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Rumor mill grinding down Phoenix?

The Coyotes have allowed 13 goals in two games. Are trade rumors finally getting to them?

Updated: February 28, 2001, 2:03 AM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

The Coyotes are losing ugly. And it's beginning to wear on everyone, from the coach to the players.

"That was as ugly as it gets out there," said coach Bob Francis after his team lost 7-4 to Boston on Tuesday night. "If they want to play like that, we're not going that far."

Perhaps, all the rumors of potential player movement -- which only has increased since Wayne Gretzky's ownership group took over two weeks ago -- is beginning to wear down the Coyotes' locker room.

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