The Phoenix Coyotes were a team that were considered under achievers for too long. They have always had a good infrastructure and a great fan base, however they have struggled to make any real impact on the Stanley Cup and on hockey in general. However, that changed in 2010. This was the year that they finally made it back where they belonged, in the Playoffs. It had been a long time coming, and they did not enjoy much success, but it was just a relief to be back amongst the best teams in the NHL.
2011 was a similar season for the Coyotes. They again clinched a playoff place, but again they were denied in the first round and swept 4-0. It was a disappointing end to what had been a promising season. However, in 2011-2012 the Coyotes are going to be looking to go one better. They want to really make an impression on the playoffs. They want to go all the way to the Stanley Cup final. While winning may be a step too far for them, they really aim to be in the finals or the semi finals. To do this, everyone will need to peak at the right time and they will need to avoid late season injuries. If they can do this, they just may spring a few surprises.The hits keep comin’: Phoenix Coyotes 2011-12 Season: Will This Be Their Last in Arizona?