Coyotes host Kings in mid season test. Preview part II


Shane Doan is the epitome of class. In this writer’s opinion the opposite in Dustin Brown. Both are very effective and respected by the teams and the league. The fans may differ but what Brown brings to the table is tenacity and is just annoying enough to get other teams off their game. He is an agitator and an instigator. I’d take Shane Doan hands down though.

Jan. 26, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) fights Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) during the third period at Arena. The Kings beat the Coyotes 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

In net you have Jonathon Quick and Mike Smith. I think Smitty needs a solid defensive effort in front of him that he has grown accustom to and may be spoiled. Quick has represented team USA and won a Stanley Cup. He has the edge. Which Jonathan will we see? Bernier could get the start with Quick winning at home against the Flames.

Offensively the Kings just get it done more than Phoenix but defensively the Coyotes are better when they play their game. This is always a toss up game. Hopefully Phoenix does the things I ask often and when I see them do it, they WIN. GET TO THE FRONT OF THE NET and HIT SOMEONE. Everyone lock a bogey and fire. This needs to be a grinder type of a game. LA played last night and after a short flight will be on tired legs. From the puck drop come with the jump right away. Pound them, make them quit, BREAK THEM! BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA.

I’m finished with my rant. I may hit Brown myself if no one else does. Everyone HOWL!

Side note:

Coyotes sign Henrik Samuelsson and add young Mathieu Brisbois which should add to a bright future for Phoenix. Only Edmonton has good young talent to rival the Coyotes and the efforts Don Maloney and other staff have committed to.  Henrik originally drafted by Phoenix in 2012 and a Scottsdale, AZ native. Brisbois is a offensive minded defensmen who specializes in the power play. Hmmmmmm.