Seems like we catch Dallas when they're either red hot or stumbling. They had an early March run (10-0-1) similar to the Yotes run in Feb but have lost their last 2. Opportunity to keep them sinking. Tip against the team that fired him and Smith on the team that gave up on him as potential added motivation (not that they need any...but we look for everything we can find)!
Alright, time to get serious. ESPN has us winning the game 52% of the time, all the stats are close to being even, one team has hit a bump, the other team just stole one from Canada....who gets it? 20-2 Coyotes after Yandle is put in net because of the high score.
Tip against the team that fired him and Smith on the team that gave up on him as potential added motivation
The Stars didn't give up on Mike Smith. He was traded to Tampa as the centerpiece to acquire Brad Richards. He was valued highly by many teams at the time, including Dallas, where he was blocked from the starting position by Turco.
Great piece about Doan and a genuine tribute to him by Roenick. The silver lining of a Coyotes move may be that Doan is forced to finally go to a more competitive organization. I think you can easily make a strong argument that Doan is one of the few reasons the team is still here in the first place.