tampa Bay defeat, Phoenix has scored 23 goals in its 10 games, and Nashville has also scored 23 goals. That production also equals the 23 goal output from Toronto and only the New Jersey De ...

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