Commentary

Prospect's growth should help game

After working on his frame in the offseason, this could be Turris' time to shine

Originally Published: August 16, 2009
By Andrew Rothstein and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, continuing into the Pacific Division on Sunday with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Summer Skate -- Phoenix Coyotes


Phoenix, one of the worst teams in the NHL this past season, had an even worse offseason. Its bankruptcy has led to chaos on the ownership front, which has trickled down to the rest of the franchise. Despite having plenty of cap room, the Coyotes are struggling to sign additional talent to make the team competitive. This could be another difficult season in the desert, even with phenomenal talent such as Shane Doan on the roster.

To see which player could soar, which could sink and which could be a potential impact prospect, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.

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