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Coyotes’ Bite Much Worse Than Their Bark..

Phoenix CoyotesThroughout the whole bankruptcy, Jim Balsillie, bids come and gone debaucle of the off season, the Phoenix Coyotes have been relatively quiet, almost humble. The team and organization have maintained that they just wanted to play and hoped things would turn out for the best..hence the “We Play for You” slogan of the summer.

Enter the first game of the regular season against the LA Kings on Saturday. There was no humility, no “going quietly in the night” and the Yotes were playing for themselves, for the fans, and certainly to win! Skating with power, speed and intensity, it was clear the boys were on a mission to get this season started right. Radim Vrbata, proving me right about bringing him back this season, scored 2 goals. Scottie Upshall, also proving me right about his aggressive skill set, scored 1. Daniel Winnik, who I’ve always said not to discount, scored a goal (could be the new haircut..but who cares!) Are we seeing a theme here?? I just know how to pick ‘em! Also adding a goal each were Robert Lang and Matthew Lombardi.

Dave Tippett, seemingly wanting to silence the naysayers must be doing something right in those practices because the dogs were HUNGRY, yet controlled with only 5 penalties. 3 of those came from Upshall..I did mention his “aggressive” skill set, right? The Yotes did manage to score on the power play which was a problem last season, however the penalty kills were less than desirable giving LA all 3 of their goals.

Couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season with a final score of 6-3. Next up on the road are the Pittsburgh Penguins and then home for the 1st home game of the regular season which will feature the “Welcome Back Whiteout”…

Let’s Puck!

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4 comments for “Coyotes’ Bite Much Worse Than Their Bark..”

  1. My friend, torturedkingsfan, was not happy about your team’s success!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | October 4, 2009, 4:24 pm
  2. My condolences to torturedkingsfan..but our boys needed this ego boost too bad!

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 4, 2009, 6:43 pm
  3. anyone who beats the Kings, I’m alright with! In reality, I’m hoping the Coyotes will absolutely kick some a** this season. Except when playing the Ducks, of course! ;)

    Posted by DUXROXNo Gravatar | October 4, 2009, 9:31 pm
  4. I agree about the kicking a** part but we aren’t going to discriminate..that means we will have to try and beat the Ducks too :)

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 5, 2009, 11:58 am

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