3 Reasons Coyotes Need to Slow Down Play to Be Successful

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3 Reasons Coyotes Need to Slow Down Play to Be Successful
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The Coyotes need to slow the game down and play a physical brand of hockey to be successful this season

If you look at the success of the Phoenix Coyotes last season, it was predicated it on rock-solid defense and outstanding goaltending. If the Desert Dogs have any chance of repeating as the Pacific Division Champions and advancing in the 2013 NHL Playoffs, they have to revert back to previous form and maintain their identity, one that they have formed under head coach Dave Tippett.

While the Coyotes have started out slow, you have seen glimpses over the past few games of the play that led the team to so much success last season.

The defense has been better, the goaltending has been excellent and the offense has been opportunistic. Over their past three games, the Coyotes have picked up three points and shown grit as they grind through this very difficult, early portion of their schedule.

This article will explore the three reasons why the Coyotes need to get back to their style of play for them to be successful this season.

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