The Pulse: Most fans expect Arizona Coyotes’ bad season to get worse

Jan 24, 2015, 1:54 AM | Updated: 2:08 am

With a record of 16-25-5 (37 points), the Arizona Coyotes have entered the NHL All-Star break as the Western Conference’s second-worst team.

Most fans don’t expect the team to improve its conference standing by season’s end; in fact, most expect things to get worse in Glendale before they get better.

In Friday’s Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, we asked: What do you expect from the Coyotes in the second half of the season?

Over three-fifths of the 600-plus voters believe the Coyotes are in store for a “complete collapse” that will allow them to secure one of the top picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Just under one-third of respondents said coach Dave Tippett’s team will see a “slight improvement” after the All-Star break, and just 6 percent see the ‘Yotes improving enough to climb into the playoff picture by the end of the season.

The Coyotes made the playoffs in each of Tippett’s first three seasons in Glendale, but without an incredible turnaround during the next three months, they’re looking at a third consecutive season without a postseason berth.

Arizona has 36 games remaining on its regular-season schedule, beginning Tuesday at the Philadelphia Flyers.

Penguin Air

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes salutes the crowd after a win against the Nashville Predators at Gila River Are...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong: It takes time, patience to grow a tree

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong said the organization knows it has to be patient to build and sustain a winning team.
4 days ago
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes prepares for the first round of the 2021 NHL ...
Jake Anderson

Arizona Coyotes GM ‘excited’ for potential franchise-changing NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Draft could potentially be a franchise-changing one for the Arizona Coyotes after a turbulent few years both on and off the ice.
5 days ago
Goaltender Harri Sateri #30 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Nick Schmaltz #8 after defea...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes announce preseason schedule, to play game in Tucson

The Coyotes released their six-game preseason schedule for 2022-23 Thursday and will not play in the Valley before the regular season.
6 days ago
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates after the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay L...
Nikash Nath

Coyotes awarded 2024 3rd-round pick from Darcy Kuemper trade

Darcy Kuemper was traded to Colorado in July 2021 for a package including a conditional 2024 third-round draft pick that is now Arizona's.
9 days ago
Fans watch as the Arizona Coyotes warm up before the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Gi...
Character Counts

Arizona Coyotes Foundation’s 2022-23 grant cycle to open July 1

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation announced that the 2022-23 grant cycle will open from July 1 and run through Aug. 1.
16 days ago
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announces the Arizona Coyotes #3 overall draft...
Arizona Sports

Here’s where the Arizona Coyotes pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is set to be a big one for the Coyotes, having seven selections in the draft's top 45 picks.
18 hours ago
The Pulse: Most fans expect Arizona Coyotes’ bad season to get worse