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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Tuesday @ 2:11 PM ET
Guest Writer: Arizona Coyotes' Expected Roster After Major Turnover
BlueTaco
St Louis Blues
Location: st. peters mo, MO
Joined: 07.23.2021

Tuesday @ 2:14 PM ET
stl - zach sanford 2/3lw
for
AZ- 2nd round pick 2nd highest in draft order
Jetsabre24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Batavia, NY
Joined: 06.21.2017

Tuesday @ 2:39 PM ET
It should be interesting at least I don't know who will be worse Arizona or Buffalo. As a buffalo guy I was hoping it would be you guys when you signed Carter Hutton LOL but then Buffalo went out and got Social Security recipients for them instead later that day. It'll be a wild ride for both our fan bases
Kevin Francis
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 07.21.2021

Tuesday @ 3:37 PM ET
Nice piece! Great to read some Coyotes info and see how this team shapes up over the next few years. Reminds me a lot of what Ottawa did a few years ago and look where they are now. Plus they hired the right coach to help see this rebuild through in Andre!
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Tuesday @ 4:15 PM ET
These moves will Insure that my Wild won't finish 8th In the Central.
Naftali-Clinton
Ottawa Senators
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.14.2021

Tuesday @ 4:48 PM ET
stl - zach sanford 2/3lw
for
AZ- 2nd round pick 2nd highest in draft order

- BlueTaco


I'm not sure Arizona would go for that. They value picks over anything at this point.
Naftali-Clinton
Ottawa Senators
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.14.2021

Tuesday @ 4:49 PM ET
These moves will Insure that my Wild won't finish 8th In the Central.
- Shady1962


Just about guarantees it!
Naftali-Clinton
Ottawa Senators
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.14.2021

Tuesday @ 4:49 PM ET
It should be interesting at least I don't know who will be worse Arizona or Buffalo. As a buffalo guy I was hoping it would be you guys when you signed Carter Hutton LOL but then Buffalo went out and got Social Security recipients for them instead later that day. It'll be a wild ride for both our fan bases
- Jetsabre24


I wouldn't be surprised if both teams finish at 2017 Avalanche levels.
Sams_Dog
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 11.03.2005

Tuesday @ 4:56 PM ET
Nothing wrong with a rebuild. They have lots of picks to do that. But I’m not sold on the stability of ownership or the arena situation.
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Tuesday @ 5:53 PM ET
Still a lot of pieces to move if you want to tank and rebuild properly. Dzingel, Kessel, and Crouse shouldn't be on the team anymore by Christmas. If they can get something for Gostisbehere by retaining salary, they should move him too.
Rsh
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.23.2021

Tuesday @ 6:30 PM ET
Sabres buy 4 points!
Rsh
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.23.2021

Tuesday @ 6:32 PM ET
Thanks for the information on the coyotes. Great job. Thought the buzz forgot at the coyotes.
Kevin Francis
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 07.21.2021

Tuesday @ 10:08 PM ET
Curious to hear your thoughts on Fischer. He is more of a 4th line player on this roster or do you see him in the top 6? Ottawa is definitely looking at trying to acquire him.
Kevin Francis
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 07.21.2021

Tuesday @ 10:09 PM ET
Nothing wrong with a rebuild. They have lots of picks to do that. But I’m not sold on the stability of ownership or the arena situation.
- Sams_Dog


The arena situation needs to be worked out fast!!
Isleshockeyman
New York Islanders
Location: Lou is our savior
Joined: 11.05.2014

Wednesday @ 7:51 AM ET
Nothing wrong with a rebuild. They have lots of picks to do that. But I’m not sold on the stability of ownership or the arena situation.
- Sams_Dog


Here's the thing with the Coyotes. This organization has really been mismanaged since they got here. As an example, when they first arrived, it was the Phoenix Coyotes. Then they changed it to the Arizona Coyotes to try to include those of us in Tucson (about 1:20 south of Phoenix). Then built an arena on the far northwest side of Phoenix making it around a 2 hour drive, without traffic. They have had bad owners that wanted the team salary at the floor, bad GM's and coaches, and battles with the City of Glendale. It's been a clown show. But I don't think the NHL wants them to move. Hockey in Phoenix, and to an extent Tucson, is growing and that's what the NHL wants.
As for the "rebuild", yes, there's nothing wrong with it. Except the Coyotes have basically been in rebuild mode for 20 years. I think Armstrong is going about it the right way though. Stockpiling picks and young talent.
Ownership MIGHT be a bit shaky, but they're owned by 2 billionaires. I think they'll be ok. Which ties into your last point. An arena. They do need to figure out a new arena, and fast. Personally, if they built one in Tempe (which I've heard rumblings about), that would be the best spot. It would be closer to the Phoenix metro area. It would also be closer to Tucson, which would be more inviting. If they get a new arena done long term, then I think the ownership will be fine. Just my 18 cents though.
Isleshockeyman
New York Islanders
Location: Lou is our savior
Joined: 11.05.2014

