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Season Preview - Arizona Coyotes

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Arizona Coyotes.

Phil Kessel could be the missing piece for the Arizona Coyotes in their quest to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Coyotes finished four points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference last season. Arizona scored 209 goals, tied for the third-fewest in the League, and its leading goal scorers were Brad Richardson and Alex Galchenyuk, each with 19.

Kessel, who was acquired with defenseman prospect Dane Birks and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for Galchenyuk and defenseman prospect Pierre-Olivier Joseph on June 29, has scored at least 20 goals in 11 straight seasons, including six seasons with at least 30 goals. The Coyotes haven't had a 30-goal scorer since Radim Vrbata scored 35 in 2011-12.

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Rumbear's avatar

Maybe Kessel has found a home.  Good player but has been an enigma as far as roster slots go.

and a new owner….always good for a little pre season optimism for a team like the Yotes.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, looking for YzerMan...... on 08/02/19 at 08:52 AM ET

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