COY­OTES

ARI­ZONA

The Hockey News - - NHL -

What to make of 23-year-old RFA MAX DOMI. Is he the pre­co­cious left winger who burst onto the NHL scene at 20 and led Ari­zona for­wards with 52 points, in­clud­ing 18 goals? Or is he the snake-bit­ten winger com­ing off back-to-back nine-goal sea­sons, a 2016-17 in­jury and a de­clin­ing shoot­ing per­cent­age? With Domi’s first-round pedi­gree, you’d like to think he’s more the for­mer, but GM John Chayka shouldn’t lock him up to a big-ticket contract when he’s been more of the lat­ter. A two-year bridge deal is fair for both sides, though if the Coy­otes re­ally be­lieve in him, they’ll want to get his name on a long-term deal with an av­er­age an­nual stipend in the more mod­est $4-mil­lion neigh­bor­hood.

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