Brett Hull Signs with the Coyotes
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08-07-2004, 12:32 AM
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The Coyotes continue their managerial philosophy of seemingly having no managerial philosophy. I give it 2-1, maybe 3-1 odds that Hull is dealt by the end of the year (assuming a season of 70+ games) because the Coyotes, with no goaltending, little depth on both defense and forward, and an unimpressive GM, are just as likely to miss the playoffs as they are to make them. Not to mention is Rick Bowness still the coach?
Sorry, but I'm just not that impressed with the Phoenix organization.
How exactly do they have little depth at forward or defense? They probably have more NHL-caliber forwards than any team in the league, and have a solid if unspectacular top-6 defense. Goaltending is a concern without a top-shelf guy between the pipes, but to say they have no managerial philosophy seems ridiculous. The only hole from last season they haven't addressed is goaltending, and thats not a matter of philosophy, as they've committed to Boucher and Johnson. This signing is solid. It gives some experience to a young team, and some offense to an offensively anemic one.
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