The Arizona Coyotes have put the emphasis on growing from within via a youth movement, deciding that absorbing short-term pain and suffering will lead to long-term gain.
The players aren't the only members of the Arizona Coyotes who are getting younger, though. Following the 2015-16 season, general manager Don Maloney was relieved of his duties and replaced by analytics whiz John Chayka. Just 26 when he was hired, Chayka is the youngest GM in NHL history.
A 2014 graduate of the Ivey Business School of Western Ontario University in London, Ontario, as a youngster growing up in St. Catharines, Ont., Chayka launched his own startup, Stathletes, a hockey-based analytics organization that began with two people working for the company and today lists 55 employees.
Arizona Coyotes Betting Lines Today
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Here is where you will find all the data on the Arizona Coyotes scores and schedule. By going young and building through the draft, the Coyotes believe that they will steadily get better each season as they work their way up the standings ladder.
Let's see if the Coyotes can improve upon last season's total and vie for a Western Conference playoff spot.
Arizona Coyotes Standings Right Now
This is where you can find out where the Arizona Coyotes are situated in the NHL Pacific Division standings. Reference their standings frequently to find out where the best bets lie.
With a young team going up against the powerhouse California triumvirate of the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, making a move up the ladder won't be an easy task for the Coyotes.
In 2011-12, the Coyotes made it all the way to the NHL's Western Conference final for the first time in franchise history by grinding out a rugged style of hockey and being a team that was extremely difficult to play against. They started moving back toward being that type of team, and that's the way they must play every night to make up ground in a division where all of the top teams are those types of hockey clubs.
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While it seems like a slow, painful process from the outside and to the team's long-suffering yet patient fans, the Coyotes are slowly trending upward. They feature plenty of young talent that they are counting on to grow together into a cohesive unit that will become a playoff team and eventually a contender.
Few NHL teams are able to boast that their top scorer is a defenseman but the Arizona Coyotes can say that. Oliver Ekman-Larsson continues to be their best player.
Though his name is frequently tossed about in trade rumors, the Coyotes aren't about to let Ekman-Larsson go. Yes, he's the type of defenseman every NHL team covets. He's also a franchise player and will be allowed to grow along with the team's other young talents.