By Nick Villano @nick_villano on June 13, 2014
The Arizona Coyotes look like their on the way to change the image of their franchise. They finally started becoming a winning organization, up until last season. They want to get back into their winning ways, which will be difficult in the ultra-competitive Pacific Division. They are going to need to get rid of some of their current roster, and these five players will be with other teams' next season.
Derek Morris is going into his 36-year season without a contract. The Coyotes have an underrated defense with Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson holding down the blue line. I think they need more of a talented veteran to play with the young guys.
David Moss is going to be one of those players who is more important to another team than he is to the Coyotes. A younger team like the Edmonton Oilers or the New York Islanders would appreciate him on the fourth line, which will make them overpay for him. The Yotes don't have as much money to spend as other teams.
Radim Vrbata is going to get a ton of money this offseason. He is one of the secondary free agents outside of Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson's class. The Coyotes, again, aren't going to spend the money they have on re-signing what didn't get them to the playoffs.
To be honest, Jeff Halpern did not bring much to the table for the Coyotes. He has been all over the place over his career with his stat line. He will bring something to another team's fourth line, but the Coyotes can find a value somewhere else.
The NHL is going in a different direction. The fighters, or goons as they are sometimes called, don't have a place in the league like they used to. When a forward is just as likely to get two minor penalties in a game than they are to score a goal, it may be time to play in another country. This may be the last time we see Paul Bissonnette in the NHL for a while.
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