Following in the giant-sized footsteps of past Coyote winners Igor Knyazev, Rusty Klesla and Sami Lepisto
OK OK I know I'm being negative! Gormley is also following Teppo Numminen which is more optimistic.
Of past winners of the forward award, Coyotes have had Robert Reichel, Olli Jokinen, Pavel Brendl, Viktor Tikhonov. And in goalies, Jimmy Waite, Jamie Storr, David Aebischer, and Al Montoya. Things never go the way they should!
Last edited by Gwyddbwyll: 01-06-2012 at 12:26 PM.
Reason: Missed Waite
Just a minor update on Phil Lane's progress this year. Saw him play last night.
I didn't notice him as much as the last time I saw Brampton play this year, but he definitely looks better this year. His best work was done on the penalty kill, where he was aggressive on the forecheck and did good to make it very hard for Missy to gain the zone. Brampton has the best PK in the league, and there's no doubt he's been a big part of that. He's playing on the team's 2nd line with Patrik Machac and Mitchell Porowski and didn't get a ton of help from his linemates. Even if the stats aren't saying it, it's been a good year for Lane after last year's disappointing effort.