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Doan on Coyotes’ struggles: ‘We’ve been fooling ourselves’

Jan 11, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

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The Phoenix Coyotes surprisingly out-scored their problems for much of this season, but things haven’t been going well lately, including Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Shane Doan fumed about his team’s struggles after the game, as Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan reports.

“Right now we’re not very good and we haven’t been very good for a while,” Doan said. “We’ve been fooling ourselves with finding ways to come back and get points.”

Well, wow … is refreshing honesty a delayed side effect of Rocky Mountain fever?

In all seriousness, the Coyotes really haven’t been in top form lately. They’ve lost four of their last five games and only have one regulation win (plus two in OT) since Dec. 14, going 3-6-4 in that span.

Perhaps a little public shaming from their 37-year-old captain might spark a turnaround?

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