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Know The Enemy: Arizona Coyotes

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Today we’re beginning a series of brief previews of the other teams in the Central Division. Let’s start our conversation at the bottom of the division with a team that is part of our Bad 4 Bedard Circle of Trust: the Arizona Coyotes. They’re going to be terrible, projected to be right there with the Blackhawks at the bottom of not only the division but also the NHL. And they’re getting (another) new home! Yay for them!

How will they do?

IneffectiveMath Projection: 76.7 (Last in Central)
JFresh Projection: 67 (7th in Central)
The Athletic Projection: 62.4 (Last in Central)
DraftKings Over/Under: 65.5 (Last in Central)

What’d I miss?

The Coyotes will share a barn with Arizona State University starting this season (when it’s ready) through the 2024-25 NHL season with an additional option for the 2025-26 season. Because it isn’t ready yet, the Coyotes will play 20 of their first 24 games on the road. Talk about #TankInsurance!

Oh, and their new home’s name? Mullett Arena. Business in front, party in the back of the standings amirite?

When do they play the Blackhawks?

  • Jan. 6 — vs Arizona
  • Feb. 10 — vs Arizona
  • Feb. 28 — @ Arizona
  • March 18 — @ Arizona

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Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab