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Coyotes’ GM Maloney: ‘We’re not looking to sell’

Feb 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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When Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney isn’t looking for more leadership out of his team, he’s looking for players to add to help get the team in the playoffs.

The Coyotes are currently on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture and were thought they could be sellers at the deadline. Not so fast as Dave Vest at the Coyotes’ website shares.

“We’re not looking to ‘sell,’” Maloney said when asked if the Coyotes would be ‘buyers’ or ‘sellers’ at the trade deadline. “We’d like to add. But right now there are 25 other teams in the League in the exact same situation and there are only five teams that look to be prepared to move some players out for younger assets.”

Looking for people to add has been Maloney’s mission all season. Even before training camp he was looking for a way to add a top-six forward.

That said, taking a look at what they have going on via CapGeek, they have a few players with expiring contracts (Derek Morris, David Moss, Radim Vrbata) that would be ideal to move at the deadline. Vrbata wouldn’t likely be moved, but the others stand out as possibilities.

If Maloney decides ‘buying’ isn’t for him, ‘selling’ might be easier to do.

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 12, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    I believe it’s the Arizona Coyotes…

    • skr213 - Feb 12, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Not until next season. It became official a few weeks ago, but it doesn’t take effect yet.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM

        I stand corrected.

  2. skr213 - Feb 12, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    I know the author notes that moving Vrbata isn’t likely, but even mentioning the idea AT ALL is just absurd.

  3. thomasvanek - Feb 12, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    I say Coyotes and sell in the same sentence and guess where my mind immediately went.

  4. blomfeld - Feb 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    MALONEY = BALONEY !

    Placing an NHL team within a ’3 hour’ drive of where the Earp brothers gunned down the Clantons and McLaurys in 1881 (Tombstone), makes about as much sense as Hugh Hefner looking to open up a new Playboy ‘lingerie’ mansion in Iran. The bottom line is that Maloney is an ‘idiot’ and this franchise should be relocated ‘immediately’ to Seattle !

    • skr213 - Feb 13, 2014 at 2:08 AM

      … said the guy who supports L.A. – a city that just screams backyard ice rinks!

    • thailer35 - Feb 13, 2014 at 9:34 AM

      Oh blomfeld. Switching sides again. Maybe it is for the best though, as the playoffs are just around the corner, and there could be another series rematch of the 2012 WCF. If there is, there is bound to be plenty of this…

      and I look forward to our “discussions” about it.

      • blomfeld - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

        Listen Trailer …

        I’ve just reviewed these videos of yours and I see nothing more than clean ‘red-blooded’ hockey plays ? … so whatever it is you’re trying to insinuate is completely lost on me. At any rate, this stuff is ‘child’s play’ compared to the malicious lies and falsehoods which you Coyotes started spewing in the wake of our ‘glorious’ victory over you people back in 2012 !

        GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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