Strange turn for Turris
I haven’t met one NHL manager or scout who isn’t dumbfounded by Kyle Turris digging in his heels with the Coyotes and trying for $3 million or $4 million a year when he’s done little to justify it. The Coyotes just gave Martin Hanzal $3.1 million a year. They’re not giving it to Turris.
“Is he trying to force a trade? Does he just not want to play there? Does he not like the style of game (coach) Dave Tippett has and figures he’d be better someplace else?” asked one NHL executive.
The first two are legitimate questions. Tippett wants defensive responsibility, but is one of the NHL’s best coaches.