Coyotes’ John Chayka Says Team Going Through ‘Adjustment Period’


It’s been a brutal start to the season for the Arizona Coyotes as the team has gone winless to open the 2017-2018 campaign.

But, Arizona general manager John Chayka says it’s simply boiling down to the team not being fully adjusted to their new direction.

“Could we have more points playing a different style if we trapped it up, slowed it down, and just played safe? Yeah, maybe, but we’re not going to reach that threshold of where we want to get by playing that way,” Chayka told Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports on Monday.

“This is the way we’re going to reach it and there’s an adjustment period. We’re going through it.”

The Coyotes fell 3-1 to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday but were encouraged by the performance rookie goaltender Adin Hill who turned aside 31 shots.

“Adin Hill was solid,” Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet told reporters Tuesday.

You’re just looking for somebody to make a play and score a goal. Guys worked hard, just couldn’t score.”