Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/20/13
Dave and Wendy Tippett had coffee on their porch on a perfect Monday morning in the Valley. It wasnt the calm before Tippetts typically busy day. My wife looked at me and said, 'So what are we doing? Tippett said. For once, the Coyotes coach had no answer. Back from a stint as an assistant coach for Canada at the IIHF World Championships, Tippett is experiencing some rare down time while he, like an entire city, waits to see what happens in the Coyotes ownership saga. Normally, wed go back to Minnesota and get the dogs up there where its a little cooler, Tippett said, but weve got this house thats supposed to be finished in the early part of July here, and all the uncertainty about the team, so I think well just stay in a holding pattern until the end of June and see how things work out. Tippett flew home over the weekend after Canada was eliminated in the quarterfinals in a shootout loss to eventual champ Sweden. The plan is to meet with general manager Don Maloney on Wednesday to catch up on whats been happening in the Valley, but hell also be working on a synopsis of his time in Stockholm. The whole experience is really interesting, just working with different coaches and seeing their different ways of doing things, he said. There are definitely things you can learn, and obviously you get to meet players, interact with players and see their strengths and weaknesses. In some cases, the trip was even valuable for scouting. Especially on the teams with players you dont know, Tippett said. Switzerland had some good players that arent NHL players, people who catch your eye and you wonder if they can contribute to a hockey team. Were always looking for hockey players. Tippett doesnt take much of a role for the Coyotes in the NHL Draft each June, leaving that largely to the scouts, Maloney and assistant GM Brad Treliving. So once he returns from a wedding in Minneapolis early next month, hell be waiting anxiously to see what happens on a number of fronts, like the NHL's ongoing search for an owner, upcoming free agency (including his own and Maloneys) and the draft. Thats the good thing about working at the World Championships, Tippett said, chuckling. You dont have time to think about anything else. Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Rex Ryan: IK Enempkali could fill void left by Mario Williams

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

10 NFL players set to become household names in 2016

Lou Holtz regrets making immigration 'joke' at RNC

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker