While the Coyotes' ownership situation remains in limbo, the team has already locked up general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett this offseason. And according to a report Saturday night, they might be on the verge of another significant re-signing.
TSN's Darren Dreger reported via Twitter that the Coyotes and goalie Mike Smith, who is set to become a free agent on July 5, are close to a six-year contract that would keep Smith with the franchise through the 2018-19 season. Dreger added that the deal, which he emphasized has not yet been finalized, is expected to pay Smith about 5.7 million per season.
Sources say the Coyotes are closing in on a 6 year deal with Mike Smith. Not done yet, but believed to be around 5.5 mil per year. TSN Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2013Smith's extension with the Coyotes is still being finalized. Sounds like closer to 5.7 per year x 6 yrs. Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2013
The 31-year-old Smith, who was believed to be seek...