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Phoenix Coyotes: The Dog Days of Offseason

Phoenix CoyotesYour team is out of the race, the Stanley Cup has been won, the draft is over, you’ve mourned your player losses (good luck Z) and the ice is covered with floorboards for the next few months.

What do you do now?

Plan for the preseason of course! For me this involves a few key items.

Mining the schedule for must see games. 2 that stand out for me this season? Maple Leafs and Capitals. I haven’t seen either team in person and how can I pass up the chance to see Ovie in action?

Wardrobe check. Every self-respecting hockey fan needs their gear. Hockey jersey? check! The only thing missing is Shane Doan’s signature. Shane if you are reading this, email me, we’ll do lunch. I should plan on picking up a long sleeve tshirt or two just for a special beginning of season treat..

Step up the fitness plan..literally! There are a lot of steps in Jobing.com arena and I’ll be damned if I am going to let my fellow fans see me huff and puff hoofing it to get a pretzel!

Crash as many of the open houses/player signings or events that may occur in the coming months. Note to Coyotes fans..Wednesday night the 21st 7-9pm. Maybe I can get that elusive Doan signature BEFORE the season begins…commence the stalking!

Signs that you may have gotten a little hockey homesickness?

You closed your eyes during World Cup games just to pretend you were at a hockey game as they screamed “GOOOOOOAL!”

You are forcing your 8 year old goalie, under the guise of “skill development”, into extra 3×3 cross ice scrimmages and additional practices. All just to be near ice..

Then you take your daughter’s diorama and add your Shane Doan bobblehead into the neighborhood. As shown below..

Hockey season can’t get here soon enough!

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3 comments for “Phoenix Coyotes: The Dog Days of Offseason”

  1. My team is being patient. Patient takes too long. Taking too long makes me CRAZY!. We still need to sign one of our top-6 forwards and work on getting 1 or 2 defense men. Not liking this at all. It’s so bad I’m constantly checking my mail hoping for my partial season ticket renewal pack - it’s all I have…

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | July 15, 2010, 9:52 am
  2. Hang in there, it will all come together…what do you they say? Patience is a virtue? And at least your team has an owner!

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | July 16, 2010, 8:50 am
  3. This is the hardest part of the year. At least, football training camp starts in a few weeks which will help while I await football season which will help until hockey season starts.


    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | July 16, 2010, 11:01 am

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