OFFENSIVE SPARK IN THE DESERT
THIS TEAM is built from the goal out, as Mike Smith provides a chance to win most nights. The Coyotes’ blueline is above-average, led by stalwarts Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Keith Yandle. It is up front where the issues lie, but reinforcements were added. Mike Ribeiro will help. The team’s top wingers (Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata and Mikkel Boedker) will benefit from his production.