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Coyotes could use some work, from top to bottom

The Coyotes are lousy now, but they have the prospects and managerial wherewithal to be good in the future, right? Wrong, writes John Buccigross.

Updated: December 29, 2006, 1:42 PM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

The Phoenix Coyotes under the reign of Wayne Gretzky and Mike Barnett have been a major disappointment. They have missed the playoffs four of the last five seasons and they will make it five of six at this season's end. The Dogs have little hope to improve in the immediate future and their long-term prognosis is also questionable because of poor drafting.

In 2002, they drafted someone called Jakub Koreis with their first pick. He is 22 years old, and in his first ...

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