The Phoenix Coyotes face a financial dilemma. Very little is actually settled when it comes to the ownership situation. While potential owner Greg Jamison is awaiting the final confirmation of the deal he negotiated with the city of Glendale, the free-agent period has begun and most of the big names have been signed.
The Coyotes have been active, signing veterans Steve Sullivan (Pittsburgh) and David Moss (Calgary), but the fans in Phoenix crave the signing of a big scorer. When a team faces financial uncertainty, the best and most efficient way to improve it is through a trade.
As reported by Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, the Coyotes will look to the trade market to make additions to their team.
It just so happens that the Coyotes have a plethora of defensemen in their system that could motivate other teams to trade some offensive talent to the Desert Dogs.
While Rick Nash (Columbus) or Bobby Ryan (Ducks) might be out of the Coyotes' price range, don't be shocked if GM Don Maloney pulls the trigger on a deal with one of these youngsters as the centerpiece.
Here is a list of the young defensemen the Coyotes have and why they could be attractive to potential suitors.