Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/19/14

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 23: Head coach Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Red Wings during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 23, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 4-1 to take a 3-2 series lead. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Operated by the NHL for the past three years, the Coyotes have a permanent cloud of instability hovering over them because of the uncertainty of their future. As a result, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett and his men do their thing very much under the radar of the national spotlight. And they’ll tell you they’re just fine with that. That’s likely about to change. One more win and they’re no longer going to be playing in near obscurity. “Hope not,” smiled Smith after his 25-save shutout led the Coyotes to a 1-0 Game 4 victory at Bridgestone Arena. “Let’s just keep flying under the radar. It’s a nice way to go about it. We just have to stick with what we’re doing and not get too far ahead of ourselves.” The script is the same here in the second round as it was during a first-round dispatching of the Chicago Blackhawks: Jump out to a series lead and push back just when it looks as though the opposing team is seizing series momentum. When the Nashville Predator...
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