Phoenix Coyotes season preview

10/2/2006 - NHL Phoenix Coyotes

The Coyotes will make strides in the NHL's toughest division and finish third in the Pacific and qualify for the playoffs with the eighth slot in the Western Conference.

BUZZ FACTORStock UpStock up. A change in ownership gave the team more wiggle room financially and it made summer headlines with Gretzky's return and major acquisitions. Development is well under way around the rink and season tickets are up.