Saturday, June 20, 2009


Ok, lets take a moment away from all the wheeling and dealing coach Dave Mclellan has been up to in rebuilding the Express.

Lets catch up with Express alum Kyle Turris. His first full season in the NHL saw its ups and downs personally and for the Coyotes. Whether it was the disappointment of being a healthy scratch for what would have been his first NHL game in his home town in Vancouver. To a 4 point night in a win vs. San Jose in March. Turris also spent time in the minors playing with the San Antonio Rampage. He finished the season with 8 goals, 12 assists for 20 points in 63 games. But he finished with a -15 rating.

His team was in contention for a playoff spot right up until the all star break then faded down the stretch to finish 13 points out of a playoff spot.

Now off the ice, the Coyotes are in the news for all the wrong reasons. The ownership situation is up in the air as it goes through bankruptcy court.

Personally, I expect the Coyotes to faceoff in the desert this October. But Jim Ballsillie is doing all he can to try and re-locate the franchise to Hamilton Ontario.

There is little Turris can do in regards to the Coyotes ownership situation being uncertain at this point. It's completely out of his hands. All he can do is focus his efforts on his preparations for his 2nd NHL season.

He recently was interviewed on the Coyotes website to discuss his first season and how his preparations are going for his 2nd season.

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