Detroit Red Wings vs Arizona Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have a new coach, a new system, a roster filled with new players, a newly developing rivalry -- and, if their first three games are any indication, the same old problems.
Issues the Red Wings want to take advantage of Thursday night at Gila River Arena, where Detroit looks to regain its early season momentum and slow-starting Arizona seeks its first victory of the still-young season.
Inconsistent goaltending, a lack of go-to scorers and uneven play along the blue line all were issues last season as the Coyotes went 30-42-10. So far, a coaching change from Dave Tippett to Rick Tocchet and a roster overhaul that brought in proven players such as center Derek Stepan and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to add to a mostly young cast hasn't fixed that.Read More...