Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: Ray Whitney of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Jobing.com Arena on November 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ray Whitney is an NHL vagabond. Five of the seven teams he has played for in his 20-year NHL career -- San Jose, Florida, Columbus, Carolina and San Jose -- weren't in the league when he was a stick boy as a teenager in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room. So despite two great seasons on the ice in Phoenix and a 77-point, second-team All-Star year in which he reached both 1,000 NHL points and his 40th birthday, playing on a team owned by the league and one with an uncertain future in Arizona wasn't pulling at "The Wizard" to stay in town. Add in general manager Don Maloney's unwillingness to offer a multi-year deal and the two-year, $9 million waved at him by the Dallas Stars, and the Coyotes were steeled to the idea of losing their leading scorer. The Coyotes also fully expected to lose veteran defenseman Adrian Aucoin after three seasons. Phoenix has strong organizational depth on the blue line, and re-acquiring Zbynek Michalek on draft day left no room on the roster for the 38-...
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