The Arizona Coyotes finished the month of October with a record of 7-4-1, not bad especially when you look at the past.
In the 2018-19 season, the Arizona Coyotes started off with a record of 6-5, the year before that the record was 1-11-1 during the month of October. So yeah I think when you see this year’s team the Coyotes are obviously better.
So let’s jump in with some of our thoughts after the ‘Yotes first month of hockey!
1 The team did not start strong
The Arizona Coyotes did not start great. In Anaheim the Coyotes failed to register more than one goal, and also failed to score a power-play goal all night long.
The Coyotes ran into a really hot goaltender in John Gipson to start the year, and he single-handedly kept the team from scoring. The only person that got on the goal sheet last night for the Coyotes was Derek Stepan.
Stepan scored a great goal off the rush with assists from Clayton Keller and Phil Kessel. To start the season this was a big failure, and fans were left shaking their heads. The Coyotes spent so much to try to add to their forward group.
The first few games did not show the Coyotes that they could succeed, then something changed.