Summer Skate: Phoenix Coyotes
They lost Michalek, and Bryzgalov may not repeat his '09-10 numbers, so...
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Phoenix Coyotes
The Coyotes, coming off one of their most successful seasons in years, acquired Ray Whitney -- but lost both Matthew Lombardi and Zbynek Michalek to free agency. Can they get back to the playoffs? The talent is there, but there are also some negative signs, including a 14-6 shootout record that could easily regress, as could their team .922 save percentage.
For the full breakdown on the Coyotes -- who's rising, who's falling and who's next -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
2010 NHL OFFSEASON
The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.