Arizona Coyotes’ Biggest Questions Entering 2016-17 Season

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Apr 2, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes players celebrate a victory against the Washington Capitals after the third period at Gila River Arena. The Coyotes won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

The Arizona Coyotes are beginning 2016-17 with a much improved roster. Still, there are many questions surrounding the team as they try to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011-12.

John Chayka has reshaped the Arizona Coyotes roster into a leaner, meaner outfit.

They’ve dropped aging veterans for productive replacements, and replaced others with hungry prospects ready to make their mark on the NHL.

The franchise is no longer in turmoil, but it is still rebuilding.

There have been no white-outs in Glendale since 2011-12.

Head Coach Dave Tippett looks to change that in 2016-17, but do the Coyotes have enough firepower to leap at least one of their Californian counterparts for a playoff spot?

Howlin’ Hockey is exploring some of the biggest questions heading into the most exciting season of Arizona Coyotes hockey in some time. Our staff breaks down their thoughts on everything from goaltending to playoff potential, so without further ado…