Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  By CRAIG MORGAN  |  Last updated 10/4/13

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)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The only thing missing Thursday at Jobing.com Arena was a Dave Tippett bobblehead doll. Other than that, the remade Phoenix Coyotes staged a nearly flawless performance, from the ownership group right on down to rookie wing Lucas Lessio. White T-shirts with the team's new slogan, "Hungrier Than Ever," greeted fans as they took their seats, making this an unofficial white out. Owners Anthony LeBlanc and George Gosbee were rarely in their suite due to an endless parade of radio, television and social obligations. A montage of old Coyotes clips preceded the player, staff and ownership introductions. Mike Smith was both an effective goaltender and a dramatic showman, making two belly-slop saves and lying for an extended moment under a fallen net, a scene of which he quipped: "I was saying hi to the camera." The Coyotes carried the play over the final 35 minutes, Radim Vrbata sent an early message to general manager Don Maloney about that stalled contract extension wi...
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