TUESDAY MARCH 3RD FREE NHL PICK

                            ANAHEIM DUCKS @ ARIZONA COYOTES

The Arizona Coyotes sent a clear message to the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, “Not so fast on winning the Conner McDavid sweepstakes”  The Coyotes traded their top 2 scorers in defenseman Keith Yandle and center Antoine Vermette, along with defenseman Zbynek Michalek. They acquired mostly minor league prospects with only one current NHL player joining the team. Losers of 9 straight and 11 of 12 before the trade, General Manager Don Maloney made it clear they are in full tank mode in efforts to land the coveted McDavid or other top Prospect Jack Eichel. Maloney said “we’re resetting this team. We’re gaining assets that in 3, 4, 5 years put us in position to win a Stanley Cup”.   The Anaheim Ducks are cruising again after an early February slump. Winners of 4 straight road games and 5 of their last 6, they are poised to take over the best record in the Western Conference, Trailing Nashville by 2pts. The Ducks have been scoring in bunches lately and picked up forward Tomas Fleischmann from the Panthers who will make his debut and add even more firepower. The Ducks also fortified their Defense acquiring 3 defensemen.

 

Prediction: The Coyotes beat Anaheim twice way back in November when they resembled a real NHL team. The Ducks will not overlook them now that they resemble an AHL team, tanking for a top pick. Before trading away some of their best players The Coyotes gave up 4 or more goals in 8 of their last 9 games, in the other game they gave up 3. The Ducks will keep Streaking to the number 1 seed with an easy win here. The Ducks are -220 in this game and it should be more. The Pick Anaheim -220

 

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