Phoenix Coyotes: What to Watch For Post Olympic Break

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Feb 8, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) makes a save against a Dallas Stars shot during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Coyotes 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The majority of the Phoenix Coyotes are enjoying their hockey sabbatical by resting up and getting healthy for the stretch run. With 24 games remaining, the Coyotes are in a virtual tie with the Dallas Stars for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.

It hasn’t been a smooth 2013-14 campaign so far, but the Coyotes are in position to make a run into and through the playoffs. What do they need to do in order to catch and surpass Dallas? What player needs to step up their game and lead Phoenix to victory?

Let’s take a look at five things to watch for once the Olympic break has concluded.

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