Wednesday @ 7:52 AM ET
The arena situation needs to be worked out fast!!
- Kevin Francis


It absolutely does. But I think they'll inevitably work out a temporary deal to keep them in Glendale until a new arena is built. Or they can just go back to the downtown arena they first started in. Not ideal for hockey since it's a basketball arena, but I'm assuming the ice making equipment is still there.
granpa
Joined: 07.03.2015

Wednesday @ 9:45 AM ET
Curious to hear your thoughts on Fischer. He is more of a 4th line player on this roster or do you see him in the top 6? Ottawa is definitely looking at trying to acquire him.
- Kevin Francis


I'm told that Logan Brown was Fischer's C in Windsor and pretty well made Fischer's junior career. He spoon fed him all season. I hope the Sens and Coyotes make the deal Brown to Arizona
Fischer to Ottawa
WSCTeton17
Joined: 07.29.2013

Wednesday @ 10:58 AM ET
The news has been really disappointing. My company works with a number of the players / upper management so I get free alumni box tickets or players tickets if I ask for them and honestly other than Pittsburgh coming to town I might not even attend a game this season. They’re going to be absolutely brutal with this roster.

Someone was commenting about the Glendale arena out west. They jumped all over that back in the day because it was a smokin deal for them financially and it’s honestly not a bad facility - it’s just a poopty location for hockey. People I’ve talked to say they’re almost for sure playing downtown after this season. IMO there are parking issues downtown but maybe it’ll work out

Really disappointed they decided to go for an all out rebuild and also disappointed about the money issues with ownership. Rumors are it was a bit struggle through COVID
WSCTeton17
Joined: 07.29.2013

Wednesday @ 11:22 AM ET
I would also note that I think Toch was an awful coach. I think he held the guys back big time
Minnyhock
Minnesota Wild
Joined: 06.26.2021

Wednesday @ 10:50 PM ET
I’ve heard some talk about moving the franchise to Houston. That would create a good in state rivalry with Dallas. But I don’t see that happening. It seems the NHL sponsors and marketing people want to be in that Phoenix area market. The Tempe arena solution looks like the best option.

They’re definitely building around Chychrun and Keller. They may get something out of Ghost on the power play but he’s bad defensively and 2nd pair minutes are going to expose him. Tough times for the Yotes.

Jammerz04
Buffalo Sabres
Location: K, BC
Joined: 01.03.2014

Thursday @ 12:06 PM ET
Definitely will be worst team in the league.
Jammerz04
Buffalo Sabres
Location: K, BC
Joined: 01.03.2014

Thursday @ 12:07 PM ET
It absolutely does. But I think they'll inevitably work out a temporary deal to keep them in Glendale until a new arena is built. Or they can just go back to the downtown arena they first started in. Not ideal for hockey since it's a basketball arena, but I'm assuming the ice making equipment is still there.
- Isleshockeyman


They’ll be moved soon.
Levit8
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Joined: 07.24.2015

Thursday @ 12:51 PM ET
A local writer stated that the move by Glendale was a negotiating tactic. Glendale wants a long-term commitment which apparently the Coyotes are not agreeable to. It has also been reported that Suns ownership does not want the Coyotes to play in their Arena. Allegedly, the Suns view the Coyotes as competitors for limited entertainment dollars. That makes sense and I'm sure nothing would make Suns ownership happier than to see the Coyotes leave Arizona.

I love what GMBA has been able to do so far. I can easily see some of the second round picks being packaged with a player at the trade deadline in order to acquire one or two additional first round picks next year. That gives the Coyotes four or five picks in the first round next year. Even if only three of them hit, that's a great foundation. I can see this team being very competitive in a few years, but that all relies on drafting. Can't afford any more Dylan Strome or Barrett Hayton type picks.
Naftali-Clinton
Ottawa Senators
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.14.2021

Thursday @ 10:31 PM ET
Definitely will be worst team in the league.
- Jammerz04


That certainly seems to be the case.
Naftali-Clinton
Ottawa Senators
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.14.2021

Thursday @ 10:33 PM ET
Thanks for the information on the coyotes. Great job. Thought the buzz forgot at the coyotes.
- Rsh


Thanks for the kind words. I hope to become the permanent Coyotes writer for HockeyBuzz, so I can provide you with lots of content.
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