Coyotes have been ‘wasting’ on glasses, contact lenses
Posted On August 5, 2021
The Arizona Coyotes are “wasting” on contact lenses because they have no “viral” problem, general manager Don Maloney said Tuesday.
Maloney was asked by a reporter about a recent report that the Coyotes have had their best-ever season with less than 40 players playing together.
“That’s true,” Maloney told NHL.com.
“I don’t think we have a problem, but it’s the most recent report and we don’t have anything to add.”
Maloney made his comments at the NHL Draft.
He did not offer specifics about the problem.
“We’re a young team.
It’s an adjustment, but I think we’re all adjusting,” Malone said.
“This year, we’re going to play the right way.
It will be different.
I think it’s a matter of getting better.”
Malone has had some positive experiences with contact lenses.
He spent a couple of years with the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, two teams that were struggling to find a way to protect players.
The Devils ended up losing four of their last five games.
The Flyers, meanwhile, lost five of their first seven games of the season before a win at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning in November.
Malone did not provide any specific numbers from the Devils or Flyers.
“All I can say is we are going to go out and play like we know we can play,” Malones said.
The Coyotes, meanwhile have been on a roll since Maloney took over as general manager on Dec. 14.
The team won five of six and tied a franchise record with 24 points in the series.
The only other time the Coyotes had a losing record in their first five games was in 2004-05 when they went 2-13-0.
“In this day and age, you just want to get better, and we’ve done that,” Malony said.
Malones had hoped that his team could become the first team in the league to win 20 games in a row.
“It’s a little bit different than last year.
I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not,” Maloni said.
But Maloney also acknowledged the possibility that the team could not win the Stanley Cup this season.
“Maybe we’ll be a little surprised,” he said.