With the Coyotes' ownership saga stealing all the headlines, GM Don Maloney, assistant GM Brad Treliving and coach Dave Tippett slipped quietly out of the state this week to attend Sundays NHL Draft.
Well have more on that event on Friday, but Maloney and Treliving both addressed the Coyotes free-agent situation before they left. Heres a quick update on the teams key unrestricted and restricted free agents.
Goalie Mike Smith: Maloney, Treliving and goalie coach Sean Burke met with Smith and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, last week in Vancouver, but Overhardt has repeatedly made it clear his client will not consider re-signing with Phoenix until the ownership saga is resolved.
We have a better idea where he stands and vice versa, Maloney said. Were still kind of working through some things to see if theres a gap that can be bridged or if theres a point of no return.
The good news, if there was any good news from the lockout, is that with free agency starting July 5, weve got a littl...