I said at the beginning of the season we are NOT a playoff team. Defense too soft, giving up too many clear cut chance. I do think OEL is playing better this season but Demers and Gologoski are nightmares. Mr. Analytics Chyka has put together a better team on PAPER. But a hockey team has to have a mix of grinders, power forwards and outright talented offensive guys. It's very helpful to have all three traits in SOME players. The coyotes have virtually no players that possess all three traits. Max Domi came close . I know his production was down last season and he's on the smaller side but we have nobody like Max on the team. Christian Fischer is somebody we need more of. Can Crouse be that power forward? Too many perimeter players not willing to pay the price around the net. Lots of shots on goal from the outside with little screens, no rebound battles and all around AWOL around the net. I've given RT a pass for a long time because it's hard to judge a coach when he had so many young upstarts, they are hard to get playing a more all around game coming out of juniors where they were stars and not much was expected in that regard. But we are well into the rebuild and it's fair to say we have bigger expectations. This team should have a better record. I put it 60 percent Chyka, 40 percent RT. I still have faith moving forward. Strome has showed signs he belongs ( I could very well be wrong on this guy) and guys like Keller I suspect can be close to a superstar level. Perlini has all the tools to be a premier player in this league but some guys never get it mentally. He seems to lack intensity. It's time for him to step it up. Alex is coming back and you will see more of the same from his you see from others. Soft player who looks for the fancy goal.