Daily Faceoff Live: Nine-game losing streak puts Arizona Coyotes well inside Connor Bedard territory



The Arizona Coyotes find themselves on a massive skid, having now lost nine straight. Of course, that’s not bad news for them, as it puts them in a great position in the Connor Bedard draw now that they’ve taken the fourth-worst place in the league and given themselves a odds of 9.5% for first overall. take.

However, the skid doesn’t mean the Coyotes played badly, as they’re still working hard on the ice. Frank Seravalli and Mike McKenna talked more about the Coyotes’ recent play on Daily Faceoff Live, as well as what they could do at the trade deadline.

Mike McKenna: “I’m a big fan of André Tourigny. I think he did his best considering what he has. I watch the Arizona Coyotes because I love seeing players like Nick Bjugstad succeed again in the NHL, score, smile, enjoy his time. But you really need to research the players they might move before the trade deadline. Shayne Gostisbehere is someone who can offend you on the blue line if you need to. Jakob Chychrun is still there. Who else could potentially leave this club?

I don’t know where the value lies beyond some of the ones I just mentioned, but I also don’t know how much they will continue to lose. They are 7-6-2 at home at Mullet, they have juice there and have 26 home games left. The only problem with this theory? They’ve lost three in a row. They’ve lost to Pittsburgh, San Jose and Ottawa, those aren’t wheelhouses either. And Karel Vejmelka has come down to earth, he has an .881 save percentage in his last eight games.

I’m watching the Coyotes and I think they’ve got a few pieces they can sell, they’re fun to watch because they’re playing hard but it’s still going to be tough sledding there for the rest of the season and until next year.

Frank Seravalli: “Arizona Coyotes, the only NHL team without a win in the 2023 calendar year. 0-for the month of January.

You mention Karel Vejmelka, his name came up in some trade rumors over the weekend, does Vejmelka make sense for you to go to a team to reinforce their goalkeeper given you mentioned the fainting in his game recently?

Mike McKenna: “It’s hard behind a team like that. I just think he’s probably still a bit green for a team to really rely on if you’re going for the playoffs. But I think if you build your future, and you try to find a goalkeeper in two or three years, and you trust your goalkeeping service, Vejmelka has the tools, he has a rather nice contract , then it would be worth considering if you are a mid-platoon team looking to build that position.

You can watch the full episode here…

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