GLENDALE, Ariz. How much did Mondays 3-2 loss to the Red Wings impact the Coyotes season? Heres what general manager Don Maloney said before the game when asked if the Coyotes planned to be buyers or sellers at the April 3 trade deadline.
Were right at the cliff as far as Im concerned, Maloney said. If we slide much further, all bets are off. Were going to go out and find assets. This is reality.
When the Coyotes next take the ice at Jobing.com Arena on April 2, the roster could look very different, because they just slid a little further in the Western Conference race. Phoenix is four points behind eighth-place San Jose and ninth-place Nashville. The Sharks play 11 of their final 17 games at home, where they are 8-1-4. The Predators plays nine of their final 15 games at home, where they are 9-2-4. In contrast, the Coyotes play 10 of their final 16 games on the road, where they are 3-8-3.
Maloney said there has been constant dialogue with other teams about trades, but he wasnt a...