GLENDALE, Ariz. As training camp drew close while the contract impasse with Mikkel Boedker remained, there was palpable concern within the Coyotes fan base.Would this be another Kyle Turris situation?
A two-year deal on Saturday dispelled that concern, but only part of it.
Boedker will take the ice when the team opens camp Wednesday at Jobing.com Arena, but there is still no guarantee he will live up to the potential that made him the teams first-round pick and eighth overall selection in the 2008 draft.
That was one of the issues (among notable others) that finally led the Coyotes to cut ties with Turris and trade him to Ottawa. Unfortunately for Phoenix, its been a common thread with most of the team's top forward prospects since the move from Winnipeg.
While the Coyotes have done a laudable job in recent years, building a deep and talented blue line through the draft and their minor league system, the undeniable fact is that they have failed to draft and develop elite forward t...