The Phoenix Coyotes Seek Separation from Western Conference Logjam

December 9th, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
The NHL unofficially defines the halfway point in the season as the Christmas break.

Generally, the coaches and players point to the end of December as a significant barometer regarding a team's progress, or lack thereof. Within that time frame, this would constitute three months of the hockey season in the books and just over three months remaining before the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

This is also the time where teams develop their personality, aggressiveness, complacency and work ethic; this is also show time for the Phoenix Coyotes.

After 3-2 loss Thursday night to the Minnesota Wild before 7,749 at Arena, the Coyotes remain stagnant at 32 standings points and two points back of division-leading Dallas.

At this point, there's a push to gain separation from other teams, but that distance may not be easy to achieve.

"Frankly, I don't know if there can be separation among the teams," said Dave Tippett, the Coyotes coach after the loss to Minnesota.

"There's not much between teams now, and we need to find ways to win games. Sure, you'll lose games alon ...

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