Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/16/13

MONTREAL - JUNE 26: Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney speaks at the podium during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. Heres what we already know about the Coyotes 48-game schedule.: One-third of their games (16) will be played in back-to-back sets. The season will end about three weeks later than last season, and there arent many minor-league players in training camp because the coaching staff and general manager Don Maloney dont have time to evaluate up-and-coming talent or alter the roster with the season starting Saturday. The Coyotes must have their systems installed and their game plan ready when they travel to face the Dallas Stars. Youre going to hear a lot about how you have to have a great start, but I look at it as you have to have a great start, a great middle and a great finish, coach Dave Tippett said. Youve got to be ready to play when the puck drops next Saturday, but youre going to have to play well all the way through because I think its going to come down to a point or two at the end, and that consistency might be the difference in being on the right side of th...
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