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01-11-2013, 12:54 PM
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2013 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview: Special Teams
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The penalty kill unit could be off to a rough start in 2013 however. Boyd Gordon, one the team's critical face-off and penalty kill specialists, injured himself while practicing earlier this week in a collision with Kyle Chipchura. While management isn't saying anything about the extent of Gordon's injury, if he does not play or is not at 100%, the Phoenix PK unit will be less effective. The Coyotes should be buoyed by the return of Zbynek Michalek on defense, who will likely replace Adrian Aucoin's role on the PK. If Gordon is healthy, the 2013 penalty kill unit will look roughly the same as the 2011-12 unit.
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Boyd Gordon, one the team's critical face-off and penalty kill specialists, injured himself while practicing earlier this week in a collision with Kyle Chipchura.
Just saw Sarah McLellan mentioning the injury on twitter, was wondering what happened. Chip trying to take out the competition for a better spot on the roster? Between this (depending on the severity) and Torres' suspension I wouldn't be surprised if both Miele and Bolduc are kept up until Torres comes back.

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So he migh have a bruise on his foot or he might have shattered his spinal chord?

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So he migh have a bruise on his foot or he might have shattered his spinal chord?
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Relying on last years line chemistry due to the 6 day camp looks something like this to me:
Boedker Vermette Doan
(Sullivan) Hanzal Vrbata
Korpikoski Gordon (Moss)
(Bissonette-8 games) Chipchura (Johnson)

Two things intrigue me as possibilities though: Moss at center (which worked well with Iginla) and Miele actually making the jump as a playmaking wing. Sullivan is basically a sniper so I don't see him slotting into Whitney's spot smoothly.
(Sullivan) Vermette Doan
(Miele) Hanzal Vrbata
Korpikoski (Moss) Boedker
Chipchura Gordon (Johnson)

Yeah, Miele on the 2nd line is a huge stretch but he isn't exactly 3rd or 4th line material. He does live by creating for his linemates, but I don't see him lining up at center this season. I also think Vermette and Doan could utilize Sullivan better. That 3rd line is a bit thrown together for speed and grit, but seems more potent than with Gordon in the pivot. Guess we'll see what Tippett has in mind Sunday...


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01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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I could see them being a tad better than that if things go right though. The roster has some striking similarities to the first Tippet team here, with an even better D group.

5/6 seed is a very good possibility. Not expecting playoff success though.
It's probably going to come down to goaltending. Last season PHX gave up the 3rd most Shots/GP in the entire NHL but allowed the 5th fewest Goals/GP. That's a pretty special combination of statistics.

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01-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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Was just looking for some recaps of Moss' time filling in at center and found this clip:



I wasn't really thinking David Moss when looking for Coyote power play help, but damn do we need somebody effective at exactly that...

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In his one big year, moss scored like half of his goals on the pp. His last year in the minors he had some incredible percentage of his goals on the pp. Like 85% or something crazy like that. Guy is definitely a tree. Just so freaking injury prone.

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01-11-2013, 07:20 PM
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In his one big year, moss scored like half of his goals on the pp. His last year in the minors he had some incredible percentage of his goals on the pp. Like 85% or something crazy like that. Guy is definitely a tree. Just so freaking injury prone.
Maybe the Coyotes can enlist the Suns training staff...and sign Peter Forsberg

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01-11-2013, 08:43 PM
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It's probably going to come down to goaltending. Last season PHX gave up the 3rd most Shots/GP in the entire NHL but allowed the 5th fewest Goals/GP. That's a pretty special combination of statistics.
It's been this way for a few years. That's why I've wanted us to beef up our offense every year. It sucks watching us play most of the game on our heels. Of course I'm even more bias because my tickets are in 109, the end we shoot at 2 out of three periods.

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01-12-2013, 03:19 AM
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Odd idea:

So while he's getting better from all accounts in Portland, I still feel like Rundblad will give Tippett ulcers more often then not if he logs heavy, unprotected minutes.

