NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes Trade Deadline Plans

David Pagnotta and Mark Easson, as discussed on NHL Network, shed light on the Arizona Coyotes' intriguing trade deadline plans as they approach the pivotal date of March 8th.

The Coyotes find themselves in a unique position, having concluded their rebuilding phase and now setting their sights on becoming competitive contenders in the NHL.

Despite facing a recent performance slump following a promising five-game winning streak, they remain firmly in contention for a playoff spot, and have since rattled off two shutouts in a row.

General Manager Bill Armstrong is at the forefront of this transition, actively exploring avenues to strengthen the team's roster.

The primary areas of focus are enhancing the blue line and adding depth to the middle-six forward positions.

So far this season, the Coyotes hold a 15-13-2 record, placing them fifth in the Central Division and in the second Wild Card spot, one point ahead of the St. Louis Blues.

While no immediate trades appear imminent, the Coyotes are diligently evaluating potential trade targets and assessing price tags.

This strategic shift signifies a new era for the Coyotes, signaling their commitment to not just participate but compete at a higher level in the league.

As the trade deadline approaches, the hockey world will undoubtedly be watching to see how the Coyotes execute their plans and continue their rebuild. Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports