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Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong explains the team’s moves at the NHL trade deadline

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March 6, 2023

Last week, Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong traded away Jakob Chychrun, Shayne Gostisbehere, Nick Bjugstad, Troy Stecher, Nick Ritchie, Cam Dineen and Jon Gillies and acquired Michael Kesselring, Brett Ritchie, Connor Mackey, Jakub Voráček’s contract and eight more draft picks. How does Armstrong assess the moves he made at the NHL trade deadline?

He joins Craig, Petey and Leah live in studio to discuss the deadline moves, managing assets, what’s next and more on the PHNX Coyotes Podcast!

0:00 Intro

1:10 Welcome to the show with BA!

5:30 What was accomplished at the deadline

8:06 GMBA on the Yotes’ financials & LTIR

10:14 The strategy with so many draft picks

12:28 Breaking down the Jakob Chychrun trade

24:39 Gostisbehere & Bjugstad trades

9:45 Deadline acquisitions: Kesselring, Mackey & Ritchie

31:58 The players who WEREN’T traded

33:40 What if another player wants out?

34:43 Balancing call-ups with keeping the Roadrunners competitive

38:35 What if AZ misses out on a high pick?

40:05 Transitioning from scout to GM

41:40 How does McBain fit into the future

45:09 Expectations for the remainder of the season

50:00 “Weaponizing” the salary cap

51:40 What a new arena could mean for the rebuild

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