Obviously it'd be hard with the workload put on the lineup with the short season, but has anyone thought of the Coyotes carrying Rundblad on the roster strictly for power play/offensive situations, skating 11 forwards and 7 defensemen? I know we did it with Schneider against the Red Wings in the playoffs, which is where I got the idea.

It'd probably be too tough to have to doubleshift someone all game, but could it be an idea if we make it to the playoffs?

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01-12-2013, 06:23 AM
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If Z, OEL or Klesla can't cover for Rundblad, he will never be an NHLer. Pure and simple. The days of icing a Mike Green type 4th forward are over for most teams with cup aspirations. There's a baseline level of defensive ability you have to meet to not cause headaches. We watched Yandle grow up and reach that level, so it's not like it's impossible. By all accounts Rundblad is getting better but has a ways to go.

I really would like him to spend time with the big team and be coached regularly with video sessions on how to improve. He has the skating and the offense, so it really doesn't hurt to carry him as the 6th or 7th D. Work him in until he 'gets' it. Who knows? You could stick him with OEL or a guy like Klesla, and suddenly it all clicks.

I don't think Ray Edwards is a very good coach. Tippett popping down there, then having them rip off a huge winning streak is evidence of that. There shouldn't be that much slack in a well coached team. The Coyotes have Playfair and Tippett, two of the best, so he may as well be up here with them. Maybe even make him a special project for Dave King.

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01-12-2013, 10:24 AM
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Stone is going to make a strong challenge for a regular spot. I really liked the brief bits I saw from him last year and he's gotten better every year.

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Stone is going to make a strong challenge for a regular spot. I really liked the brief bits I saw from him last year and he's gotten better every year.
The player I consider the heir apparent to Morris. One of the reasons that I was posting that the Coyotes may start the season with 8 d'men on their roster (I'm still expecting them to carry 23 players this season for most of the year, unlike the previous cost-conscience years). As long as he is waiver exempt, he will spend some time in the 'A'. It will take a lot for Coach Tip to trust him over Morris, but the Coyotes need to keep him for the long term.

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Tippett said he planned on carrying 8 d men. the real question is will it be rundb(l)ad or schlemko

stone looks to be more than ready to step in

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Tippett said he planned on carrying 8 d men. the real question is will it be rundb(l)ad or schlemko

stone looks to be more than ready to step in
That I didn't hear, but makes sense since this season is compact and shorten. No question that the Coyotes will keep Schlemko if he does not get traded. Rundblad? Has he learned to pick up his assignments? I was expecting Summers, but they may recall him later on instead of sitting out games here. I do expect Gormley to go back to the 'A' until Schlemko gets traded or ... All of this is what I expect at the start of the season and it may change if a trade or 2 happen by then.

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That I didn't hear, but makes sense since this season is compact and shorten. No question that the Coyotes will keep Schlemko if he does not get traded. Rundblad? Has he learned to pick up his assignments? I was expecting Summers, but they may recall him later on instead of sitting out games here. I do expect Gormley to go back to the 'A' until Schlemko gets traded or ... All of this is what I expect at the start of the season and it may change if a trade or 2 happen by then.
This is where the shortened season might help us. Teams should have to carry an extra defenseman. No matter how much they worked out, there will be a lot of players out of shape. This will mean days off are needed with the compacted schedule and probably a lot more injuries. With our depth on D, we have quality dmen that could really help other clubs. We could move 1 vet and 1 young guy that's ready for full-time action and still be deep. Say we move either Morris or Klesla and one of the young guys. There will easily be 8 guys that can play on the big club. I'm not sure what we could get for 2 of our dmen not named Yandle but I bet DM could put together an attractive package for a scorer.

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This is where the shortened season might help us. Teams should have to carry an extra defenseman. No matter how much they worked out, there will be a lot of players out of shape. This will mean days off are needed with the compacted schedule and probably a lot more injuries. With our depth on D, we have quality dmen that could really help other clubs. We could move 1 vet and 1 young guy that's ready for full-time action and still be deep. Say we move either Morris or Klesla and one of the young guys. There will easily be 8 guys that can play on the big club. I'm not sure what we could get for 2 of our dmen not named Yandle but I bet DM could put together an attractive package for a scorer.
With the way the Coyotes play and if they want to stay effective, they will need to rotate the 'D' and keep everybody relatively fresh. IMO, ATM, I don't think that anybody can replace Morris or Klesla. We'll see during the season, but I wouldn't expect a trade of either player until, at least, after the playoffs. I don't expect the Coyotes to get a top player and would be very surprise if Maloney does (except for Iginla).

