Arizona Coyotes in Desperate Times

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Apr. 26, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett looks on during the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

For the Arizona Coyotes there has never been a more desperate time in franchise history.

To make such a bombastic and strong statement would be considered laughable by many. Those same people would make their counter-argument based upon the public fact that there is finally solid ownership in place for the Coyotes, and a committed one at that. For a team that has barely missed the playoffs the past two seasons and was Arizona’s last professional sports team in the conference finals, there wouldn’t seem to be cause for concern. However, the details become a bit more grim when you truly dive into this franchise’s present and future.