While the 2007-2008 season may not have brought to Phoenix that coveted playoff berth fans in the Valley of the Sun have been longing for, this summer has become an exciting time for Coyotes fans. There may not be any hockey right now and with temperatures routinely being over 100°, the team has made some big offseason moves that could very much bode well for their future.
The June 20th acquistion of forward Olli Jokinen from the Florida Panthers certainly is the biggest transaction to date, there have been other important moves Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has made that are helping make the playoffs a much better possibility come next spring. We know Jokinen is certainly motivated since he has yet to get a taste of postseason action in his career.
Phoenix Coyotes television color analyst Darren Pang and from the radio side Louie DeBrusk both break down the offseason moves and what impact they'll have on the team for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. It is definitely worth checking out if you're a Coyotes fan! This is the first installment of a two-part series at the team's official web site.
video courtesy: Phoenix Coyotes