Arizona Coyotes: Eight Questions About The Trade Deadline And Youth

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Mar 31, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) looks on from the ice prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Arizona Coyotes are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline, so Howlin’ Hockey is breaking down some of the big questions surrounding a few players and the team’s youth.

2016-17 hasn’t gone as expected for the Arizona Coyotes.

Goals for are few and far between. Goals against are plentiful.

Injuries have hurt the franchise, as has inconsistency.

We’ve seen young stars demoted to the AHL and veteran free agents left in the lineup to work out their issues.

The team lost it’s offensive spark to a dumb injury from fighting and regained it’s franchise goaltender after a few years in the wilderness.

It hasn’t been pretty, but lots has happened.

With the trade deadline approaching, Howlin’ Hockey is taking stock of the team and it’s youth moving forward.

Who should stay and go at the deadline? Which prospects should be called up? Which prospects have performed well and which have disappointed? We’ll break it all down here.