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Summer Skate: Phoenix Coyotes

They lost Michalek, and Bryzgalov may not repeat his '09-10 numbers, so...

Originally Published: September 24, 2010
By Corey Pronman & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

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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.