With all of the drama in the last few years with the Phoenix Coyotes it is kind of nice to not have some big dramatic debate going about the teams future in the media. Even if it makes my job harder.
For example. At least the Phoenix Coyotes are not been picked apart like the Chicago Blackhawks are. It’s like a pack of… well… Coyotes are tearing them apart. Just a month after winning the Stanley Cup and the championship team is now spread across the league: Atlanta Thrashers (Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager) , Toronto Maple Leafs (Kris Versteeg) and now today the San Jose Sharks sent Chicago’s RFA defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson and offer sheet for a four-year deal worth $14-million, the Blackhawks have a week to match the offer or Hjalmarsson becomes a Shark.
Also a positive note is with the Prospect Development Camp taking place this weekend. Fans can get in and get a look at what the future talent of the team looks like. Spending so much time in the past worrying about if the team was even going to be in Phoenix and at least for now we can take a breath, relax, and just enjoy the fact that hockey is being played in the desert.
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