The Phoenix Coyotes emerged as among the top NHL betting online stories a year ago as they emerged from the ashes of bankruptcy to a playoff squad in 2009-10.
New Expectations/Same Difficulties – However, as they haven’t yet found a new owner and the NHL runs the squad, the Coyotes are still far from out of the woods as far as their financial difficulties go. But now the squad is a great deal more desirable to a potential buyer as a playoff franchise that enjoyed a fine spike in attendance a year ago. As they posted a record of 50-25-1-6 and were the third rated defensive squad in the NHL a year ago, the Coyotes did much to regain their credibility in the Arizona area and with bettors at the free online betting sportsbook.
Now Phoenix must do it once more and not fall back into their previous losing ways. There is a lot at stake for the franchise as a losing season and failure to make the playoffs could truly mean a move to another city.
Loss of Board Value? – 2nd year head coach Dave Tippett did a wonderful job of milking a vulnerable offensive roster into a defense oriented squad that was highly dependent upon goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who had a 2.29 goals vs average and 42 wins with 8 shutouts. His save percentage was a gleaming .920. Right winger Radim Vrbata led the squad in goals with a modest total of 24 as the Coyotes were a classic muck and grind NHL sports book gambling commodity. In their hard fought 7 game playoff series last spring, the lack of scoring is what ultimately did the Coyotes in vs the Detroit Red Wings.
Apart from the lack of scoring the Coyotes also encounter the difficulty of not being a shocking squad this year. Their value on the board is not likely to be as good a year ago when they were the ultimate sleeper pick since they will command a new found regard from their foes and from NHL betting online odds makers which means.
The Perspective – Tippet has implemented the New Jersey Devils method of a suffocating defense and excellent goaltending. The line is led by the reliable tandem of Ed Jovanovski and Keith Yandle. A crucial loss was Matthew Lombardi, who was the 2nd leading scorer a year ago. Phoenix is a young NHL betting commodity that is going to have to continue to buy into Tippett’s system for success.
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