Found December 07, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
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For the last three years there’s been a trend in relation to Dave Tippett’s Phoenix Coyotes. Every September, pundits believe the talent-starved Coyotes will finish at the bottom of the standings. Every December, those same pundits have figured out they were (or will be) wrong. The same thing is happening this season.In 2009-10, the Desert Dogs shocked the hockey world by making the playoffs (and claiming first-round home ice, no less). Through Tuesday’s action, they are on pace to be a playoff team once again, for the third straight season. Not to mention they lead a crowded Pacific Division. And all of this has been done without any stability in the front office.“Tippett really has them buying in and playing a really good system,” Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz said. “He’s one of the best guys in the league in terms of understanding the game.“All the accolades they are getting are well-deserved.”Trotz has been in Tippett’s shoes. In 2007, the Predators faced qu...
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