'You don't score, until you score'
The playoffs with just one 20-goal scorer? The Coyotes need wings.
Plugging Holes -- Phoenix Coyotes
The Hole: Wingers who can score
Phoenix had the 24th-ranked offense in the league in 2009-10. This is partly a result of coach Dave Tippett's emphasis on defense, but with only one 20-goal scorer (Radim Vrbata) and just two players over 50 points (Shane Doan, Matthew Lombardi), Phoenix was winning games on very tight margins. The Coyotes led the NHL in one-goal wins with 29 -- and with Ilya Bryzgalov likely to return to earth a bit after an outstanding Vezina-nominated season, the team needs to add some punch up front to avoid dropping in the standings.
After the pay wall: a possible fix for the team, E.J.'s take on it, and more analysis. For all this, essential for pre-July 1 puckheads, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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