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2013 Coyotes Preview: Staying Put

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In a word, finally.

The Coyotes enter this season finally under new ownership without the concern of relocation, thanks to a 15-year lease signed with the city of Glendale. Ever since previous owner Jerry Moyes filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the uncertain future of hockey in Phoenix was a turbulent four-year ride for the organization's fan base. During that period, the franchise was run by the National Hockey League, which paired with the possibility of a significant move elsewhere, made it very difficult for the Coyotes to make and receive long-term commitments to top end talent, especially in free agency.

Despite those constant obstacles, the on-ice product was remarkably successful, while the lockout shortened campaign last season marked the first time that the club missed the playoffs under head coach Dave Tippett. With Tippett behind the bench, the Coyotes have enjoyed the most prolonged stretch of success in franchise history, dating back to the organizatio

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