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That I didn't hear, but makes sense since this season is compact and shorten. No question that the Coyotes will keep Schlemko if he does not get traded. Rundblad? Has he learned to pick up his assignments? I was expecting Summers, but they may recall him later on instead of sitting out games here. I do expect Gormley to go back to the 'A' until Schlemko gets traded or ... All of this is what I expect at the start of the season and it may change if a trade or 2 happen by then.
Rundblad is great on the powerplay, but cant even hold his own end in the AHL.

Summers has not been bad in the AHL just Stone has surpassed him greatly this season in every way such as being physical and his shot has what made portland a top team in the ahl.

If you guys have not been following Stones game in the AHL, if he shows up like he has this year down there we coyotes fans are in for a good show.

Gormley has done nothing and doesn't even seem like the same player from jr's but he has time and i feel that will change.

i feel like Schlemko is the odd man out, he was great for us at the end of the season. However he will have a hard time getting ice time. i also dont think his value in a trade is really worth it right now.

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Rundblad is great on the powerplay, but cant even hold his own end in the AHL.

Summers has not been bad in the AHL just Stone has surpassed him greatly this season in every way such as being physical and his shot has what made portland a top team in the ahl.

If you guys have not been following Stones game in the AHL, if he shows up like he has this year down there we coyotes fans are in for a good show.

Gormley has done nothing and doesn't even seem like the same player from jr's but he has time and i feel that will change.

i feel like Schlemko is the odd man out, he was great for us at the end of the season. However he will have a hard time getting ice time. i also dont think his value in a trade is really worth it right now.
Summers and Schlemko are really similar in the fact that they aren't really special in anything. They are players who will always be passed on the depth charts by younger more dynamic players. They have zero trade value as well because every team has so many players like them in their system. They won't be on the roster next year.

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I've felt strongly about Stone since he got playing time last year. It also helps that he plays on the right side. I think he should be the 6th dman with Schlemko/Summers as the depth.

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Rundblad has still been able to contribute offensively. He had 23 points in 32 games to lead defensemen in scoring for Portland, Maine. But he’s been more responsible in his own end, and that’s what excites Coyotes management.

Most of the changes Rundblad has made are in regards to his positioning and how to fill gaps depending on where the puck is. That’s boosted his confidence and made it easier for him and his defensive partner to work together.

“If I want to play up here, I had to be better at it,” he said. “I had no choice. I’ve always been an offensive guy and always been good with the puck. Since I came here (from Sweden), it’s been a little bit of change with the smaller ice surface. It’s been taking awhile, but it feels like I’m getting there and I feel more comfortable on the ice right now.”

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Hey guys, what are the chances of Klinkhammer getting a regular role on the 4th line? I used to watch him in Lethbridge and he has always been a good shutdown guy. His job was to shut down the Ryan Getzlafs of the league and he usually did a good job.

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Hey guys, what are the chances of Klinkhammer getting a regular role on the 4th line? I used to watch him in Lethbridge and he has always been a good shutdown guy. His job was to shut down the Ryan Getzlafs of the league and he usually did a good job.

Thanks in advance.
I'd say had this been a full season, with a preseason schedule and a longer training camp, then he would have a great shot. I think he has Bissonette's job in his sights, and if he had been given the chance to show his ability, he could've earned it. Other than that, we've only invited a few to camp, and he wasn't one of them. So i think his chances are slim this season, unless we have an injury on the 3rd or 4th line.

You know, I've been hearing a lot of good things about this guy from posters on HF, I'm kind of interested.

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#Coyotes will be on ice tomorrow. Intra-squad scrimmage is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jobing.com Arena. This is open to the public.

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I've been told the scrimmage is the only portion of camp open to the public so far.

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