The Arizona Coyotes have a good shot at making the playoffs for the second straight year, and general manager Don Maloney said Tuesday that the team has one of the best chances of making the postseason in his tenure as the club’s GM.
“It’s something we’ve talked about, and we’ve been talking about it,” Maloney told reporters at the Coyotes annual media day.
We have the ability to win games. “
What I know is that we’re not in a position right now where we have a situation where we’re a bad team or we’re in a situation that we need to be in.
We have the ability to win games.
We just need to find a way to do it.”
Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has a history of making bold statements in recent years.
He said in June that the Coyotes had the best record in the NHL last season, and that he was willing to trade forward Ryan Getzlaf to the Anaheim Ducks for center Matt Hendricks.
Maloney then made it clear that he didn’t see the trade as a good idea.
“I think we need a young team that’s going to win and we have that.
If you look at the standings, I don’t see any young players in the league that have been better than Matt Hendricks,” Malonesaid.
“They have the best young talent on the team.
I know Matt Hendricks is a good player, but I don