Hot in the Desert

Goaltender Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes is named the first star of the game after defeating the Vancouver Canucks for their team record setting 10th home game win in a row.

In the off-season, most fans would not even put the Phoenix Coyotes as a contender this year, let alone a winning team. To much of the nay sayers dislike, the Coyote’s are red hot.

The Coyote’s are 7-2-1 in their last 10, overall an impressive 25-13-3. They currently rank 4th in the Western Conference, only 2 points behind league leading New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks at 55 points each. Yet for some reason, fans and the press still ignore their talent.

The Coyotes are playing impressive hockey. The team is playing hard, every night, fighting in the corners and creating plays. To this, it is of no surprise the Coyotes set a franchise record 10 home game wins.

Phoenix will most likely fade in the background again for some time, avoid the spotlight of the media. Not much love for the desert dogs. Oh well, I encourage you to watch some of their games. This year the Coyotes are on track to not only make playoffs, but to be a cup contender.


  1. When the title of this post popped up I knew IMMEDIATELY that EB would be the author- even before seeing the name.

    And, as usual, I was correct.

    Still- it’s almost January and Coyotes are playing well.
    I would not have thought that…….

  2. What? No love for the Avs? I think they were predicted to do worse than Phoenix at the start of the season and they currently lead the Northwest division and have 7-3-0 record over the past 10.

  3. Chris- you do read EB’s posts, right? He has eyes for only one team- his beloved Coyotes. His NHL has two teams- the Coyotes and then everyone else.

  4. I do like the Av’s, but as Tony stated, I have eyes for the Coyotes. To counter you though, the Coyotes are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and 1point behind the Coyotes. 🙂

    Now Matthew, Matthew, Matthew. How dare you use such foul words. Jokes aside, I don’t know man, Phoenix have been playing well and Bryz is doing amazing. Defense win Championships and they have that right now.

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