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The Coyotes finished the regular season 35-39-8, fourth in the Pacific Division and nine points out of the final wild card playoff spot. [Max] Domi believes the team is ready to take the next step and reach the postseason for the first time since 2012.
“There’s no reason we can’t,” said Domi. “We came out of the gates pretty hot this year and we beat some high-end teams but when the nitty gritty comes down to it, you gotta be able to win after the All-Star break — that’s when it really matters. Finding a way to find that consistency and manage that throughout an 82-game season will be pretty clutch for us and there’s no reason we can’t do it.”
The Coyotes promising start last season included opening 13-9-1 and a 24-20-5 record at the All-Star break. However, the young team limped to the finish line with an 11-19-3 record in their final 33 games to end the year.
Sensing a need for help blueline, Coyotes general manager John Chayka added defencemen Alex Goligoski and Luke Schenn during the off-season, two players Domi believes will have an immediate impact on the team.
“It’s amazing,” Domi said of the additions. “I mean our D core is pretty solid. Goligoski is unbelievable, I had to play against him quite a bit when he was in Dallas and Luke Schenn, I watched him when he was with the Leafs and played against him a little bit this year too in L.A. Both of those guys are going to be outstanding and the other new guys we got are going to be awesome too.”
from Kristina Ruterford of Sportsnet,
Max Domi skates along the boards at morning practice and flashes a grin before he stops short of the blue-line. A kid wearing glasses and a white Coyotes sweater runs over and pushes his face up against the glass. When No. 16 moves up in line for a passing drill, the kid moves with him, shuffling in his sneakers.
This is not a scene you’d expect to see in Hockeytown. In Arizona, maybe. But here in Detroit there are only five Coyotes fans in the stands watching an off-day skate, and three of them wear the sweater of the dynamic winger who’s played just half a season in the NHL. After practice, Domi signs autographs and talks with his fans. He’s the last Coyote to take his skates off.
Domi looks like a natural because he is. The 20-year-old is as prepared as one could possibly be for this life, thanks to being the son of former Toronto Maple Leafs fan favourite, Tie. But Domi is the first to admit you can never be entirely ready for your rookie year in the NHL, even if you text regularly with Mats Sundin.
Jordin Tootoo gets two...
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19:42 ARI John Scott Roughing against Scott Hartnell
Below, Doan talks about the calls by the ref plus video of another flare-up...
While everyone focused on Connor McDavid, Arizona was cheering on their rookie sensation who earned 11 points in 11 games through the first month of the season.
from Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports,
Domi is not only adjusting to life in the National Hockey League.
He’s also adapting to living with a diabetic-alert dog who will notify Domi when his blood-sugar level is out of his normal range.
For Domi, a stable zone is from 4.7 to 8. His glucometer measures in the Canadian and international standard, which is expressed in millimoles per liter. In the U.S., levels are read in milligrams per deciliter. Domi’s range in U.S. metrics is 85 to 145.
Watching a scary movie, having an adrenaline spike before an important game and even exercising can fluctuate his blood-sugar level.
If he drinks a Gatorade without giving himself insulin, his level could jump to 15 from 8 in only 15 minutes.
Conversely, two or three hard shifts on the ice could drop him from 8 to 3.
In the short term, low blood sugar is more dangerous and could cause a lack of consciousness. But over time, extremely high levels can have even more adverse effects on organ function.
much more including how his dog helps him out....
Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos sits down with Arizona Coyotes combination Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.
This is part 1 of the interview, check out for part 2 on Sportsnet later tonight.
from Frank Seravalli of TSN,
The duo has only sporadically played together so far - mostly on the power play - yet Domi has fed Duclair for three of his team-leading five goals, including a game-tying, feathery soft saucer pass in the third period on Tuesday night against the Devils.
“They have brought exactly what we thought they could. They are quick, they’re strong with the puck and they’re extremely skilled,” Maloney said. “To be honest, I’m not sure where we’d be right now without them.”
Of course, Maloney cautioned that it’s still ridiculously early in the season.
Domi and “The Duke” will no longer be catching teams by surprise, not after Duclair’s hat trick against the Ducks. And Duclair’s staggering five goals on nine shots - a staggering 55.6 shooting percentage - is unsustainable.
“I wish it was,” Maloney said, laughing.
Maloney is most impressed by the fact that two 20-year-olds have not only “built some credibility” with Arizona’s veterans, but that they’ve dragged a few of them along for the ride.
Among TSN's Scott Cullen's "Top 10 Storylines of the Week":
HOT START IN THE DESERT
A team that was expected to finish at the bottom of the standings coming into the year, the Arizona Coyotes have opened the season by winning three of four games.
The biggest excitement comes from rookie wingers Max Domi and Anthony Duclair, who have combined to score seven of the team’s 13 goals.
Other difference-makers include veteran centre Martin Hanzal, who has seven assists, and goaltender Mike Smith, who has a .953 save percentage.
While none of this early production appears to be remotely sustainable, a hot Mike Smith could make a major difference. For example, the difference between Smith’s 2011-2012 season, when he had a career-high .930 save percentage, and last season, when he had a .904 save percentage, was approximately a 55-goal difference according to Hockey Reference.
You thought you saw the best of Max Domi at the world juniors? Think again as he stuns fans and commentators alike with this jaw-dropping display of short-handed puck brilliance.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Max Domi to a three-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Max to an entry-level contract," said Maloney. "Max is a very talented young player with a bright future. He had an impressive prospect development camp and we look forward to watching his progress."
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
It probably isn’t the best week to be introducing you to Max Domi.
That’s because we are obliged to report that the 15-year-old son of retired NHL tough guy Tie Domi was suspended this week for eight games for his part in a line brawl in a Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) minor midget AAA game between his Don Mills Flyers and their arch rivals, the Toronto Marlies.
So right away, you’re going to start connecting the dots… son of Tie Domi… line brawl… 8-game suspension… a real chip off the old block, right?
The reason for getting to know Max is not because he’s a minor hockey enforcer cut from the same cloth as his dad but because he’s precisely the opposite—a talented, highly-skilled playmaking, goal-scoring centre who is, by most accounts, the top prospect available in this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selection, aka the minor midget draft.