FINAL
2
1
    

ARIZONA COYOTES PLAN TO TANK NEXT SEASON - NO PLANS ON ICING COMPETITIVE TEAM

MAY 16, 2022  (13H12)      DAN
Having finished 2nd last in the NHL this past season with 57 points, only 1 win more than surprising last place finishers Montreal Canadiens, Coyotes general manager has indicated he'll be pursuing a rebuild this season.



What this means is that the Coyotes will take heavy contracts from underperforming players on contending teams in exchange for prospects and draft capital.

While this sort of plan has merit in terms of the long-game and looking to meaningfully improve a team, it is hard to imagen fans flocking to the Coyotes stadium next season knowing their game plan is to essentially field an uncompetitive team.

Considering the salary cap is supposed to be an equalizer in the NHL seeing these workarounds that enable larger market teams to dump deadweight contracts on smaller market teams is also a loophole the league should work to close.
TRENDING NOW
INSIDER: Marc-Andre Fleury has narrows his teams down to for next season
INSIDER: MARC-ANDRE FLEURY HAS NARROWS HIS TEAMS DOWN TO 4 FOR NEXT SEASON
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
BREAKING: Kirill Kaprizovs career is in serious jeopardy Could be over!
BREAKING: KIRILL KAPRIZOV'S CAREER IS IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY - COULD BE OVER!
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
BREAKING: Edmonton Oilers nearing trading for new goaltender
BREAKING: EDMONTON OILERS NEARING TRADING FOR A NEW GOALTENDER
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
NHL loses MAJOR sponsor but has already replaced them with another MAJOR sponsor
NHL LOSES A MAJOR SPONSOR - BUT HAS ALREADY REPLACED THEM WITH ANOTHER MAJOR SPONSOR
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
Warrant issued for the arrest of Kirill Kaprizov
WARRANT ISSUED FOR THE ARREST OF KIRILL KAPRIZOV
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
Montreal Canadiens player requests trade because of Canadian vaccine policies
MONTREAL CANADIENS PLAYER REQUESTS TRADE BECAUSE OF CANADIAN VACCINE POLICIES
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
NHL Insider says the Tampa Bay Lightning were forcing McDonagh to waive his no-trade-clause
NHL INSIDER SAYS THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING WERE FORCING MCDONAGH TO WAIVE HIS NO-TRADE-CLAUSE
HOUSEOFHOCKEY
New team enters the mix for Nazem Kadri Its definitely NOT who you think
NEW TEAM ENTERS THE MIX FOR NAZEM KADRI - IT'S DEFINITELY NOT WHO YOU THINK
HOUSEOFHOCKEY