2018-19 Arizona Coyotes Preview

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Last Season: 29-41-12 70 pts (8th in Pacific Division: Did Not Make Playoffs)

 

Key Additions: C Vinnie Hinostroza, C Alex Galchenyuk, and F Michael Grabner


Key Departures: D Luke Schenn, LW Max Domi, and F Jordan Martinook

 

Top Questions Facing the Coyotes:

  1. Can the Coyotes build on their strong 2017-18 finish?

Arizona ended last season with a 17-9-3 run, but that was after having their playoff hopes dashed. Now with a new season upon us and the pressure to make the playoffs back on them, it will be interesting to see how they respond to start the season. One would think that with the additions of Alex Galchenyuk and Michael Grabner, that it will add to the offense which is something that they desperately need.

 

2. How will Alex Galchenyuk fit in Arizona?

After being traded for Max Domi during the offseason, Galchenyuk will get a fresh opportunity with the Coyotes. Now with this new opportunity will head coach Rick Tocchet give Galchenyuk a defined role as either a center or a winger unlike in Montreal where he was constantly bounced around. If Tocchet and his staff can give Galchenyuk that defined role, his time in Arizona could be a successful one.

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