Well the season is coming to a close with an unexpected playoff berth for the Coyotes. Go figure.
Managements' original plan for the season was to retool throughout the campaign and try and ice a decent team next year. Seems the players formed some inexplicable chemistry and were competitive right out of the gate this year. GM Richter decided to let this scrappy bunch play it out and they stayed in the hunt.
Towards the end of the year the GM got bored and decided to send Jon Quick and Nik Kronwall packing in deals bringing back youth. Turns out the team continued to stay in the hunt. Another suprise.
In preparation for the playoffs, the Yotes picked up Dwayne Roloson from the Wild to add some legit goaltending to the mix. The team feels it has a chance to push back against the heavily favoured Av's in this opening round series eventhough the last 10 games haven't been great.