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Coach Dave Tippett helps the Phoenix Coyotes win despite hard time


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Wonder how the Phoenix Coyotes won the Pacific without an owner, a stadium, or fans? A humble, hardworking Canadian coach helps.

Another Moneyball situation?

"Look, hockey is a game of feel and emotion and passion, and there are things that players bring to the ice that can't be put into stats..."

Aren't the Coyotes the team that are loose in the socket to leave their city when the league re-aligns?

Or am I misremembering that?

I love his unflinching nature:

"If every successful coach possesses an extreme personality that somehow translates into wins, his extreme is evenhandedness. Nothing fazes him. Drama might surround the team, but it doesn't invade it. If he were less steady, his team would fold."

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