Arizona Coyotes’ Biggest Questions Entering 2016-17 Season

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Sep 22, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) chases Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (16) in the first period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Oliver Ekman-Larsson led the Coyotes in points in 2015-16. Who has the best shot to usurp his crown as top scorer? Who will lead the team in goals?

Vincent Benedict:

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 55 points last season and Max Domi accounted for 52. Domi was only 3 back of OEL, however he played in 81 games compared to OEL’s 75.

I think the race will be close but expect Domi to take that next step in becoming the next Coyotes star.

Domi and Anthony Duclair continue to build on their chemistry and this should account for improved seasons for both players.

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Caitlyn Pence:

I think it’s going to be Max Domi.

He had a great season last year, and with the help from Anthony Duclair and possibly Radim Vrbata his stats are going to go up. He got over his rookie season and now he knows what he’s up against, he is seasoned.

I think Domi is going to take the reigns.

Alex Temes:

If there is any Coyotes with the best chance of unseating OEL’s, I’d put my money on Anthony Duclair.

The trendy pick would be Max Domi, but I like Duclair’s tendency to shoot when there is a goal to be had and that could make him a top challenger to Ekman-Larsson’s scoring crown.

However, realistically, Ekman-Larsson drives Arizona’s power play and offense, and I just don’t see anyone coming close to Ekman-Larsson’s numbers if he has a good year.